Steven Valdes focuses his practice on asset recovery and financial fraud. He represents individuals, governments, and other entities in domestic and international judgment collection matters; cross-border insolvency proceedings under Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code; actions to collect evidence for use in foreign proceedings under 28 U.S.C. § 1782; and other commercial disputes.
Steven earned his Juris Doctorate from the Florida International University College of Law, graduating cum laude. He was the recipient of the C.A.L.I Excellence for the Future Award in Constitutional Law. During Law school, Steven was an active member of the FIU Moot Court Board of Advocates as well as a teaching assistant for the Legal Skills and Values II course. While excelling in his courses, Steven also served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Jose M. Rodriguez for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida. Steven graduated cum laude from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology along with a minor in philosophy.
Prior to joining Sequor Law, Steven worked at one of the top five asbestos and mesothelioma law firms in the nation and represented victims in cases involving products liability, environmental toxic torts, asbestos-related diseases, and wrongful death. Additionally, Steven served as second chair trial counsel in the first in-person mesothelioma trial in Florida since the pandemic began resulting in a $14,000,000 jury verdict.
Steven is fluent in English and Spanish and is admitted to practice law in the State of Florida.
Favorite Quote: “No existe gran talento sin gran voluntad.” – Honoré de Balzac
As of 2019, Steven Valdes is Board Certified in International Litigation and Arbitration by the Florida Bar.
Desde 2019, Steven Valdes está certificado pela Ordem dos Advogados da Flórida como especialista em Litígio e Arbitragem Internacionais.
- Florida International University College of Law, J.D. (cum laude, 2019)
- CALI Excellence for the Future Award Constitutional Law
- Dean’s List
- University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, B.A. (Criminology, cum laude, 2014)
- Pre-Legal Honor Society
Professional Associations & Memberships
- Young Lawyers
- Paula Font, et al. v. Union Carbide Corporation, filed in Miami-Dade County, Florida, Case No. 2010-041578. A Miami-Dade County jury returned a $14,000,000 verdict against Union Carbide Corporation in a case involving a decedent who passed away as a result of his mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure.