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  • Jhenell Matthews-Allison

    Jhenell Matthews-Allison, an associate, joined in 2018 and is based in the Miami office. 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.

     

    Areas of Practice
    • Civil Litigation

    • First Party Property

    • Insurance Coverage

    • Insurance Defense

     

    Admitted to Practice Law or Bar Admissions
    • All Florida Courts

    • All Illinois Courts

     

    Education
    • DePaul University College of Law – (J.D. and Health Law Certificate, 2016)

    • Florida State University – (B.A., Psychology, Cum Laude, 2012; B.A., English, Cum Laude, 2012)

     

    Professional Memberships
    • The Florida Bar

    • The Illinois Bar

    • Florida Defense Lawyers Association

    • Defense Research Institute

    • Dade County Defense Bar Association

    • Coral Gables Bar Association

    • Dade County Bar Association

    • American Bar Association

     

    Contact Information
    420 South Dixie Highway, Third Floor
    Coral Gables, Florida 33146
    Telephone: (305) 667-0223
    Facsimile: (305) 284-9844
    E-Mail: jmatthews-allison@gaebemullen.com