Valerie focuses on business litigation, professional liability, personal injury, and appellate matters. As a co-founder of her firm’s appellate group, Valerie provides highly skilled legal representation in the event her clients experience a disappointing result at the trial level or need to preserve a favorable outcome on appeal. Valerie was recognized as one of the "Best of the Bar" by the San Diego Business Journal in 2014 and a Top Attorney for Insurance Defense and Corporate Litigation by the San Diego Daily Transcript for two consecutive years. Valerie has also represented injured parties who need seasoned, professional counsel that understand the physical, emotional and financial challenges for bringing a claim. Using her defense background, she is able to provide an honest assessment before her clients bring claims and provide the highest quality of legal services.
Valerie is active in her community. She is an Adjunct Professor at California Western School of Law, where she teaches litigation skills. She has served as the Past President (2010) and a Board Member (2008-2014) of Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego and a Board Member (2008-2009) of Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego. She is currently a Board Member of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce - San Diego.
Valerie obtained her law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2005 and her Bachelor of Science in Journalism with Honors from the University of Illinois in 2001. Valerie was a judicial extern for Honorable Joan Lefkow in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Awards San Diego Rising Stars 2015 San Diego Business Journal's "Best of the Bar" 2014 The Daily Transcript's Top Attorneys Award (2013, 2014) Nominated for The Daily Transcript's Young Attorneys Award (2008, 2011, 2012) Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego's President's Award for Outstanding Service (2009)