Mark L. Van Valkenburgh

is a Lawyer in Winter Park, FL

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Peer Rating  4.9/5.0 AV®Preeminent

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Areas of Law


  • Mediation
  • Employment Law and H.R. Consulting
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law Litigation

Contact Information

Currently Employed At Mark L. Van Valkenburgh, P.L.
401 W. Fairbanks Ave., Ste. 100
Winter Park, FL 32789-7113

Overall Peer Rating

in Labor and Employment, Additional Rated Practice Areas

4.9 out of 5

  • 4.9Legal Knowledge...........................
  • 4.9Analytical Capabilities...................
  • 4.9Judgment.....................................
  • 4.9Communication Ability..................
  • 4.9Legal Experience..........................
  • Meets Very High Criteria of General Ethical Standards
  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on June 18, 2012

    my previous review indicated "workers compensation"...I thought they were asking my area...please disregard that information in assessing Mark, he is an employment litigator and mediator. My prior comments re his reputation stand.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on June 18, 2012

    I have know Mark since we first practiced together at the same firm 15 years ago. I have consulted with Mark on numerous employment litigation matters over the years. He enjoys an excellent reputation and I am happy to endorse him.

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  • 4.8 out of 5.0 Posted on June 18, 2012

    Mark is an excellent lawyer with the highest ethical and competency standards.

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Experience & Credentials

Admission Details1995, Florida
EducationWake Forest University, B.A.; New England School of Law, J.D.
Additional Bio DetailsMark L. Van Valkenburgh has been a practicing attorney since 1995 and is approved as a mediator by the Florida Supreme Court (Circuit Civil and Family) and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He spent the first half of his career as a trial lawyer, litigating a wide variety of real estate and business disputes. During that time, Mr. Van Valkenburgh began focusing his practice on employment related disputes. He has won significant jury trials representing both former employees and employers. In addition to mediating cases, Mr. Van Valkenburgh continues to litigate employment and commercial disputes. Mr. Van Valkenburgh also teaches the art of negotiation to students at the Barry University College of Law in his class "Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation."

Mr. Van Valkenburgh graduated fourth out of a law school class of one hundred seventy eight. While in law school, he was named one of only two New England Scholars for two consecutive years and earned "book" awards in Business Organizations and Sales. He also served as Case and Notes Editor of the New England Law Review.

During his legal career, Mr. Van Valkenburgh has served on the Executive Board of the First Central Florida Inns of Court, was named outstanding committee chairperson by the Orange County Bar Association and was honored by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce as Leadership Winter Park's Volunteer of the Year. He currently serves as Past-President of the Board of Trustees of the Winter Park Public Library.

Mr. Van Valkenburgh believes that it is critical to be thoroughly prepared for each mediation and
to adapt during the mediation based on the facts of the case and the personalities and emotions of the parties. Before a mediation, Mr. Van Valkenburgh ensures that he is familiar with the subject matter of the mediation and, to the extent possible, applicable legal principles. During the mediation, he prides himself on being an effective, empathetic listener who remains flexible in style and procedure, effectively using his own negotiating and problem-solving skills to assist the parties in resolving their disagreement.

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