|FL||Member in Good Standing||2005||01/29/2017|
|Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center||Law||Juris-Doctor||2005|
|university of Aix en Provence, France||Law||License/Master/ Postgraduate Degree||1998|
|Quebec-Floride Legal||Enforcement of Foreign Judgements||2011|
Posted by Valery
Valerie was recommended to me and she was outstanding legal counsel. Her level of excellence, interest, concern and attention to detail was impressive. I could not of asked for a better lawyer to assist me through a very ugly divorce. She is extremely knowledgeable, capable and compassionate! She listens, and pays attention to detail and gives you solid, commonsense advice. She takes the emotion out of the divorce and uses practical commonsense logic for a fair outcome. She will guide you every step of the way and is available at all times. She responds promptly to any calls, texts or emails. She runs a very professional practice with a human touch. I highly recommend her to anyone that needs legal advice! You couldn't ask for better! My first lawyer was a disaster and when I met Valerie I realized what a professional, caring lawyer should be. I am very grateful Valerie was recommended to me and I wholeheartedly attest to her ability and recommend her.
Posted by Nicola
I was recommended Valerie Duane Dray to represent me over a dispute with my ex-husband. This was a complex case, particularly because our divorce property settlement contracts were badly worded, ambiguous and - it dawned on me about 3 years after the divorce - very much not in my favor. Valerie Duane Dray was quick to recognize what could be salvaged and what couldn't be. She is a very very fast thinker, and gets to the nub of issues. She did not waste time on anything which would probably not be found to be in my favor. She was aware that my money was limited - partly because I had been left so badly off in the financial settlement between my ex and myself. She worked with me - delegating a lot of the time-consuming but necessary tasks to me so that I didn't build up huge fees. She is the most honest person, has incredible integrity. We won the case.
There was another part of this. My husband kidnapped our daughter when she was visiting him in the summer. Valerie acted quickly, stayed calm and understood my anguish but she got this to court within days for an emergency hearing. Knowing her family law inside out, she assured me that I would get my daughter back. Again, she focused on the critical arguments of the case, briefed me very thoroughly for the court appearance (which i had to do on skype!), and the judge ordered my child come home to me.
She has been empathetic, but always realistic with me, so thoroughly professional. She does not waste on a lot time on words, she just does the hard work of preparation.Valerie is not only someone with the perfect temperament and intellect to be a first class family lawyer, but she a lovely person, with great personal integrity.
Posted by Valery
Valerie Duane Dray was an outstanding lawyer in my divorce case. She was compassionate, Knowledgeable and a force to be reckoned with. She was thorough and exacting and a source of comfort through the whole ordeal. I would highly recommend her.
Christopher Leigh, Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse Valerie. I have come to know Valerie both as a fellow attorney and having worked on a matter together. She is a Book-Smart and Street-Smart lawyer of high integrity, knowledge and experience. No one will work harder to achieve the best result.