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Chip is admitted to practice in all Florida Courts, as well as the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals for the Eleventh and Fifth Circuits, all U.S. Federal District Courts in Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, and all U.S. Federal Bankruptcy Courts in Florida. He has participated in over one hundred appeals, civil, criminal and administrative, during his 20-plus year career.

 

Chip was born and raised in Miami, Florida, and before attending law school he worked as a building contractor, specializing in single family and low rise construction and renovation. Chip graduated from Barry University, cum laude, and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 1993. After graduating law school, Chip spent 3-years as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas H. Barkdull, Jr., former Chief Judge of the Third District Court of Appeal. Chip spent the next 6-years in the appellate division of a state-wide insurance defense firm and a large multi-state firm before opening his own practice specializing in civil appellate, litigation support, and insurance coverage matters.

 

Chip has briefed and argued cases in all five Florida appellate districts, as well as the Florida Supreme Court, U.S. Eleventh and Fifth Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Chip is an Officer and member of the Board of Directors of the Third District Court of Appeal Historical Society. He is also an Officer and Board Member of the Rosemary Barkett Appellate American Inn of Court. Chip also coaches a high school moot court team, and his team recently placed third in the final round of the Florida High School Moot Court Competition.