Valerie Mazzola

What Is Bad Faith Insurance?

Valerie graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007. She went on to teach kindergarten for two years before attending law school at St. Mary’s University School of Law. While in law school, Valerie served as a staff writer and on the Editorial Board as the Solicitations and Articles Editor of the St. Mary’s Law Journal. She also studied abroad at the University of Innsbruck in Innsbruck, Austria. After her second year of law school, Valerie began clerking at Goldman, Pennebaker, and Phipps where she gained valuable experience in several fields of litigation, including insurance and mass tort litigation. Valerie’s research and writing background has enabled her to become a valuable member of the Pennebaker Law Firm team.


Areas of Practice

  • Home Owner Property Claims Involving Bad Faith
  • Business Owner Insurance Claims Involving Bad Faith
  • Deceptive Trade Practice Act Litigation
  • Serious Personal Injury
  • Mass Tort Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 70% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2012


  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • Law Journal: St. Mary’s Law Journal

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Bar Association, 2012 – Present
  • San Antonio Young Lawyers Association, San Antonio Bar Association, 2012 – Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Goldman, Pennebaker & Phipps, Associate Attorney, 2011 – 2013
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