Louis E. Valvo

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Louis E. Valvo



Louis E. Valvo is a Partner in our White Plains, New York, office. A skilled trial attorney with more than 35 years of experience in civil and criminal litigation, Louis focuses his practice on personal injury, commercial litigation, medical malpractice, labor law, employment discrimination, and premise liability cases.

He joins HBS after spending 14 years as a partner in a New York law office where he was an accomplished trial attorney with a successful record in federal, state, and appellate courts.

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Louis began his legal career as an Assistant DA under Robert M. Morgenthau in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and quickly established himself as an accomplished trial lawyer having tried numerous felony cases to a verdict and handling hundreds of grand jury matters.

He shifted his career to private practice in 1994 where he was responsible for all matters involving civil litigation, including medical malpractice, personal injury, products liability, and white-collar criminal defense in federal and state courts. Louis was recruited to be the Chief Assistant District Attorney at the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office in 1996, a position that he held for twelve years.

Louis earned his Juris Doctor from New York Law School, which included a summer studying law at prestigious Oxford University in Oxford, England. He received his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Long Island University-Southampton College.

Louis’s cases have been profiled in various books and movies. Also, he has served as a television legal analyst on shows such as Court TV and Hollywood Justice. Additionally, Louis is a faculty member for the National District Attorneys Association, American Prosecutors Research Institute, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.



State Courts:

  • New Jersey
  • New York

U.S. District Courts:

  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York


  • J.D., New York Law School
  • B.S., Environmental Science, Long Island University – Southampton College


  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association


  • Distinguished Peer Rated Attorney, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Prosecutor of the Year, Trial Advocacy; District Attorneys Association of the State of New York; 2004
  • Certificate of Recognition, Orangetown (NY) Police Department, 2000
  • Nominee, Department of Justice U.S. Attorney General’s Award, 1997
  • Outstanding Prosecutor Award, Detectives’ Benevolent Association of Rockland County, 1996

In the Press

HBS Adds Partner Louis E. Valvo and Associate Jannah B. Eichenbaum to White Plains Office

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK – August 29, 2022 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is delighted to welcome Louis E. Valvo as a Partner and Jannah B. Eichenbaum as an Associate to its growing office in White Plains, New York. Louis is a skilled trial attorney with more than 35 years of experience in civil and criminal litigation.