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Valerie Garcia Hong

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in San Diego, CA

Garcia Hong Law
5677 Oberlin Dr, Suite 204
San Diego, CA 92121
Phone: 858-951-1635
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015
Licensed in California Since: 2005
Practice Areas: Business Litigation (60%), Professional Liability: Plaintiff (20%), Appellate (10%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
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Principal at Garcia Hong Law, Valerie Garcia Hong represents clients in San Diego, Orange County, Riverside, and Los Angeles, California, in matters of personal injury, appeals, legal ethics, professional liability and business litigation. In 2020, she received the Service to the Legal Community Award from the San Diego County Bar Association, and the San Diego Business Journal named her a 40 Top Business Leaders Under 40 Finalist. The Filipino-American Cultural Organization awarded her the Excellence in Law Award, and the San Diego Business Journal named her one of the Best of the Bar.

In 2013, Ms. Garcia was also named a Top Attorney for Insurance Defense and Corporation Litigation by the San Diego Daily Transcript. For her high ethical standards and long list of successful results, she holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

After graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Ms. Garcia moved on to law school. At Chicago-Kent College of Law, she earned her Juris Doctor, and she is now an adjunct professor at California Western School of Law. She has almost two decades of experience and is admitted to practice in the state of California.

Ms. Garcia is an active member of her community. She is Master of the Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court, the President of Women of Color Research Institute, the President of the Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego and the Director of the Pag-Asa Law Clinic. A member of the San Diego County Bar Association, she works on the following sub-committees: Appellate Committee, the Ethnic and Racial Diversity Committee, and the Civil Litigation Committee.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Business Litigation
  • 20%Professional Liability: Plaintiff
  • 10%Appellate
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Appeals, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

7 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2015

Articles about Valerie Garcia Hong appearing in Super Lawyers

About Valerie Garcia Hong

First Admitted: 2005, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.garciahonglaw.com/attorneys/valerie-garcia-hong/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • National Filipino American Lawyers Association: “Cybersecurity and Legal Malpractice”, 2020
  • San Diego Defense Lawyers: “Appellate Issues for Civil Defense Litigators”, 2016
  • Lawyers Club / International Women’s Day: “Challenges Facing Women Trial Lawyers”, 2018
  • Ahern Insurance / McCarthy & Holthus: “Ethics and Substance Abuse”, 2018
  • San Diego County Bar Association / Civil Litigation Committee: “Essentials for a Civil Litigator’s Toolbox – Ethics in Mediation”, 2018
  • San Diego County Bar Association / Law + Technology Summit: “Ethics of Technology & How Not to Commit Malpractice with your Computer”, 2019

Honors/Awards

  • "Super Lawyer" (2016-2021) and "Rising Star" (2015) by Super Lawyers Magazine "Best of the Bar" by San Diego Business Journal (2015-2016) "Top Attorney" for Insurance Defense and Corporate Litigation by San Diego Daily Transcript (2013-2014) “Excellence in the Law” by the Filipino American Cultural Organization “President’s Award” by the Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego (2018), 40 Top Business Leaders Under 40 Finalist by San Diego Business Journal (2018)
  • Top 50 San Diego Super Lawyers, 2019 - 2021, Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Top 25 Women San Diego Super Lawyers, 2019 - 2021, Super Lawyers Magazine
  • San Diego County Bar Association’s Service to the Legal Community Award, 2020

Educational Background

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Bachelors of Science, Journalism

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Trustee - Reading Legacies
  • San Diego County Bar Association's Appellate Committee 
  • San Diego County Bar Association's Ethnic & Racial Diversity Committee
  • San Diego County Bar Association's Civil Litigation Committee 
  • Pag-Asa Legal Clinic, Director
  • Filipino American Chamber of Commerce, San Diego, Director
  • Officer - Ladies on Course/Fore Golf Foundation

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Board of Directors - Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego
  • Director, Pag Asa Legal Clinic, 2021
  • Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego, President
  • Board of Directors/President - Women of Color in Law of San Diego
  • Committee Member - San Diego County Bar Association Civil Litigation Committee
  • The Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court, Master
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Office Location for Valerie Garcia Hong

5677 Oberlin Dr
Suite 204
San Diego, CA 92121

Phone: 858-951-1635

Last Updated: 10/20/2021

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