• Valencia Percy Flakes, Esq.

  • Founding Partner

    Email: vflakes@gobelflakes.com

    Tel:(407) 455-5170

    Fax: (407) 455-5166

     

    Valencia was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She received her undergraduate degree, cum laude, from the University of Virginia and obtained her Juris Doctorate degree, with honors, from the University of Florida College of Law in 1998. While attending the University of Florida, Valencia was a legal research and writing teaching fellow, a member of the Umoja Law journal, and a research assistant for the Constitution Revision Commission. She received a book award in Family Law, and Legal Research and Writing and was a member of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Fraternity. Valencia participated in the Mediation clinic and was a Certified County Court Mediator in Alachua County, Florida. In addition, she was a Certified Legal Intern with the Ocala County State Attorney’s Office, where she worked in the misdemeanor division. Valencia also interned with the Honorable Judge Donald Graham as a summer law clerk at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

    After graduating from law school, Valencia began her career in Tampa, Florida where she focused primarily on business litigation which included trademark infringement, franchise litigation, housing authority litigation, landlord tenant disputes, consumer litigation (including claims under Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act), and construction litigation. She also represented management in various aspects of Labor and Employment law including claims involving, race discrimination, Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, and sexual harassment. Valencia has experience appearing before Administrative Law Judges as well as state and federal court judges.

    Since moving to the Central Florida area in 2001, she has focused primarily on the representation of insurance carriers in all aspects of insurance defense including personal injury protection, uninsured motorist, bodily injury, property, as well as the investigation and litigation of fraudulent insurance claims.

    Valencia is admitted to practice before all Florida state courts and all Florida United States District Courts and is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court.