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John practices in the fields of medical malpractice and personal injury. John has successfully handled numerous, complex medical malpractice, fire explosion, and wrongful death and survival actions cases, resulting in multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients. For example, John has obtained a 5.2 million dollar verdict in Prince George's County, Maryland, for a client who sustained a ureteral injury during a hysterectomy. This verdict was one of the largest verdicts in Southern Maryland and was one of the largest ureteral injury verdicts obtained in the history of the United States. John also obtained a 3.5 million dollar verdict for a client who sustained a bowel injury during a hysterectomy due to the medical negligence of a physician. The verdict was the largest verdict ever obtained in Calvert County history.

John also represents clients in an abundance of personal injury claims stemming from truck, motorcycle and automobile accidents, as well as claims stemming from injuries sustained in fires and fire explosions and slip/trip and fall accidents. In fact, John recently obtained a verdict for a client against Safeway in a trip and fall accident in the amount of 1.62 million dollars.

John has been routinely recognized by his peers in the legal community as one of the top lawyers in his field in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and the Metro Area. These distinct honors were published in DC Magazine, Baltimore Magazine, Washington Post Magazine and Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine. John has also been recognized nationally as a top trial lawyer.

Prior to establishing The Valente Law Group, John clerked for the Honorable Richard H. Sothoron of the Circuit Court for Prince George's County, Maryland. Thereafter, he worked at the law offices of Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., P.A., as a civil litigator for many years. John litigates cases in State and Federal Courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia. John also litigates medical malpractice claims throughout the Country.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice

  • Personal Injury


Bar Admissions

  • Maryland

  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland

  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia

  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 40%
  3. Litigation: 20%



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  • Deborah Lynne Potter

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with John for many years, and he is a superb trial attorney. He is prepared, and fights for his clients. He has had countless jury trials, and his experience in the courtroom is valued by his clients.


    Deborah Potter Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Adam Gregory Smith

    John Valente is an outstanding trial attorney and is extremely well respected among his peers. There is no one better in Maryland in the area of civil litigation. To me, he is a great mentor and is beloved by his clients.


    Adam Smith Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

The Valente Law Group

2200 Defense Highway, Suite 304
Crofton, MD, 21114

The Valente Law Group

5407 Water Street, Suite 107
Upper Marlboro, MD, 20772



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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Top Attorneys in MarylandBaltimore Magazine2015
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top LawyerWashington Post Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
Excellence in PracticeATD2013
Top Attorneys in MarylandBaltimore Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2012
Top Attorneys in MarylandBaltimore Magazine2012
Top Attorneys in Washington, D.C.Baltimore Magazine2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Prince George's County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Maryland Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of IllinoisN/ABS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A