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Jenelle E. La Chuisa represents individuals and companies in both litigation and arbitration, helping them resolve international and domestic disputes. She works tirelessly to provide each of her clients with simple legal solutions for their often complex legal problems.

Over the course of her career—which spans nearly two decades—Jenelle has worked extensively with insurers. She has handled a wide range of business and insurance disputes, including insurance coverage, first party property, business contracts, and fraud and conspiracy cases.

In addition to counseling companies in the U.S. and abroad on business tort and contract matters, she has litigated insurance coverage disputes arising out of property, casualty, professional liability, and builder's risk policies.

As an arbitrator and advocate for clients in arbitration, Jenelle advises on the best practices for dispute resolution provisions and arbitration agreements. She has appeared before the International Chamber of Commerce, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, and the American Arbitration Association (AAA).

Before joining Hinshaw, Jenelle bolstered her litigation and arbitration experience with firms throughout Florida. Most recently, she practiced with a Florida-based firm and maintained her solo practice, La Chuisa Law.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Arbitration Association
    • Commercial Cases Arbitrator
  • The Florida Bar
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
    • International Law Section

Honors & Awards

  • Professional
    • Recognized on the Super Lawyers list by Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2009 – 2011, 2013 – 2018
    • Recognized as "Florida's Legal Elite Up and Coming" by Florida Trend, 2014 – 2015
    • John Edward Smith Award for Child Advocacy
  • Academic
    • St. Thomas University School of Law
      • Florida Bar Foundation Fellowship

Presentations

  • "iLaw," International Law Section of the Florida Bar Annual Conference 2019, Miami, Florida, February 2019
  • "International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Trends: What to Expect in 2016 and Beyond," Live Webcast, January 2016
  • "Litigation vs. Arbitration: Differences in Pleading, Practice & Procedure," Live Webcast, July 2015
  • "Trust Arbitration – Can it Work?," ICC Young Arbitrator's Forum, Nassau, Bahamas, July 2015
  • "The Art of Persuasion & Oral Argument," University of Miami School of Law's Fundamentals of International Arbitration, Miami, Florida, January 2015

Publications

  • Chapter 20, "Awarding Interest in Arbitration," Wolter Kluwer's International Arbitration in the U.S., January 31, 2018

Community/Civic Activities

  • Aqua Foundation
  • Miami Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
  • Women's Chamber of Commerce of Miami-Dade County, President, 2016, 2017; Secretary, 2013 – 2015; and Board Member, 2012 – 2013

J.D., cum laude, St. Thomas University School of Law, 2000

B.A., cum laude, University of Rochester, 1997