Chandler Ciernia is a civil litigator and part of HFM’s Employment, Transportation, and Litigation practice groups.
Ms. Ciernia has experience in representing clients in employment law matters and in assisting with the investigation and defense of industrial accidents, personal injuries, or other catastrophic losses for various companies in the transportation industry. She has also represented clients in professional liability defense and different types of business litigation. A dedicated advocate, Ms. Ciernia has been commended for her polished and poised oral argument skills by prominent judges of the San Diego Superior Court.
A graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law, Ms. Ciernia was an Associate Writer and Editor of the San Diego Law Review and competed as a member of the school’s National Mock Trial Team. She was awarded the David S. Casey Trial Advocacy Scholarship for her achievements on the Mock Trial team and distinction in trial advocacy coursework.
While in her final year of law school, Ms. Ciernia was certified under the State Bar of California’s Practical Training of Law, which allowed her to litigate a credit deficiency case for a pro-bono client in the University of San Diego Civil Clinic.
Prior to attending law school, Ms. Ciernia earned a Bachelor of the Arts degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Colorado Boulder with a major in Political Science and a minor in Business Innovation.
Ms. Ciernia is an active member of the San Diego County Bar Association, San Diego Defense Lawyers, Lawyer’s Club of San Diego, the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, and the Welsh Inn of Court.