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Nicole Quijano Valera

About me

Nicole Valera is a passionate and dedicated advocate for her clients.  In her spare time she enjoys reading, hiking, cooking and walking her dogs.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. DUI & DWI: 50%


Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

18 total 

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  • Jack Joseph Gold

    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.


    Jack Gold Juvenile law Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • Christopher John McCann

    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.


    Christopher McCann DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

5670 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 1350
Los Angeles, CA, 90036


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Qualfied to administer Standardized Field Sobriety TestsNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration2012
Rising StarSouthern California Super Lawyers2011
Southern California Rising Stars 2010Super Lawyers2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyShouse Law Group2012 - 2014
Founder, Managing AttorneyThe Law Offices of Nicole Valera2008 - 2011
AttorneyLos Angeles County Public Defender2005 - 2008
Senior Law ClerkLA County Public Defender2004 - 2005
Law ClerkLA County Public Defender2003 - 2003
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
DUICase Dismissed
Vehicular ManslaughterCase Dismissed
Domestic ViolenceCase Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate - Freshly Pressed FeatureThe Press - Friend and Foe2010
Asian JournalYou Have the Right to Remain Silent - What to do if the Police Want to Talk2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of California - Santa BarbaraAnthropologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Counseling and teaching crime prevention to troubled youthShortstop Instructor2011
University of California, Santa Barbara Filipino GraduationKeynote Speaker2010
Narbonne High SchoolHow to Become a Lawyer - It's Not Too Early to Start TryingN/A