Personalized attention and aggressive trial strategy. Experienced criminal defense on your side.Personalized attention and aggressive trial strategy. Experienced criminal defense on your side.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Qualfied to administer Standardized Field Sobriety Tests||National Highway Traffic Safety Administration||2012|
|Rising Star||Southern California Super Lawyers||2011|
|Southern California Rising Stars 2010||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Attorney||Shouse Law Group||2012 - 2014|
|Founder, Managing Attorney||The Law Offices of Nicole Valera||2008 - 2011|
|Attorney||Los Angeles County Public Defender||2005 - 2008|
|Senior Law Clerk||LA County Public Defender||2004 - 2005|
|Law Clerk||LA County Public Defender||2003 - 2003|
|Residential Burglary Charge (Felony Strike)||Dismissed|
|Possession of Methamphetamine||Case dismissed|
|Residential Burglary||Charge dismissed, client pled to a lesser charge for probation and jail time|
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|Wordpress.com - Freshly Pressed Feature||The Press - Friend and Foe||2010|
|Asian Journal||You Have the Right to Remain Silent - What to do if the Police Want to Talk||2009|
|Southwestern Univ SOL||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|Univ of California Santa Barbara||Anthropology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2001|
|Counseling and teaching crime prevention to troubled youth||Shortstop Instructor||2011|
|University of California, Santa Barbara Filipino Graduation||Keynote Speaker||2010|
|Narbonne High School||How to Become a Lawyer - It's Not Too Early to Start Trying||N/A|
Posted by anonymous
I have a high profile career which was in jeopardy because of a stupid decision and mistake I made. I was ashamed, guilt-ridden and extremely embarrassed. When I met Nicole I immediately got a sense of compassion and no judgment from her. She understands that we are human and prone to make mistakes. However, she also knew what was at risk if I was convicted of the charge I faced. She made me feel confident that she was going to do everything in her power to help me. Because of her relationship and knowledge with the court, she was able to get me a plea bargain that did not negatively impact my job. I've learned my lesson and I can continue on with my life....Thank you- Nicole- you are a God send!
Posted by anonymous
Nicole was a friend from the beginning. She put me at ease and was a great help. She was great at explaining everything to me. I would definately recommend her services.
Posted by Roberto
I hire Nicole almost a year ago, this was one of the best decisions I have ever. From the beginning, Nicole was very understanding and knowledgable on all the possible outcomes from my case, this knowledge and understanding made my decision very easy to hire her. I am a government employee and the worst case scenario was not a possible outcome. Nicole worked tirelessly the get me the best deal for my case. I want to voice that Nicole will go above and beyond her job description. I would not be where I am in my career with out Nicole, she truly saved my career and I am very fretful for that.
Jack Gold, Juvenile law Attorney
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
I endorse this lawyer's work. As a superior court commissioner, Nicole appeared before me many times representing Juveniles charge with a panoply of offenses. From theft to murder. She is well versed in the law and makes a great appearance in Court. she is an effective advocate.
Christopher McCann, DUI and DWI Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Nicole is a brilliant and caring lawyer. She is extremely experienced in handling very serious cases. She goes the extra mile to come up with novel legal defenses and has an in-depth knowledge of the law. She really is a talented lawyer and well-respected in the legal community.