Henry E. Valenzuela

Top rated Medical Malpractice attorney in Tampa, Florida

Valenzuela Law Firm, P.A.
Henry E. Valenzuela
Valenzuela Law Firm, P.A.

Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Products Liability, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 1985

Education: Duke University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2023

Valenzuela Law Firm, P.A.

100 N Tampa Street
Suite 2350
Tampa, FL 33602 Visit website


As the managing partner of Valenzuela Law Firm, P.A., in Tampa, Florida, attorney Henry E. Valenzuela devotes his time and resources to helping individuals and families recover the compensation they need after suffering an injury or loss caused by another party's negligence or wrongdoing.

Serving clients throughout Florida and the rest of the United States, Mr. Valenzuela focuses his practice primarily on medical malpractice, brain injury and catastrophic injury claims, but he also represents plaintiff clients with all types of civil litigation, including premises liability and products liability claims, commercial litigation, and more.

Certified by The Florida Bar as a civil trial specialist and having over 30 years of legal experience, Mr. Valenzuela possesses the skills necessary to handle even the most complex and challenging cases. Throughout his career, he has secured substantial, multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients, including a $17 million jury award for a family who lost a daughter in a car crash.

A 1982 cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Mr. Valenzuela attended Duke University School of Law, obtaining his Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 1985. That same year, The Florida Bar admitted him to practice, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Dedicated to his practice, Mr. Valenzuela remains active in several professional legal associations, including the American Bar Association, the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, the American Association for Justice and the Hillsborough County Bar Association, among others. Well-versed in his practice area, he has published a number of articles on a variety of topics related to personal injury law and civil litigation.

In recognition for his high ethical standards and exceptional legal service, he received an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell.

*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 Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Brain Injury, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

  • 60% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 20% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 20% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1985, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.vallaw.com/Attorney-Profile/Henry-E-Valenzuela.sh...

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • Florida, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1985
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Member, Attorney-Accountant Committee
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2013-2014
Educational Background:
  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, B.B.A., cum laude, 1982
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Law and Contemporary Problems, Senior Editor, 1985
  • "Derivative Suit Settlements, In Search of a New Lodestar" (Co-Author), 48 Law & Contemporary Problems, 1985
  • "Unsafe Places: Can the Courtroom Make a Difference?" (Co-Author), Florida Bar Journal, May, 1990
  • "The Impact of Section 768.81 (3) and Fabre v. Marin on the Practice of Plaintiffs' Personal Injury Law" (Co-Author), Civil Trial Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 1995
  • "Construction Site Cases - A Brief Analysis of Workers' Compensation Immunity" (Co-Author), Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, April, 1997
  • "Injured Infant, Violent Crime, Security NCA-CLE" 1999 Series, American Association for Justice, February, 1999
  • "Jury Selection in the Difficult Liability Case", Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, April, 2002
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Public Accountant, Florida, 1985
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Office location for Henry E. Valenzuela

100 N Tampa Street
Suite 2350
Tampa, FL 33602

Phone: 813-272-1000

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