Rodrigo Fernandez Valle
The Law Office of Diana Santa Maria is proud to announce that Rodrigo Fernandez Valle who has worked in the firm since 2017 handling the firm’s financial matters and as paralegal has passed the Florida Bar Exam and is now a Personal Injury Attorney with the firm.
Rod also has a degree in law from Argentina, where he was a merit scholar focusing his field of study on Business and Tax Law.
Attorney Valle attended St. Thomas University and was ranked 3rd in his class within his first semester. As a Merit Scholar he was offered an internship, externship, or clerkship at his choice of a State Court or Federal Court, however, instead he continued his work as Client Financial Accounts Manager and Controller at the Law Offices of Diana Santa Maria, P.A. where he worked since 2017.
Rod graduated with honors and was admitted to the Florida Bar in October 2022. With his finance background, Rod has remained as the firm’s controller overseeing the firm’s financial management while also handling client financial matters and developing his practice in the area of personal injury law.
While at St. Thomas University Rod was the coach for the 28th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, and the ILS Richard DeWitt Memorial Vis Pre-Moot, organized by the International Law Section of the Florida Bar. He served as the Vice President of Internal Affairs, for the Mark J. Wolff Tax Law Society E-Board, one of the most established and active organizations at St. Thomas University College of Law. He was Secretary for the St. Thomas More Catholic Law Society from 2020 to 2021. Rod also received the Pro Bono Commendation Certificate after completing more than 100 hours of pro-bono service.
“Having the license to practice law is a privilege to help those whose rights have been infringed upon. I want to continue performing my services with a heightened degree of care so that those rights may be properly protected.” stated Valle, when asked what motivates him.