Rose Valentine is Partner with Stone, Glass & Connolly, LLP. Ms. Valentine primarily handles first and third party property defense litigation as well as insurance coverage and bad faith matters. She is an experienced trial lawyer representing insurance industry clients defending property damage claims involving windstorm, sinkhole, fire, mold, vandalism, theft and water losses. Ms. Valentine assists insurers in all aspects of a coverage dispute including pre-suit investigations, responses to civil remedy notices of insurer violations, coverage evaluations, declaratory judgment actions, assignment of benefits and bad faith litigation. Her experience and depth of knowledge across a range of practice areas has aided her in obtaining favorable results for her clients, both in court and through negotiated settlements.
Ms. Valentine has presented at insurance industry conferences on insurers claim handling practices and provides in-house claims seminars with claims professionals for continuing education credits.
Prior to joining Stone, Glass & Connolly, Ms. Valentine was employed at a prominent national insurance defense firm handling first-party property insurance litigation as well as defending condominium associations, homeowner’s associations, directors, officers and property managers in claims ranging from breach of fiduciary duty, breach of the declaration, Fair Housing Act (FHA) and HUD claims. Previously, she also worked at a boutique law firm in Coral Gables, FL handling first party insurance disputes on behalf of the insurance companies as well as immigration matters.
Ms. Valentine began her legal career as Assistant State Attorney for the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s office. As an Assistant State Attorney, she tried over 50 bench trials and 15 jury trials to verdict on charges ranging from misdemeanors to first degree felonies. She also defended victims of domestic violence and worked with victims to find services, resources and counseling.
In 2002, Ms. Valentine graduated from Indiana University – Bloomington with dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Criminal Justice and Sociology. Ms. Valentine attended Western Michigan University Cooley Law School (formerly known as Thomas M. Cooley Law School) in Lansing, MI and obtained her Juris Doctor in 2007. While in law school, Ms. Valentine was a writer for the school newspaper “The Pillar”, member of the Mock Trial National Team, Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, President of the American Bar Association Cooley Chapter and member of the Board of Directors for the Student Bar Association. She also studied abroad at the University of Toronto at St. Michaels College in Toronto and College of Law England and Wales in London. Prior to graduating from law school, Ms. Valentine worked as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Kenneth M. Hoyt in the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, in Houston.
Ms. Valentine is admitted to practice before the Florida Bar and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida as well as the U.S. Supreme Court. She is a member of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, the National Black Prosecutor’s Association and American Bar Association Section of Litigation where she serves as Judicial Intern Opportunity Program Volunteer which assists law students in finding placement as judicial interns to federal and state judges.
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