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Antonio F Valiente

Criminal defense Attorney at Miami, FL

5.0   16 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 11 years
    New York - NY 12 years
    Florida - FL 14 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Antonio

Learn Antonio’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    85%
    I've tried close to 50 felony jury trials, taken over 1000 depositions, and dozens of juvenile trials. I have extensive experience successfully trying cases ranging from traffic related misdemeanors to first degree murder.

    14 years

  2. Insurance
    15%
    First party property insurance homeowners claims. Assignment of benefits cases. Insurance claim denials & underpayments.

    14 years

I have been a practicing attorney in South Florida ever since graduating from American University Washington College of Law. My first 6 years were spent at the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office. I've tried over 50 felony jury trials, taken over 1000 depositions, and dozens of juvenile trials. I have extensive experience successfully trying cases ranging from traffic related misdemeanors to first degree murder. Additionally, I have successfully argued motions to suppress, “Stand Your Ground”, motions for new trials, and for judgment of acquittal and defended clients in pre-trial detention and probation violation hearings.

Making sure you are represented by the most experienced and competent attorney in whatever type of case you may have is essential. I emphasize to all my clients that though I am their attorney, we work together as a team. You will always know exactly what is going on with your case, decisions are made together after careful & informed discussions, and I am always available to answer any questions you have. I answer my phone when you call. I am in court with you for every court date – I will not pass you off to someone else who may not know everything about you and your case. And I am certain you, like all my current and former clients, will be satisfied with the attention you will receive, the time spent on your case, and the quality representation you receive.

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Location

Valiente, Carollo & McElligott, PLLC
1111 Brickell Avenue
Suite 1550
Miami, FL, 33131

