Victoria Gutierrez

Victoria Gutierrez

Attorney at Law

Victoria Gutierrez, a seasoned litigator and esteemed attorney within the Civil Litigation Department at Goyette, Ruano & Thompson, embodies the quintessential qualities of diligence, dedication, and precision. Her journey from humble beginnings in a small town has instilled in her a deep appreciation for perseverance.

Legal Expertise

With over a decade of legal experience, Mrs. Gutierrez has honed her expertise in various realms of law, notably employment law, personal injury, and civil rights, in both state and federal courtrooms.

In the realm of employment law, Mrs. Gutierrez is well-versed in navigating the complexities of statutes such as the Fair Employment and Housing Act, the California Labor and Health and Safety Code, the Equal Pay Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and the California Civil Code. Her focus extends to cases involving wrongful termination, whistleblowing, discrimination, retaliation, and harassment across various protected categories. These categories include but are not limited to pregnancy (including related aspects such as breastfeeding, childbirth, post-birth), gender, religion, disability (both physical and mental), race, national origin, age, sexual harassment, and wrongful termination.

In addition to her proficiency in employment law, Mrs. Gutierrez adeptly handles personal injury cases, which include vehicle collisions and wrongful death claims. Furthermore, she possesses an understanding of civil rights violations, particularly focusing on Section 1983 claims and the Bane Act.

Mrs. Gutierrez’s client base, exclusively Plaintiffs, is diverse, ranging from doctors and nurses facing issues within hospitals and medical groups to employees confronting challenges within corporations and public entities of all sizes.   With a wealth of experience representing various individuals, she brings nuanced understanding and a strategic approach to each case she undertakes while guiding her clients with dignity and care through each step.  Her profound commitment to the pursuit of justice and legal advocacy is evident in her track record, including securing the top settlement of the year and obtaining multiple million-dollar settlements for her clients.  Her exceptional contributions to the legal profession were recognized in 2023 when she was distinguished as a “Top 40 Under 40” attorney by the National Trial Lawyers Association.


Mrs. Gutierrez obtained her Juris Doctorate and embarked on her legal education at the prestigious University of California, Davis, School of Law, fondly referred to as “King Hall” in honor of the renowned civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.  During her academic tenure, she embraced King’s legacy through public service and legal excellence being awarded the King Hall Pro Bono Award and King Hall Public Service Award. Mrs. Gutierrez earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, Law & Society from the University of California, Irvine.