Valerie Clemen’s practice focuses on personal injury and employment matters. Ms. Clemen is a passionate advocate for individuals who have suffered injuries. She has successfully represented clients in a wide range of personal injury cases, including motor vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents, dog bites, slip and falls, dangerous conditions on property, battery, and elder abuse. Ms. Clemen understands the physical, emotional, and financial toll that injuries can take on individuals and their families, and is committed to pursuing fair compensation for her clients. Ms. Clemen also represents both employees and employers in cases involving wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, wage and hour disputes, whistleblower protection, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) violations, employment contracts, retaliation, and equal pay claims.
In addition to her personal injury and employment practice, Ms. Clemen also handles conservatorship matters, providing guidance to those who need assistance with establishing or maintaining conservatorships of the person or estate of their loved ones.
Ms. Clemen received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington in 2002, and a Juris Doctor degree from the UC College of the Law, San Francisco in 2007. Prior to joining Coombs & Dunlap, Ms. Clemen spent five years working as Court Counsel for the Napa Superior Court, where she advised judges and court administration on a wide array of legal issues. She previously worked as a research attorney at the San Francisco Superior Court, and was also a litigator in Honolulu, Hawaii for several years.
Ms. Clemen is a member of the State Bar of California, the Hawaii State Bar Association, the Napa County Bar Association, Napa County Women Lawyers, and the Richard M. Sangster Inn of Court. She also volunteers for Napa United, Citizenship Legal Services, Napa County Resource Conservation District, and the Land Trust of Napa County.
Ms. Clemen is fluent in Vietnamese.