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Reviews

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Posted by Kashari | November 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trouble in Miami dade
This Atterony is the best! He is prompt in addressing your needs and a very honest genuine person. He has an excellent hardworking staff as well. His secretary is also the best.I would recommend his services to anyone in the Florida area if they ever reach a rough patch in their lives and need legal representation. Thank you for all your help Valiente Law! He is excellent and a hard worker!
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Posted by Ramina Wade | March 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer
Divorce is never a fun thing to go through. During my divorce process, I couldn’t have had any better support than Antonio Valiente. Antonio not only helped me by explaining what needs to be done but I could see that my case was in good hands. Everything was done in a professional timely manner and I never felt that I’m alone trying to resolve issues that come up. Going through a complicated divorce alone is not fun, if you are looking for someone who will represent you and deliver results that exceed your wildest expectations that is the only person I can recommend to you.
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Response from Antonio Valiente November 11, 2017
Ms. Wade, thank you for your kind words. I take great pride in the work I do so hearing from satisfied clients such as yourself only reinforces why I do what I do. Hopefully you will never need to hire another family law attorney, but in the event you do, we'll be here for you.
Posted by Wanda | July 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE POWER OF VALIENTE
ANTONIO VALIENTE IS A THOUGHTFUL AN HARDWORKING ATTORNEY HE RESOLVED MY SON'S CASE IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY HE KEPT ME INFORMED AN INVOLVED DURING THE PROCESS HE IS talented,knowledgeable,an respectful,and I would recommend him to any others facing criminal charges Thank you A VERY SATISFIED CLIENT
Posted by Lisette | July 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Antonio Valiente, trustworthy and knowledgeable in his field
I called Mr Valiente on a Saturday , i will never forget. Not only was he there for me to listen to me but he took his own free time to answer my doubts and questions. In a moment of despair we all need an attorney who will guide us, be there for us and handle the case as best, Antonio is the attorney, in my opinion, for the job, he will get it done. I had all my charges dropped completely. Thanks to the work of Antonio Valiente.
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Posted by Jason | June 30, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and Talented
Mr. Valiente from the first phone call, has provided excellent service and knowledgeable service to reduce my charges from a DUI conviction to a Wreckless driving. He maintained a positive attitude which calmed my nerves through this process. Mr. Valiente's experience came into play especially when the State was not ready for my case, he provided them with the information they should have had which led them to agree to the terms without requiring another court date to be set. I have already referred Mr. Valiente to a fellow colleague.
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Posted by Doug | June 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Criminal case
Mr. Valiente was great. He handled our criminal case better than we could have expected. He is professional, and we never had any problems. He always consulted with us and let us know what was going on.
Posted by Kizzie | June 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Work!!
Antonio took my criminal case & handled it better than any of my previous attorneys. He always answered the phone, even when he was in court. And if I didn't get in touch with him he called me back quickly. Mr. Valiente always made me feel like I was his only & most important client. Hopefully I won't need the services of a criminal lawyer ever again, but if I do I will certainly call Mr. Antonio Valiente. And if anyone I know needs an attorney I will tell them to call Antonio Valiente!
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Posted by Connie | April 9, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
Mr. Valiente spoke to me and my daughter for over two hours, he was on point with all of our questions his advice helped us with our case. Our case was settle but I believe it was because of his knowledge of the law. I am forever great full to Mr. Valiente.
Posted by James | March 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Satisfied!
I am very satisfied with how Mr. Valiente handled my case we resolved quick he. He kept me informed and I got the best results I could've possibly got thank you very much.
Posted by Ricardo Dominguez | February 27, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best there is
I came to Mr. Valiente on a referral from a family member. All I have to say is the man is superb in the field of family law & is well respected by his peers . If I ever need another family law attorney I know where to go.
Posted by Mateus | February 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional! I strongly recommend.
I have chosen Mr. Antonio Valiente because of a friend’s referral. He took over my divorce and my immigration case. Everything ran as expected. Every time I needed him, he was there for me. Even after working hours. Very attentive, very professional and very friendly as well. He took really good care of my case. I strongly recommend Antonio as an Attorney. I didn’t need to keep calling him to ask about how the case was going. He handled everything very professionally and kept me posted about everything. If you are looking for an Attorney, Mr. Antonio is you’re guy.
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Response from Antonio Valiente February 27, 2016
Mr. Miranda - as with all my past, current, and future clients, your satisfaction for the representation you received is of the utmost importance to us so it's great to read your kind words regarding the service you received. Thank you for choosing Valiente Law in the first place and we hope if you, or a friend, relative, loved one, should need an attorney in the future that you will pass along our information. Very Best Regards, Antonio F. Valiente, Esq.
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Posted by Abel | January 30, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Agradecimiento
Mi nombre es Abel y por este medio quiero dar testimonio real del buen desempeño y trabajo Del señor abogado Antonio Valente.Fui representado por el y gracias ha su tenacidad y persistencia en busca de la verdad y justicia,hoy soy un hombre libre,lo cual quiero agradecerle de todo corazon y desearle lo mejor en su brillante carera. -Abel L-
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Posted by Devin | November 19, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Gifted Attorney!
