Representative Matters

Maida Chinosi concentrates her practice on insurance coverage litigation and counseling. She handles a broad array of coverage matters, from large complex litigation to discrete focused disputes involving environmental liability, toxic tort, product liability, directors and officers liability, and construction defects claims. Maida’s practice also includes counseling and representing corporate clients and domestic and international insurers on bad faith exposures, risk management, claims handling, and general business matters.

Maida has extensive experience handling complex civil litigation matters in New Jersey state and federal court. In addition, she has a strong background in counseling clients on a wide range of e-discovery issues, including preservation, collection, protocols, and vendor contracts.

Before joining Hinshaw, Maida furthered her experience practicing at two regional law firms in New Jersey, where she handled both insurance coverage and insurance defense matters. Most recently, Maida practiced at an international law firm in New Jersey, where a significant part of her practice concentrated on defending claims for additional insured coverage.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Maida worked on Wall Street and in the pharmaceutical industry for over seven years. During this time, she gained invaluable experience and knowledge in the sophisticated systems and processes involved in the operation of large corporate organizations. This blend of real-life business and legal proficiency gives Maida a keen perspective her clients appreciate and trust.

Professional Affiliations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
    • Insurance Law Section, CLE Chair, 2023 – 2024
    • Minorities in the Profession Section
  • New Jersey Hispanic Bar Association
  • New Jersey Women's Lawyers Association
  • National Hispanic Bar Association

Representative Matters

  • Successfully argued before the Eastern District of Pennsylvania that a claim administrator cannot be held responsible for breach of insurance contract or related claims when the insurer denies coverage. The court ruled that claims for breach of contract and violation of the PA UTPCPL are not applicable against an insurance claim adjuster in the absence of a direct relationship with the insured. G.S. Carpentry, Inc. v. Markel Corp., No. 5:23-cv-0972, 2023 US Dist LEXIS 131751, at *10 (E.D. Pa. July 31, 2023).


  • "Insurance Law Institute 2023: Demystifying the Duty to Defend," New Jersey State Bar Association, New Brunswick, New Jersey, October 24, 2023

Community/Civic Activities

  • Puerto Rican Association for Human Development (PRAHD), Board of Directors
  • NJ LEEP, Volunteer

J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law

B.A., Rutgers University