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Nancy J. Sandoval


Nancy practices in the areas of civil litigation, insolvency litigation, and criminal defense.


Nancy J. Sandoval practices in the areas of civil litigation, insolvency litigation, and criminal defense.  She has experience with arbitration, preparing for trial, and negotiating and settling business disputes.  She has also represented clients during federal criminal investigations. 

Nancy is a member of the Orange County Bar Association and the OCBA’s Young Lawyer’s Division.  From 2016–2017, she served on the Young Layer’s Division’s Community Outreach Committee, where she assisted in planning and participating in numerous community volunteer events in Orange County.  In 2018, Nancy was a panelist in the Diverse Women in the Law Panel presented by the Chapman Women Lawyers Association.

Spanish was Nancy’s first language, and she remains fluent.  She enjoys volunteering at citizenship fairs through the Public Law Center and other local organizations.

Nancy earned her law degree from Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law in 2014.  While in law school, she served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Chapman Law Review and published Disabled Yet Disqualified: Is it “Unreasonable” to Demand Accommodations for Employees with Depression Under the Americans with Disabilities Act?, 17 Chap. L. Rev. 687 (2014).  Nancy was an extern to the Honorable David O. Carter of the United States District Court and to the Honorable Theodor C. Albert of the United States Bankruptcy Court.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in French Cultural Studies from Wellesley College. 

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Representative Matters

  • A multi-million dollar jury verdict in a personal injury case
  • A $280 million settlement against a publicly traded company in a qui tam action under the False Claims Act
  • Representation of a client charged with second-degree murder and dependent adult abuse, which resulted in a dismissal of all charges
  • Representation of a company in a trade secret dispute involving the development and distribution of a biopharmaceutical product
  • Representation of employees in a criminal investigation involving government contracts
  • Representation of a chapter 7 trustee, which resulted in the discovery and avoidance of a fraudulent transfer and the disallowance of a million-dollar secured claim and $400,000 unsecured claim
  • Representation of an individual charged with multiple counts of tax evasion and obstruction of the due administration of internal revenue service laws
  • Recovery of attorney’s fees and costs for clients following a successful anti-SLAPP motion and appeal