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Chantelle McHugh represents clients in civil litigation, focusing primarily on the defense of personal injury and property damage matters. Her background further includes assisting in the areas of workers' compensation and premises liability, as well as governmental entity defense.

Chantelle has significant experience in all phases of the litigation. Though she works primarily as a litigator, Chantelle finds it equally rewarding to help clients stay out of court.

Before joining Hinshaw, Chantelle was a law clerk to the Honorable Alan A. Forst of the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeals. During her tenure, Chantelle reviewed and analyzed appellate briefs and record, conducted extensive legal research, and assisted in drafted and editing proposed opinions. Chantelle was also a clerk for the Honorable Keathan Frink in Florida's 17th Judicial Circuit Court.

In addition to her academic accomplishments during law school, Chantelle was involved in a number of activities, including the Black Law Student Association Moot Court Team and the Black Law Student Association. She also served as the Executive Articles Editor for the UF Journal of Law and Public Policy and worked as a research assistant, as well as being a teaching assistant for "Legal Writing" and "Appellate Advocacy."

Professional Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
    • Young Lawyers Division

Honors & Awards

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law
    • Book Award in "Legal Drafting"
    • CALI Award in "Race and Criminal Law"
    • Dean's List
    • Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society

J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2019

B.A., University of Florida, 2015