Christian Valentino 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 & Trust Litigation, where he represents individuals in Surrogate's Court.
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.
Professional & Civic Duties
Monroe County Bar Association, Member
Rochester Spinal Association, Board of Directors, Member, January 2015-January 2021
Fairport Baptist Homes, Board of Directors, Chairman
Council for the State University of New York, College at Geneseo, 2008-Present
Mock Trial Team, Our Lady of Mercy High School, Former Coach
University of Dayton Law School, J.D., cum laude
State University of New York, College at Geneseo, B.A.
United States District Court, Western District of New York
Honors & Awards
Leaders in Law, New York Daily Record & Rochester Business Journal, 2021
The Best Lawyers in America©, 2018-2022
• Lawyer of the Year for Trusts & Estates Litigation, The Best Lawyers in America©, 2019
• Rising Star, 2013
Up & Coming Attorney, New York Daily Record, 2009
"Essential Truths of Estate Planning", MoneyTalks Podcast, August 2021
"Wills & Estate Planning 101: What Every Person Should Know When Thinking About Estate Planning", The Aquinas Institute of Rochester, June 2021