Lorraine A. Valenti is a boutique trial practice devoted to handling personal injury, wrongful death and commercial litigation cases in the state and federal courts.
Lorraine Valenti is a board certified trial attorney serving the Tampa Bay Area for more than 20 years. A distinction achieved by less than 2% of all Florida attorneys.
Maybe you have never needed the services of an attorney before; but now you do. Obviously, you want a lawyer who is able to handle your particular legal situation, and who has expertise in the area of law relating to your legal needs.
To assist you in finding such a lawyer, the Supreme Court of Florida directed The Florida Bar to offer a “Board Certification” program for Florida Bar members. The program is designed to help the public make an informed decision when seeking and selecting a lawyer.
While all lawyers are allowed to advertise, only certified attorneys are allowed to identify themselves as “Florida Bar Board Certified” or as a “specialist.” Certification is the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida.
A lawyer who is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar and who meets the standards set by the Supreme Court of Florida, may become a “Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer.”
Certified lawyers in civil trial law deal with litigation of civil controversies in all areas of substantive law before state and federal courts, administrative agencies and arbitrators. In addition to actual pretrial and trial process, civil trial law includes evaluating, handling and resolving civil disagreements prior to the initiation of a lawsuit.
Every board certified civil trial lawyer has practiced law on a full-time basis for at least five years and been substantially involved – 30 percent or more – in the area of civil trial law during the three years preceding application. To be certified, the lawyer is required to have conducted at least 15 contested civil cases in courts of general jurisdiction during the lawyer’s practice, including cases before a jury and as lead counsel.
Each certified lawyer must also have passed peer review, completed 50 hours of continuing legal education within the three years preceding application and passed a written examination demonstrating knowledge, skills and proficiency in the field of civil trial law to justify the representation of special competence.
Board Certification is valid for five years, during which time the attorney must continue to practice law and attend Florida Bar approved continuing legal education courses. To be recertified, requirements similar to those for initial certification must be met. Not all qualified lawyers are certified, but those who are board certified have taken the extra step to have their competence and experience recognized.
Lorraine A. Valenti became Board Certified in Civil Trial law on June 1, 1999.
Attorney Lorraine Valenti handles each case personally and provides prompt aggressive representation.
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To discuss your legal matter with Lorraine Valenti, call toll free at 877-811-1515 or contact us online. Our main office is located in the Tampa Bay Area but we serve clients throughout the state of Florida.