Richard J. Valent


Litigation and Trial Background

Mr. Valent has tried more than thirty cases, receiving defense jury verdicts in New York, Kings, Bronx, Queens, Suffolk and Nassau counties. Mr. Valent has represented physicians, oral surgeons, dentists, psychologists and hospitals against diverse claims of malpractice and professional liability. He also has extensive litigation experience representing landlords and property owners in the defense of premises liability, Labor Law Section 240, worksite falls, elevator hazards, and building security claims. He has notable defense verdicts in lawsuits against professionals concerning malicious prosecution, retaliatory discharge, and physical assault charges. Mr. Valent has obtained summary judgment in numerous high exposure actions, including a case alleging that failure to provide security led to a murder.


Rutgers University Law School, 1989 Juris Doctor

Villanova University, 1980 Bachelor of Arts

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

Certification, National Institute of Trial Advocacy

Professional Background

Partner, Widowski Law Group LLP, 2006 to present
Adjunct Professor, Pace University Law School, 2010 to present
Managing Attorney, Law Office of Richard J. Valent, House Counsel to Frontier Insurance Co.
In Rehabilitation, 2001 - 2006
Senior Trial Attorney, Slevin Sold Neubardt Weisman Samberg & Faillace, 1998 - 2001
Associate, Kopff, Nardelli & Dopf, 1991 - 1998