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Sonny F. Cardeno

Senior Counsel
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Sonny “Segundo” Cardeno has practiced law since 2001. He joined Jacobsen & McElroy in 2007, and returned in 2019 after 10 years of practice in the area of construction law, most recently as corporate counsel for a local construction company. Sonny’s practice with Jacobsen & McElroy focuses on the defense of complex litigation matters involving construction defect and habitability claims.

Sonny graduated from California State University, Sacramento in 1992 with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. After working as a Paralegal for a large San Francisco civil firm, he returned to Sacramento where he earned his Juris Doctorate at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2001. He was admitted to the California State Bar in December of 2001 and is also licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.

In his spare time, Sonny enjoys spending time with his family and friends watching NFL, MLB and NBA games, and is an avid Chicago sports fan. His weekends are often spent cheering on his son’s traveling basketball team at tournaments throughout Northern California.