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. Pamela is a native Spanish speaker and routinely counsels clients in that language.
Pamela obtained a $1.1 million jury verdict as trial counsel for a disabled janitor who was terminated after taking sick days to go to her doctor. It was the second largest civil rights jury verdict in San Diego last year (2019). Pamela’s other notable cases include a $795,000 settlement in an equal pay and pregnancy discrimination case, and a $500,000 settlement in a disability discrimination case.
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: the California Lawyers’ Association Labor and Employment Law Section; the San Diego County Bar Association; Consumer Attorneys of San Diego; San Diego Lawyers’ Club; Women of Color in the Law; the American Bar Association; the Federal Bar Association, and The Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court.
Pamela has been a speaker at employment law-focused seminars with Ellevate Network, the Military Spouse J.D. Network, and Las Valientes – God’s Heart Ministries.
In her spare time, Pamela enjoys long walks with her Standard Poodle, Goku, and trying out new baking recipes with her husband, David.