Sep 16th
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QPWB Lawyer Successfully Defends
17 Workers’ Compensation Petitions
including Claim of Permanent
Total Disability and Psychiatric

QPWB Attorneys Secure Back-to-Back
Defense Verdicts in Medical
Malpractice Trials

QPWB Gets Defense Verdict
in Medical Malpractice Claim – Treatment
Administered by Physician is not
Attributable to Stroke or Plaintiff’s Death

QPWB Gets Defense Verdict - Carrier
Resolves Sinkhole Claim Investigation
According to Policy and
Florida Statutes

QPWB Receives Defense Verdict
for Physicians in Wrongful Death

QPWB Kentucky Trial Attorneys
Receive a Complete Defense Verdict
in Insurance Coverage Dispute and
Bad Faith Claim

QPWB Defense Shows Phone
and GPS Records Verify Misrepresentations
and False Statements in
Insurance Claim

QPWB Obtains Defense Verdict
in Nursing Home Arbitration Wrongful
Death Action

QPWB Gets Sinkhole
Defense Verdict – No Structura
Damage caused by
Sinkhole Activity

QPWB Obtains Defense Verdict
in Nursing Home Arbitration Wrongful
Death Action

QPWB Obtains Defense Verdict
in Nursing Home Arbitration

QPWB Receives Defense Verdict for
School District of Lee County in a
Commercial Vehicle Wrongful Death Claim

QPWB Gets Sinkhole Defense Verdict
– Secondary Soils Settlement
and Stucco Deficiencies Caused
Damage to House

QPWB Attorneys Achieve a Defense
Verdict in Nursing Home Arbitration

QPWB Attorney Appointed to Jacksonville
Aviation Authority Board – Jacksonville
Mayor Appoints QPWB Partner Edward M. Booth, Jr.
to JAA Board


U.S. Virgin Islands Defense Verdict


QPWB Lawyers Obtain Summary
Judgment for Homeowners Insurance
Carrier Based on Late Notice


QPWB Lawyers Obtain Summary
Judgment for Port Everglades Terminal
Operator and Stevedore for Injuries to a
Cruise Ship Passenger


QPWB Gets Defense Verdict for
Assisted Living Facility on
Wrongful Death Charge Claim for
Failing to Follow Physician's Order


QPWB Gets Sinkhole Defense Verdict on
First-Party Claim


QPWB Lawyers Obtain Defense Verdict
for Retailer Within Three Minutes


QPWB Defense Attorneys Get Directed
Verdict on Behalf of Retailer


JCC Sides with Defense – Denies
Claimant Benefits for TPD


QPWB Trial Lawyers Get Dental
Malpractice Defense Verdict


QPWB Gets Sinkhole Defense
Verdict – Shows Damage to Building was
Caused by Organic Materials in


Attorney At Law

valdez_webThomas A. Valdez is a partner in the Tampa office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.  Mr. Valdez serves as Chair of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group, which provides clients with both traditional appellate services; and proactive trial support services before during and after trial; and devotes the majority of his time to the handling of appellate and appellate-related matters. Mr. Valdez, who began his career as a litigator, devotes the remainder of his time to the defending long term care, medical malpractice, general liability, commercial and construction claims; and engaging in Complex Motion Practice as a member of the firm’s Litigation and Trial Practice Group.

Mr. Valdez earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Florida in 1991 and a Juris Doctor, with high honorsfrom the Florida State University College of Law in 1997. During law school, he served as the President of the Florida State University Moot Court Team, was an active member of the Spanish-American Law Student Association, and was recognized for outstanding advocacy (Inductee, Order of the Barristers), leadership (Inductee, Seminole Torchbearer’s Leadership Honorary) and pro bono work.

Mr. Valdez first joined Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer in 1998, after spending a year as an associate in a construction and commercial litigation firm.  He was named a partner in 2003 and (with the exception of the time period between October 2003 and June 2006, which he spent as a founding shareholder with the firm of McCumber, Inclan, Daniels, Valdez, Buntz & Ferrera) has been a member of the firm ever since.

Mr. Valdez is a member of The Florida Bar, the Pennsylvania Bar, and is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.  During the course of his career, he has litigated and tried cases in courts throughout Florida; and has handled appeals in all of Florida’s District Courts of Appeal, the Florida Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Mr. Valdez has numerous published/written appellate opinions to his credit. The following is a partial list of those opinions:  

Henderson v. Tandem Health Care of Jacksonville, Inc., 898 So.2d 1191 (Fla. 1st DCA 2005); Bon Secours-Maria Manor Nursing Care Center, Inc. v. Seaman, 959 So.2d 774 (Fla. 2d DCA 2007); Byers v. Radiant Group, LLC, 966 So.2d 506 (Fla. 2d DCA 2007); Benjamin v. Tandem Healthcare, Inc., 998 So.2d 566 (Fla. 2008); Curcio v. Sovereign Healthcare of Boynton Beach LLC, 8 So.3d 449 (Fla. 4th DCA 2009); Leonard v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 9 So.3d 770 (Fla. 4th DCA 2009)(citation pca); Estate of Smith v. Southland Suites of Ormond Beach, LLC, 28 So.3d 103 (Fla. 5th DCA 2010); Laser Spine Institute, LLC v. Makanast, 69 So.3d 1045 (Fla. 2d DCA 2011); Perry ex rel. Perry v. Sovereign Healthcare of Metro West, LLC, 100 So.3d 146 (Fla. 5th DCA 2012); Estate of Deresh ex rel. Schneider v. FS Tenant Pool III Trust, 95 So.3d 296 (Fla. 4th DCA 2012); Springhill Health Care Associates, LLC v. Benlein, 81 So.3d 624 (Fla. 5th DCA 2012); Critical Intervention Services v. Fl Reemployment Assistance Appeals Comm., 106 So.3d 63 (1st DCA. 2013); Laizure v. Avante at Leesburg, Inc., 109 So.3d 752 (Fla. 2013);Young v. Naples Community Hosp., Inc., 129 So.3d 456 (Fla. 2d DCA 2014); Wolf v. Sam’s East, Inc., 132 So.3d 305 (Fla. 4th DCA 2014); Thews v. Wal-Mart Stores, 2014 WL 1043551 (U.S. 11th Cir. 2014)(written opinion - not selected for publication in federal reporter);  Poole v. South Dade Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 2014 WL 2199813 (Fla. 3d DCA May 28, 2014); Mendez v. Hampton Court Nursing Center, LLC 2014 WL 2515690 (Fla. 3d DCA June 4, 2014).


Tampa Office
Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.

4905 West Laurel Street
2nd Floor
Tampa, FL 33607
Telephone: (813) 286-8818
Facsimile: (813) 286-9998