Hollingsworth LLP Secures Major Defense Verdict for Sterigenics and Sotera Health in Cook County, Ill. Trial
- Toxic Torts & Products Liability
- November 18, 2022
Sebastian Ovalle believes his days as a prosecutor working in a fast-paced environment, under high-pressure situations and on serious cases helped shape the lawyer he is today.
Practicing in the firm’s Complex Litigation and Toxic Torts & Products Liability groups, Sebastian is a member of one of the firm’s trial teams defending against serial litigation involving cancer allegations related to claimed exposure to ethylene oxide. Solutions driven and with an ability to adapt so as not to lose sight of the bigger picture, Sebastian enjoys the intense and stimulating nature of this work.
Prior to joining the firm, Sebastian served as a Trial Attorney at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Among his responsibilities, he defended the SBA in Shuttered Venue Organization Grant denials and served as a liaison with both the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI in criminal matters relating to SBA. He also assisted with depositions in SBA-related suits.
Following law school, Sebatian served as Assistant District Attorney at the Bronx District Attorney’s Office, where he was the first ADA in a class of sixty-two to present an attempted homicide to a Grand Jury, receiving a true bill authorizing a felony indictment. He also presented complex cases to the Grand Jury, including violent robberies, assaults, and possession of a firearm. While at the Bronx District Attorney Office, Sebastian maintained a 100% indictment rate, and focused on prosecuting DNA and forensic based cases securing arrest warrants and guilty pleas.
Having received his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law, Sebastian was Regional President of the Hispanic National Bar Association. During law school, he worked as a Legal Intern at the New York City Justice Center, Bankruptcy and Homeless Clinic. He graduated, cum laude, from The City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and a minor in Philosophy.
An avid traveler with interest in international affairs and geopolitical issues, Sebastian has traveled to nearly 30 countries and is fluent in Spanish and conversational in German. He also enjoys a break from an intense trial practice by watching films and working out.