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About Mark

Mark P. Smith is one of two principal attorneys of Smith & Valentine Law, a Cape Coral-based private law practice specializing in personal injury and wrongful death, dog bites, car and motorcycle accidents, & slip and fall accidents.

Mark P. Smith, P.A., B.C.S.

Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

He serves accident victims and clients from across Southwest Florida, including Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, North Fort Myers, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Cape Coral, Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples and Marco Island.

Mark, a 25-year lawyer, is one of just two Cape Coral Board Certified Civil Trial Attorneys, according to The Florida Bar. This means that Smith & Valentine Law has demonstrated special knowledge, skills and proficiency in personal injury law, and professionalism and ethics in his practice. As a Board Certified Specialist (B.C.S.), Mark has attained the highest level of Florida Bar evaluation for competency and experience in personal injury law.

He holds court membership in the Supreme Court of the State of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida. A member in good standing of Florida Bar since 1987, Mark Smith served as its Past President, Personal Injury Association (1993).

He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin in 1984 and a Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana State University in 1980. In 1984 Mark Smith was admitted to the Wisconsin Bar. He received Board Certification in the area of Civil Trial by the Florida Bar in 1996.

Mark Smith has called Southwest Florida home for more than 20 years. He is married with four children, and gives back to the community through his involvement in local civic, charitable and church organizations.

Reach Smith & Valentine Law today by calling (239) 673-8991 or email [email protected].

Attorney Mark Smith Google Reviews

Smith & Valentine Law
Reviewed from Google

5 out of 5 stars

Jason D Lynch
Jason D Lynch

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

I had such a great experience at Smith & Valentine. Dominic was my personal lawyer and did great for me. He took the time to answer all my calls & emails. But everyone in the office was personable & friendly & helped when they could. Mark Smith is also a wonderful attorney. I would highly recommend this law firm to anyone who is need of a lawyer that cares about you & your case, not about lining their pockets like the big names you hear on the radio & tv. I'd chose Smith & Valentine any day over any other, any time!!! Thank you, Amber A.

Ruth Poole
Ruth Poole

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Mr. Valentine is one of the best attorneys I have had the pleasure of dealing with. He worked very hard on my case. Dominic answered any and All questions asked. He has Very friendly staff. .Mr. Valentine gets straight to the point. He stays on the phone or in the court room to get you the settlement you so deserve. I give him and his and his staff more than five stars if I could. .

Dylan moon
Dylan moon

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

These guys are by far the best lawyers anyone can ask for dom is the man. He got me the best possible option an amount I could have gotten an I would recommend them to absolutely anyone. Can’t believe how professional these two are. Hands down the best you can find! Look no further and call smith an valentine TODAY! 5 stars isn’t enough they deserve 10

Mackenzie Cavanagh
Mackenzie Cavanagh

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

Domenic was the best we could’ve gotten in Cape Coral!! was very reliable and trust worthy . wouldn’t have wanted to go anywhere else! HIGHLY recommended his office!

Danielle Moore
Danielle Moore

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Smith and Valentine Law is the place to go to get things done right. The staff is incredibly personable, prompt, and overall helpful; you never have to question the status of your case and they ALWAYS return calls in a timley fashion. My lawsuit was settled for more than I was expecting and within a few months. They are absolutely the lawyers to go with!

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Domenic’s Cell: (239) 770-3697
Mark’s Cell: (239) 910-1438

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Why hire a board certified trial attorney?

Not all personal injury, wrongful death, property and contract disputes, insurance claims, and real estate foreclosures end up in court, but it is impossible to know which litigation will go to trial, and the process can seem daunting.

A Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney has been recommended by peers and judges for this special designation, and has successfully passed an arduous written exam to earn the certification. In fact, according to the Florida Bar web site, there are only two Board Certified trial attorneys in the entire city of Cape Coral.

Board Certified Attorneys are especially well prepared to be your advocate throughout court proceedings because of our acquired knowledge, experience and dogged attention to detail. We have to be able to command attention and speak persuasively with an understanding of courtroom dynamics. In a situation where one mistake can mean the difference between a positive or negative outcome, a board certified civil trial advocate like Smith & Valentine Law can ensure that your legal rights are well protected.

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