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Jeronimo Valdez is an accomplished trial lawyer and Founder & Managing Partner of Valdez│Washington LLP where he represents clients throughout the country in a broad range of matters including complex contract disputes, non-compete litigation, complex business torts, and other business-related problems. He has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict resulting in multiple unanimous defense verdicts for his clients and multi-million dollar awards for his side. Mr. Valdez’s successes have earned him recognition by his peers for inclusion in, among other things: The Best Lawyers in America©; Texas Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”; The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Attorneys; National Association of Distinguished Counsel’s “Nation’s Top 1 Percent”; The National Advocates Top 100 Attorneys; and The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40.
In addition to his extensive trial experience, Mr. Valdez also serves as an invaluable business advisor to many of DFW’s leading entrepreneurs and business organizations. He has served as Vice President & General Counsel of an international company and currently serves as outside general counsel to leading businesses and local chambers of commerce. He began his legal career at one of the largest and most respected law firms in the U.S., but he now operates his own Law Firm, where he provides individuals and small businesses with the same quality services, but more efficiently and more affordably. As a result of his unique business model, one of the largest Chambers of Commerce in North Texas awarded him the prestigious Quality & Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award. In addition, The Dallas Business Journal has also recognized him in its prestigious “40 under 40″ list as “one of top 40 businessmen in North Texas under the age of 40,” and later awarded him the Minority Business Leader Award, which “honors outstanding minority business professionals whose work is having a major impact on the local business community.”
In addition to his local leadership, Mr. Valdez has been selected to serve in various international leadership roles. Among other things, Mr. was selected as a 2013 British American Fellow (one of only 20 selected nationwide) to participate the British-American Project. In 2014, Mr. Valdez was one of 75 individuals from 35 countries selected for the prestigious Marshall Memorial Fellowship, which is the flagship leadership development program of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
Mr. Valdez is admitted to practice before all Texas state courts, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
Education and Background
A native of Dallas, Texas, Jeronimo Valdez grew up in Pleasant Grove and is a proud product of the Dallas public school system. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas at Arlington where he attended on a full scholarship. While in college, he earned numerous honors and distinctions, including induction into Pi Sigma Alpha (the National Political Science Honor Society) and Phi Alpha Theta (the International History Honor Society).
Mr. Valdez earned his law degree from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law where he also attended on a full scholarship. He was selected as the Sarah T. Hughes Scholar—a distinction bestowed on only one entering SMU law student each year. He was also selected by the American Bar Association as one of only 20 students nationwide to be awarded the prestigious inaugural ABA Scholarship. While in law school, Mr. Valdez earned numerous distinctions, including: Vice-President of the Student Bar Association, Law Review Editor, Executive Board Member & Master Advocate for the Board of Advocates, and induction into Phi Delta Phi (the legal honor society). More importantly, during law school Mr. Valdez was selected to serve as Chief Counsel of the SMU Civil Clinic where he was given special permission by the State of Texas to serve as a student lawyer on behalf of numerous low-income clients. In that capacity, he successfully litigated a number of contract-related matters and obtained impressive and much-needed recoveries for his clients.
Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013
Admitted: 2003, Texas
Professional Webpage: vwlegal.com/attorneys/jeronimo-valdez
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