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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
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5 out of 5 stars

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5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Attorney Mark Smith reached a settlement for my family that was more than double the initial settlement offer. Atty. Smith went above and beyond what we expected. Mark got the best possible results for us
because his knowledge of the law is unequaled. Our phone calls were returned promptly and he was always available to answer our questions.
My family and I are very grateful to Atty. Smith for the dilligence and professionalism he showed in dealing with our very difficult case and would recommend Attorney Mark Smith without reservation.


5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 week ago

Exceptional service. Entire staff will pay close attention to your specific situation & after discussing all of YOUR possible options, will take immediate action & start working right away. They take the weight off your shoulders so that you can focus on other things, walk out with the knowledge you need while feeling confident & satisfied. You will Not get home & find yourself questioning the decisions you made. You won't be ignored & left waiting for answers. They will provide you with updates as soon as they get them. You won't have to guess what step they are on. Timely progress will be made. If you need help right away, they will make time for you, new case or current. If something comes up & you need to speak with them in person, stop by, they will fit you in somewhere. Probably the best part, you don't need to spend an entire day for your appt. They never rush you but never take up needless time either. The sun will still be shining when you leave unless you scheduled a late appt. Even if you are not in the Cape, go ahead & use their service still. It might be out of way but make the right decisions & make sure you get what you need & quality you desire. I found them by happenstance. Once in a while you get cut a break & end up at the right place. I'm not saying it's the best thing since sliced bread or cheerleading for them, they just happen to be the best fit for a situation that requires a lawyer. To get taken care of when in need of help. Plus, to clear the clutter since everyone says they are the best at what they do. All firms have confidence. It's good to have it without the need to broadcast it everywhere in order to pat one's own back or use you solely for their own good.

Maria Fabrizio
Maria Fabrizio

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

Great service, excellent staff. Dominic was easy to talk with, kept me informed, and made this experience hassle free. Highly recommend to anyone looking for legal representation.

Tyana Kershaw
Tyana Kershaw

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

I can't say enough about Dominick and The Smith and Valentine Law Firm. Four years ago My daughter was in a horrible car accident. She had already spoke to an attorney that was recommended by a friend. After two months of leaving messages with no response and nothing being done, I called Dominick and found out that it wasn't too late to let that attorney go and howh Smith and Valentine. Thankfully We Did! My Daughter's case was settled within 5 months and She Was Awarded way more than we expected! Anyone who has gone through a traumatic Accident knows the emotional and financial stress it brings. Dominick was in constant contact with us and lifted so much of our daily anguish. I've sent so many people to Them and Everyone has been extremely satisfied with their settlement as well as the personal attention they received! I would recommend Smith and Valentine to Anyone in need of A Lawyer who knows their Stuff and who fights from start to finish for their clients!!!!!

James Swedenburg
James Swedenburg

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

Very professional. Excellent communication from the entire staff. Marc and his staff treated me like family. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.


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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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