10 Questions: Surfing brings love and happiness to Victoria Fuller, J.D.


Victoria Fuller handles appeals and writs in a range of practice areas, such as business disputes, employment litigation, personal injury cases and family law matters at Higgs Fletcher & Mack law firm. She represents individuals and businesses that wish to take an appeal, and also those defending a favorable result in the trial court. Fuller also provides volunteer legal services to Casa Cornelia Law Center, representing applicants for political asylum in appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Ninth Circuit. She is a member of the board of directors of the Black’s Beach Foundation, a group of surfers dedicated to protecting the environment at Black’s Beach.

What brought you to La Jolla?

I moved to La Jolla more than 15 years ago, when I moved in with my then-boyfriend (now husband). We met surfing and we moved to La Jolla to be close to its spectacular beaches.

What might you add, subtract or improve in the area?

In the grayer months, a few fewer days of marine layer might be nice.

Who or what inspires you?

I feel inspired when I watch my children laugh, when I have an opportunity to see the sun rise or set over the ocean, and when I sit down with my colleague and mentor, John Morris, to piece together a complicated legal question.

If you hosted a dinner party for eight, whom (living or deceased) would you invite?

Kurt Vonnegut, Salman Kahn, Andy Rooney, Malcolm Gladwell, Margaret Atwood, Julio Cortazar, the Honorable Tani Cantil-Sakauye and David Mitchell.

What are you reading?

I am currently reading “The Moor’s Last Sigh,” by Salman Rushdie, one of my favorite authors.

What is it that you most dislike?


What is your most-prized possession?

That would be my front deck, where I can sip tea with milk and listen to the wind in the trees in the morning.

What do you do for fun?

I enjoy spending time with my family, surfing, ocean swimming, yoga, reading, cooking and baking.

What is your philosophy of life?

The motto I always profess to my children is this: It is more important to be kind than it is to be right.

What would be your dream vacation?

A family surf vacation to Scotland.