IRAMA VALDES, ESQ.
Navigating the complexities of estate planning, probate, and guardianship administration and litigation cases requires compassion and a keen eye for the details. As the founder of Irama Valdes, P.A., Ms. Valdes is dedicated to aiding people with their incapacitation and end of life planning. She serves clients in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as well as throughout Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties. Ms. Valdes also accepts some family law cases and those involving mental health proceedings. She speaks English and Spanish.
Ms. Valdes was born and raised in Miami, Florida and is a native Spanish speaker. She received an Associate in Arts Degree with Honors from Miami Dade College in 2004 and a Bachelor of Science in Communication, Cum Laude, from Florida International University in 2007. Ms. Valdes attended St. Thomas University’s School of Law where she attained her Juris Doctor in 2010. Irama spearheaded the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (V.I.T.A.) Program helping low-income individuals and families receive free assistance with preparing and filing their income tax returns. Dedicating over 200 hours to the V.I.T.A. program, she received the Outstanding Public Service Award for her leadership and dedication in Pro Bono services to the community and continues to give back to the community by taking pro-bono cases from several associations below.
Ms. Valdes is actively involved in the legal community. She currently serves as Vice-Chair for the Probate and Guardianship Committee of the Dade County Bar association. She previously served as the treasurer for the Miami Lakes Bar Association, and is a member of the Cuban American Bar Association, the Dade County Bar Association, the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Inc., the National Association of Professional Women and the South Miami Kendall Bar Association.
Considering each of her clients as members of her own family, Ms. Valdes strives to help them develop plans that are tailored to meet their needs and their wishes. She helps people create wills and trusts, establish powers of attorney, put living wills in place and designate guardians for themselves or their children. Beginning her career as an intern and then as an employee for the Miami-Dade County Probate Court’s chief judge, Ms. Valdes gained valuable knowledge of the processes and procedures related to probate administration, guardianship, and litigation matters related to both areas. She draws on this experience to help her expeditiously and efficiently achieve resolutions to her clients’ legal issues.
Irama has a passion for helping her clients through difficult times. Contact her today for a comprehensive consultation.
St. Thomas University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2010
200+ Pro Bono Hours Award Recipient
Florida International University
Bachelor of Science in Communication, 2007
Miami Dade College
Associates in Arts in Psychology, 2004
- Florida Bar, Member (2010 – Present)
- Real Property, Probate, & Trust Law Section, Member (2010 – Present)
- Dade County Bar Association Probate and Guardianship Committee, Vice Chair (2016 – Present)
- Dade County Bar Association, Member (2010 – Present)
- Cuban American Bar Associate, Member (2010 – Present)
- Florida State Guardianship Association, Board Member (2019 – 2020)
- Business Networking International, President (2020 – 2021)
- National Association of Divorce Professionals (2020 – Present)
- Business Networking International, Secretary (2019 – 2020)
- Business Networking International, Vice-President (2018 – 2019) (2016 – 2017)
- Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Member (2010 – 2016)
- South Miami Kendall Bar Association (2017 – 2019)
- National Association of Professional Women (2016 – 2018)
- Miami Lakes Bar Association, Board Member (2013 – 2016)
Fluent in English and Spanish
On a Personal Note
Irama enjoys spending time with her family which includes her significant other, Angel, her son, David, and her daughter Elisa (coming June 2021). When she’s not enjoying quality time with those nearest and dearest, Irama focuses on her hobbies which include Photography, Writing, Skiing, Exploring New Cuisines, Reading, Going to Concerts, and Traveling all over the world. Her bucket list includes going to Australia, learning French and Italian, and eventually publishing a book (either non-fiction or an autobiography).