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 sets the curriculum for ElderCounsel education conferences and serves as instructor for several, including the Elder Law Immersion and Practice Building Camp. Valerie has also taught for NAELA, the Academy of Veterans Pension Planners (AVAPP), and for various state bar associations.
In January 2012, Valerie was hired by Stetson Law School as an adjunct professor to teach 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).