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Henry E. Valenzuela

  • Managing Partner


Tampa, FL






Areas Of Practice

  • Medical Negligence
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Products Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Premises Liability & Negligent Security

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Public Accountant, Florida, 1985
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1985


  • Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1985
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Member, Moot Court Board, 1985
  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
    • B.B.A. - 1982
    • Honors: cum laude

Published Works

  • "Derivative Suit Settlements, In Search of a New Lodestar" (Co-Author), 48 Law & Contemporary Problems, 1985
  • "Unsafe Places: Can the Courtroom Make a Difference?" (Co-Author), Florida Bar Journal, May, 1990
  • "The Impact of Section 768.81 (3) and Fabre v. Marin on the Practice of Plaintiffs' Personal Injury Law" (Co-Author), Civil Trial Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 1995
  • "Construction Site Cases - A Brief Analysis of Workers' Compensation Immunity" (Co-Author), Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, April, 1997
  • "Injured Infant, Violent Crime, Security NCA-CLE" 1999 Series, American Association for Justice, February, 1999
  • "Jury Selection in the Difficult Liability Case", Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, April, 2002

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
  • Florida Super Lawyers 2013 and 2014
  • Tampa's Best Lawyers Recipient, 2019

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Member, Attorney-Accountant Committee
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member


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