Congratulations to Shareholder Shannon Sweeney and Of Counsel Candace Carroll for being recognized in the special section titled, “Women of Influence in Law 2021,” of the San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ) for their accomplishments in the San Diego legal community. This special section celebrates and supports women lawyers in San Diego by publicly acknowledging their contributions and commitment.
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 with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. Additionally, she serves as the President of 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. 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.