Sonja C. Rice

Of Counsel 216.274.2211


Sonja C. Rice has been an attorney with Hahn Loeser since 2001. She is a member of the firm's Construction Law Practice Group and co-chair of the firm's Alternative Energy and Emerging Technologies Group.

At Hahn Loeser 

Sonja’s practice focuses on the development and negotiation of a wide variety of contractual agreements, including professional services contracts, supply chain and manufacturing agreements, facilities management and real estate services outsourcing agreements, and intellectual property development and licensing agreements, and resolution of construction-related disputes.

She has significant experience in all aspects of construction contract development and negotiation, including contracts involving “green” and sustainable construction issues, energy-savings performance contracting, and installation of alternative energy generation equipment.



Sonja serves on the board of trustees for the Asian American Bar Association of Ohio. She is a frequent speaker on a variety of construction-related topics, including contract terms and conditions, green construction, risk analysis, and claims avoidance.

Sonja also has been a professor of Appellate Practice at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Before joining Hahn Loeser, Sonja worked for the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation.



Oberlin College B.A. 1992


Case Western Reserve University School of Law J.D., cum laude 2001

Memberships & Affiliations

Asian American Bar Association of Ohio, Board Member 


National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Member

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio


District of Columbia Court of Appeals


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio


U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio


U.S. Supreme Court