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I am a zealous advocate for my clients.  For several years I represented a major insurance company where I litigated more than 650 cases involving motor vehicles accidents and premises liability. Now I represent those injured to make sure they receive the care and compensation they deserve. 


 


I have extensive litigation and trial experience in both state and federal courts.  I graduated from Florida International University and Drake University Law School where I was a Patrica Roberts Harris Fellow.  In 2006, I completed a program in negotiation and dispute resolution at the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation.  I began my  legal career as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Florida in Tallahassee.  I then worked for ten years as an Assistant Attorney General in Washington, D.C. where my areas of practice included premises liability, motor vehicle tort actions including cases involving wrongful death, and constitutional claims including police civil rights litigation.  I have significant experience in alternative means of dispute resolution, and I am a Florida Certified Circuit Civil Mediator.


 


 

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Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Car Accident: 60%
    12 years, 650 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
  3. Wrongful Death: 15%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

24 total 

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  • Shawn Simon

    Ms. Valdes is a dedicated attorney who is committed to pursuing the rights of her clients. She is a valuable asset to the Tampa Bay area community.

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    Shawn Simon Litigation Attorney
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  • Ryan Benjamin Cappy

    I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Valdes is a hard working ethical attorney that understands the law and knows her way around a courtroom.

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    Ryan Cappy Car Accidents Attorney
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Contact info

Law Offices of Lorenzo & Lorenzo, P.A.

4601 North Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL, 33603

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 199811/29/2015
FLMember in Good Standing199201/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Life MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2015
MemberNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Director of Civil LitigationLaw Offices of Lorenzo & Lorenzo, P.A.2014 - Present
Senior Trial AttorneyAllstate Staff Counsel2010 - 2014
AssociateConstangy, Brooks & Smith, LLC2009 - 2010
Assistant Attorney General,Office Of The Attorney General Washington DC1998 - 2008
Assistant Attorney GeneralOffice Of The Attorney General Florida1994 - 1998
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit MediatorCertified Circuit Mediator2012 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Nathan B. Stubblefield FoundationBoard of Directors2009 - 2015
District of Columbia Hispanic BarMember2004 - 2010
District of ColumbiaMember1998 - Present
Florida BarMember1992 - Present
Tampa Bay Hispanic Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hobby v. District of Columbia, 2007 WL 4233627Motion to Dismiss Granted.
Wilson-Greene v. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, 2007 WL 2007557Motion to Dismiss Granted.
Griffin v. Polk County Sheriff's Office, 2009 WL 5171754Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's intentional infliction of emotional distress claim Granted.
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Drake University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Florida International UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2009 Labor & Employment Law WorkshopA Perfect Storm - Legal, Economic and Political Changes Affecting Your Workplace2009