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PHONE

 585.730.4773 main

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 888.971.3736 fax


EMAIL

cvalentino@lawpf.com


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69 Cascade Drive  Suite 307

Rochester, New York 14614

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • New York

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • United States District Court, Western District of New York

EDUCATION

  • University of Dayton Law School, J.D., cum laude

  • State University of New York, College at Geneseo, B.A.

CHRISTIAN VALENTINO

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Personal Injury Litigation

  • Wrongful Death Litigation

  • Estate and Trust Litigation

  • Health Care Litigation

  • Appellate Litigation

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

​Christian Valentino is a member of the Law Offices of Pullano & Farrow PLLC. He focuses his practice on representation of individuals seriously injured or killed as a result of the negligence of others, including motor vehicle negligence, premises liability, products liability, and other forms of negligence.

 

He also has an extensive practice in the area of Estate and Trust Litigation, where he represents individuals in Surrogate’s Court, whether a client is attempting to prove the validity of a decedent’s Last Will and Testament or whether a client wants to challenge the validity of a decedent’s Last Will and Testament on the grounds of fraud, undue influence, or due to the decedent’s lack of testamentary capacity at the time the Last Will and Testament was purportedly executed by the decedent.

 

Mr. Valentino possesses the knowledge and ability to handle cases through the appellate process.  He has drafted numerous successful Appellate Division briefs, and he has argued cases before the Appellate Division, Fourth Department on numerous occasions.

  

Mr. Valentino received his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Dayton School of Law, and was the Editor in Chief of the University of Dayton Law Review.

Representative Matters

 
PERSONAL INJURY
  • Represented an individual lawfully riding his motorcycle when he was struck by another vehicle, which caused him to suffer numerous injuries, including a brain injury, paralysis, and related injuries

  • Represented an individual lawfully riding her bicycle when she was chased down by a dog, which caused her to suffer permanent and significant ankle injuries

  • Represented an individual who was lawfully walking through a parking lot when she slipped and fell on ice and snow which was permitted to accumulate, which caused her to suffer permanent injury to her wrist

WRONGFUL DEATH
  • Represented the widow, minor child, and estate of an individual killed while lawfully riding his motorcycle when he was struck by another vehicle, which caused his death

  • Represented the parents and estate of an individual killed while walking across the street when she was struck by another vehicle, which caused her death

 
ESTATE & TRUST
  • Represented a decedent’s estate against two nieces of the decedent who challenged the validity of the will based on allegations that the will was a product of undue influence and executed at a time when the decedent lacked testamentary capacity

  • Represented two children in Surrogate’s Court who were seeking to invalidate the most recent Last Will and Testament of their deceased father, which was changed to the children’s detriment and purportedly executed by their father days before his death and while on mind-altering prescription drugs in the hospital

  • Represented two children who were beneficiaries of a Trust against the Trustee to have the Trustee removed for a breach of her fiduciary duties for failure to administer the Trust in accordance with its terms

  • Represented a Trustee against two beneficiaries who alleged that the Trustee breached her fiduciary duties by an alleged failure to account for all of the property owned by the Trust

 
GUARDIANSHIP
  • Represented a mother against a daughter who commenced a guardianship proceeding to have a guardian appointed for her mother

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES​

  • Monroe County Bar Association, Member

  • Rochester Spinal Association, Board of Directors, Member

  • Fairport Baptist Homes, Board of Directors, Chairman

  • Council for the State University College at Geneseo - 2008-Present, Nominated by New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer

  • Christian previously coached the Mock Trial Team for Our Lady of Mercy High School for a number of years, and the team won the Monroe County championship and advanced to the Regional Tournament.

  • Christian is very active in local politics by serving on the finance and strategy committees for many successful campaigns, including campaigns for State Supreme Court Justice, Town Justice, and Monroe County Legislator.

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America©Litigation - Trusts & Estates, 2018-2019

  • Lawyer of the Year for Trusts & Estates Litigation in Rochester by Best Lawyers in 2019

  • Listed in Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2013, Super Lawyer 2017-2019