Valerie T. McGinty

Valerie T. McGinty

Valerie McGinty is a certified appellate specialist who represents plaintiffs exclusively. Valerie was Consumer Attorneys of California’s 2016 Marvin E. Lewis recipient. In 2014, she received CAOC’s Street Fighter of the Year award for her work as lead appellate counsel in Young v. Horizon West, (2013) 220 Cal.App.4th 1122. Valerie is a Super Lawyer and is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell. Email her at valerie@plaintiffsappeals.com.

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

2017 December


The new trial motion: Your procedural and substantive lifeline

It’s your “do over” if things didn’t go quite right, and your chance to complete the record before going to the Court of Appeal

Valerie T. McGinty

2018 December


I just won! Can I relax now?

I just won! Can I relax now?

From a costs memo to an attorney’s fees motion to juror declarations, a review of what to do after the verdict

Valerie T. McGinty

2019 December