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Valerie B. Greenberg

Partner 
Three Brickell City Centre
98 Southeast Seventh Street
Suite 1100
Miami, FL 33131
 
Tel:
305.374.5600
Fax:
305.374.5095
 
 

Valerie Greenberg is an experienced litigator who has successfully represented clients in commercial litigation matters, including class actions, consumer protection cases, complex insurance matters, construction defect and product liability litigation, and intellectual property disputes. She has represented automobile manufacturers, professional sports teams and players associations, airlines, insurance companies, home builders, finance institutions, retail stores, restaurants, and other national and local companies. Valerie has handled the defense and prosecution of hundreds of complex commercial lawsuits in state and federal court, including in multi-district litigation. Valerie has significant experience defending property and casualty insurers in class action litigation involving a wide variety of issues including, but not limited to: issues regarding payment of insurance premiums in installments; the issue of insurers' specification of "aftermarket" parts for insured vehicles; the issue of compliance with Florida's three-option letter statute in connection with insurance premium quotes; and a wide variety of claims arising under the Florida No-Fault ("PIP") Statute. She also has significant experience coordinating the litigation of hundreds of state, federal and out-of-court claims regarding allegedly defective Chinese drywall.

Prior to starting her legal career, Valerie was a newspaper reporter and editor. During that time, her work was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. She combined her writing skills and legal expertise to serve as a contributing writer to West Publication's Florida treatise on civil procedure.
 
Representative Experience
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Defense in federal multi-district litigation and state court litigation of builders and contractors defending against claims of defective Chinese drywall.
 
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Representation of major automobile insurance companies in defense of class action litigation in connection with claims handling practices, premium practices, subrogation issues, and application of the Florida personal injury protection ("PIP") statute.
 
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Defense in federal court of a cellular phone protection provider for alleged violation of Florida's Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
 
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Defense of finance company in consumer class action for alleged violation of statutes governing automobile repossession.
 
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Defense of retail chain for alleged violation of credit card regulations.
 
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Defense in federal court trial of popular cable channel for alleged copyright infringement.
 
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Appellate representation of luxury automobile manufacturer prosecuting federal trademark infringement action.
 
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Representation of various companies and individuals in disputes and litigation regarding the use of internet domain names.
 
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Representation of various banking and financial institutions in state and federal commercial litigation matters.
 
Awards & Recognition
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Pulitzer Prize, Nominee
 
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Greater Miami Legal Aid, Pro Bono Award
 
Published Works & Lectures
 
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HarrisMartin's Chinese Drywall Litigation Conference, Presenter, "INEX and Banner Proposed Class Action Settlements-Objections and Opt-Out Issues," October 2011
 
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Berman's Florida Civil Procedure, Contributing Writer, West, 1998-2000
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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The Florida Bar, Member
 
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American Bar Association, Member
 
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The Florida Insurance Council, Member
 
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Dade County Bar Association, Member
 
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The Florida Bar News, Journal Committee, Past Chair
 
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Village of Miami Shores Recreation Advisory Board, Member
 
Related Professional Experience
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The Miami Herald, Former Reporter and Copy Editor
 
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The Miami Review, Former Reporter
 



Valerie B. Greenberg

Practice
Litigation
Education
J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 1994; cum laude, Order of the Coif; Advanced Moot Court Competition Winner; Inter-American Law Review, Associate Editor; Omnicron Delta Kappa; Alpha Epsilon Lambda
B.S., Florida International University, 1987; Print Journalism
Bar Admissions
Florida
 
 
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