Law School: Georgetown University, J.D., magna cum laude, 1991
1992, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
Sonja joined Kelly, Hannaford & Battles in November 2003. She previously worked as an in-house employee benefits lawyer at General Mills and as an employee benefits lawyer at Dorsey & Whitney. Sonja has worked with several non-profit organizations, including the United Way, with their 403(b) and 457 plans. She practices in the areas of both retirement plans and welfare benefit plans, but focuses on welfare plan issues, and has helped companies such as Carlson, Inc., Bemis, Wells Enterprises and others with HIPAA, cafeteria plans, medical plans and other welfare plan issues. Sonja is a 1991 graduate of Georgetown Law Center where she graduated magna cum laude and was an Articles Editor of the Georgetown Law Review.