Clients rely on Sofya Uvaydov to strategically shape high-value and high-stakes cases for the best chance of achieving a desired result. Her versatile experience delivers valuable perspective when assisting trial counsel in complex litigation and appeals.
Sofya has handled all steps of the litigation process from initial answer through appeals in both state and federal court. She practiced at Shaub, Ahmuty, Citrin & Spratt for four years before working as Assistant Attorney General (Litigation Bureau) at the Office of the New York State Attorney General – gaining extensive experience with discovery, depositions and trials. As an Assistant Attorney General, Sofya has extensively litigated 42 U.S.C. § 1983 cases, including proposed class action suits concerning medical treatment policies in New York State facilities and multi-plaintiff coordinated action stemming from a fire in a government facility. She has also litigated various employment law (employer-side) matters including claims arising out of Title VII, American with Disabilities Act and retaliation.
Rejoining the firm in September 2019, clients benefit from her well-rounded practice. She applies her experience in all stages of litigation and meticulous attention to detail to creatively find a path to a client’s particular goal or resolution.
Sofya’s attention to details and creative thinking has helped obtain dismissal on summary judgment for a client in a multi-fatality vehicular accident in a coordinated set of cases in Kings County Supreme Court by demonstrating that any allegations of her client’s involvement were not feasible as a matter of law. Sofya also assisted in obtaining contractual indemnification for a construction manager following a crane collapse resulting fatalities and extensive property damage liability.
In addition to her appellate and litigation strategy practice, Sofya also works on cases from inception, including civil rights cases and a commercial dispute.
She has been published in the New York Law Journal and is a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Litigation Committee.
Honors & Recognitions
Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017 and 2020
Community & Professional
New York City Bar Association’s Litigation Committee
Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2013
Adelphi University, B.A., 2010
- New York, 2014
- New Jersey, 2013
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2017
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York,2017