Valentina Lopera

Associate

Professional Experience

Valentina Lopera is an Associate at the Firm’s Miami office. Valentina’s practice focuses on civil litigation and insurance defense. Valentina has experience defending claims for personal injury sounding in auto negligence, premises liability, and construction negligence, as well as defending first party property damage claims, civil rights claims, employment-based claims, and workers’ compensation claims.

After graduating cum laude from Florida International University with a degree in Political Science, Valentina obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law. While in law school, Valentina was a Junior Associate and Bilingual Translator for the school journal, ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law.

Valentina has a commitment to pro-bono work and received an honorary distinction for completing more than 200 hours of pro-bono services during law school career. Valentina interned with Mission United Veterans Pro Bono Legal Aid Services of Broward County, where she helped low-income veterans appeal their military discharge status and/or their benefits; as well as assisting veterans in various civil matters including evictions and child custody disputes. Valentina also interned at the Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Law Clinic, providing legal assistance services to caregivers of adults with intellectual disabilities. Additionally, Valentina has experience having interned with the Miami-Dade Public Schools Board of Education.

Areas of Expertise

  • Bodily Injury Defense
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Workers Compensation
  • Products Liability
  • Mass Environmental Toxic Tort

Education

  • Juris Doctor - Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Office Location

  • Miami, FL

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Miami-Dade Bar Association
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association