Modrall Sperling Announces Two New Shareholders

Modrall Sperling is pleased to have two associate attorneys join the rank of Shareholder in 2020:

Sonya Burke practices primarily in insurance coverage defense, in which she represents insurance companies and their insureds in a variety of contexts. Sonya represents professionals in professional liability matters, and has represented realtors, attorneys, and contractors. She assists with construction and design cases, employment matters including EEOC investigations, and breach of contract litigation. Sonya received her law degree from Boston University School of Law, where she served as the Administrative Editor of the BU Public Interest Law Journal in addition to representing indigent defendants through the BU Criminal Clinic. She received her undergraduate degree in English, with a French minor, from the University of Texas at Austin. As a native New Mexican, Sonya believes it is important to contribute to our community. She recently completed her second term as Secretary of the Board of Hopeworks.

Tomas Garcia practices commercial, healthcare, torts/personal injury, and transportation litigation. He has experience representing business professionals in corporate disputes, health care facilities and medical professionals in malpractice and regulatory matters, and commercial transportation companies in actions in state and federal court. Prior to joining Modrall Sperling, Tomas clerked for the late Justice Charles W. Daniels at the New Mexico Supreme Court. Tomas served as chair of the State Bar of New Mexico Young Lawyers Division in 2017 and was recently elected to a position on the State Bar of New Mexico Board of Bar Commissioners. He is an active member of the American Bar Association, serving as the statewide membership chair for New Mexico, and a vice director of the strategic planning committee for the Section of Litigation. An Albuquerque native, Tomas received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 2011. He received a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a master’s degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.