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Vanessa S. Vittorio

Kolar & Associates, A Law Corporation


Auto Dealership Law

Employment Law

Personal Injury/Premises Liability

Consumer Law 

With 25+ years of litigating cases, Vanessa S. Vittorio has handled 500+ depositions (party, percipient and expert witnesses), obtained favorable results in countless mediations and settlement conferences, and she has obtained successful outcomes for clients on dispositive motions. Vanessa has prevailed in civil litigation matters in both state and federal court, in complex business litigation law including credit union, banking, surety, lemon, real property, construction defect litigation, mechanics lien, personal injury, premises liability, consumer, employment, and bankruptcy law.

Born in Argentina, Vanessa is fluent in Spanish—reading, writing, and translating—and she has translated national educational websites. Vanessa has conducted both English and Spanish employment law seminars for employers, and given presentations on employee handbooks, employment discrimination, and harassment laws.


University of California, Los Angeles

  • Bachelor of Arts, political science, emphasis business administration, 1994

Whittier Law School, Los Angeles, California

  • Juris Doctor, 1997

Professional Activities

  • Admission to California Bar - December 1997
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • California Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal
  • United States Bankruptcy Court Central District
  • United States Bankruptcy Court Southern District
  • United States Bankruptcy Appellate Court
  • Judicial Law Extern for United States Bankruptcy Court for the Hon. Lisa Hill Fenning, 1996

Professional Achievements

  • Concord Law School/Kaplan University/Purdue Global University – Adjunct Professor of Law (01/18-01/20), Employment Discrimination - Los Angeles, CA 
  • Whitter Law School, Adjunct Professor of Law (08/15-12/16), Employment Law - Costa Mesa, CA 
  • University of Phoenix – Instructor (01/02/-01/04), Business Law - Fountain Valley, CA 
  • Platt College – Instructor – Dept. of Paralegal Studies (05/96-08/98; 01/02-07/02) – Cerritos, CA
  • Provided instruction in core law classes including real property, contracts, criminal law and procedure, torts, family law, wills, trusts and estate planning, bankruptcy, legal research and writing, civil procedure, corporate, and business law for accelerated paralegal certificate program

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