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 the Education Director for ElderCounsel and she has taught elder law and Veterans benefits courses for numerous national organizations during her tenure at ElderCounsel. 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, CO with her husband, Jonathan Mintz, and two cats, Milo and O’Malley. Both she and her husband love the outdoors and are avid cyclists. Valerie is also a certified Bulletproof® Coach and she has a personal blog that is focused on nutrition and cycling: www.ketoadaptedcyclist.com