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Sooy & Schlichting, A Professional Corporation, represents clients throughout California, including San Diego, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange and Imperial Counties. With 60 years of collective experience, Richard R. Sooy and John K. Schlichting have created a respected boutique law firm focused on transactional and litigation matters with particular specialties in business law, construction law, and insurance law.  If you are a business owner, are involved in the construction industry, or have an issue regarding insurance coverage, Sooy & Schlichting is ready to assist you in achieving your goal.  We are committed to providing solutions and delivering results to our clients.

At Sooy & Schlichting, you get big-firm experience with small-firm attention.  Sooy & Schlichting has an impeccable reputation for quality representation, focused expertise, and hands-on client service. Attorneys Richard R. Sooy and John K. Schlichting have been recognized by their peers with an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry for professionalism and ethics. In addition:

Richard R. Sooy was named a “Top Lawyer in California”, as listed in The Legal Network, January, 2014; a “Top Attorney of Southern California”, as Selected by Peers in Top Lawyers of 2013; a “Top Lawyer, Best of the Best, Las Vegas”, as published in Vegas, Inc. Magazine, September, 2013; a “Top Lawyer in San Diego”, as published in San Diego Magazine, March, 2013.

John K. Schlichting has been named as a “Top Lawyer in San Diego” for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 as published by San Diego Magazine, March, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 editions.

Our clients can expect the following:

Quality representation — Through 60 years of collective experience, Richard R. Sooy and John K. Schlichting have built an extensive file of case work to draw on to identify strategies for each new case.  Their experience as litigators means they are skilled in the courtroom, but also aware that negotiation and mediation are very useful tools to resolve disputes.  As business owners, they recognize the value of cost-effective and swift solutions to problems.

Specialized knowledge —Richard R. Sooy and John K. Schlichting’s practices focus on business law, construction law, and insurance law.  They know these areas thoroughly, and their experience in court designated complex cases, including multi-party cases, equips them with the ability to advocate effectively for each new client.

Superior client service — We deliver personal service to our clients from start to finish. As a boutique firm, we take satisfaction in getting to know our clients and what makes their  businesses successful.  We remain accessible even as we focus on preparing your case.  Because we don’t have the overhead of a larger firm, we are able to keep our rates competitive.

Sooy & Schlichting represents clients in all areas of business law, construction defect / construction law and insurance law cases.

The shareholders of Sooy & Schlichting have also expanded their services to include affordable alternate dispute resolution.  The same experience and qualifications that allow them to be skilled attorneys also allow them to be effective arbitrators, mediators, and discovery referees.