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Jose I. Valdes


Jose I. Valdes

Direct Dial: 786.999.1738
Fax: 305.446.3667

Jose I. Valdes is a Partner of the firm. He has been in practice for over 30 years. Mr. Valdes handles cases in all areas of civil practice including tort liability, premises liability, products liability, construction defects, probate, and guardianship matters.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Florida Bar Small Claims Rules Committee (Past Chairperson)
  • Florida Bar Rules of Judicial Administration Committee (Past Member)
  • Miami-Dade County Bar Association County Courts Committee (Past Board Member)
  • Miami-Dade Community Council 12/ Zoning Appeals Board (2002 to present, past Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson)

Awards and Honors

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell


  • Cuba and United States Cooperate in Inheritance Cases Languages English Spanish (October 14, 2007)
  • Across the Divide, El Nuevo Herald (June 13, 2003)
  • Cuban Residency Complicates $2 Million Award in Accident Miami Daily Business Review, Volume 44, Number 130 (January 26, 2000)
  • Obstacles Encountered, Representing the Interests of Cuban Nationals in the American Courts Miami Herald, Publications and Articles University of Florida, Levin College of Law, Florida Journal of International Law, Volume XV, Number 3 (1985)


  • Fluent in Spanish
AV Preeminent Award Badge


Practice Areas

  • General Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Construction
  • Probate/Guardianship

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • District of Columbia
  • Licensed by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the United States Department of the Treasury to handle probate and litigation matters involving Cuban nationals


  • J.D., University of Miami, School of Law, cum laude, 1988
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Miami, cum laude, 1985