Frank A. ValverdePartner
Frank A. Valverde focuses his practice on insurance coverage, insurance defense, and construction defect litigation.
Frank represents the nation’s largest insurers in some of their most complex and difficult disputes, and has obtained numerous significant legal victories in state and federal courts throughout the nation.
In addition, Frank successfully has obtained early resolution of many complex insurance coverage cases, helping to avoid the unnecessary protraction of disputes.
Frank represents general contractors, subcontractors and property owners in connection with construction litigation and contractual disputes arising out of private and public sector construction projects. He also routinely analyzes, drafts and negotiates construction contracts.
Frank is active professionally and in the community. He is the General Counsel of the Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, serves on its board, and was recognized as its 2012 Business Member of the Year.
Frank also is the former President of the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association and served on its board for many years. He also serves as the Chair of the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Excess Surplus Lines and Reinsurance General Committee. The committee provides informational services to more than 430 professionals in the fields of excess/umbrella insurance, surplus lines insurance and reinsurance.
In 2012, Frank was awarded Long Island Business News’ “Leadership In Law” award for his leadership in the legal profession and in the community. In 2013, Frank was awarded The Hispanic Network’s Top Advocate For Latino Empowerment Award for his leadership in the legal profession and in the community.
Frank is the author of “The ‘Loss of Market’ Exclusion: The Insurer’s Perspective,” which was published by the American Bar Association in 2009.
Frank has co-authored an article for the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Law Journal entitled “Recent Developments In Excess, Surplus Lines, And Reinsurance Law” (54 Tort Trial & Ins. Prac. L.J. 2, pp. 471-492 (2019)).
While at New York Law School, Frank served as an editor of the Journal for International and Comparative Law, where his Note, “The International Internet Rating System,” 20 N.Y.L. Sch. J. Int’l. & Comp. L. 599, was published. He also won the Froessel Moot Court competition and was ranked among the best oralists at the ABA’s Nationals Moot Court Competition. Upon graduation, he was awarded the Justice William Kapelman Memorial Award for excellence in oral argument, and the Ernst C. Stiefel Award for excellence in legal writing.
Frank has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in the field of insurance coverage for 2019 and 2020.
Frank is a U.S. Army veteran and an ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate.
Since 2019, The Legal 500 has recommended Rivkin Radler’s Insurance Coverage practice in the insurance: advice to insurers category. The Insurance Coverage Practice Group since 2016 has been included in the Chambers USA directory in the Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer category.
926 RXR Plaza
Uniondale, NY 11556-0926
New YorkCourt Admissions
United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York
United States Court of Appeals, Second CircuitBar Affiliations
Hispanic National Bar Association
Long Island Hispanic Bar Association
Nassau County Bar AssociationEducation
New York Law School, Juris Doctor, cum laude
Queens College, B.A.