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Samantha Valenzuela

Samantha Valenzuela

The Valenzuela Law Firm, LLC
  • Bankruptcy, Social Security Disability, Family Law ...
  • Alabama
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Biography

Samantha Rhoades Valenzuela (formerly known as Samantha R. Sellers) chose to move back to the Wiregrass area to open a law practice following over 10 years of practicing Social Security Disability/SSI and Bankruptcy Law in large law offices. While visiting home, she realized that there was a need for experienced lawyers to provide individualized representation to the people of the Wiregrass. So, in 2015, she opened The Valenzuela Law Firm, LLC in order to provide quality, experienced, individualized representation.

Samantha is originally from the Wiregrass area, having been born in Dothan, raised in Ozark, graduating high school from George W. Long in 1997 and graduating college from Troy University, Dothan in 2001. In 2002 she began law school at Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in Montgomery and received her Juris Doctorate in 2005, passing the Alabama State Bar the same year.

The experience she gained from representing thousands of clients in Montgomery prepared her for opening her own practice. Through work at large firms, she discovered how clients should be treated, what clients need and expect from their attorneys, and also what kind of service she wanted to provide for her clients.

Samantha is a member of various legal organizations including the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR) and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA). She is also a member of the Alabama State Bar and is licensed to practice in all state courts of Alabama, the Middle and Southern Districts of Federal District Court, the Federal Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. She is also a certified Arbitrator and Mediator and received her certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolutions, and is a certified Guardian ad Litem.

Samantha is happily married to Enrique Valenzuela and she has three children: Julia Grace Sellers, Carlin Sellers, and Victor Valenzuela.

Practice Areas
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Social Security Disability
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Immigration Law
    Citizenship, Family Visas, Green Cards, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Bankruptcy and Social Security are always free consultations!
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Alabama
Alabama State Bar Association
ID Number: ASB-7536-T83R
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney/Owner
The Valenzuela Law Firm, LLC
- Current
Owner/Attorney of The Valenzuela Law Firm, LLC where I have represented clients in bankruptcy and social security matters.
Education
Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Faulkner University
J.D. (2005)
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Honors: Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution; Certified Mediator; Certified Arbitrator
Activities: Samantha was a member of the Women's Student Society, Federalist Society, and various student organizations.
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Troy University - Dothan campus
B.A. (2001) | English and History
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Honors: Sigma Tau Delta, English Honor Society
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Professional Associations
Alabama State Bar  # 7536T83R
Member
- Current
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National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Member
- Current
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National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives
Member
- Current
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Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program
Member
- Current
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Middle District of Alabama
Member
- Current
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National Organization of Veterans' Advocates
Member
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Speaking Engagements
Lawline, WAKA, Montgomery, Alabama
Appeared monthly on Montgomery's CBS affiliate, WAKA, to provide legal advice in all areas of law, both live on the air and also privately. This was a monthly public service and I appeared for nearly ten years.
Contact & Map
The Valenzuela Law Firm, LLC
154 E Broad St
Ozark, AL 36360
Telephone: (334) 774-1199
Fax: (334) 774-1188
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 1:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
Notice: Appointments are available outside of normal business hours. Also appointments by phone, zoom, or in-person.
The Valenzuela Law Firm, LLC
154 E Broad St
Ozark, AL 36360-1506
Telephone: (334) 774-1199
Fax: (334) 774-1188
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 1:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
Notice: Appoints are available outside of normal business hours, upon request.