Congratulations to Shareholder Shannon Sweeney, Shareholder Sharon Huerta, Of Counsel Kathleen Cashman-Kramer, and Of Counsel Candace Carroll for being selected as San Diego “Women of Influence: 50 over 50” by the San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ). This special section of the paper celebrates 50 female trailblazers over 50, highlighting their careers and accomplishments.
Ms. Sweeney is part of Sullivan Hill’s Commercial and Business Litigation, Real Estate, Construction, and Employment Law practice groups. She has substantial experience in complex corporate litigation, large commercial disputes, and consumer and securities fraud class action lawsuits in both state and federal courts. She also has significant appellate experience in California state and federal courts. Ms. Sweeney has focused her commercial litigation practice on helping women-led and women-owned businesses, and is committed to the promotion, celebration, mentorship, and advancement of women, especially in the traditionally male-dominated legal profession. She is frequently asked to share her legal expertise through teaching trial and deposition skills to other lawyers for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. Additionally, she serves as the President of the Board of Moxie Theatre, San Diego’s only theatre with a mission to create diverse and honest images of women for our culture using the intimate art of theatre.
Ms. Huerta is a member of Sullivan Hill’s Insurance Coverage and Construction Law practice groups. She practices in all aspects of litigation, specializing in insurance coverage litigation and evaluation, bad faith, and developer representation. In addition, Ms. Huerta has significant experience in appellate writing and was primarily responsible for drafting briefs in numerous successful published and unpublished opinions, including Pulte Home Corp. v. American Safety Indem. Co., 14 Cal. App. 5th 1086 (2017); Pardee Construction Co. v. Ins. Co. of the West, 77 Cal. App. 4th 1340 (2000); and Emerald Bay Community Assn. v. Golden Eagle Ins. Corp., 130 Cal. App. 4th 1078 (2005). Ms. Huerta is active in several legal and business community groups, including serving as the Vice Chair of the Insurance Law Committee of the California Lawyer’s Association’s Business Law Section and as the Chair of the Insurance & Bad Faith Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association.
Ms. Cashman-Kramer is a member of Sullivan Hill’s Insolvency & Commercial Bankruptcy practice group. She practices in the areas of bankruptcy and other insolvency matters as well as in commercial and real estate litigation. Her representation in the Bankruptcy Court includes bankruptcy trustees, secured, priority and unsecured creditors, lessors, and bankruptcy debtors in commercial Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings. She served as staff attorney for a Chapter 13 Trustee for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California. She also has represented title insurance companies as well as individual and corporate parties in business and real estate litigation. Ms. Cashman-Kramer currently serves as the co-chair of the Bankruptcy Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association.
Ms. Carroll is a highly-regarded appellate practitioner with more than 40 years experience handling appeals in the federal, state, and bankruptcy appellate courts. Her cases have encompassed a wide range of subjects, including contract disputes, insurance and indemnity issues, wrongful termination, intellectual property, personal injury, constitutional issues, and complex family law matters. Ms. Carroll is a long-standing supporter of the community and is actively involved in a variety of legal and civic organizations. She recently served for seven years as chair of Senator Barbara Boxer’s Judicial Advisory Committee for the Southern District of California. Additionally, she is a past president of the San Diego County Bar Association, and of California Women Lawyers, the statewide women’s bar association. She has also served on the board of the American Bar Association’s Immigration Justice Project and the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program.
About Sullivan Hill:
Sullivan Hill has provided efficient, aggressive, and responsive legal representation for more than 50 years. The firm provides full service representation to clients in a variety of industries with an emphasis in insolvency, construction disputes, insurance coverage, real estate, business disputes, civil litigation, and transactional work. The firm has offices in San Diego and Las Vegas.