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Valerie Peterson, J.D.

Chief Executive Officer

Valerie Peterson, J.D.Valerie is the Chief Executive Officer of ElderCounsel, LLC. Before joining ElderCounsel, Valerie practiced law in 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.

In addition to serving as CEO, Valerie also serves as instructor for several ElderCounsel educational courses, including the Elder Law Immersion and Practice Building Camp. Valerie has also taught for the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the Academy of Veterans Pension Planners (AVAPP), and for various state bar associations and estate planning councils.

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 is accredited by the Veterans Administration to assist veterans with claims, a member of NAELA, the Academy of VA Pension Planners, and she is a member of the Florida and Kansas Bar Associations (currently inactive).

Valerie resides in Evergreen, CO with her husband, Jonathan Mintz, and two cats, Milo and Tommy. Both she and her husband love the outdoors and are avid cyclists who enjoy all that the mountains have to offer. Valerie is also a certified Bulletproof® Coach and has a personal blog that is focused on nutrition and cycling:

For questions about ElderCounsel, you can reach Valerie at 888-789-9908 x581, or via email at