Michele A. Lo Presti-Wouters

Partner

mloprestiwouters@chartwelllaw.com
P
(646) 517-8574
F
(305) 372-5044
Miami, FL
100 S.E. 2nd Street
Suite 2150
Miami
,
FL
33131
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PRACTICE AREAS

Insurance Defense

First Party Property

Third Party Property

Personal Injury

Maritime, Jones Act

General Civil Litigation

Errrors and Omissions

Director Liability

Professional Liability

Premises Liability

Construction Litigation

Motor Vehicle Defense

Admissions

Florida

District of Columbia

New York

United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida

United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

The United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Education

The George Washington University School of Law

L.LM, 2005, Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law School

J.D., 2003

St. John's University

B.S., 1997, Golden Key National Honor Society, St. John's Honor Society

Michele A. Lo Presti-Wouters focuses her practice on insurance coverage defense, representing both domestic and international insurance carriers, directly and through third-party administrators.

She is also very accomplished in handling maritime issues involving Jones Act, crew claims, wrongful death, In Rem, and In Personam actions, vessel salvage and arrests, and hurricane and large loss actions.  In addition, she offers effective insurance policy interpretations and coverage opinions.  Ms. Lo Presti-Wouters is also experienced in handling complex litigation issues involving construction defects, property losses, personal injury and products liability issues.  

In the matter of Eurys Gamez vs. ACE American Insurance Company, Ms. Lo Presti-Wouters was instrumental in obtaining the necessary evidence and testimony to obtain a successful verdict on behalf of the defendant.  The case, tried in Federal Court, involved a breach of marine policy.  The verdict was later affirmed on appeal by the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Judicial Circuit.

In a case involving an alleged brain injury, through diligent discovery of medical and mental health records, Ms. Lo Presti Wouters presented evidence that the alleged injury could not have contributed to plaintiff’s neurological issues.  Ultimately, she successfully leveraged mediation, bringing the case to settlement at substantially lower monetary damages than originally sought by the plaintiff.

Through her strong instincts and investigative experience, Ms. Lo Presti-Wouters is skilled in evaluating her clients’ cases in order to accurately reflect the loss, potential financial and legal exposure, and recognize potential legal implications by settling cases to avoid adverse case precedent.  

Prior to joining Chartwell Law Ms. Lo Presti-Wouters was a partner with a large Miami based firm where she practiced complex insurance defense matters, maritime, construction litigation and general civil litigation.

Community Service

St. Louis Covenant School, Parent Ministry

Michele A. Lo Presti-Wouters focuses her practice on insurance coverage defense, representing both domestic and international insurance carriers, directly and through third-party administrators.

She is also very accomplished in handling maritime issues involving Jones Act, crew claims, wrongful death, In Rem, and In Personam actions, vessel salvage and arrests, and hurricane and large loss actions.  In addition, she offers effective insurance policy interpretations and coverage opinions.  Ms. Lo Presti-Wouters is also experienced in handling complex litigation issues involving construction defects, property losses, personal injury and products liability issues.  

In the matter of Eurys Gamez vs. ACE American Insurance Company, Ms. Lo Presti-Wouters was instrumental in obtaining the necessary evidence and testimony to obtain a successful verdict on behalf of the defendant.  The case, tried in Federal Court, involved a breach of marine policy.  The verdict was later affirmed on appeal by the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Judicial Circuit.

In a case involving an alleged brain injury, through diligent discovery of medical and mental health records, Ms. Lo Presti Wouters presented evidence that the alleged injury could not have contributed to plaintiff’s neurological issues.  Ultimately, she successfully leveraged mediation, bringing the case to settlement at substantially lower monetary damages than originally sought by the plaintiff.

Through her strong instincts and investigative experience, Ms. Lo Presti-Wouters is skilled in evaluating her clients’ cases in order to accurately reflect the loss, potential financial and legal exposure, and recognize potential legal implications by settling cases to avoid adverse case precedent.  

Prior to joining Chartwell Law Ms. Lo Presti-Wouters was a partner with a large Miami based firm where she practiced complex insurance defense matters, maritime, construction litigation and general civil litigation.

Community Service

St. Louis Covenant School, Parent Ministry

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