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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.


 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Personal Injury: 70%
  2. Car Accident: 10%
  3. Trucking Accident: 8%
  4. Slip and Fall: 7%
  5. Wrongful Death: 5%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Sean Christopher O'Halloran

    I endorse this lawyer. As a practicing attorney in the Southwest Florida area, I am familiar with Mark Smith’s results, reputation in the community, and attention to his clients’ needs. He has been handling personal injury cases for in excess of 25 years, and as a result, he is well qualified to handle all types of personal injury issues including auto accidents, trip and fall incidents and wrongful death. I would strongly encourage anyone considering hiring a personal injury attorney to schedule a consultation with Mr. Smith. You will not be disappointed.

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  • Brian David Zinn

    I have known Mark for many years. He is an excellent trial lawyer, and gets great results for his clients. I recommend him highly.

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Contact info

Mark Smith law firm

1617 Santa Barbara Blvd.
Suite 7
Cape Coral, FL, 33991

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing198706/21/2016
WISuspended Dues198403/01/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certified - Civil TrialFlorida Bar2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
President of Injury AssociationPresident1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founder, PrincipalSmith & Valentine Law2011 - Present
Chief LitigatorLusk, Drasites, Tolisano & Smith PA1997 - 2011
Litigation AssociateGoldberg, Goldstein & Buckley P.A.1987 - 1997
Law ClerkJudge John C. Ahlgrimm1983 - 1983
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida BarBoard Certified in Civil Trial Law1996 - Present
Skyline WoodsVice President2015 - 2015
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lee CountyBoard Member1994 - 1995
Personal Injury AssociationsPresident1993 - 1993
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Louisiana State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Aiding Debtors in ForeclosureAiding Debtors in Foreclosure2013