Gilda M. Chavez is an Associate in the firm’s Miami office. Ms. Chavez has been practicing law since 1992 including nearly ten years as in-house legal counsel for two insurance companies. She has tried numerous bench and jury trials.
Ms. Chavez began her legal career at Fidelity National Insurance Company where she was responsible for monitoring 1200 active litigation files, supervising an in-house legal department, developing litigation strategies, and handling both bench and jury trials. Subsequently, she worked at a national trial firm where she litigated trial and appellate level cases in multiple federal and state courts, including aviation, interstate transportation, automobile negligence, and general insurance defense. She also worked in-house for an automobile insurance company where she litigated a high volume of negligence and personal injury cases.
Ms. Chavez is admitted to the Florida bar. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.
PRACTICE AREAS Admiralty and Maritime Claims Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Defense Hospitality Law Claims Insurance Defense Commercial Litigation Property and Casualty Complex Business Disputes Products Liability Medical Malpractice Defense
EDUCATION J.D., Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, 1992 B.B.S., Florida International University, 1998
BAR ADMISSIONS Florida Bar
COURT ADMISSIONS United States District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida United States Supreme Court United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
MEMBERSHIPS Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)