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Ingrid A. Castro

INGRID A. CASTRO is an Associate in Chartwell’s Miami, Florida office. Ms. Castro practices general civil litigation defense, with an emphasis on premises liability, auto negligence, trucking and insurance defense. Ingrid was born in Honduras and raised in Queens, New York. She graduated magna cum laude from Queens College of the City University of New York wherein she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Political Science with a Minor...

Christopher R. Cooper

Christopher R. Cooper’s practice concentrates on defending insurance carriers, corporate clients, and condominium associations in general civil litigation disputes, including the areas of first-party coverage and property claims investigation, subrogation, property damage disputes, premises liability, and negligence. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Cooper was an associate with a large regional defense firm focused primarily on first-party property insurance litigation. While in law school Mr. Cooper served as a judicial intern for...

Andrew D Craven

Andrew Craven focuses his practice on maritime matters, including the defense of crew and passenger claims, limitation of liability actions, cargo claims and salvage claims. His experience includes trials and appeals. Significantly, Mr. Craven is board-certified in admiralty and maritime law by the Florida Bar. Mr. Craven has extensive experience working with London and domestic marine insurers, giving his clients an advantage due to his thorough understanding of the nuances in...

Yani N Crespo

Yani N. Crespo is an associate in Chartwell’s Miami office. Born and raised in Miami, Ms. Crespo graduated from Florida State University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. Thereafter, she returned to Miami for law school, earning her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 2015. While attending law school, Ms. Crespo was an active member of the University of Miami Business Law Review, for...

William H. Edwards

WILLIAM HENRY EDWARDS is a Partner in Chartwell’s Miami, Florida office. Mr. Edwards focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, transportation and general civil litigation. Born in Washington, D.C., Mr. Edwards grew up in Virginia, New Jersey, London, England, and Florida. William received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Emory University, wherein he was an active member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He then earned...

Mark R. Houck

MARK R. HOUCK is a partner of Chartwell’s Florida offices. Mr. Houck graduated from Vanderbilt University, with a B.A. in 1976, and earned his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law in 1979. He is admitted to the Florida Bar, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, United States District Court, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit,...

Derek H. Lloyd

DEREK H. LLOYD is a partner in Chartwell’s Miami, Florida office. Derek practices in all areas of civil litigation, including premises liability, trucking negligence, automobile negligence, first party property, insurance coverage, products liability, medical malpractice, nursing home and assisted living facility negligence, negligent hiring, retention and supervision, negligent security and general liability. Derek has defended catastrophic injury cases throughout the course of his legal career, which began in 1997. Derek received his...

Mitchell L. Lundeen

MITCHELL L. LUNDEEN is a partner in the Miami office of The Chartwell Law Offices, LLP. Mr. Lundeen graduated from Vanderbilt University, cum laude, with a B.A. in 1975, and earned his law degree from the University of Florida in 1977. He is admitted to the Florida Bar, and United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Mr. Lundeen concentrates his practice in general liability, commercial litigation, products...

Marcus G. Mahfood

Marcus G. Mahfood is an experienced federal court litigator, specializing in the areas of admiralty and maritime law and insurance coverage litigation. Through years of working with London and domestic marine insurers, Mr. Mahfood understands the nuances in marine insurance practice and policy. His practice includes handling a wide variety of crew and passenger claims, marine insurance claims, yacht and small recreational boat matters, personal injury and wrongful death claims, property...

Matthew R. Olmsted

MATTHEW OLMSTED is a partner in Chartwell’s Deerfield Beach, Fort Myers, and Miami, Florida offices. Mr. Olmsted has experience handling a wide variety of civil and commercial litigation matters including trucking defense, insurance coverage matters, insurance bad faith, construction defects, premises liability, breach of contract and personal injury defense. In Mendez v. Tracton, obtained a Defense Verdict for client in February 2014 in an auto collison accident, achieving a non-negligent verdict, awarding...

Anaeli C. Petisco

ANAELI C. PETISCO focuses her practice on labor and employment, general liability, and complex commercial litigation. Ms. Petisco’s target market is comprised of small to mid-sized corporate entities. She has experience working with delivery-based companies with employees and independent contractor drivers, hospitality management, restaurants and fast food chains, staffing agencies, commercial construction-related entities that involve subcontracted workers, and commercial pool tech companies, which typically service beach-front hotels, condo residences, and...

C. Mark Vazzana

C. MARK VAZZANA  is a Partner in Chartwell's Miami and Fort Myers, Florida offices.  Mr. Vazzana is an experienced trial attorney focusing on general civil litigation.  He has extensive experience in defending medical malpractice, personal injury (trucking accidents, auto negligence, premises liability) food liabilty, dram shop, products liability, and general insurance defense cases. Mr. Vazzana graduated from Bentley College in Waltham,  Massachusetts where he majored in International Cultures and Economics.  After receiving his...

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