Valerie T. McGinty

Valerie T. McGinty

Ms. McGinty represents plaintiffs on appeal with a focus on affirming plaintiffs’ judgments and reversing summary judgments. She received CAOC’s 2014 Street Fighter of the Year Award and was nominated for CAOC’s 2015 Consumer Attorney of the Year Award. Follow her on Twitter @4Appeals. 

Articles written by this author:

Legal writing: Brevity, clarity, and honesty

Four steps that will make everything you write more effective

Valerie T. McGinty
Daniel U. Smith

2011 December


Obtaining California Supreme Court review

The Cal Supreme Court does not often grant review, but if petition you must, here are the ground rules

Daniel U. Smith
Valerie T. McGinty

2012 December


998 offers: Pitfalls and opportunities in the statutory settlement offer

Identifying pitfalls that doom many litigants and the strategic opportunities that are often missed

Valerie T. McGinty
Kirsten M. Fish

2015 December


Summary judgment granted and you’re on the ropes: now what?

Your three options following the court’s grant of summary judgment or summary adjudication to the defense

Valerie T. McGinty
Daniel U. Smith

2016 December


Write well to win more

Good writing is essential to winning tentative rulings on critical issues

Valerie T. McGinty
Daniel U. Smith

2017 December