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Ginny Harjot Kaur Walia

Family Attorney at San Jose, CA

4.6   23 reviews

also known as Ginny Walia, Ginny Harjot Walia


Licensed for 19 years

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My name is Ginny Walia and I am a trial lawyer. I have handled hundreds of cases throughout the California criminal and federal courts of the greater San Francisco Bay Area and Central Valley. I have an extensive jury trial record, competitive attitude and a willingness to fight for my clients. I started my career with a rigourous trial training program at the San Francisco Public Defender's office. I successfully handled my first criminal jury trial against a seasoned prosecutor ten years ago and haven't looked back. Since then I have handled numerous jury trials including misdemeanors and serious felonies. I strongly believe in an accused's right to representation against charges by federal and state governments. I have commented as an legal analyst in well publicized, high profile criminal cases on national television channels. Specifically, I commented as a legal analyst on the DNA evidence that was a part of the Scott Peterson case and the Natalie Holloway case. I have also written over 60 federal immigration appeals in the last decade. If you have been arrested, charged or are being investigated by state or federal authorities, you need an intelligent and a savvy defense attorney on your side. At Ginny Walia Law Offices, our team will work hard and smart to defend your rights.

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Licensed for 19 years
State NY
Status Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/17/2022
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 12/06/2022

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Ginny Walia Law Offices
111 N. Market St
Suite 300
San Jose, CA, 95113
Ginny Walia Law Offices
39275 Mission Blvd
Suite 101
Fremont, CA, 94539
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4.6 / 5.0
  23 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2010
Excellent Attorney
Ginny handled my criminal domestic violence and child abuse misdemeanor case. The case went to a jury trial and I was acquitted. The jury returned with a not guilty verdict on all charges. Ginny is highly knowledgeable, committed and meticulous. She was very professional and explained the process very well. She was very aggressive and put in countless hours into the trial. She kept me well informed. Her immense experience, style, dedication and efforts helped me win the case and get justice. I would recommend Ginny any day.
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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2011
Very Knowledgeable & Hardworking..
You need a Criminal Lawyer, She is the one. I would not mention the scenario why I consulted her, but I can say that she puts the best effort into a Case. She is really hardworking and passionate. She is very knowledgeable and motivated. I really appreciate her efforts. Thank You. :)
Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney!
I was looking for some legal guidance/attorney and found Ginny who ended up being one of the most amazing attorneys I had worked with! Not only was Ginny committed helping me in every way possible, she was understanding, kind and went above and beyond for her client! She ended up winning my case and I can't thank her enough for her time and effort. So happy I found her Law Offices and highly recommend her to anyone in need.
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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2021
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Divorce matter
I had a great experience working with Ginny and Shannon at Ginny Walia Law Offices during my divorce matter. They are very knowledgeable, prompt in their response, and guide you with the best possible outcome. They were always willing to hear my thoughts and opinions and would provide their legal expertise. Going through the divorce process is very stressful, but after my personal dealing I definitely recommend Ginny Walia Law Offices.
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Posted by Peter | December 27, 2018
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Great lawyer
I was in need of legal representation a few years ago for a restraining order that was filed by an ex who was very vindictive. I interviewed various lawyers before hiring Attorney Ginny Walia. Given the biased system we live in where many women take advantage of it to harm others out of spite, the odds in the public eye was that I was walking into a certain loss. The restraining order was filed by a big law firm on behalf of my ex who had not spared any expense. At trial Ms. Walia showed great professionalism, aggressiveness and sharpness and knowledge to successfully defend me. She is a beautiful person with great ethical values and was always available to answer my questions. I would recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2018
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Highly recommend Ginny
I would highly recommend Ginny. I had hired her for a domestic violence case which was dismissed. She is very detail orentioned and spent time in understanding the background of the case. Without sharing too much details Ginny fully understood the situation and put together a strategy to approach the DA’s office and got the case dismissed even before the first hearing. Insipte of her super busy schedule she made herself available to answer any questions and going through the process. She was very open about her fees and greatly appreciate her working style.
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2018
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Passionate, Sincere and Brilliant Lawyer in Bay area - Highly recommend
Hired Ginny to represent me for a DV case against me. She was recommended to me by one of my best friends. Being new to this country and the law systems, my whole family was very anxious and tensed. Ginny was very patient in listening to the details, always reachable and gave details which was great relief. After understanding the details she gave us the best strategy and she explained us the whole process in detail including very clear about her fees. She got us the best results in pre-trial itself as a minor infraction. She was really sincere to the case and wanted to get us the best results in defending the case as much as I did. I highly recommend her service. She is the best attorney I came across!
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Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2017
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Sincere, committed & compassionate representation
Mine was a pretty complex case at the nexus of criminal and family law. Ginny took my case when the odds were pretty daunting. She quickly came up with a plan of attack and started tying down loose ends one by one. She kept me focused on the things that really mattered and fought tooth and nail for a favorable outcome which we got eventually. Ginny came up with creative ways to solve issues, at times taking personal responsibility and risk herself. She is one of a kind and an asset to the community she serves.
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Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2016
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Permanent Residency case
I hired Ginny to work on the Permanent Residency petition for my wife. Her office helped me in preparing all relevant documents and on how to present the case. Everything went very smooth with USCIS. I highly recommend Ginny.
Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2016
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Highly Recommended - DV case