Hello viewers, my name is Devin and I was one of Mr. Valiente's client. Well where do I start... First off I want to thank god for bringing Mr. Valiente into my life and taking over my case. I'm here to say that I really wouldn't be here if it wasn't for this attorney. The way Mr. Valiente handle my case was professional, excellent, and he defended me to the very end. I was facing a life sentenced for something I didn't do and Mr. Valiente cared about the innocent and devoted his life and time to my case to get me off. Mr. Valiente never showed me that i was just another case as public defenders do because they have a workload of cases. Mr. Valiente had great communication and was very accessible. He answered my calls whenever I called him and kept me updated with everything that was going on with my case. Even after I won Mr. Valiente stayed in touch. Mr. Valiente did an excellent job during my trial establishing my alibi with electronic records and with hiring a computer expert to corroborate with my alibi. The ultimate outcome for my trial was a 10 minute not guilty verdict from the jury on a life felony on which I would've never seen daylight ever again. Everyday I appreciate my life and freedom and I can't do nothing but thank the man above and also Mr. Valiente. One of the best lawyers and I highly recommend him!!
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Posted by Watson | June 7, 2015
The man standing.
I call my review the man standing, because I remember a lost boy, in a confused life. Standing in a world that was ready to consume him. I remember waking up with palms that that were drench with sweat. Loud noises from heavy doors slam shut, and men standing in uniforms talking numbers, and walking past us. They leave and we stay. Five years of the same crap! Five years of the same men and women that comes to work dedicated to make our lives a living Hell. As a innocent man I stand tall and firm.... heck who am I kidding. I was broken, afraid, worried, even excepted defeat. I was no longer the man standing. But one man would change that and one man would put the life back in my eyes. Antonio f. Valiente is the Clark Kent of the Public Defenders Office. I have read articles about his successful outcomes in the courtroom, And after a year home. Mr. Valiente continues to bring justice to court rooms and to family's. He is the man standing. Antonio picked up my case. He was the only lawyer that was sure and willing to go to trial.... and he was ready. I had three different lawyers since my five years in the county. And they all told me that my case wasn't something that we would win. I was lost and comfused cause I was completely innocent. Antonio was my new lawyer on the case and when he jumped on my case. He was confident, walked and talked it. You could see that there was no backing down from Mr Valiente. When Antonio Valiente was preforming in the court room. He not only moved me in opening argument he also moved me in closing as well. His words touched the court and the jury, when he expressed himself. He was the man standing in that room. My life was in his hands. And he fought for me like I was his very own. I remember when the verdict was in, and the jury made there way in the courtroom. Everyone stood and I was still sitting.... to weak to stand.... but that man next to me looked me in the eyes and told me to stand. I look down with defeat in my eyes. He whispered in a firm voice.... Stand up Watson. I slowly roses to my feet and stood at attention. I was now standing side by side with the man next to me when they read the verdict of not guilty. I cried and I fell to the chair in total shock and relief. The man standing looked at me in the eye and said............. not guilty.
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Posted by Watson | June 7, 2015
The man standing.
I call my review the man standing, because I remember a lost boy, in a confused life. Standing in a world that was ready to consume him. I remember waking up with palms that that were drench with sweat. Loud noises from heavy doors slam shut, and men standing in uniforms talking numbers, and walking past us. They leave and we stay. Five years of the same crap! Five years of the same men and women that comes to work dedicated to make our lives a living Hell. As a innocent man I stand tall and firm.... heck who am I kidding. I was broken, afraid, worried, even excepted defeat. I was no longer the man standing. But one man would change that and one man would put the life back in my eyes. Antonio f. Valiente is the Clark Kent of the Public Defenders Office. I have read articles about his successful outcomes in the courtroom, And after a year home. Mr. Valiente continues to bring justice to court rooms and to family's. He is the man standing. Antonio picked up my case. He was the only lawyer that was sure and willing to go to trial.... and he was ready. I had three different lawyers since my five years in the county. And they all told me that my case wasn't something that we would win. I was lost and comfused cause I was completely innocent. Antonio was my new lawyer on the case and when he jumped on my case. He was confident, walked and talked it. You could see that there was no backing down from Mr Valiente. When Antonio Valiente was preforming in the court room. He not only moved me in opening argument he also moved me in closing as well. His words touched the court and the jury, when he expressed himself. He was the man standing in that room. My life was in his hands. And he fought for me like I was his very own. I remember when the verdict was in, and the jury made there way in the courtroom. Everyone stood and I was still sitting.... to weak to stand.... but that man next to me looked me in the eyes and told me to stand. I look down with defeat in my eyes. He whispered in a firm voice.... Stand up Watson. I slowly roses to my feet and stood at attention. I was now standing side by side with the man next to me when they read the verdict of nother guilty. I cried and I fell to the chair in total shock and relief. The man standing looked at me in the eye and said............. not guilty.
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Posted by Elizabeth L. | January 30, 2014
Best Public Defender I've Ever Come In Contact With
Mr. Valiente represented my boyfriend in a drug case. As we all tend to assume a private paid for attorney would be a better suit because PD's are usually so busy with all these other cases. But this case was different. Mr. Valiente returned calls, emails, text messages. EVERYTHING. He was hands on with me with everything. Even down to the end of his case we kept in constant contact. I appreciate everything he did for me and my family. He advised my boyfriend on what was best and in the end his sentence was reduced from 15 years to 3 years with CTS. We were pleased considering how severe the case was.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Valiente, Carollo & McElligott, PLLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • President
  • Valiente Law, P.A.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Miami Dade Public Defender's Office
  • 2009 - 2015

Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Northeastern University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Florida v. "A.B."
  • Not Guilty
  • State of Florida vs. Rafael Monroy
  • Not Guilty to all counts
  • State of Florida v. A. Kelly
  • Case dismissed after successfully proving our client's alibi using digital forensic evidence.
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Associations

  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Miami chapter)
  • Board of Directors
  • 2019 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Attorney Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Attorney Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Miami chapter)
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Regional Champion
  • National Trial Competition
  • 2009
  • Regional Semi-Finalist
  • National Trial Competition
  • 2008

Publications

  • FindAttorneys.org
  • Can you travel with medical marijuana?
  • 2019
  • Lawyd
  • How Will Smart Cars Affect DUI laws?
  • 2019
  • American University Washington College of Law Criminal Law Brief
  • GUILTY PLEAS AND IMMIGRANTS: WHAT’S DEPORTATION GOT TO DO WITH IT? PADILLA V. KENTUCKY AND THE REVIVAL OF INEFFECTIVE ASSISTANCE OF COUNSEL AS A SWEET, OLD FASHIONED MOTION
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Criminal Procedure
  • Florida Speedy Trial Law
  • 2019
  • New Attorney Training
  • Attacking Fingerprint Evidence/Latent Fingerprint Examiners
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (12)
Endorse Antonio
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Antonio is among the best in both criminal and family cases. I have never spoken with a client of Antonio's who wasn't thrilled with his representation. Plain and simple: Valiente Law gets results. I enthusiastically endorse Antonio and his firm."
Family Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Antonio for several years and we have represented clients on related cases on multiple occassions. Antonio has demonstrated time and again his passion and command of the law. I trust him with my client's needs and have recommended him with positive results many times. I endorse and recommend him wholeheartedly."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Antonio is one of the most conscientious and thorough lawyers I know. He puts in the work to get you the best result possible. You want him on your side. Highly recommend!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Antonio Valiente is a dedicated attorney who fights for his clients. I have had the opportunity to observe his commitment to his clients firsthand."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Antonio at the Public Defender's office in Miami for several years. Not only is he a brilliant attorney, but he also zealously advocates for his client's rights. Any client would be extremely lucky to have him represent him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Antonio is an absolute professional and has an impressive track record of success. Antonio is not afraid to go to trial and is a passionate and aggressive advocate for his clients. I highly recommend Antonio."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"There is a reason why Antonio has an excellent reputation in the legal community - he is knowledgeable, incredibly hard-working, and loyal to his clients. I truly endorse him because I have seen the caliber of his work firsthand."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Valiente is a passionate, tireless, and driven advocate for his clients. When Mr. Valiente is on your side you can rest assured that no stone will be left unturned, no issue disregarded or overlooked, and no defense or claim abandoned without the utmost care and thoughtful deliberation. I entrusted the most important case of my career to Mr. Valiente when I left the area and he shepherded it through to the desired and best possible result. Many people have entrusted their fate to Mr. Valiente and he has given them their lives back. I would trust him with any matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Valiente is a tremendous attorney who is dedicated to fighting on behalf of his clients. He is adept at all aspects of criminal law but truly special as a trial attorney. He would be my first call if a family member ever needed a criminal attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Antonio and I worked together when we were both young public defenders. He is an extremely dedicated lawyer. He does a great job at preparing his cases and gets great results for his clients. He recently won a very difficult murder case and has a reputation as an excellent trial lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Miami Criminal defense Lawyer Antonio F Valiente
Antonio F Valiente
Criminal defense Attorney
Miami, FL
Licensed for 14 years
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