Regina ValentiRegina L. Valenti, senior trial paralegal at the Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC, has been named the recipient of the 2014 Advocate Capital, Inc. / AAJ Paralegal of the Year Award.

Ms. Valenti was nominated for the award by Attorney Leonard Davis. Attorney Davis commented, “Regina is the top of the top notch paralegals who has worked tirelessly for many claimants in a number of cases. Her work is professional and she is a dedicated asset. We are glad she is on our team at Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC.”

As the senior trial paralegal, Ms. Valenti handles all aspects of file management, client contact and trials in multi-district litigation, mass torts, personal injury and products liability cases. She received her B.A. in paralegal studies from Nicholls State University and has spoken at continuing legal education courses for the American Association for Justice and the Institute for Paralegal Education. Ms. Valenti is a paralegal affiliate member of AAJ and active on the Paralegal Education Committee.

“Regina’s dedication to the paralegal profession is evident in her advocacy for her clients, her work and her passion for helping others,” commented AAJ Paralegal Affiliates Co-Chair Mary Skinner. “Regina has spoken at AAJ Conventions and other CLEs. She was instrumental in starting the paralegal internship program in her firm, sharing her knowledge with the next generation of paralegals to ensure they are equipped and have the tools to become the best paralegals in order to get the job done, whatever it may be.”

To be considered for this prestigious award, candidates must have demonstrated their value as members of a legal services team, shown dedication to the legal profession, and shown dedication to AAJ’s mission. Ms. Valenti was selected from numerous entrants by the AAJ Paralegal of the Year Committee. In addition to a beautifully engraved award trophy, she will receive free airfare, hotel and conference registration for the AAJ Annual Convention July 26 – July 29, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.

“We are so pleased to be able to collaborate with AAJ on this important award. Paralegals are a key component to any successful law firm. We hope that this award will help draw attention to the important work that they do in our Nation’s civil justice system,” commented Advocate’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael J. Swanson.

The American Association for Justice, (formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA®)), has supported plaintiff trial lawyers as the collective voice of the trial bar on Capitol Hill and in courthouses across the nation and by providing exclusive services designed for trial lawyers. For more information, visit

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