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Prior to forming Valera Law Office, Viterbo "Bob" Valera was an associate for one of the largest law firm in the country, Segwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP.  He was on the fidelity bond litigation and coverage group, where he handled numerous mortgage claims on behalf of Lloyd's of London, and employee dishonesty claims on behalf of Cumis.

Prior to that, Bob was an associate at the boutique firm of Cannon & Nelms, where he primarily defended bad faith lawsuits, litigated coverage disputes, and handled complex insurance claims on behalf of major insurers such as CNA, Nationwide, and The Hartford.  Other matters included litigating business disputes on behalf of Cleveland Golf, obtaining insurance benefits for policyholders as claims counsel, and representing insureds against liability claims and suits.

Right out of law school, Bob cut his teeth as an associate on the bad faith and coverage team of Tharpe & Howell, representing the various interests of Farmers Insurance.

Bob graduated from the University of San Diego, School of Law, where he was an Associate Editor with the prestigious Law Review.  He received his B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from California State University, San Bernardino.


Languages spoken: English, Filipino

Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 35%
  2. Slip and Fall: 35%
  3. Insurance: 20%
  4. Employment: 10%



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Valera Law Office

23046 Avenida de la Carlota
Suite 600
Laguna Hills, CA, 92653


NVAdministrative - Not authorized to practice200506/11/2016
HISuspended - Administrative200407/25/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneySedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold, LLP2006 - 2007
AssociateCannon & Nelms2003 - 2006
Associate AttorneyTharpe & Howell2000 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of NevadaMember2005 - Present
Hawaii State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Supreme Court of CaliforniaMember2004 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2000 - Present
Delta Sigma Phi FraternityN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
California State UniversityFinanceUndergraduate1991