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Valentine S. Hoy

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Valentine S. Hoy is a trial and litigation partner in the firm's San Diego office. Val's practice focuses on commercial litigation, with an emphasis on real estate litigation. Val represents owners, developers, purchasers, sellers, lessors and lessees of commercial and residential properties in contract and tort litigation, construction litigation, and entitlement and environmental litigation. Val has successfully litigated antitrust cases, director's liability cases, securities fraud cases, defamation cases and malicious prosecution cases.

Val is a co-author of the Rutter Group's California Practice Guide: Landlord-Tenant (TRG 2017).


  • San Diego County Bar Association 
  • American Business Trial Lawyers Association, San Diego Chapter Board of Governors
  • Louis Welch Chapter of the American Inns of Court

Community Activities

  • San Diego City Employees Retirement System Board of Administration, President


  • Named the Best Lawyers' San Diego Litigation - Construction "Lawyer of the Year" (2018)
  • Named the Best Lawyers' San Diego Litigation - Construction "Lawyer of the Year" (2015)
  • Named the Best Lawyers' San Diego Litigation - Real Estate "Lawyer of the Year" (2013)
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America  in the fields of Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Construction and Litigation - Real Estate (2008 - 2018)
  • Selected for inclusion in San Diego Super Lawyers, Business Litigation (2007 - 2016)
  • Named in San Diego Magazine's "Best Lawyers," April 2009 (Real Estate Law)
  • Named in San Diego Magazine’s “Best Lawyers,” April 2010 (Bet-The-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Law)
  • Named to the "Top San Diego Attorneys” list  in the San Diego Daily Transcript, 2007 and 2010 (Real Estate Litigation)
  • Martindale-Hubbell A-V Rating
Rated by Super Lawyers


Val received his J.D. from University of California, Davis School of Law, with Order of the Coif honors, and his A.B. in economics from Occidental College.

Bar Admissions

  • California