Valerie Garcia Hong | Garcia Hong Law | Attorneys

Valerie Garcia Hong

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Valerie Garcia Hong represents individuals and companies, including Fortune 500 corporations, small businesses, and startups. Prior to founding Garcia Hong Law, APC, Valerie learned what businesses want from their lawyer while working as a Shareholder / Partner of a Southern California law firm for over 10 years.

Valerie’s legal experience also includes working as an Adjunct Professor at California Western School of Law, and as a judicial extern for a federal judge. She obtained her law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law and Bachelors of Science in Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

  • Top 50 San Diego Super Lawyers by Super Lawyers Magazine (2019)

  • 40 Top Business Leaders Under 40 Finalist by San Diego Business Journal (2018)

  • "Super Lawyer" (2016-2020) 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

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • The Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court (Master)

  • Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego (FALSD) (President and Director)

  • Filipino American Chamber of Commerce - San Diego (Director)

  • Women of Color in the Law (Director)

  • San Diego County Bar Association's Civil Litigation Committee 

  • San Diego County Bar Association's Ethnic & Racial Diversity Committee 

  • San Diego County Bar Association's Appellate Committee 

  • Ladies on Course Golf Club (President)

  • Reading Legacies (Board of Trustees)

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • San Diego County Bar Association / Law + Technology Summit: “Ethics of Technology & How Not to Commit Malpractice with your Computer" (2019)

  • San Diego County Bar Association / Civil Litigation Committee: “Essentials for a Civil Litigator’s Toolbox – Ethics in Mediation” (2018)

  • Ahern Insurance / McCarthy & Holthus: “Ethics and Substance Abuse” (2018)

  • Lawyers Club / International Women’s Day: “Challenges Facing Women Trial Lawyers” (2018)

  • San Diego Defense Lawyers: "Appellate Issues for Civil Defense Litigators" (2016)

  • San Diego County Bar Association – North County: "Appellate Tips for the Trial Attorney" (2014)

  • Filipino American Chamber of Commerce – San Diego: "Employment and Litigation Matters for Small Business Owners" (2013)

  • Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego, Tax Law Society, and Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego: “Hanging Up Your Own Shingle - Tips for Solo Practitioners Including Legal Ethics” (2012)