Our People

Sonya Smallets


Sonya Smallets, a partner at Minnis & Smallets, has been representing employees who have been discriminated against, harassed, wrongfully terminated, or denied reasonable accommodations by their employers for more than ten years. Sonya is a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association’s Legislative Committee.

Aaron Minnis


Aaron advises and represents exclusively employees in matters involving retaliation, wrongful termination, discrimination, and harassment. His experience includes jury trials and bench trials in employment cases, as well as other practice areas, including business, probate, and landlord-tenant.

Evan Ettinghoff


Evan Ettinghoff, an associate at Minnis & Smallets, represents employees in all aspects of employment cases. Evan earned a B.A. in Legal Studies at UC Berkeley and a law degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles where he served as a published author for the law review. Evan then clerked in the Central District of California for Magistrate Judge Alka Sagar, Magistrate Judge Carla Woehrle, and District Court Judge Consuelo B. Marshall.

Debby Katzowitz

Legal assistant

Legal assistant Debby Katzowitz has worked on behalf of employees in wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment and retaliation matters for more than 25 years. She is a member of the San Francisco Paralegal Association.

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