Valerie graduated from Washburn Law School in 1997. After law school, Valerie practiced law in Manhattan, KS, and later Miami and Ft. Lauderdale where she was the owner of Peterson Law Office, P.A., and later Fisher & Peterson, P.C., a firm specializing in the areas of elder law and estate planning. Valerie sold her practice to join ElderCounsel in 2008.
Valerie speaks nationally on topics ranging from elder law and Veterans benefits to practice building and business management. Valerie has taught for numerous national organizations, including the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), various state bar associations, WealthCounsel, Krause Financial Services and Strafford Webinars.
Valerie also teaches for a prominent law school. Since 2012, Valerie has served as an adjunct professor for Stetson Law School where she teaches the Veteran’s Benefits Course to Elder Law LL.M. students.
Valerie resides in Evergreen, Colorado with her husband, Jonathan Mintz, and two cats, Maisey and Ben. Both she and her husband love the outdoors and are avid cyclists. Valerie also has a personal blog that is focused on nutrition and cycling: http://www.ketoadaptedcyclist.com/.
You can reach Valerie at email@example.com or 714-587-0445.