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Valerie Erwin Prevatte

About me

Representing good, decent, hard-working folks is my passion.  The majority of my clients have never been in trouble before, let alone arrested.  They may be teachers, coaches, small business owners, nurses, grandparents, or students just trying to go about their daily lives when suddenly they find themselves caught up in a criminal justice system they don't understand.  Suddenly, the Constitutional concepts they thought they knew seem non-existent.  They're consumed by uncertainty, fear, and worry.  Like most attorneys, I went to law school with the hope of making a difference in people's lives.  Prosecuting for the State Attorney's Office was rewarding at times, but it wasn't until I became a criminal defense attorney that I really felt like I was able to make a positive, significant impact in people's lives.  

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    19 years
  2. Domestic Violence: 25%
    19 years

Payment

Fees:

Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Prevatte's dedicated and tireless efforts leaves her clients knowing they got the best representation money can buy. She is a zealous advocate who is not only dependable but extremely professional, which does not go unnoticed by her peers and the judiciary. Her experience and reputation for being a dedicated lawyer proceeds her in any local courtroom.

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Contact info

Valerie Prevatte, P.A.

504 North Baylen Street
Pensacola, FL, 32501

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199706/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
President's Pro Bono Service AwardThe Florida Bar2011
Leader in the LawFlorida Association for Women Lawyers2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentValerie Prevatte, P.A.2003 - Present
Prosecuting AttorneyState Attorney's Office, Pensacola1997 - 2003
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Society of Criminal Defense Bar, Escambia CountyTreasurerN/A
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Florida Association for Women Lawyers (Northwest Florida chapter)Former PresidentN/A
Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar AssociationFormer PresidentN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
American Inns of CourtMasterN/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A1996
Florida State University College of LawN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Law101Domestic Violence Injunctions2014