Valerie Garcia Hong

Director

Founding Partner

Garcia Hong Law

Valerie Garcia Hong headshot

Valerie Garcia Hong

Biography

Valerie Garcia Hong is the founding partner of her law firm, Garcia Hong Law. Valerie’s practice includes business and commercial litigation, professional negligence, real estate, and personal injury matters. She has represented international companies, Fortune 100 companies, small businesses and startups, and entrepreneurs in business disputes from pre-litigation through appeal. Because Valerie has over 15 years of experience as a defense attorney, she has also represented businesses and individuals as plaintiffs in business disputes and personal injury matters.

Valerie serves as General Counsel to the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce – Greater San Diego. She is a Past President of Women of Color in Law and Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego. She has served on the Board of Directors for Filipino American Chamber of Commerce, Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego, San Diego Asian American Legal Education Fund, Pag-Asa Law Clinic, and Reading Legacies. Valerie has also served as a Master of the Welsh Inn of Court. For over 10 years, Valerie was an Adjunct Professor at California Western School of Law.

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D.
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S.

Admissions

  • All courts in the State of California
  • United States District Court, Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Professional Activities

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating
  • Top 25 Women San Diego Super Lawyers® by Super Lawyers Magazine (2019-2024)
  • Top 50 San Diego Super Lawyers by Super Lawyers® Magazine (2019-2024)
  • Super Lawyer (2015-2024) by Super Lawyers® Magazine
  • San Diego Business Journal Women of Influence in Law (2023)
  • San Diego Business Journal Top 100 Leaders in Law (2022)
  • Best Lawyers of America® in Legal Malpractice – Defendants and Personal Injury – Plaintiffs (2020-2024)
  • San Diego County Bar Association’s Service to the Legal Community Award (2020)
  • 40 Top Business Leaders Under 40 Finalist by San Diego Business Journal (2018)
  • 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)

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