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Edward C. Valdez

Member
Phone: 559-486-4070
Fax: 559-486-4073

For over 50 years, Edward C. Valdez has been recognized for his dedication and leadership in serving the Central Valley community with exceptional legal representation. He is an experienced award winning bi-lingual attorney specializing in a wide range of areas including personal injury, workers’ compensation, trucking and motor vehicle accidents, as well as, business and real estate law.

In addition to his legal practice, Edward C. Valdez is licensed real estate broker which is an advantage to his clients when negotiating real estate and business matters.

Over the years Edward C. Valdez has also been a very active mentor and volunteer in the Central Valley Hispanic community and at Saint Anthony of Padua Church.

Admissions

  • State Bar of California, 1974
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1974
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1977
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1979

Civic and Professional Activities

  • Member, Fresno County Bar Association
  • Judicial Appointments Committee, Fresno County Bar
  • Liaison, Municipal Court & Fresno County Bar
  • Superior Court Judge Pro Tempore, 1974-1977
  • Member, California Trial Lawyers Association
  • Panelist, California Trial Lawyers Association
  • President, Local Chapter, Central California Trial Lawyers Association, 1979
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member, California Applicants Attorneys Association
  • Member, Central Valley Applicants Attorney Association
  • Co-Founder and Secretary, California La Raza Lawyers Association
  • Past President and Vice President, Fresno La Raza Lawyers Association
  • Law Instructor, Humphreys School of Law 2 years
  • Lecturer & Speaker, various groups on workers’ compensation, personal injury & business topics.
  • Past President, Torreon Optimist Club of Fresno
  • Past Vice President, Christians in Commerce
  • U.S. Army, 101st Airborne Division
  • Member, Fresno Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Honored Professional, National Register’s Who’s Who in Executive & Professional, 2002
  • Elected, Central California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Latin American Businessman of the Year 1997

Speaking Engagements

  • Home Healthcare Workers and Workers’ Compensation: What You Need To Know.  Celebrating The Caregiver Conference (2022)
  • 1600am Radio Podcast: What is the Workers’ Comp Claim Process for Injured Workers? (2022)
  • What are my rights when injured on the job? Centro Binacional para el Desarollo Indígena Oaxaqueño (CBDIO) (2021)

 


Vivian Valdez Saldana

Member
Phone: 559-486-4070
Fax: 559-486-4073

Vivian Valdez Saldana was born and raised in Fresno, California. After receiving her B.S. Degree in International Business from Fresno State University she moved to Madrid, Spain where she worked as an Interpreter for the Foreign Commercial Service at the American Embassy assisting American companies to establish franchise business opportunities in Spain.

After receiving her Juris Doctor she began working in the San Francisco Bay Area with various firms dedicated to workers’ compensation defense.

Subsequent to moving back to Fresno, she began working with her father her source of inspiration for the law.  She is an experienced attorney who is fluent in Spanish. She specializes in workers’ compensation, personal injury, catastrophic injuries, wrongful death and trucking accidents involving tractor-trailers.

Vivian Valdez Saldana is a Life Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a group limited to attorneys who have resolved at least one by settlement or trial with a value in excess of two million dollars. Vivian has resolved multiple cases at or above this figure.

Admissions

  • State Bar of California, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 2008

Civic and Professional Activities

  • Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum-Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Membership is limited to attorneys who have won Million & Multi-Million Dollar Verdicts & Settlements, of which fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.)
  • Selected as Northern California Super Lawyer Rising Star for 2012 (Representing the top 2.5% of Lawyers in Northern California.)
  • Executive Committee Member, The State Bar of California, Workers’ Compensation Section, 2008-2012
  • Treasure, The State Bar of California, Workers’ Compensation Section, 2010-2012
  • Vice President, Local Chapter, California Applicants’ Attorneys Association, 2007-2009
  • Member, California Applicants’ Attorneys Association
  • Member, Fresno Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Central California Trial Lawyers Association
  • Certified Instructor, St. John Neumann, 2010-2017
  • Committee Member, YMCA Togetherhood Service Committee 2014-2017

Speaking Engagements

  • What are my rights when injured on the job? Centro Binacional para el Desarollo Indígena Oaxaqueño (CBDIO) (2021)
  • Home Healthcare Workers and Workers’ Compensation: What You Need To Know.  Celebrating The Caregiver Conference (2022)

Our Offices
  • Fresno Office: (Mailing Address)
    550 W. Alluvial Avenue
    Suite 106
    Fresno, California 93711
    Phone: 559-486-4070
    Fax: 559-486-4073
  • Second Location: San Luis Obispo County
    940 Ramona Ave, #B
    Grover Beach, CA 93433
    Phone: 805-474-4070
    Fax: 559-486-4073