Sondra Kirtley | Paralegal

Sondra has led an exciting life. Not only did she once spend an afternoon at the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills, California, but she also had dinner with “Superman” Christopher Reeve at the Palm Restaurant in Beverly Hills in 1988. In the ‘80s, she often had social functions at her home that were attended by members of the Los Angeles Rams.

Today, Sondra is a proud paralegal with our firm. She graduated from Orange County Business College where she received her certificate in Paralegal Studies. She went on to graduate with highest honors from Cerritos College, a major in General Studies and a minor in Paralegal Studies and Family Law. She had a 3.90 GPA and would have had a 4.0 if it weren’t for that “darn Analytical Geometry class,” as she calls it.

While at Cerritos College, Sondra took several criminal law classes. One of her instructors talked her into becoming a member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Volunteer Program. She was part of the team that helped open the new sheriff’s station, which was state of the art in the 1990s. She even went on a ride-along, during which she caught the bad guys and retrieved the drugs while the deputies were inside looking for the perps!
Since moving to Arizona a few years ago, Sondra has become active in politics by volunteering for the presidential campaign. She worked with a local group in the Anthem area, making calls and knocking on doors.

In her spare time, Sondra loves to attend her grandchildren’s activities, including soccer, baseball, and dance. She also loves pro sports. She is a long-time L.A. Rams fan, and the Cardinals won over her heart when they brought in her favorite former Ram, Kurt Warner.
Travel is another favorite for Sondra. Her most memorable trip was to Greece, Turkey, and Italy. She still can’t get enough of Italian and Greek food. Her dream, though, is to retire on the Caribbean island of St. John in the Virgin Islands.

People around the office say that Sondra is “always early” and “fun to work with.” Because she’s been through a divorce herself, she can relate to the difficulties that our clients are going through. “I believe I give our clients insight on how they can get through this process and come out stronger in the end,” she says.

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