Each year, the lawyer rating service Super Lawyers selects the most outstanding lawyers in the country. These lawyers have received significant recognition from their peers and have a high level of professional achievement. This year, Minnis & Smallets LLC attorneys Aaron Minnis and Sonya Smallets have been selected as Super Lawyers and Evan Ettinghoff has been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star.
Super Lawyers Selection Process
Minnis & Smallets LLC is proud to have our attorneys selected as Super Lawyers for several years in a row. The selection includes a multi-step process starting with nomination by our peers,, third party reviews, partner surveys, and recognition from the Super Lawyers research team. Those nominated are then evaluated on a multi-indicator scale and then peer-evaluated. Only 2.5% of attorneys are selected as Rising Stars, and 5% are selected as Super Lawyers.
About Our Attorneys
For more than 20 years, Aaron Minnis has represented employees exclusively in claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. Aaron has tried cases in various practice areas including wrongful termination, harassment, wage and hour, probate, breach of contract, and wrongful eviction. He is an active member of the law community, acting as an Arbitrator for the attorney/client fee dispute program of the Bar Association of San Francisco, a Judge Pro Tem for the Superior Court, and as a volunteer Supervising Attorney with Legal Aid at Work. Aaron has been selected as a Super Lawyer in Northern California every year since 2014, after being selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2011 to 2013..
Minnis & Smallets LLC partner Sonya Smallets has been representing employees for more than 15 years, winning high-profile, emotionally charged cases as well as helping clients reach satisfactory resolutions. This year, in addition to being selected as a Super Lawyer for the fifth year in a year, Sonya was selected as one of the Super Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers in Northern California and as one of the Super Lawyers Top 50 Women Lawyers in Northern California for the second time. She was also recently inducted into the Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame in the area of Justice.
Evan Ettinghoff, an associate at Minnis & Smallets LLC, has represented clients in all areas of employment law. As an active member of the Bay Area law community, Evan serves on the Executive Committee for San Francisco Bar Association’s Barristers Labor & Employment Law Section and volunteers with multiple legal organizations in the area. This year was Evan’s first time being selected as a Super Lawyer, appearing on the Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2020 list.
Turn to Minnis & Smallets for Legal Advice and Representation
Minnis & Smallets LLC specializes in employment law in the Bay Area. Our firm covers a broad selection of practice areas including workplace discrimination, unlawful termination, disability discrimination, and harassment. Our attorneys have years of education, training, and experience that allows them to assist employees of the Bay Area with a personal approach to workplace complications. Contact us to set up a consultation with one of our lawyers to address questions and concerns regarding workplace issues.