Victoria is certified as a specialist in appellate law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization – a distinction earned by only 1% of her California peers. She handles writs and appeals in both state and federal courts in a wide range of practice areas, including business disputes, employment litigation, personal injury cases, and family law matters. She also has substantial experience with the laws governing public entities.
In addition to her practice in appellate courts, Victoria represents clients in appeals from administrative decisions taken to the superior court. She also assists attorneys with motions in the trial court, such as pre- and post-judgment proceedings and motions for summary judgment and class certification.
Victoria currently serves on the Executive Committee of the San Diego Appellate Inn of Court, a group of judges and lawyers organized to promote excellence in appellate advocacy. She previously chaired the Appellate Practice Section of the San Diego County Bar Association. She volunteers for Casa Cornelia Law Center, representing individuals seeking political asylum in appellate proceedings.
Juris Doctor, University of San Diego
School of Law, 2001
Bachelor of Arts - Spanish Literature,
University of California, San Diego, 1996
Best of the Bar, San Diego Business Journal (2015)
Metro Mover, San Diego Metro Magazine (2015)
Pro Bono Público Award, Casa Cornelia Law Center (2014)
Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Services Certificate (2014)
“A New Challenge or Business as Usual? Resolving Cases in an Eight-Justice Supreme Court,” San Diego Lawyer, Jul/Aug 2016
Supreme Court OT2015 Roundtable, The Daily Transcript, Vol. 130, No. 196, Oct. 5, 2015
“9th Circ. UMG Case Changes Music-Licensing Landscape,” Law 360, Feb. 18, 2014