Theresa E. Vitale is an associate at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP. Her areas of practice include catastrophic injury, wrongful death, fraud, environmental, qui tam, elder abuse, and consumer class actions through settlement and trial. 

Theresa received her J.D. with a concentration in public interest law from Loyola Law School. During law school she externed for the ACLU of Southern California with the Immigrants’ Rights Group where she advocated on behalf of unaccompanied minors, worked as a research assistant, and appeared in court as a certified law student with the Juvenile Justice Clinic.

Before attending LLS, Theresa worked as a paralegal at boutique law firms in Southern California specializing in construction defect litigation and intellectual property. During law school, Theresa continued to work full-time as a paralegal and law clerk at a prestigious Los Angeles civil litigation firm.

Theresa received a B.A. in English and minor in Italian Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. During college, she spent a semester in Siena, Italy. While at Berkeley, Theresa tutored middle and high school students and volunteered at an Oakland based non-profit that provided fresh produce and outdoor activities for area families every Saturday. 



Loyola Law School, J.D.

University of California, Berkeley, B.A.


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