Jacqueline M. Valdespino

Top rated Family Law attorney in Miami, Florida

Valdespino & Associates, PA
Jacqueline M. Valdespino
Valdespino & Associates, PA

Practice Areas: Family Law, Appellate; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 1988

Education: University of Miami School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Italian, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2023

Valdespino & Associates, PA

2641 Abaco Avenue
Miami, FL 33133 Visit website


Jacqueline M. Valdespino is a family law attorney at the firm Valdespino & Associates PA in Miami, Florida. She has been in the legal industry for over 34 years and provides compassionate and dedicated legal services to her clients in the following matters: 

·       Dissolution of marriage 

·       Child support 

·       Timesharing 

·       Adoption

·       Property distribution 

·       Paternity 

·       Enforcement 

·       Modification of pre- and post-marital agreements 

With a genuine concern for her clients, Ms. Valdespino is a tenacious and enthusiastic defender of her clients' rights and liberties. She empathically protects their best interests since she recognizes how challenging dealing with a family law situation must be for them. She takes a collaborative approach and helps clients through the legal system. She expects and encourages client participation throughout the process. 

Ms. Valdespino ensures that her clients are constantly informed of their legal rights, which she deems an important step in the legal process. As a result, she has written numerous articles about laws concerning domestic relations, which have been published in renowned journals. She routinely talks at many of the leading seminars and conferences across the country and has garnered accolades from her peers in the legal world. 

A graduate of Georgetown University, Ms. Valdespino obtained her bachelor’s degree in American studies. She pursued her legal studies and received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Miami School of Law. She currently serves as a guest lecturer in family and matrimonial law at the Florida International University College of Law and the University of Miami School of Law.

Ms. Valdespino has received much recognition for her work in the legal field, including receiving an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and being included in The Best Lawyers in America list. Additionally, she has also been honored for her work in the pro bono field, including receiving the Tobias Simon Award from the Florida Supreme Court and the Ann Liechty Child Custody Pro Bono Award from the American Bar Association. 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Family Law, Appellate

Focus areas

Appeals, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements

  • 90% Family Law
  • 10% Appellate

First Admitted: 1988, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.valdespinopa.com/firm-profiles/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • The American Bar Associatio
Educational Background:
  • Bachelor of Arts degree, American Studies, Georgetown University
  • , Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America
  • , Family Law Firm of the Year, 2014
  • 2017   Selected as “Women Leaders in the Law” by The American Lawyer & The National Law Journal, “Women Leaders in the Law” , The American Lawyer & The National Law Journal, 2017
  • , Women Legal Leaders in the Law, The American Lawyer Magazine, 2016
  • , Top Lawyers 2016, Daily Business Review, 2016
  • , “Dream Team Legal”, Vida Exito Magazine , 2016
  • Selected by the Family Law Bench to receive the Put something Back, Guardian Ad Litem of the Year Pro Bono Award; first repeat recipient in the history of the award to be a second time recipient (1997 and 2019), Put something Back, Guardian Ad Litem of the Year Pro Bono Award, Put Something Back
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2002

Office location for Jacqueline M. Valdespino

2641 Abaco Avenue
Miami, FL 33133

Phone: 305-703-2649


18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2023

Top Lists

Top 50: Women Florida Super Lawyers: 2006, 2010 Top 25 Women South Miami Super Lawyers : 2006

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