Lucia Diana Sonii Gbala is a Counsel-At-Law (Circuit Courts & Supreme Court of Liberia) and a member of the Liberian National Bar. She joined ClientEarth as In-Country Associate for Liberia through Heritage, Partners and Associates in 2014. She specialises in negotiation, providing legal opinions and due diligence reports, drafting of legal instruments and litigating.

Before joining HPA and supporting ClientEarth’s work in Liberia, she worked as an In-house Legal Counsel at a commercial bank called Guaranty Trust Bank (Liberia) Ltd. from 2012 to 2014.

Lucia holds an AA in Management & Accounting from the Stella Maris Polytechnic Liberia, a BBA in Management & Accounting from Stella Maris Polytechnic Liberia, an LLB (Hons) from the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia, and an LLM in International Business Law from the Tilburg University. Lucia is also a contributor to the “Doing Business Report” 2018 & 2019 and the 2018 World Justice Project entitled ”Women, Business and the Law Project”.