Joseph Fighera earned his undergraduate degree in history from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1999. While there, he was a member of both the Golden Key National Honor Society and Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society.
He earned his Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, California, in 2003. While there, Fighera was: a full-tuition Dean’s Merit Scholar; Associate Editor of the Whittier Law School Law Review; Court Clerk of the Whittier Law School Moot Court Honors Board; and was a member of the Whittier Law School Trial Advocacy Honors Board. Mr. Fighera began his practice as a law clerk and then an associate for Daily Law Group in Irvine, California, and Reinecke & Daily A.P.C. in Newport Beach, California, representing plaintiffs in personal injury, elder abuse, medical malpractice, business litigation and more. From 2006 to 2008, he was an associate for Barbaro & Valentine, LLP in Santa Ana, Calif., where he continued work in elder abuse and medical malpractice. Fighera joined Wilkes & McHugh, P.A. in 2009, and served as the law and motion attorney for their Long Beach office through March, 2012. Mr. Fighera joined Valentine Law Group in April 2014 and serves as our law and motion attorney.
He is licensed to practice in California, is a member of the California Bar Association, and has appeared before the Fourth District of the California Court of Appeal.