About Victoria Hirsch
Los Angeles native and attorney Victoria (Tori) Hirsch is eager to fight for you in the legal arena, and she thoroughly enjoys fighting for the rights of every single person she represents. At the Nieves Law Firm, Tori primarily represents clients facing criminal charges, those who find themselves caught up in the juvenile justice system, and those who need assistance with post-conviction relief matters. Her focus on juvenile work stems from her previous experience working as an English Language Arts teacher at KIPP Bayview Academy where she taught what she considers “some of the world’s smartest, funniest, and kindest seventh graders.” Now, she spends her professional career dedicated to keeping Californians out of the criminal justice system.
One of the most memorable cases in Tori’s career took place while she was in law school. She and other representatives from her school’s Juvenile Justice Clinic helped a young client facing serious charges avoid incarceration with the Department of Juvenile Justice. Success in that case required taking a detailed social history from the client and leveraging facts about the client’s life to advocate for him in front of the judge and with the District Attorney. Throughout the case, Tori learned that providing great legal representation includes building a trusting, empathetic relationship with every client she defends. Tori’s background is what makes her zealous and eager to fight for justice, and she is hungry to take on any and all Juvenile and Post-Conviction Relief cases.
Tori earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona before attaining her law degree from Loyola Law School. As a student there, Tori developed her love for criminal defense through courses like Criminal Procedure, where she internalized the limits the Constitution places on police action. Outside of the classroom, Tori spent her time assisting public defenders around the county during externships with offices in Los Angeles, Washington DC, and New Orleans. As a participant in Loyola’s Juvenile Justice Clinic, Tori managed her own caseload of young clients accused of delinquency charges.
When Tori isn’t defending clients from police action, she enjoys cooking, exercising through barre classes, interior decorating, and looking for the best local matcha latte (she claims nothing beats Blue Bottle Coffee). Tori lived in Oakland while teaching in San Francisco and fell in love with Oakland’s rich history and culture. Even though Tori is from L.A., she now considers The Bay her home.