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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

Attorney Mark Smith Google Reviews

Tammey Lynch
Tammey Lynch

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Both Mark Smith and Domenic Valentine were amazing. I am so grateful to them, for without them I would still be suffering. Because of them I have my life back. I was in an automobile accident and was referred to Mark Smith. My husband and I met with Mark and he was very informative and knowledgeable. My case took almost 4 years to resolve due to Dr's not listening to me. They both kept in touch with me and kept me up to date on the progress of my claim. If you are looking for a law firm to represent you then call Smith and Valentine, they will work hard for you and get you positive results. I would recommend them to family and friends.

Shannon Mullins
Shannon Mullins

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

Trustworthy, competent and straightforward. I was informed and included in the process that my future was depending on all along the way. Thank you for the peace you have brought our family.

Maurice C.
Maurice C.

5 out of 5 stars

posted 10 months ago

We met Mark for our initial consultation and if I wasn't in his office, I would've thought that he was a long time friend of mine.

Mark took the time to answer all our questions and guided us on what we needed to do to make our case flow smoothly. I really appreciated that Mark was upfront and straightforward about everything.

I would 1000% recommend Smith & Valentine to anyone seeking an attorney!

Paul Puglisi
Paul Puglisi

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 year ago

Forget your preconceived notions about attorneys!
I must admit going in, I thought they might be more concerned about getting a case and getting their fee than they were in making me whole again. This was the warning from so many others that had traveled this road before me.
I was a victim of an under insured motorist- damage to my car and to my back.
From the first time I met Mark, he was understanding, empathetic, and thorough in explaining the process that we would need to go through to get compensation for the mounting expenses.
He was straightforward and although I was reluctant to get surgery at first, trying all the other methods to get pain relief, Mark stayed with me asking if there was anything that he could do to help as a friend.
Mark and Domenic were able to get me just compensation for the accident all without having to go to court!
Having someone, who understands the process, knows what can be achieved and is willing to go to bat for you, not just settle, best describes Mark and Domenic.
Although I hope to never need their services again, I would not hesitate asking them to represent me or my family and friends.

Billy Weeks
Billy Weeks

5 out of 5 stars

posted 11 months ago

I have worked with both attorneys at Valentine Smith law. After firing 2 other attorneys I wish I would've found them first. I highly recommend both attorneys for whatever your situation is. Both are very good and courteous and will do what it takes to help you!


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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