Casanova Law, P.A. is a criminal defense law firm based out of Wellington serving multiple counties in South Florida. Attorney Lourdes Casanova founded the firm in 2015 after gaining experience as a prosecutor for the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office. During her time as an Assistant State Attorney, Casanova successfully litigated fish and wildlife charges and boating crimes. Casanova's knowledge of criminal law and the courtroom has consistently proven a major advantage in defending the constitutional rights of the accused.
In recent years, South Florida has seen an increase in Fish and Wildlife arrests, often involving violations of constitutional rights. To meet the growing demand for FWC defense, Casanova Law implemented initiatives of geographic expansion, additional FWC training, and heightened focus on fish and wildlife cases. The firm has met public need by proudly, skillfully and aggressively defending fishermen and hunters throughout South Florida. Casanova Law is the leading FWC law firm in the area based on its unique attention to FWC cases, FWC-specific experience, and the recommendation of numerous satisfied clients.
Lourdes Maria Casanova is a South Florida native, born in Miami, Florida and raised in Palm Beach County. From an early age, Casanova took special interest in nature, embracing trips to state parks, fishing excursions, beaches, and wildlife sanctuaries. Her exposure to fish and wildlife carried over to the legal field, when she was tasked with prosecuting fish and wildlife cases along with a variety of other criminal violations as an Assistant State Attorney for the 15th Judicial Circuit. As a prosecutor, Casanova stood out as a fierce litigator while also advocating for fairness, ethics, education, and rehabilitation for alleged offenders.
In 2015, Attorney Casanova founded Casanova Law with the mission of protecting the rights of the accused. Although the firm continues to shine in all types of criminal defense cases, Casanova has most zealously litigated fish and wildlife cases to combat the rising number of FWC prosecutions in South Florida.
Casanova is a proud "double Gator," having received both her bachelor's and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Florida.
Casanova is trilingual, fluent in Spanish and conversational in Portuguese.
Her success as an attorney and contributions to her community have been recognized by her peers as well as other attorneys, professionals and organizations. Lourdes Casanova was voted 2021 Member of the Year by the Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association; selected to Rising Stars Super Lawyers (2019-2021) as a top rated Criminal Defense attorney; featured as a legal commentator to WPTV News Channel 5 on constitutional law; selected to National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 (2018); and selected to 10 Best Female Attorneys for Client Satisfaction (2016).
Paola Elizabeth Valero joined Casanova Law in 2018. Her exceptional skills in customer service and business administration quickly secured her promotion to Chief Legal Assistant and Office Manager. Valero thrives in her daily responsibilities, which include a broad range of legal and administrative matters. Valero is a client favorite due to her unrivaled responsiveness, remarkable knowledge about each case, and genuine care for others. Valero goes above and beyond to ensure each client feels heard, understood, and valued. She is an integral part of Casanova Law.
Born in Mexico City, Mexico, Paola Valero is a native Spanish-speaker. She has lived in Palm Beach County since 2005, but has previously lived in the Florida Keys, Washington State, and Idaho.
Prior to joining Casanova Law, Valero worked in several areas of the service and retail industries. She was also a volunteer at Busch Wildlife Sanctuary and Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Jupiter, Florida.