Chip M-P George
J.D., University of Miami School of Law
Barry University, BLS – Cum Laude
United States Supreme Court
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal
S. District Court, E.D. Louisiana
All Florida U.S. District Courts
All Florida U.S. Bankruptcy Courts
Chip George is a skilled courtroom advocate who litigates complex insurance coverage disputes in state and federal courts throughout Florida and provides litigation and trial support on a wide range of insurance defense-related issues. With almost three decades of trial and appellate practice in insurance coverage and defense disputes, as well as a wealth of real-world experience that includes work as a general contractor prior to law school and several years as a yacht captain navigating the East Coast of the United States and the Caribbean, Chip is a practical and nimble legal strategist who knows not only how to position a case for success at the trial level, but also how to protect client victories on appeal.
In addition to his work on behalf of clients, Chip dedicates time to professional and community service. He currently serves as the president of the Rosemary Barkett Appellate American Inn of Court and previously served as the president of the Third District Court of Appeal Historical Society. For more than seven years, Chip has also coached the moot court teams at Pembroke Pines Charter School; in 2017, the team went to the statewide Florida High School Moot Court Competition, where they finished third.
Before entering private practice, Chip served as the senior law clerk to the Honorable Thomas H. Barkdull, Jr., former Chief Judge of the Florida District Court of Appeal, Third District.
Honors and Distinctions
Rosemary Barkett Appellate American Inn of Court, President
Third District Court of Appeal Society, President (2019-2020)
Pembroke Pines Charter School, Moot Court Coach
The Poison Pill? Settling Damage Claims Involving Living Artists (co-author Michael A. Bono): International Fine Art and Specie Conference, Rome, Italy, 2017
Sandy’s Impact on Fine Art and Property Insurers– IUA Event: London – November 2013 (co-author with Dennis M. Wade)
Fine Art and Collectible Losses:Framing the Value Issues (International Underwriting Association, London, England, November 2012) (co-author with Dennis M. Wade)
The Basics of Oral Examination:Understanding the Rules and Law of Depositions Pursuant to the CPLR (New York State Bar Association, 2012)
The Examination Before Trial:What to Do Before Calling the Court (New York State Bar Association, 2012)
What Fine Art Insurers Really Need to Know About the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA)(co-author with Dennis M. Wade)
The Anatomy of a Bust Out: The Implications of Bankruptcy and Bankruptcy Fraud for Property, Fine Art and Specie Insurers(International Underwriting Association, London, England, November 2011) (co-author with Dennis M. Wade)
Defending Underwriters, Claim Professionals and Brokers in US Coverage Litigation (International Underwriting Association, London, England, November 2009) (co-Author with Dennis M. Wade)
Getting it Back: Recovering Stolen Property in the United States(International Underwriting Association, October 2008) (co-author with Dennis M. Wade)
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