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Attorney Margie A. Soehl Named Among ’40 Under 40 Rising Stars’

Our law firm is proud to announce that attorney Margie A. Soehl has been named one of New York’s 2015 “40 Under 40 Rising Stars” by The Hispanic Coalition NY, Inc.

The “Rising Stars” program recognizes members of the Hispanic / Latino community under the age of 40 who have “demonstrated a quality of performance that indicates they are leaders among their peers and will continue to develop into distinguished members in their community.”

The Hispanic Coalition NY chose Margie for inclusion in its list of “Rising Stars” based on her outstanding accomplishments and achievements in the legal arena.

A partner with our law firm, Margie focuses her legal practice on personal injury litigation, including representing victims of delayed cancer diagnosis and other forms of medical malpractice.

One of Albany’s Few Bilingual, English-Spanish Speaking Attorneys

Margie was born and raised in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where she earned her J.D. from Universidad Espiritu Santo in 2002. While working on her J.D., Margie studied and worked in Japan.

After returning to Ecuador and finishing her degree, Margie served on the legal advisory team of Ecuador President Gustavo Noboa in Quito, Ecuador. She moved to the U.S. in 2003 and earned her L.L.M. degree from Albany Law School before joining the legal team of Powers & Santola, LLP.

Margie, who holds dual citizenship in Ecuador and the United States, is admitted to practice in New York and Ecuador. She also is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Western Districts of New York.

In addition to being one of Albany’s few bilingual English-Spanish speaking attorneys, Margie is also a member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Less than 1 percent of the country’s lawyers are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The organization is comprised solely of lawyers who have obtained million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on their clients’ behalf.

Margie is an appointed member of the Committee on Character and Fitness of the Appellate Division, Third Department and serves on the Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission for the Third Judicial District.

She is a Board Member of the Capital District Black and Hispanic Bar Association and of the New York Central Region Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Margie also is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Academy, Albany County Bar Association, Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, New York State Bar Association and the Hispanic National Bar Association.

‘Rising Stars’ Program Is Set for October 11

In addition to the legal profession, the Hispanic Coalition NY “Rising Stars” program features professionals from business, education and politics and the non-profit and community service sectors.

The Hispanic Coalition NY is “committed to empowering through education and by serving as a forum for engaging the public in a cultural exchange of ideas and views on social, civic, educational, and economic issues affecting the Hispanic-Latino Community.”

Margie will be honored at the 2015 Recognition Program and Reception on Sunday, October 11, at the Campus Center Ballroom on SUNY Albany’s Main Campus. The program is being presented by Fuerza Latina.

Assemblyman Pete Lopez will serve as the event’s keynote speaker, while Humberto Rodriquez Maya will be recognized as an “Honorary Rising Star.”

The event is entirely funded through sponsors and donations. You can call (518) 895-5453 or visit the Hispanic Coalition NY website to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

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