Kerry Valdez is an associate with Keller Landsberg PA focusing primarily on legal malpractice and professional liability, and insurance coverage matters. Prior to joining Keller Landsberg PA, Ms. Valdez served as Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Melanie G. May at the Fourth District Court of Appeal.
Ms. Valdez is a 2016 Graduate of the Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law where she received her Juris Doctor Degree Magna Cum Laude. While attending Law School, Ms. Valdez served as Editor-in-Chief of the Nova Law Review (2015-2016), and made the Dean’s List every semester. In 2016, she was inducted into the Order of the Barristers, a national honorary society that recognizes law students who have excelled in oral advocacy programs. Her other honors include scholarship awards from the Broward County Women Lawyer’s Association, the Merit Law Scholarship for Academic Excellence, the Broward County Hispanic Bar Association Scholarship, and the NSU Fellowship for Public Service. She also ranked first out of 100 competitors at the Feinreider First-Year Moot Court Competition in 2014, and placed as a finalist at the 2016 Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Moot Court Competition.
While at Law School, Ms. Valdez served as a certified legal intern for the Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law Children & Families Clinic; the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Attorney’s Office; and the U.S. Homeland Security Senate Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Valdez graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Colgate University, where she was a Division I Colgate Women’s Soccer player.
Ms. Valdez was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2016 and is a member of the Young Lawyers Division, the Broward County Bar Association, and Appellate Practice, and Trial Lawyers sections.
In her spare time, Ms. Valdez serves as a nationally certified U.S. Soccer Referee and as a Florida Bar Exam Essay Grader for Nova Southeastern University’s Florida Bar Auxiliary Program.