Practice Summary

Ms. Sanchez joined Gibson Robb & Lindh in 1999. Her practice focuses on commercial maritime litigation and general civil litigation. She handles personal injury defense, cargo and property subrogation, product liability defense, and maritime casualty cases. Ms. Sanchez has successfully resolved numerous cargo and property damage subrogation cases in all aspects of litigation including trial, arbitration, and mediation. Ms. Sanchez was named as one of Northern California’s Super Lawyers by Super Lawyer Magazine. This honor is awarded to those lawyers who are among the top five percent of Northern California attorneys based on input by their peers and review by a Blue Ribbon Panel.

In 2014, Ms. Sanchez obtained a defense judgment for the Port of Stockton. Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd. v. Stockton Port Dist. (ED. Cali.) 2014 WL 2575488. Hyundai sued the Port for damages when its chartered vessel touched bottom at low tide. There was no damage to the ship or its cargo, which was eventually off loaded in San Francisco. The court agreed there were no facts supporting a breach of contract claim against the Port of Stockton and the negligence cause of action was barred by applicable law, and granted the Port’s summary judgment motion.

Publications

Cargo Subrogation: Avoiding Pitfalls and Putting Liable Parties on the Defensive, Subrogator, Fall 2005 (co-written with Joshua Kirsch).

The Legal Implications of an Oil Spill, Bar Association of San Francisco Bulletin, Vol. 3, February 2008 (co-written with Marisa Huber).

Memberships

California State Bar
Association of Marine Underwriters of San Francisco
Maritime Law Association of the United States, Proctor Member
Bar Association of San Francisco
National Association of Subrogation Professionals

Ms. Sanchez has been actively involved in the National Association of Subrogation Professional since 1999. She was a Property Track Section Leader for the national conference in November, 2014. She is the past chair of NASP’s Northern California Chapter and has been a presenter at a variety of NASP functions including several national conferences.

Ms. Sanchez Chaired the Pacific Admiralty Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco which presented the 2008 Pacific Admiralty Seminar, a two-day seminar providing an analysis of recent developments in maritime law.

Ms. Sanchez chairs the Local Admiralty Rules Advisory Subcommittee of the United States District Court, Northern District of California. She has served a member of the committee since 2006.

Educational Background

Boalt Hall School of Law, U.C. Berkeley, J.D. (1997)

U.C. Berkeley, B.A. in International Development Studies (1994)
Phi Beta Kappa