Cynthia Y. Sun
Western New England College School of Law
University of California, Los Angeles
State of California
United States District Court, Central District of California
Cynthia Y. Sun is a senior associate attorney at Schlichter & Shonack and practices in the areas of insurance defense, lemon law defense, personal injury, contracts, intellectual property, and products liability. She is admitted to practice in California and is also admitted to the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Cynthia was born and raised in the South Bay. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles and graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. is Psychology and a minor in French in 2003. After college, she attended Western New England College School of Law (now known as Western New England University) in Springfield, Massachusetts and graduated cum laude in 2006.
In her final year in law school, Cynthia was admitted as a student attorney under Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Rule 3.03 and represented tenants and consumers in Massachusetts District Court. She argued two bench trials and negotiated settlements on her clients' behalf. During her second year in law school, Cynthia competed in the intramural moot court competition and received the Best Overall Advocate award for her outstanding oral and written advocacy skills. In 2004, Cynthia served as a judicial extern for the Los Angeles County Superior Court.
After law school, Cynthia returned to Los Angeles to pursue her legal career. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Sun represented plaintiffs in complex toxic tort cases and defended clients in automobile accident and fire insurance cases for a major insurance company.
During her tenure at Schlichter and Shonack, Cynthia has represented a variety of clients from individuals and small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. She has drafted several motions for summary judgment that have lead to settlement in her clients' favor.
Cynthia is very active in the South Bay and Asian communities. She is a member of the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce and APEX, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the Asian community. In her spare time, she enjoys boogie boarding, traveling, and dancing.