Mark is a board certified civil trial attorney with over 25 years of personal injury experience.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1987||01/30/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Board Certified - Civil Trial||Florida Bar||2015|
|President of Injury Association||President||1993|
|Founder, Principal||Smith & Valentine Law||2011 - Present|
|Chief Litigator||Lusk, Drasites, Tolisano & Smith PA||1997 - 2011|
|Litigation Associate||Goldberg, Goldstein & Buckley P.A.||1987 - 1997|
|Law Clerk||Judge John C. Ahlgrimm||1983 - 1983|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Bar||Board Certified in Civil Trial Law||1996 - Present|
|Skyline Woods||Vice President||2015 - 2015|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lee County||Board Member||1994 - 1995|
|Personal Injury Associations||President||1993 - 1993|
|University of Wisconsin Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|Louisiana State University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1980|
|Aiding Debtors in Foreclosure||Aiding Debtors in Foreclosure||2013|
Posted by Paul
Forget your preconceived notions about attorneys!
I must admit going in, I thought they might be more concerned about getting a case and getting their fee than they were in making me whole again. This was the warning from so many others that had traveled this road before me.
I was a victim of an under insured motorist- damage to my car and injury to my back.
From the first time I met Mark, he was understanding, empathetic, and thorough in explaining the process that we would need to go through to get compensation for the mounting expenses.
He was straightforward and although I was reluctant to get surgery at first, trying all the other methods to get pain relief, Mark stayed with me asking if there was anything that he could do to help as a friend.
Mark and Domenic were able to get me just compensation for the accident all without having to go to court!
Having someone, who understands the process, knows what can be achieved and is willing to go to bat for you, not just settle, best describes Mark and Domenic.
Although I hope to never need their services again, I would not hesitate asking them to represent me or my family and friends.
Posted by Alice
My case was unusual and difficult to prove. Mark Smith handled it perfectly and was successful in getting me a settlement He gave it his full attention even though there wasn't a big payout involved. He takes the time necessary to handle both big and small cases. I would recommend him highly and give him 5 stars.
Posted by Diana
Mark Smith and his team helped my brother and his family through some tough legal problems during a very hard personal bad time for our family. He was professional and empathetic to my family. We never felt like we were dealing with lawyers but rather extended family members and I will for ever be grateful to him and his team for that. Dealing with the legal system can be more often than not overwhelming and scary and Mr. Smith always made us feel heard, respected and grateful to be represented by such a caring and professional individual. Needless to say as someone who has experienced all of the above first hand I highly recommend Mr. Mark Smith and his firm.
Sean O'Halloran, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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.