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Philip L. Valente Jr. is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer. This means he has been tested and certified by the Florida Bar to be an expert in the handling of civil trial matters in both State and Federal Courts. Mr. Valente has been recognized by the courts of this state as being willing to take on and win cases that others might not dare to try. He is an instrument rated pilot and regularly flies across the country for both work and pleasure. Mr. Valente has successfully handled multimillion dollar cases as well as consumer class action and first party insurance cases.

He has been a frequent lecturer for the Florida Justice Association, speaking on subjects such as the trial of personal injury cases, voir dire, handling medical and billing issues, cross examination, and Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement. Happily married for over 22 years and the father of three, Mr. Valente has long been known as a coach of his two boys in their baseball endeavors and is affectionately called “Coach Phil” by ball players and their parents on the teams he has coached in our local community. Mr. Valente enjoys an excellent reputation among the major insurance carriers, has been repeatedly recognized for his excellence and skill in the handling of cases by the State’s Judges, and is regularly consulted by lawyers across the state for co-counsel opportunities. Contact Mr. Valente at

Karen Valente graduated with honors from Mercer University School of Law, was on Law Review and was the Editor of the Eleventh Circuit Survey for the Mercer Law Review and graduated with honors from Mercer University as an undergraduate. Mrs. Valente has been admitted to practice in Florida for more than 30 years. She started in a general civil practice before focusing for many years on worker’s compensation cases, first from a defense standpoint and then from a claimant’s perspective. During her tenure as a Worker’s Compensation claimant’s lawyer, Karen tried or resolved four cases for over one million dollars and two for more than 3 million dollars. Settlements like these were taken away by the Florida legislature with changes to the workers compensations system and Karen refocused her practice to the handling of Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Defamation, and Commercial cases. A seasoned litigator, Karen has handled depositions of the highest level medical and expert witnesses and first chair trials of workers compensation and exposure cases. Karen is equally involved in the handling of all of the firm’s largest medical malpractice, commercial, defamation and professional malpractice cases. Together with Philip Valente Jr. , they form the trial team for all of the firm’s cases taken to trial.