Pamela Vallero


Pamela Vallero is a trial attorney at Gruenberg Law. Pamela fights for the rights of those who have been subjected to unlawful discrimination, wrongful termination, and retaliation.

As trial counsel, in 2022, Pamela obtained a $3.9 million jury verdict for a prosecutor who suffered retaliation by her employer, the City of San Diego. In 2019, she obtained a $1.1 million jury verdict for a janitor who suffered disability discrimination by her employer, a large national company. It was the second largest civil rights jury verdict in San Diego County that year.

All of Pamela and Gruenberg Law’s recognition have been received due to their expertise in employment law. For her entire time at Gruenberg, Pamela has focused her skills on doing jury trials, so that she can be the most prepared attorney in the courtroom every time that she has to step in the arena for her clients. Her focus and skill have allowed her clients to settle their employment cases for the full value before they ever have to reach a courtroom. Her opponents and defense attorneys know her reputation in the legal field as an attorney that is willing to go to trial for any client that does not receive a fair resolution. Pamela’s ability to be a commanding and effective presence in the courtroom has allowed her to receive the respect of her opponents, her peers, and the bench.

Prior to joining Gruenberg Law, Pamela served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Charles W. Dortch, Jr., in the Superior Court of New Jersey. Before becoming a judicial law clerk, Pamela served as a judicial extern to both Magistrate Judge William V. Gallo and District Court Judge Roger T. Benitez, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

Pamela obtained her B.S. from Georgia Southern University and then received her J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

Pamela maintains memberships with the following organizations for attorneys: Latinas in the Law; the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association (Board Member); the Society of Women Trial Lawyers; the California Lawyers’ Association Labor and Employment Law Section; Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (Education and Women’s Caucus); Women of Color in the Law; and The Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court.

Pamela is driven by her upbringing and her experiences with her family. She is the daughter of immigrant parents, and her drive to help her community is largely due to her identity. Her upbringing poised her to fight with conviction and to break through many societal hurdles and to serve as a fierce advocate for those who routinely are left voiceless.

In 2020, Pamela became a mom to her beautiful daughter, Olivia. In her spare time, Pamela enjoys going to the beach with her family, throwing the frisbee with her Standard Poodle, Goku, and listening to her husband, David, play his beloved ukulele.