Valerie Tompkins

Director of Litigation Management & Support

“Hard work is a MUST in the legal field. The most rewarding aspect of my job is when our cases are successfully litigated and clients are satisfied with their awards.”

Valerie Tompkins has been with Carpenter & Zuckerman since 2018. In addition to being the executive assistant to CZ Law founder John C. Carpenter, Valerie is the firm’s Director of Litigation Management & Support. In this role, she manages cases filed in 18 counties across the state of California. She is also the CEO of John C. Carpenter’s philanthropic organization, Truth-Love-Justice.

Background & Personal Life

Valerie’s passion for the law was instilled in her at a young age, and that passion only grew over time. Her father read the U.S. Constitution to her at bedtime, and her college track coach was a lawyer. “The intensity of our practice was determined by how well things went in court,” Valerie said.

Valerie has a master’s degree in legal studies from Webster University and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. She is an NCAA All-American in Track & Field.