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Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Corporate
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance Defense
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation

Admissions

  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Kentucky
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Kari A. Valentine
Partner
Phone: 303.547.3611
Office: Denver

Ms. Valentine is a versatile legal professional with extensive experience in healthcare and general corporate transactional matters, regulatory compliance, and litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Valentine served as Associate Vice President of Legal Services for one of the nation’s premier academic medical centers, with oversight responsibility for the full-service in-house legal team and outside legal consultants.  In this role, Ms. Valentine was frequently called upon to liaise with government relations experts and provide summary briefs to educate executives and the workforce regarding proposed legislation, rule changes, and executive orders affecting the university system and teaching hospitals. Ms. Valentine also brings to the firm experience in liability and loss prevention programs for insured and self-insured clients in multiple practice areas, including professional and general liability, employment, and Medicare/Medicaid fraud and abuse.

Ms. Valentine has also served as an adjunct instructor for graduate courses in Public Health Law and Ethics and is a frequent presenter on topics such as HIPAA compliance, deposition testimony, alternative dispute resolution, incident reporting, and patient safety. 

  • University of Florida, Levin College of Law, 2000
  • University of Florida, B.A in English, 1996
  • In 2014, Ms. Valentine presented in Montecatini Alto, Italy at the conference of the Global Center for Advancement of Communication Science in Healthcare regarding the benefits of mandatory mediation in healthcare contracts.

    Representative Appellate Matters:

  • Opis Management Resources, LLC et al v. Sec’y Fla. Agency for Health Care Admin., 713 F. 3D 1291 (11th Cir. 2013) Brief and Argument on Behalf of Appellee

  • Laizure v. Avante at Leesburg, Inc., 109 So.3d 752 (Fla. 2013) Brief in Support of Respondents, on behalf of Amicus Curiae, Florida Health Care Association

  • Benjamin v. Tandem Healthcare, Inc., 93 So. 3d 1076 (Fla. 4th DCA 2012) Appellate Brief and Argument on Behalf of Appellee

  • Avante Villa at Jacksonville Beach, Inc. v. Breidert, 958 So.2d 1031 (Fla. 1st DCA 2007) Appellate Brief and Argument on Behalf of Petitioner

Representative Experience
Publications and Speaking Engagements
  • “Mandatory Pre-Suit Mediation for Medical Malpractice: Eight-Year Results and Future Innovations.” Conflict Resolution Quarterly, vol. 35, no.1, Fall 2017.

  • “Prevention of Medical Errors and Patient Safety.” Northeast Florida Medicine, vol. 68, no.1, Spring 2017.

  • “No Fault Compensation for Ventilator-Dependent Children: The Reasonable Settlement for Lifetime Attendant Care.” Risk Management and Healthcare Policy, August 2016.

  • “Curtains for the Corporate Veil: Caution to Florida’s Long-Term Care Corporations.” FADONA / LTC, Winter, 2007.

Community Involvement
  • Ms. Valentine is a proud supporter of her local animal shelter and rescue organizations and a member of the Northeast Florida Blues Society.

Professional Experience
  • University of Florida Health, 2020-2022

  • State University System of Florida, Self-Insurance Programs, 2014-2022

  • Consulate Health Care, 2012-2014

  • Mancuso & Dias, P.A., 2007-2012

  • McCumber Daniels Buntz Hartig & Puig, P.A.

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