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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Lawyer of Silicon Valley||san jose||2006|
|Trustee, Special Needs Trust||Santa Clara Superior Court||2005 - 2013|
|Judge Pro Tempore, Delinquency Court||Santa Clara Superior Court||1990 - 1995|
|Judge Pro Tempore, Dependency Court||Santa Clara Superior Court||1990 - 1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Member||1997 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|Professional organizations and associations||Member||1997 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1983 - Present|
|Santa Clara County Bar Association||Member||1983 - Present|
|Santa Clara University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1983|
|International Institute of Human Rights||N/A||Strasbourg, France||1981|
|Santa Clara University School of Law||N/A||Internship, Red Cross Institute, Geneva Switzerland||1981|
|Santa Clara Univ||Psychology||BS - Bachelor of Science||1978|
|Paralegal Program||Juvenile Law||1992|
|Para Legal Program||Guest Lecturer||1992|
Posted by Phil
After 5 grueling years my Partners Immigration case is finally coming to a conclusion. Old records showed 2-Bench Warrants from the 90's still outstanding and our attorney wanted resolution before our next Immigration hearing. My Partner is sick has not worked in 10+ years, we live in Palm Springs and he cannot drive. I have an 8 year old car! Patrick was able to settle BOTH of these warrants, one was for $50,000, the other $1,000 in a very short time. AMAZING. We could not have done it without his help and his great staff! I am so very grateful for his help.
Posted by anonymous
My case was very complicated by the fact that I had to take into serious consideration of the immigration consequences as I am not a citizen. Throughout my case, Mr Valencia was very attentive to exactly what I needed and was always able to find a way to help me out. He was willing to work with my immigration attorneys and accommodate various requests of mine to help ease the negative impact on other aspects of my life, as in my case, things are so much entangled. I highly recommend Mr. Valencia, especially if you have immigration matters to consider.
On top of that, the entire VIB law firm operates in a highly efficient and professional manner. The assistants are always courteous and helpful. They always sought to it that my request were fulfilled or related to the attorney in a timely fashion.
Posted by anonymous
Being a law abiding citizen and having never been in trouble with the law, I found myself being arrested after an argument i had with my Fiance, this argument was really not any different from the other 10 heated arguments we have had over 4 years, I have never once hit her, in fact she has hit me on few occasions, this time out of spite she called the Police. Even though there had been no violence, an over zealous SJPD decided to book me, for, Criminal Language and False Imprisonment, (apparently standing in front of someone while talking, even though there are 2 exits, is just that!).
Off I went to jail, spent the night and bailed out the next night, my Ex would not give me my car keys or wallet and they slap an automatic restraining order for 4 days, so I was homeless as we lived together, luckily a friend picked me up and eventually got my stuff 2 days later through a third party. After this trauma and a week of wondering what to do, I started to call a few lawyers. I am on a Green Card and my citizenship would be hard to get with these charges. After speaking to a few people, they really did not have any clear solutions or plans and I was feeling more bewildered.
Final call to Patrick, explained the situation and he laid out a clear and concise plan of action, In that moment I knew he was the guy and hired him. I spoke to him on many occasions, not being a Pro-Criminal i was jittery and panicked and he made me feel calm and more collected. His 2 pronged attack to quash it, before it went to court, was to speak to the DA and also my Ex to find out what she wanted to do, she did not want this to go to trial or press charges and I actually think she did not realise the gravity of what she had done. The problem in San Jose is the DA takes these cases seriously and usually presses ahead anyway, which is right for actual abusers, but if like me, your a guy thats innocent, its real hairy. Patrick spoke to the DA and Assistants on numerous occasions and eventually got the case dropped. He has open lines of communication, which is important in these situation's. You only need to speak to him for 5 minutes and you can tell he is an intelligent guy, who has deep knowledge of the law and would be a powerhouse in the actual courtroom, obviously I highly recommend him.