Florida Personal Injury Law Team are Expert Personal Injury Trial Specialist Attorneys who are committed to getting justice for you and your loved ones. Our expertise in personal injury trial law and the one-on-one relationships we build with our clients means you can expect to be treated like more than a victim; we will treat you like family. For a results-driven expert personal injury trial specialist lawyer for your car, truck, or motorcycle accident, wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, catastrophic injury, slip and fall accident, dog bite, product defect, workers' compensation, social security disability, pedestrian, aviation, bicycle, boat, or construction accident claim, we are the team to call!

Expert Lead Personal Injury Trial Specialist, Thomas P. Schmitt

Thomas P. Schmitt is an Expert Personal Injury Trial Specialist Attorney who obtained, among many other tremendous jury verdicts, the second largest motorcycle verdict ever in the state of Florida.

Below, are just a few honorable mentions of Mr. Schmitt's superior achievements.

Mr. Schmitt is a native Floridian who was born in Miami, FL. He was raised in Palm Beach County Florida where he attended local private schools. He obtained his B.A. in political science from Florida Atlantic University. He attended Exeter College, Oxford on a Rhodes, ESU Scholarship; and he received his Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law, where he was a member of both the ABA and ATLA mock trial teams, was president of the student division of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of America, and was State Champion of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers' Statewide Mock Trial Competition, 1989.

Thomas P. Schmitt is a member in good standing of The Florida Bar, the American Bar Association, the Florida Justice Association and the Central Florida Trial Lawyers' Association. He was formerly a member of the Martin County Bar Association and the Palm Beach County Bar Association. He has served on both the Judicial Professionalism Committee for the 15th Judicial Circuit, Florida, and the Judicial Relations Committee of the Palm Beach County Bar Association. He is a former Director of the Young Lawyer's Division of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. He is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and All Courts of the State of Florida. Mr. Schmitt is a Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums, "The Top Trial Lawyers in America". He maintains a 10 AVVO Score

Mr. Schmitt's career has been dedicated to assisting the injured and he has practiced exclusively as an Expert Plaintiff's Personal Injury Trial Specialist Attorney handling automobile, motorcycle, trucking, and wrongful death cases for the past 28 years. Mr. Schmitt has obtained several million dollar and multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements throughout Florida and recently tried to jury verdict a motorcycle vs. trucking/tractor trailer wrongful death case which resulted in a $15.2 million dollar jury verdict, the second largest motorcycle jury verdict of its kind in Florida ever!

Mr. Schmitt is an accomplished pianist, vocalist, sketch artist, and a ballroom dancer. For most of his life, he has been an avid boater and has been the proud owner of many speed boats, small fishing boats, large sport fishing boats, and sport yachts over his lifetime.

Matthew D. Valdes, Esquire

Matthew D. Valdes earned his Bachelor of Science degree with a dual major in Economics and Criminology from Florida State University in July 1991. Mr. Valdes earned his Juris Doctor at Stetson University College of Law in December 1993.

Upon completion of his J.D., Mr. Valdes was admitted to The Florida Bar in May 1994. He started his legal career by handling personal injury, workers’ compensation, and social security claims for consumers.

Mr. Valdes has litigated injury claims involving many catastrophic and devastating injuries including:

  • Paraplegia
  • Amputations
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (CRPS/RSD)
  • Disc Herniations
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Foraminal Stenosis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Joint Replacements
  • Bone Fractures
  • Muscle/Ligament/Tendon injuries
  • Cubital and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Psychosomatic and Somatoform Disorders
In addition to his immense personal injury, workers’ compensation and social security disability knowledge, Mr. Valdes has extensive appellate experience including successful appeals to the Florida District Courts of Appeal and Supreme Court of Florida.

Matthew Valdes is a Trial Attorney at the Florida Personal Injury Law Team. As a member of the firm’s legal team, he handles personal injury, workers’ compensation, and social security disability claims. Mr. Valdes is focused upon helping clients get through some of the most painful and challenging times of their lives.