Type of Case: Arrest Record Sealing and Destruction Outcome: Success We (my wife and me) approached Ginny Walia with an arrest record sealing request for a DV case. What struck us at first glance was her demeanor and attention to detail. She asked us all the right questions needed to pursue the case. And took time to patiently answer ours, which was a welcome relief. We were in doubt whether to go forward with the case when she advised us to give to it a shot, outlining the merits of the case. Prior to the first hearing, Ginny and her associate attorney spent a fair bit of time investigating the case and its details. She took care of all the required follow ups with the police department and the DA office to understand and strengthen the case. Ginny and her team proposed logical and intuitive arguments. These arguments were so persuasive that the judge had no second thoughts in granting the sealing order within a few minutes on the date of the hearing. I would highly recommend Ginny Walia and her team to anyone who is in need of legal assistance. Not just because she was successful with mine, but her thought process and legal knowledge was comforting from a client standpoint. Also, based on our due diligence and conversations with other attorneys, we understood that the success rate in seal and destroy motions was minimal and depended a lot on the attorney. I felt compelled to write this review especially in light of the fact that these motions are extremely difficult to litigate and win. I would give Ginny Walia and her team 5 stars for effort, legal brilliance and the successful result.
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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2016
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Best DUI lawyer for the bay area !
I got DUI in California. She handled my case very professionally. She went into details of the case and discussed with me. My DUI charge got dropped. Then she helped me with my wet reckless by walking over with all the options that the court provided in a very detailed manner. I would recommend Ginny !
Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2015
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SHE IS THE BEST
Harjoit walia is a great hard worker and honest lawyer . she saved me from Felony charge . Walia gave me a new life and Immigration status too .So if somebody have any kind of legal issue , just call her without wasting any time . God bless her . !
Posted by Pratik Vaidya | September 16, 2015
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The Best Lawyer / Attorney in San Fransciso , Santa Clara , San Jose
My wife was charged for petty theft for a stupid mistake she did was carrying a shoe outside the shop un-knowingly and the shopkeepers won't budge to frame charges on her. She was given the yellow Chit and asked to report within a month. We were tourists travelling to USA and it was last week in US when this incident happened and going back to India. It was very difficult for us to coordinate and come back to USA to attend the case. Ginny Walia and her team took up the case and guided us throughout. They were instrumental in handling the case with such aplomb that we were least worried, including arranging online diversion programme and community service to be done in India as part of Diversion program. I am so happy with consultation and support that would recommend to all my cousins and friends to atleast note her details for any untoward exigencies. We had also consulted others, but she and Adam from her team was best and reasonable and happy to answer all queries , questions relating to case and giving re-assurance that it would resolved. I have not come across any lawyer in USA whos so swift, confident , reasonable and understands the dilemma of a tourist and fights it for you.
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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2014
Ginny is an excellent lawyer!
I recently got arrested for DUI offense and Ginny was my lawyer. In my case I was caught drunk and asleep in the car while the car was parked, but under certain circumstances the police officer felt it was a DUI offense and had arrested me. Ginny successfully defended my case with the DMV and finally I never got a DUI. Her legal knowledge and legal communication is excellent. She is also a wonderful person, with a very pleasant behavior.
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Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2013
Wonderful Lawyer.
Life is not always peaceful. There are obstacles in life that are hard to get through and you are unsure how you are going to get through them. My Husband and I were obviously worried about not only the present but the future. She's not like any other attorney that only cares about your money. Ginny answered all our questions in detail and gave us advice how to situate our problems.She is extremely honest, hardworking, very respectful and straight to the point. She has great personality I must say. We can't thank her enough for what she did for us. Just wanted to say we really really appreciate it. It's hard to come by people like you.. I would HIGHLY recommend Her.
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Posted by Melissa | August 27, 2013
DUI dismissal
Ginny handled my DUI case after I learned I had misdemeanor charges and a warrant. I had been released a year earlier from court leaving me to believe charges were never filed. I learned of the charges through my own inquiry a year later and then contacted Ginny for a consultation. Immediately, she suggested filing a motion as a defense strategy. Not only was she honest about what challenges I faced but let me know that we also had a valid strategy for the defense. She wrote the motion to the court and the prosecutor conceded (charges dropped). I, just like others wondered if I should even hire an attorney or just go through the standard court motions of accepting the first offenders deal I would most likely be offered. After speaking with Ginny, hearing her knowledge, recommendations and fairly prices fees, I knew it was worth it. It was my first time dealing with any legal matter and didn't know what to do. She handled it all and walked me through the process. Her knowledge delivered a great defense and gave me the best outcome possible, a dismissal!
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2013
Harjot is the BEST!!
You cannot find a better lawyer than Harjot, and I mean it. She is sincere, totally dedicated to your case, given that she has many other cases. She is honest and will keep her promise and deliver more. How many lawyers are out there, who will keep the legal cost within the promised limit. She is upright and will not charge you hidden costs. Next when it comes to representation, she is extremely knowledgeable, methodical and will do her best. She articulates the case extremely well and would present your case in the most convincing manner so that one can expect the best possible outcome under the circumstances. She will take genuine interest in your case and will do all the needed research and present it in the best possible way. Overall, she is simply the very best!! you don;t need to look anywhere else, once you find her!
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2013
reopening of a denied uscis case
I was denied to adjust for residency (green card) in December of 2011 and was told that I had 30 days to leave the country. I hired Ginny Walia to fight my case and she was able to reopen my case and in January 2013 she got me my green card and now I can go see my birth town that i have not seen for 25 years. Thxs Ginny
Posted by anonymous | July 5, 2011
Search for the best lawyer ends here!
Ginny is the best lawyer you can find that can help your case. The case involved misdemeanor domestic violence charges and Ginny kept informed on all possible outcomes and the best path available. She is patient, very knowledgeable and sharp. The case was dismissed of all charges. Ginny ensured that the case had the best possible outcome and guided along the right path. I truly appreciate the time and patience on the case despite dealing with other high profile felony cases. We had met a few lawyers before but are glad that our search ended here. Highly recommend without second thoughts.
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2010
A hardworking attorney with sentiments and passion!
We hired this attorney for a criminal case involving a troubled teenager, and we didn't regret even for one instance thinking what if...we had hired somebody else. I appreciate the way she prepares her client for the worst and undoubtedly that becomes very stressful but she is very much capable of turning things around. Enough can be said about her legal knowledge, punctuality and detailed orientation.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder/Attorney
  • Ginny Walia Law Offices
  • 2003 - Present
  • Deputy Public Defender
  • San Francisco Public Defender's Office
  • 2003 - 2004

Education

  • Golden Gate University, School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of California Davis
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • H.B. v. S.I.A
  • $1.91 million settlement
  • People v. R.K.
  • Acquitted - Not guilty on all charges
  • People v. C.L.
  • Not guilty on all charges
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Associations

  • South Asian Bar Association of Northern California
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - 2010

Languages Spoken

  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • English
  • Mandarin
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Awards

  • Best DWI & DUI Lawyers in Fremont
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2020
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers 2020
  • The American Registry
  • 2020
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Honors
  • Strathmore's Who's Who
  • 2009
  • Community Service
  • Quami Ekta Newspaper
  • 2007
  • Witkin Award for Solving Legal Problems
  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • 2002
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • 2002
  • Witkin Award
  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Seminar on Domestic Violence
  • First Domestic Violence Case
  • 2011
  • North American South Asian Bar Association Convention
  • Mock Trial Panel
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (31)
Given (42)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Her knowledge of complex legal issues is extensive, based on her AVVO answers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Harjot Ginny Walia is one of the best criminal defense lawyer I have ever met. We have worked on few cases together and her ability to find solutions for the clients is really amazing. It is rare to find a lawyer who masters both criminal and immigration law, Harjot is one of them. I will never hesitate to refer clients to her. I am also impressed by the fact that she has been selected several times by major TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, and so on to comment on many important trials."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ginny Walia is an excellent attorney who obtains great results for her clients. I highly recommend retaining her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is well respected and well versed based upon her responses on AVVO."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Walia is an able advocate who works tirelessly for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant attorney and a highly respected one in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend her wholeheartedly to annyone needing legal representation."
Domestic violence Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Walia is well respected in the community and a strong advocate for her cleints."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is superb."
Domestic violence Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Her creative solutions and in-depth answers demonstrate a solid knowledge of the law."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Walia knows the law and how to make it work for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent Attorney. I would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone in need."
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San Jose Family Lawyer Ginny Harjot Kaur Walia
Ginny Harjot Kaur Walia
Family Attorney
San Jose, CA
Licensed for 19 years