Luks, Santaniello, Petrillo, Cohen & Peterfriend

Angela C. Valdivieso

Fort Lauderdale
Office Phone: 954.640.0469
Office Fax: 954.761.9940
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Practice Areas

  • Auto / Fleet
  • Coverage
  • General Liability
  • Other Areas
  • Trucking / Transportation

Angela C. Valdivieso, Esq. is Chair of our Surgery Center SIU team and a member of the Liability/Bodily Injury team. She is also Co-Chair of the PIP division and has over 23 years of civil litigation experience in South Florida. Angela is AV® Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards, representing the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary.

Angela’s practice is primarily dedicated to defending third party and first party medical claims including BI/UM, Special Investigations/Fraud, PIP/MedPay, and Premises Liability.

She specializes in handling large scale investigation projects against medical providers, often involving improper billing and CPT coding, as well as questionable medical services. She has handled hundreds of examinations Under Oath, which are an important tool for insurance companies to investigate claims and identify any potential fraud on the part of the insured or medical providers.

Angela provides coverage opinions for insurers and is well versed in bad faith/extra contractual matters. She assists carriers with responding to time sensitive, policy limit demands and also handles global mediations.

Prior to joining the firm, Angela represented various Fortune 500 companies, and has served as first chair counsel at numerous jury trials. Having successfully tried cases to verdict, she understands the importance of trial preparation from case inception. Her experience allows her to efficiently and strategically evaluate claims, draft targeted discovery, conduct effective depositions, argue dispositive motions including Motions to Dismiss for Fraud Upon the Court and MSJs, and attend fee hearings.

Angela has also prevailed in litigation without trial by obtaining favorable summary judgment rulings and voluntary dismissals. For those matters best suited for alternative dispute resolution, she has a demonstrated history of exemplary results at mediation and arbitration.

The Florida Department of Financial Services has approved Angela as an accredited instructor for continuing education. Angela obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University. She obtained her Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad School of Law. Angela is admitted in Florida (1997). Additionally, Angela is admitted to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (2007).

Martindale Rating

AV® Preeminent


  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad School of Law, J.D., 1997
  • Georgetown University, B.A., 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1997
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2007

Awards And Honors

  • Judicial Edition AV Preeminent Award
  • Client Distinction Award from Martindale-Hubbell
  • South Florida’s Top Rated Lawyers of 2015 by Legal Leaders for Litigation, Personal Injury, General Practice

Personal/Civil Memberships

  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Florida Defense Lawyers’ Association (FDLA)
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Medical Claims Defense Network
  • Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce


  • Auto & Fleet Liability
  • Excess | Wrongful Death
  • Federal Practice
  • General Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Negligent Security
  • PIP | PD | MedPay
  • Premises Liability
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