PERSISTENCE, PASSION, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS & INNOVATIVE LITIGATION STRATEGIES
BREACH OF CONTRACT
Contractual disputes often end up in Court. The "fine print" can make the difference in a serious legal arena which is often like a chess match. Employing thoughtful legal strategy and common sense, Mr. Chester litigates commercial and contract disputes. He takes a pragmatic approach to problem solving.
Business litigation can take many forms. Mr. Chester represents parties involved in complex disputes involving a number of causes of action, including, but not limited to fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, civil theft, unjust enrichment and deceptive and unfair business practices.
INSURANCE DEFENSE & COVERAGE CASES
A litigator for 42 years, Mr. Chester has represented insureds and other parties being sued in motor vehicle, product liability accidents and negligent security cases. Ranging from simple whiplash to brain damage and wrongful death cases, he has gone to many verdicts in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. He also works to avoid litigation in global settlement conferences.
PUBLIC INTEREST & COMMUNITY ADVOCACY
Sometimes you just have to stand up for what is right, and fight hard for it. That's what has been done by Mr. Chester time and time again. Community advocacy to enhance public safety on highways, housing rights and natural disaster shelter relief are initiatives of the practice.
The attorney is an advocate for the use of Better Shelters in natural disaster zones and has worked to bring them to the United States. BetterShelter.org.
CLIMATE CHANGE & SEA LEVEL RISE LITIGATION
Mr. Chester is a leading trial attorney in Climate Change litigation and rule making as it pertains to Florida. He has also been active in sea level rise issues and litigation for years. Mr. Chester advocates for the rights of all in the shared emergency of the Climate Crisis.
FRAUDULENT REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
Purchasing a residential or commercial property is serious business. Purchasers have the right to be informed about what the owner knows about non-disclosed and hard to identify physical defects, such as intentionally concealed structural cracks, latent problems, uneven floors, improper maintenance affecting structural integrity and ignored significant concrete spalling. Fraudulent concealment in real estate transactions can cost you money and resources. It can imperil safety and lead to liability for innocent purchasers. Our office is here to work to make things right.
COMMITTMENT TO THE COMMUNITY
Mr. Chester has a demonstrated record to further affordable and emergency housing, disaster relief and climate literacy. As a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates Fort Lauderdale Chapter, he has focused on technical and virtual responses to COVID-19 challenges as a part of his continuing dedication to the Seventh Amendment of the United States Constitution and the Judicial System. In 2022, he was awarded the first Mitchell A. Chester Community Service Award by ABOTA Fort Lauderdale.
ABOUT THIS ADVOCATE
Mitchell Chester, Esq., is a civil trial lawyer practicing in Florida for 46 years. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates Fort Lauderdale Chapter, which has named him Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2016 and 2020. He has a passionate commitment to community, justice and innovation. AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Chester supports the Seventh Amendment to the United States Constitution, which preserves the right of a jury trial in civil controversies. He is also a member of the American Bar Association.
CONNECT TO DISCUSS
Available for consultation by appointment only at the First Horizon Financial Center Building, 150 S. Pine Island Road, Suite 300, Plantation, FL 33324 and on the Zoom video conferencing platform.
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