Mr. Valen is a partner in the Tampa office of ABD and has over a decade of experience as a litigation attorney with a particular emphasis on the defense of Personal Injury Protection cases. Having previously worked in claims management for one of the largest insurance companies in the nation, he understands the necessity of maintaining efficiency in the pursuit of desired results. Prior to joining ABD, Mr. Valen managed the PIP litigation department in Tampa for one of the largest statewide law firms in Florida. He has litigated thousands of cases resulting in favorable outcomes for his clients and has presented oral argument before the Second District Court of Appeal on several occasions. Mr. Valen is also a frequent presenter at various insurance conferences and is licensed with the Florida Department of Financial Services to teach continuing education courses for claims professionals.
Community and Professional Activities:
Mr. Valen is a member of the Florida Bar Association, Hillsborough County Bar Association, and American Bar Association. He is also a supporter of the Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee and a member of the Medical Claims Defense Network.
Stetson University College of Law, J.D./M.B.A. 2004
University of Florida, B.A. Political Science/B.S. Business Management, 2001
Personal Injury Protection, Windshield/Glass Litigation, Breach of Contract, Declaratory Actions, Fraud and SIU, Insurance Coverage Disputes, Catastrophic and Personal Injury, Wrongful Death