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Karen J. Valente

  • Attorney


Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Commercial
  • Professional Malpractice


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.


  • Mercer University School of Law, Macon, Georgia
    • J.D.
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Law Review: Eleventh Circuit Survey for the Mercer Law Review, Editor
  • Mercer University
    • Honors: With Honors

Bar Admissions

  • Florida