Damian & Valori, LLP | Culmo Trial Attorneys has experts available to discuss a wide range of law related topics including, fraud, Ponzi schemes, employment law, personal injury law, liability etc.

For questions or assistance in contacting any of the following experts, please call or email Isabel Gamarra at 305-810-9723 or igamarra@dvllp.com

Melanie E. Damian
Founder & Partner

Melanie Damian, founder and partner at Damian & Valori, LLP | Culmo Trial attorneys, represents public and private companies and individuals in a variety of complex business and securities litigation. She regularly serves as court-appointed Federal Equity Receiver, Special Monitor, and distribution Agent, and also serves as Receiver and Monitor in state court matters. Ms. Damian also serves as counsel to Receivers serving in both state and federal court.  She counsels companies on corporate governance matters and serves as counsel to special litigation committees performing internal investigations in response to shareholder derivative demands. She also represents officers and directors in corporate and securities litigation matters, and various partners or members in closely held “business divorce” matters. Ms. Damian is active in child advocate and is a founder of the non-profit Educate Tomorrow. She also currently serves as Chair of the Board of the SEED School of Miami, a public urban boarding school for underserved youth.

Ms. Damian can speak as an expert on corporate fraud and other malfeasance, Ponzi schemes, and business divorces. She can also speak as an expert on non-profit development, management and issues affecting foster and at-risk youth in South Florida.

Peter F. Valori
Founder & Partner

Peter F. Valori, co-founder of Damian & Valori, LLP and managing partner of Damian & Valori, LLP | Culmo Trial Attorneys, heads the firm’s complex business litigation practice. He focuses his practice on complex corporate, contract, real estate, employment, professional negligence, and trademark litigation.  He has significant experience with breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and professional liability cases. Mr. Valori has been widely recognized for his legal work. Highly regarded by his peers, he received an AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™. He also was selected for inclusion to The Best Lawyers in America® 2021, has been named as a Super Lawyer from 2006 – 2020; a Legal Elite lawyer by Florida Trend Magazine in 2006 to 2011 and 2017.

Mr. Valori is available to speak as an expert on civil litigation, including matters concerning contractual obligations and breach of contract and defenses, LLC related fiduciary duties, dissolution of LLCs, corporate and personal financial fraud, investment fraud, real estate related disputes, professional liability issues regarding legal or accounting malpractice, as well as business torts and statutory claims such as securities fraud, unfair and deceptive trade practices, civil theft, civil remedies for criminal practices, RICO and similar matters. 

Tom Culmo
Founder & Partner

Tom Culmo, founder of Culmo Trial Attorneys, and partner Damian & Valori, LLP | Culmo Trial Attorneys, heads the firm’s personal injury practice. His practice is focused on hospital malpractice, personal injury, premises liability, product defects, wrongful death, and commercial litigation matters. He is board certified as a specialist in civil trial practice by The Florida Bar (flabar.org/certification) and the National Board of Trial Advocacy (www.nblsc.us). He is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (www.abota.org).

Mr. Culmo has been lead counsel in over 100 jury trials, obtained jury verdicts in 25 different counties in Florida, and has successfully represented clients in claims against a large number of hospitals and hospital corporations.

Mr. Culmo is an avid cyclist and has cycled alongside some of the world’s renowned cyclists, along the most challenging tracks across the United States and Europe. He has participated in more than a dozen of grand fondos. A lifelong endurance athlete, he rode crew in both high school and college and was a member of the heavy weight crew team at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduation, he began to cycle and participated in triathlons including half and full iron men. Mr. Culmo is a part of the Melody Farms Cycling Team in Miami.

Mr. Culmo is available to speak as an expert on cycling safety issues including bicycle crash cases involving highway and roadway design issues, as well as bicycle/vehicular interactions, hospital patient safety compliance, consumer product safety commission guidelines and requirements, safety standards for business owners and property managers, multifamily living swimming pool safety requirements, insurance company responsibility to policy holders.

Russell Landy
Partner

Russell Landy, a partner at Damian & Valori, LLP | Culmo Trial attorneys, focuses his practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, business torts, contract litigation, class actions, employment litigation and counseling, real property litigation and appeals. Mr. Landy regularly represents businesses and individuals in litigation relating to complicated business disputes, injunction matters, shareholder disputes and derivative suits, and employment litigation. He has received an AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™.

Mr. Landy often represents clients in the defense and prosecution of class actions and collective actions.  Mr. Landy also represents Federal and State Court-appointed Receivers, Monitors, Distribution Agents, and other fiduciaries in government enforcement actions brought by the SEC, CFTC and FTC based on securities, commodities, and consumer fraud, and in related asset recovery litigation.

Mr. Landy can speak as an expert on litigation, contractual obligations, employer rights and obligations, employee rights, and corporate fraud and other malfeasance. 

Christine Dimitriou
Attorney

Christine Marie Dimitriou, attorney at Damian & Valori, LLP | Culmo Trial Attorneys, practices in the areas of federal and state court receiverships, complex business litigation, admiralty and maritime law, and cybersecurity and data privacy compliance.  She is licensed to practice in Florida state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Prior to joining Damian & Valori, Ms. Dimitriou was a senior associate with a national firm, practicing in the area of class action and consumer fraud litigation, as well as counseling companies concerning best practices for cybersecurity and data privacy. Ms. Dimitriou’s representations include Fortune 500 companies, including the major cruise lines, in state and federal court as well as in international arbitration.

Ms. Dimitriou can speak on best practices to help business stay up to date with data privacy and cybersecurity. I can also speak on recent events/laws and their effect on the maritime industry.

Ms. Dimitriou can speak to about these subjects in Spanish.