Partner Valen Hermiz Joins San Diego Office

(San Diego, CA) WSHB’s employment bench of successful trial lawyers is deeper with the addition of powerhouse litigator Valen Hermiz in the firm’s San Diego office. With an impressive background in employment law and a proven track record, Hermiz brings extensive experience and expertise to the firm.

Hermiz's notable accomplishments include successfully litigating claims in federal and state courts related to wage and hour regulations, unfair competition laws, and the Private Attorney General Act. She has consistently defended employers against allegations of harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, and wage claims. Her representation of employers and high-level executives in litigation further enhances the San Diego employment practice team.

"We are delighted to have Valen Hermiz join our team in San Diego," said Wyeth Burrows, Managing Partner of WSHB's San Diego office. "Her reputation for legal excellence, dedication to clients, and exceptional background in employment law will strengthen our employment practice group and reinforce our commitment to providing high-level legal solutions."

Hermiz will play a vital role in expanding the firm's presence in the San Diego market and contributing to its continued growth. “Employment law is one of the fastest growing areas of our firm, and Valen’s expertise will undoubtedly enhance our capabilities in delivering exceptional results for our clients,” said Stephen Henning, founding partner at WSHB. “With a well-deserved reputation for achieving great outcomes, we look forward to further solidifying our position as continues to be one of the fastest growing area of practice for the firm, fueled by a reputation as the go-to law firm for the business community throughout the nation tackling the all facets of employment related issues.

"I am honored to become a partner at Wood, Smith, Henning and Berman in the San Diego office," said Hermiz. "The firm's commitment to excellence and client satisfaction align perfectly with my professional values. I eagerly anticipate collaborating with the talented team in San Diego and contributing to the firm's continued success in the San Diego area and beyond."

Wood, Smith, Henning and Berman is renowned for providing world-class representation to a diverse clientele, ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 corporations, with a particular focus on small to middle market firms. The firm offers a comprehensive range of legal services, including employment law. Through a combination of decades of experience, deep legal knowledge, innovative management, and the effective use of technology, WSHB anticipates problems, seizes opportunities, and resolves cases.

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