Valerie joined McDermott Law in 2019 as a paralegal. She brings a wealth of experience to the firm having worked at several law firms in other states over the course of 28 years. She is compassionate about helping those who have lost the ability to work and find themselves in a frightening financial conundrum. Her responsibilities include prospective client communications, appeals of denied employee benefits, and litigation assistance on denied long-term disability insurance claims as well as other civil litigation. Valerie works directly with clients to compile all relevant documentation and to ensure that each remains informed of the status of their internal appeals and lawsuits.
Valerie obtained her Associates of Science Degree in Paralegal Studies in 1996 at Los Angeles Valley College. She is originally from California, and moved from Tulsa, Oklahoma to Colorado in 2018 to be closer to her family. She enjoys traveling, yoga, cooking, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends.