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Sonya Hamlin comes from a very unique background. She has a fond appreciation for the law and helping people with their legal matters; Since the age of seven, she knew that she wanted to become a Lawyer.

In her endeavors and journey of becoming an Attorney, she graduated from High School with an Advanced diploma having taken AP classes. She also attended the University... of Virginia, graduating with a double major in Government & Foreign Affairs and African American Studies with a concentration on Sub-Saharan Africa.

Sonya then had the opportunity to study abroad at the London School of Economics and Politics for a summer under the tutelage of a barrister. Subsequently, she went to the American University Washington College of Law.

Sonya comes from a family of mixed descent, her mother being born and raised in the Philippines and her father being African American and Native Indian. Raised in beautiful Cape Cod Massachusetts, Sonya now lives in Glenn Dale, Maryland, where she is admitted to practice law.


  • American University Washington College of Law
  • London School of Economics & Politics - Internship
  • University of Virginia - Double Major


  • Maryland

Outside of Work

  • Tennis
  • Poetry
  • Reading

Intern Program

As part of our effort to recruit, develop and retail the best and brightest attorneys, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig offers a summer intern program for promising law school students who are looking to work as part of an innovative and incredibly successful team. With a global team of lawyers, selected candidates are able to work on high level projects in a collaborative space.

Paralegals and Legal Support Staff

At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, our team of paralegals and staff work together collaboratively along side our attorneys toward a common goal. We have created a positive work environment where our paralegals and legal assistants work to successfully reach firm-wide goals and support each other to combine individual strengths to enhance team performance. They regularly assist our attorneys with organizing and maintaining files, conducting legal research, and preparing documents.