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Virginia L. Price


Virginia L. Price recently joined forces with veteran trial lawyer Stephen Pelletier to form Price Pelletier LLP, a law firm concentrating on transportation and commercial defense cases. A skilled and experienced litigator, Ms. Price handles trial preparation and trial for a civil defense practice, specializing in the transportation industry. In this capacity, she represents clients on local, national and international levels – with special expertise in catastrophic loss claims, cargo liability and employment liability litigation. She has successfully defended members of the transportation industry up to and through trial, as well as in arbitration, mediation and motion practice. Additionally, she advises clients on employment decisions and contract negotiations as well as compliance with local, state and federal regulations. The period immediately following an accident is crucial, so Ms. Price adheres to a rapid response protocol which ensures her availability to clients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. She works closely with a team of experts who are available to respond immediately to accident and catastrophic loss scenes. With more than 20 years of litigation experience, Ms. Price was previously a partner with Higgs Fletcher Mack, where she was a key member of the firm’s transportation and litigation practice groups. She was also a shareholder with Klinedinst PC, where she founded and chaired that firm’s transportation practice group, overseeing its transportation practice in four offices throughout California. A frequent speaker on legal issues related to the transportation industry, she is actively involved with a variety of both national and local industry organizations.


  • J.D., Washington & Lee University School of Law (1999)
  • B.A., Mary Baldwin College (1995 cum laude) Affiliations:


  • State Bar of California
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • American College of Transportation Attorneys
  • California Trucking Association
  • American Bar Association (Litigation & Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Sections)
  • Defense Research Institute, Trucking
  • Transportation Lawyers Association (Casualty Committee)
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • American Trucking Association


  • San Diego SuperLawyer®
  • San Diego Rising Star®
  • Martindale-Hubbell’s highest Rating (A-V) for Ethics and Legal Ability
  • San Diego Business Journal 40 Under 40
  • San Diego Magazine’s Top Lawyer 2014-2020
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal Top Female Lawyers
  • US News and World Report Best Attorneys 2019