Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- Columbia Law School, New York, New York
- University of California at Los Angeles, (UCLA)
- Major: History
Valeria De Gonzalez joined Hadsell Stormer & Renick, LLP in August 2016. She provides direct legal services to UNITE HERE Local 11 members through the Legal Fund of Hotel and Restaurant Employees of Los Angeles.
Ms. De Gonzalez grew up with two UNITE HERE members in her multi-generational household. This taught her the contributions and struggles of restaurant and hotel workers from an early age. Ms. De Gonzalez graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Columbia Law School. In law school she participated in the Community Enterprise Clinic, assisting non-profit organizations with their legal needs. She was a member of the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law. Ms. De Gonzalez spent one year as a Social Justice Pathways Fellow at the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice, where she provided family law services to low-income victims of domestic violence in East Los Angeles. She is a former Associate at Holguin, Garfield, Martinez & Quinonez, APLC where she worked with unionized hotel and restaurant workers in the Legal Fund. Immediately prior to joining Hadsell Stormer and Renick, LLP, Ms. De Gonzalez was an Associate at the Law Office of Alma Rosa Nieto, where she practiced a wide variety of family-based immigration matters. Ms. De Gonzalez served on the Board of Directors of Community Lawyers, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides legal services to residents of Compton and its surrounding areas.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Los Angeles County Bar Association, Immigration Section
- American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Community Lawyers, Inc. Board of Directors from 2012-2015