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Irama Valdes

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Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Miami, FL

Irama Valdes, P.A.
12485 SW 137th Ave, Suite 201
Miami, FL 33186
Phone: 305-477-1111
Fax: 786-441-4404
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2022
Licensed in Florida Since: 2010
Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate, Estate & Trust Litigation, Elder Law
Languages Spoken: ASL, English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Navigating the complexities of estate planning, probate, and guardianship administration and litigation cases requires compassion and a keen eye for the details. As the founder of Irama Valdes, P.A., Ms. Valdes is dedicated to aiding people with their incapacitation and end of life planning. She serves clients in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as well as throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Ms. Valdes also accepts family law cases and those involving mental health proceedings. She speaks English and Spanish.

In 2007, Ms. Valdes graduated cum laude from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Science in communication. She went on to earn a Juris Doctor from the St. Thomas University School of Law.

Ms. Valdes is actively involved in the legal community. She currently serves as Vice-Chair for the Probate and Guardianship Committee of the Dade County Bar association.  She previously served as the treasurer for the Miami Lakes Bar Association, and is a member of the Cuban American Bar Association, the Dade County Bar Association, the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Inc., the National Association of Professional Women and the South Miami Kendall Bar Association. Ms. Valdes also volunteers her time with the United Way of North Central Florida's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

Considering each of her clients as members of her own family, Ms. Valdes strives to help them develop plans that are tailored to meet their needs and their wishes. She helps people write wills, establish powers of attorney, put living wills in place and designate guardians for themselves or their children. Beginning her career as an intern and then as an employee for the Miami-Dade County Probate Court's chief judge, Ms. Valdes gained valuable knowledge of the processes and procedures related to probate administration, guardianship, and litigation matters related to both areas. She draws on this experience to help her expeditiously and efficiently achieve resolutions to her clients' legal issues.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 30%Estate & Trust Litigation
  • 10%Elder Law
Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Will Contests


7 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2022

About Irama Valdes

First Admitted: 2010, Florida

Professional Webpage:


  • Outstanding Public Service Award
  • Pro Bono Award, St. Thomas University School of Law, 2010

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (V.I.T.A.)

Educational Background

  • Miami Dade College, A.A., Cum Laude, 2004
  • Florida International University, B.S. in Communication, Cum Laude, 2007


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  • If you get sick and can't make decisions for yourself, who will?? If you fail to create a legal document that says this, take a look at what can happen!, What is a Durable Power of Attorney?, General Public, 2020
  • What happens to your assets when you die? Ever wondered who gets to decide?, What is Probate?, General Public, 2020
  • Budgeting and Finances are extremely sensitive topics right now but Angela makes it somewhat of a cozy conversation and makes you feel like you can totally handle it., Spotlight Interview - Angela Moore, of Modern Money Advisor, General Public, 2020

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Dade County Bar Association's Probate and Guardianship Committee, Vice-Chair, 2020
  • Dade County Bar Association's Probate and Guardianship Committee, Vice-Chair, 2019
  • Dade County Bar Association's Probate and Guardianship Committee, Vice-Chair, 2018
  • Dade County Bar Association's Probate and Guardianship Committee, Vice-Chair, 2017
  • South Miami Kendall Bar Association, Member, 2016
  • Dade County Bar Association's Probate and Guardianship Committee, Vice-Chair, 2016
  • Miami Lakes Bar Association, Treasurer, 2015
  • Miami Lakes Bar Association, Officer, 2014
  • National Association of Professional Women, Member, 2013
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Member, 2012
  • Dade County Bar Association, Member, 2010
  • Cuban American Bar Association, Member, 2011

Industry Groups

  • Guardianship
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Office Location for Irama Valdes

12485 SW 137th Ave
Suite 201
Miami, FL 33186

Phone: 305-477-1111

Fax: 786-441-4404

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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