TRINETTE S. SACHRISONSenior Attorney at Law
Practice AreasConstruction Defect Litigation
Community Association Counsel
EducationUniversity of California, at Berkeley, 1992
California Western School of Law, 1994
Affiliations and MembershipsState Bar of California
American Bar Association
San Diego County Bar Association
Community Associations Institute (CAI), Member
California Association of Community Managers (CACM), Member
OverviewTrinette Sachrison graduated magna cum laude from University of California, at Berkeley in 1992, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. She has been a member of the California State Bar since 1995, having graduated from California Western School of Law, cum laude, in 1994. During law school, Trinette served as a Judicial Extern to Justice Don R. Work in the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division One. She was also a staff editor of the California Western Law Review, and served on the Executive Council of the Advocacy Honors Board.
Over the course of 18 years, Trinette’s practice has focused primarily on civil litigation, specializing in construction defect litigation, insurance bad faith and personal injury. For the past several years, Trinette has placed an emphasis on handling state and federal court appeals. Trinette’s appellate work has resulted in several successful published and unpublished opinions. The most recent include Shirk v. United States, 773 F.3d 999 (9th Cir. 2014), and Lano v. Carnival Corporation, 621 Fed.Appx. 373 (October 22, 2015).
Prior to joining Epsten, APC in December of 2015, Trinette was a senior attorney with Kaye, Rose & Partners, where she defended major international and domestic cruise line clients in matters arising on the high seas and in international and state territorial waters. She was also responsible for instituting a nationwide transformation of the consumer arbitration procedures in cruise line passage contracts for United States citizens.
Trinette is also licensed to practice in Arizona, having passed the bar in 2007, and admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Central Districts of California, as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Trinette, a San Diego native, is a member of the American Bar Association and San Diego County Bar Association.