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© 2023 by George Edgecomb Bar Association

George Edgecomb Bar Association

PO Box 956

Tampa, Florida 33601

Valeria Obi currently serves as the First Vice- President of the George Edgecomb Bar Association and previously served as GEBA Secretary from 2014-2016. In 2015, Valeria received GEBA’s Outstanding Young Lawyer’s Award. She graduated, with honors, from The Florida State University with a Bachelors in Political Science and English Literature and received her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law. Valeria is currently Staff Counsel with Encore Capital Group, Inc. where she handles collection and compliance matters. In 2016 she received Encore’s President’s Volunteer Service Award for her commitment to the community. Valeria serves on The Florida Bar’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and was also selected for the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Leadership Institute Class for 2016-2017. Valeria is also a member of the C.H. Ferguson-M.E. White American Inn of Court, Florida Creditor’s Bar Association and also serves as a Big Sister through Big Brother Big Sister of Tampa Bay.

First Vice-President- Valeria Obi, Esq.

Valeria Obi currently serves as the First Vice- President of the George Edgecomb Bar Association and previously served as GEBA Secretary from 2014-2016. In 2015, Valeria received GEBA’s Outstanding Young Lawyer’s Award. She graduated, with honors, from The Florida State University with a Bachelors in Political Science and English Literature. She received her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law where she served as a Stetson Ambassador, President of the Florida Association for Woman Lawyers and Vice-President of the Black Law Students Association. Valeria received Stetson BLSA’s Alumna of the Year Award for 2013-2014. Valeria is currently Staff Counsel with Encore Capital Group, Inc. where she handles collection and compliance matters. In 2016 she received Encore’s President’s Volunteer Service Award for her commitment to the community. Valeria is also a member of the C.H. Ferguson-M.E. White American Inn of Court, Florida Creditor’s Bar Association and also serves as a Big Sister through Big Brother Big Sister of Tampa Bay.