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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

Attorney Mark Smith Google Reviews

Je Hubbard
Je Hubbard

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 years ago

I contacted Dominic Valentine after I was hit by a car while riding a four wheeler. I had multiple broken bones and was unable to go into his office, he not only took my call imminently he was at my home within an hour. He was kind, professional, and extremely compassionate about my situation. He explained the process, taking time to make sure I understood everything he was saying. He called regularly to keep me informed and updated on the case. He truly cares about his clients and does everything he can to get the best possible outcome. Our case was closed within a few weeks and because of him I was able to pay all of my medical bills. I would recommended him hands down!! Best attorney in all of Lee County!!


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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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