He serves accident victims and clients from across Southwest Florida, including Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, North Fort Myers, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Cape Coral, Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples and Marco Island.
Mark, a 25-year lawyer, is one of just two Cape Coral Board Certified Civil Trial Attorneys, according to The Florida Bar. This means that Smith & Valentine Law has demonstrated special knowledge, skills and proficiency in personal injury law, and professionalism and ethics in his practice. As a Board Certified Specialist (B.C.S.), Mark has attained the highest level of Florida Bar evaluation for competency and experience in personal injury law.
He holds court membership in the Supreme Court of the State of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida. A member in good standing of Florida Bar since 1987, Mark Smith served as its Past President, Personal Injury Association (1993).
He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin in 1984 and a Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana State University in 1980. In 1984 Mark Smith was admitted to the Wisconsin Bar. He received Board Certification in the area of Civil Trial by the Florida Bar in 1996.
Mark Smith has called Southwest Florida home for more than 20 years. He is married with four children, and gives back to the community through his involvement in local civic, charitable and church organizations.
Licensed since 1984
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1987||08/12/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Board Certified - Civil Trial||Florida Bar||2015|
|President of Injury Association||President||1993|
|Founder, Principal||Smith & Valentine Law||2011 - Present|
|Chief Litigator||Lusk, Drasites, Tolisano & Smith PA||1997 - 2011|
|Litigation Associate||Goldberg, Goldstein & Buckley P.A.||1987 - 1997|
|Law Clerk||Judge John C. Ahlgrimm||1983 - 1983|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Skyline Woods||Vice President||2015 - 2015|
|Florida Bar||Board Certified in Civil Trial Law||1996 - Present|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lee County||Board Member||1994 - 1995|
|Personal Injury Associations||President||1993 - 1993|
|University of Wisconsin Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|Louisiana State University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1980|
|Aiding Debtors in Foreclosure||Aiding Debtors in Foreclosure||2013|