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Valerie Bradbury was drawn to the law from an early age and has been working in the legal field now for nearly twenty years. She started in 1998 with a firm in Northern California and moved down to Southern California to open a new office for that firm.  Valerie completed two degrees while working for that firm.


Valerie graduated with honors from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelors Degree. She went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, California.  While at Whittier, Valerie traveled to France and Spain to study International Human Rights. Valerie completes far more than the required continuing legal education units, particularly those focused on legal ethics and civil litigation, as part of her post-graduate education.  She applies this principle to her everyday work as well, applying more than best practices to all of her casework.  


Valerie has been practicing as a licensed attorney for nearly a decade, almost entirely in plaintiff litigation. She was the Managing Attorney for a personal injury law firm for a few years. She started as the sole employee from day one of the firm’s inception and built if from the ground up to be an extremely successful law firm with a staff of 30 in three short years.  The firm was so successful while she was Managing Attorney that they were able to purchase an office building in Newport Beach.  Her personal caseload included the Chatsworth Mass Tort Litigation, which settled for $200 million. 


Valerie Bradbury believes that giving back to the community is of the utmost importance. For this reason, she has devoted her time and services to volunteering in a multitude of charitable organizations.  She has done volunteer work for The Learning Rights Law Center, The Orange County Public Defender’s Office, and The Human Rights Project.  She has focused her volunteer efforts on fighting for rights, civil rights, special education rights, and international human rights.  



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Languages spoken: Spanish, French, English, Korean

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Car Accident: 40%
    9 years, 400 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 35%
    9 years, 300 cases
  3. Class Action: 10%
    9 years
  4. Trucking Accident: 5%
    9 years, 100 cases
  5. Other: 10%
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Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Andrew Corlett Schuh

    I endorse this lawyer. Valerie is an excellent advocate and approaches her cases vigorously, with candor and objectively.

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    Andrew Schuh Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

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    Christopher Blanchard Litigation Attorney
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Contact info

Layfield & Barrett

9170 Irvine Center Drive
Suite 100
Irvine, CA, 92618

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200711/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Attorney of the Year AwardLaw Offices of Ledger & Associates2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior CounselLayfield & Barrett2015 - Present
Founding AttorneyBelmont Law Group2011 - 2015
Managing AttorneyLedger & Associates2009 - 2012
Litigation AttorneyNORCAL Firm2007 - 2009
Litigation AttorneyLaw Offices of Phillip Lemmons2006 - 2007
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2016 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMember2007 - Present
Supreme Court of CaliforniaAdmitted Attorney2007 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarAdmitted Attorney2007 - Present
Trial Attorneys of AmericaMember2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Orange County Asian American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Doe v. DoeSix Figure Policy Limits
Chatsworth Mass Tort Litigation$200 million
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Lawyers.comFull Coverage is a Misnomer2010
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Whittier College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
California State University, Long BeachDanceBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ledger & Associaties Annual Training ConferenceThe Importance of Maintaining Client Contact2009