Sophia S. DeFrancis

Sophia DeFrancis specializes in civil litigation defense. She has defended clients in bodily injury suits, including traumatic brain injuries and other forms of catastrophic loss. She has successfully represented clients in construction defect and medical malpractice claims. In short, she has experience in every stage of litigation, from resolving claims in pre-litigation to filing successful dispositive motions.

Practice Areas

  • Bodily Injury & Catastrophic Loss
  • Business Litigation
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Liability


  • J.D., 2014, Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law, cum laude
  • B.A., 2011, Political Science, Chapman University


  • Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) Excellence for the Future Award
    • Select Topics in American Law, Wills and Trusts, Trial Practice, Mediation, Negotiations, Client Interview and Counseling
  • Full Academic Merit Scholarship at Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law

Professional & Community Activities

  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • Chapman University School of Law Alumni Group, Member
  • Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, Member
  • Nexus Journal of Law and Policy, Senior Notes and Comments Editor
  • Kappa Alpha Theta