Valorie S. Chavin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in North Miami, FL

Chavin Mitchell Shmuely, P.A.
12955 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 201
North Miami, FL 33181
Phone: 888-356-7843
Fax: 305-981-1054
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas: Insurance Coverage (60%), Consumer Law (20%), Real Estate: Business (10%), Real Estate: Consumer (10%)
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
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Attorney Valorie S. Chavin is a partner with Chavin | Mitchell | Shmuely law firm in North Miami, Florida. Ms. Chavin has more than 15 years of legal experience, and she focuses her practice primarily on insurance law and consumer protection matters.

A staunch advocate for the rights and interests of consumers, Ms. Chavin has achieved remarkable success fighting on behalf of her clients in state and federal courts across her region. She has extensive experience handling class actions, and she recently helped obtain one of the largest class-action settlements in the state. To date, she has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for her plaintiff clients, and she has deftly handled many highly complex cases that other attorneys rejected.

A leader in her field, Ms. Chavin has served as president of the Federal Bar Association's Broward Chapter, and she has published an article on class action settlements for homeowners in the Daily Business Review. She has also conducted many lectures and seminars on a variety of legal topics, including presenting several times before the Windstorm Insurance Network Conference.

Honored for her outstanding professionalism and service, Ms. Chavin has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from her peers, and she has received the Presidential Achievement Award from the Federal Bar Association's Broward Chapter for her excellent pro bono work as well as her contributions to the organization as its president. She has also received numerous testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients.

Ms. Chavin obtained her Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law, and she is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Middle districts of Florida. She is also an active member of The Florida Bar's Consumer Protection Law Committee, and she volunteers her time and services with Legal Aid of Broward as well as the JCS Kosher Food Bank.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Insurance Coverage
  • 20%Consumer Law
  • 10%Real Estate: Business
  • 10%Real Estate: Consumer
Focus Areas

Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance, Consumer Protection, Condominiums & Cooperatives


4 Years Super Lawyers
6 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2010 - 2015

About Valorie S. Chavin

Admitted: 2005, Florida

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  • Selected to Florida Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021, Florida Super Lawyers
  • Selected to Florida Rising Stars Lists: 2010 - 2015, Florida Super Lawyers
  • , Best Lawyers, 2021
  • , St. Thomas University School of Law ranked in the top fifteen percent of her class with Cum Laude honors

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Board of Florida Policyholders Cooperative 
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida
  • Florida Bar Consumer Protection Law Committee, Past Member 
  • Past President of the Federal Bar Association, Broward Chapter, 2015

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Legal Aid of Broward, Volunteer
  • JCS Kosher Food Bank, Volunteer
  • During her year of service as the President of the Federal Bar Association of Broward County, the Chapter was awarded the Presidential Achievement Award for its programming and pro-bono work. 

Educational Background

  • DePaul University

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Valorie has spoken at the Windstorm Insurance Network Conference in 2014, 2015 and 2016 on topics that include: “The Law and Effectiveness of Examinations Under Oath: A Practical Approach;” “Late Notice of Property Insurance Losses;” “Beyond the Crystal Ball: How Your Pre-Suit Actions Effect Claim Litigation;” and "Mediation Strategies."  In 2019, Valorie also participated in a panel discussion on how to effectively litigate property damage claims at the Broward Bench and Bar Conference.  
  • St. Thomas, Valorie participated in the St. Thomas Law Review and was awarded the Best Students Award in Appellate Advocacy, Torts II, and Family Law.


  • On Friday, January 31, 2020, Chavin Mitchell Shmuely secured a jury verdict against Citizens Property Insurance Corporation on a denied property damage claim arising from a plumbing failure.    , 2020


  • “ Valorie Chavin has been my opposing counsel in several insurance coverage cases. She is extremely ethical, respectful and civil. She takes the best depositions of corporate representatives that I have ever observed and is a gifted trial attorney. She always does what is in the best interests of her client and I look forward to working with her again and again in the future!”
  • “ Valorie is an outstanding advocate on behalf of her clients. She is smart and strategic and obtains excellent results for the people she represents.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Valorie S. Chavin

12955 Biscayne Blvd
Suite 201
North Miami, FL 33181

Phone: 888-356-7843

Fax: 305-981-1054

Last Updated: 4/30/2021

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