Valerie T. McGinty

Valerie T. McGinty

Valerie McGinty is a certified appellate specialist who represents plaintiffs exclusively. Valerie was Consumer Attorneys of California’s 2016 Marvin E. Lewis recipient. In 2014, she received CAOC’s Street Fighter of the Year award for her work as lead appellate counsel in Young v. Horizon West, (2013) 220 Cal.App.4th 1122. Valerie is a Super Lawyer and is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell. Email her at valerie@plaintiffsappeals.com.

Articles written by this author:

998 offers: Unknown pitfalls and opportunities

Identifying pitfalls that doom many litigants and the strategic opportunities that are often missed

Valerie T. McGinty
Kirsten M. Fish

2015 December


Summary judgment granted and you’re on the ropes: now what?

Your three options following the grant of summary judgment or summary adjudication

Valerie T. McGinty
Daniel U. Smith

2016 December


Write well to win more

Good writing is essential to winning the tentative rulings on critical issues

Valerie T. McGinty
Daniel U. Smith

2017 December


I just won! Can I relax now?

I just won! Can I relax now?

From a costs memo to an attorney’s fees motion to juror declarations, a review of what to do after the verdict

Valerie T. McGinty

2019 December