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Valerie Norwood joined Eric Buchanan and Associates, PLLC in January 2017. While in law school, Valerie worked for a law firm that focused on disability law and realized what an impact an attorney can have on the lives of the disabled and injured. She has been licensed 8 years in Texas and has extensive litigation experience in ERISA and non-ERISA short-and long-term disability, accident, occupational and health insurance policies, at the administrative appeal, trial and appellate levels in both federal and state court. She has authored motions, summary judgments and appellate briefs in multiple federal jurisdictions and has presented oral argument before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Valerie enjoys navigating complex legal hurdles to win benefits for social security and long term disability clients.
Valerie graduated cum laude from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Television, Radio and Film. She worked in the advertising and entertainment industry as a producer before attending law school and earning her J.D. at South Texas College of Law Houston in 2007.