Biography

Kerry Sonsino is a seasoned attorney in civil practice. She has substantial experience in all aspects of litigation with a focus on first party and third party insurance defense, general liability, construction, consumer law, and personal injury and wrongful death defense. Kerry is a valued asset to Cokinos | Young with her diverse legal background, having worked a broad scope of cases with governmental entities, landlord/tenant disputes, deceptive trade-consumer law, and business entities, as well as bankruptcy, probate, and appellate law. Kerry was the Head Articles Editor of the Houston Journal of Int’l Law, and she was a published author in the journal prior to her editorship.

Recognitions & Distinctions

  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings, the highest rating possible
  • Recipient of the Mike Levy Young Leadership Award
  • Author: “Legal Obstacles to Combating State-Sponsored Terrorism,” 10 Hou. J. Int’l Law 159 (1987)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Jewish Community Center, Board of Directors
  • American-Israel Public Affairs Committee, Member and San Antonio Council Co-Chair
  • National Conference of Synagogue Youth, San Antonio Parent Committee
  • Congregation Rodfei Sholom, Member

Education

  • University of Houston College of Law – J.D., 1988: Head Articles Editor, Houston Journal of International Law
  • The University of Wisconsin at Madison – B.A., International Relations, 1985

Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court – Western District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Practice Areas and Casework

  • Insurance defense
  • General liability
  • Construction Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Appellate law