Timothy B. Sottile is an experienced litigator and trial attorney with the firm Sottile Baltaxe who co-counsels with Okorie Okorocha on selected cases. Mr. Sottile has utilized his diverse background in complex business and employment litigation to obtain excellent results for his clients in difficult employment cases. Since 1994, Mr. Sottile's practice has focused on employment law.
Mr. Sottile has tried approximately 30 cases to verdict, including several lengthy trials resulting in verdicts in excess of $1 million. He has obtained multiple settlements well in excess of $500,000 on behalf of sexual discrimination plaintiffs, and successfully handled numerous appeals. He has handled well over 100 employment cases across a wide range, including racial, gender, and disability discrimination, wrongful termination, and wage-and-hour cases.
Mr. Sottile has published numerous legal articles, and served as a lecturer at the USC School of Law on trial advocacy, as well as making presentations to other attorneys regarding employment law. From 1997 2000, Mr. Sottile served on the Executive Committee of the California State Bar Labor and Employment Law Section. Mr. Sottile is active in the legal community, and is a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Ventura County Bar Association, and the Italian American Lawyers Association.
Mr. Sottile obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia, and obtained his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in 1985. Following graduation, he clerked for Judge Ronald S. W. Lew at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California for two years before entering private practice.