Antonio F. Valiente, Esq.


Antonio ValienteAfter his graduation from American University’s Washington College of Law, Miami attorney Antonio F. Valiente, Esq. began his legal career at the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office. There, he gained valuable insight and extensive experience over the course of six+ years. Between his time at the Public Defender’s Office & since founding Valiente, Carollo, and McElligott PLLC, he’s tried over 50 felony jury trials as lead counsel, dozens of misdemeanor jury trials, taken over one thousand depositions, & dozens of juvenile trials/adjudicatory hearings. Mr. Valiente’s experience encompasses everything from minor traffic-related misdemeanors to serious first-degree murder charges.

He routinely assists clients throughout South Florida, offering sound legal counsel and aggressive representation for a wide range of cases. He has successfully argued for a judgment of acquittal and motions to suppress, as well as “Stand Your Ground” motions on behalf of his clients. Additionally, Mr. Valiente has provided a criminal defense for clients in pre-trial detention and in hearings for alleged probation violations. His commitment to top-quality legal services and ethical standards has earned him an Avvo Rating of 10 Excellent.

Since 2015, Mr. Valiente has expanded his practice to handle property insurance matters – primarily first party claims, post-hurricane losses, and assignment of benefits claims. Having the opportunity to work with & learn from some of the best and most experienced property insurance attorneys in the State, Mr. Valiente now provides his property insurance clients – mainly homeowners and emergency remediation companies – with the same excellent representation he is known for providing his client’s accused of state & federal criminal offenses.

Working with Attorney Valiente

When it comes to his clients, Mr. Valiente believes in working together as a team. Though he works to navigate the legal system for his clients, he also makes sure that you remain informed and that your questions are answered throughout the process. Mr. Valiente provides personalized, one-on-one attention, making decisions alongside his clients and always working to understand their objectives. He will stand beside you in court at every court appearance, always answers his phone when you call and handles every aspect of your case himself. He will never pass your case off to someone else. Above all else, Mr. Valiente is committed to providing you with the time, care, and attention you deserve.


  • Northeastern University, Bachelor of Science
  • American University, Washington College of Law, Juris Doctor

Bar Admissions

  • State:
    • Florida
    • New York
    • District of Columbia
  • Federal:
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit


  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

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