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  • Jhenell Matthews-Allison

    Jhenell Matthews-Allison joined the firm’s Miami office in 2018 as an associate. Ms. Matthews-Allison currently focuses her practice on first-party insurance defense and civil litigation. Ms. Matthews-Allison graduated from Florida State University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and English. She earned her Juris Doctorate Degree and Health Law Certificate from DePaul University College of Law.

    While in law school, Ms. Matthews-Allison earned two CALI Excellence Awards for the Litigation Laboratory Clinic and Non-Profit Organizations courses. In addition, she participated in two study abroad programs. The first study abroad took place in summer 2015 in San Jose, Costa Rica with coursework in International Human Rights Laws. The second study abroad took place in spring 2016 in Havana, Cuba with coursework in foreign investment. The Cuba study abroad coincided with Past President, Barack Obama’s historic trip to Cuba as the first presidential visit to the island since Past President Calvin Coolidge in 1928.

    Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Matthews-Allison was a HIPAA Investigator for the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights where she was an integral part of enforcing the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. In addition, she gained invaluable experience as a judicial intern in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois where she observed motion practice and mediations daily and wrote legal memoranda in the areas of habeas corpus and social security disability benefits.

    Ms. Matthews-Allison is admitted to practice law in all Illinois Courts and all Florida Courts. Additionally, Ms. Matthews-Allison is a member of the Illinois Bar, the Florida Bar, the American Bar Association, the Coral Gables Bar Association, the Dade County Bar Association, the Dade County Defense Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, and the Florida Defense Lawyers Association.

     

    Education:
    DePaul University College of Law, J.D. and Health Law Certificate (2016)
    Florida State University, B.A., Psychology, cum laude (2012)
    Florida State University, B.A., English, cum laude (2012)

     

    Contact Information:
    420 South Dixie Highway, Third Floor

    Coral Gables, Florida 33146

    Telephone: (305) 667-0223

    Facsimile: (305) 284-9844

    Email: JMatthews-Allison@gaebemullen.com