Virginia L. Ekelund

Virginia L. Ekelund

Attorney

PROFILE

Virginia Ekelund is a civil litigator with over twenty years of successful advocacy for her clients in State and Federal courts throughout California.

Virginia represents clients in a variety of litigation matters including family law, trust litigation, contract disputes, trade secrets, real estate, construction defect litigation, employment litigation, and personal injury matters.

Her diverse legal experience, which includes the representation of both plaintiffs and defendants, allows her to quickly identify legal issues and implement the strongest possible strategy to address them.

Virginia grew up in the Bay Area where she and her family reside. Virginia is an advocate of good nutrition and living a balanced lifestyle which includes the practice of yoga.

When she isn’t working, Virginia enjoys vacations involving the beach, snorkeling, scuba diving, snow skiing, playing tennis, bike riding and hiking with her family.

Practice Areas:
Litigation, Elder Financial Abuse, Family Law, Will Contests

Attorney Licenses:
California, Hawaii

Undergraduate Degree:
University of California, Berkeley, A.B.

Law Degree:
Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D.

Academic Achievements:
Articles Editor of Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal
American Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Law

Internships:
Hawaii State Supreme Court

Notable Cases:
Strauch v. Eyring – A petition to compel arbitration may not be denied on the ground of fraud alleged in an unverified pleading, but only upon evidentiary support by an affidavit or declaration under penalty of perjury submitted in opposition to the petition.

Professional Memberships:
Contra Costa County Bar Association, Family Law Section