Marcio Valladares

Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida

Born in Managua, Nicaragua, Marcio Valladares emigrated to the United States during Nicaragua’s civil war. In 1990, Marcio obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Florida. In 1993, he obtained his Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from Florida State University. He is now pursuing a Master’s in Law (LL.M.) degree from Columbia University, focusing his studies in federal and comparative law.

Before joining Morgan & Morgan, Marcio worked in both the public and private sectors. For five years he served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Steven D. Merryday, U.S. District Judge, Middle District of Florida. For two years he served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Susan H. Black, U.S. Circuit Court Judge, Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. And for five years, Marcio served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida. In the private sector, Marcio practiced commercial litigation and insurance defense at Holland & Knight LLP; he also worked as in-house counsel for the Mayo Clinic.

Marcio served on the Florida Bar’s Grievance Committee in Orange County (2011-2012) and was the Judicial Relations Chair for the Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida (2009-2012). He is fluent in English and Spanish and brings his diverse experience and vantage to Morgan & Morgan’s Complex Litigation Group.

Practice Areas

  • Class Action
  • Mass Torts
  • Consumer Protection
  • Complex Litigation

Education

  • Chaminade College Preparatory
  • University of Florida (B.S., 1990)
  • Florida State University (J.D., 1993)

Bar Admissions

  • All State and Federal Courts in Florida