Orlando FLORIDA

ABOUT Mr. Joey M. Chindamo

Joey is an experienced trial lawyer in the Casualty Department representing a broad range of clients in state and federal courts in bodily injury and other matters involving premises liability, automobile liability, products liability, and general liability. He has defended clients from a variety of industries, including amusement and entertainment destinations, insurance companies, national and local retailers, real estate management companies, product manufacturers, transportation network companies, and national transportation carriers. Joey also has experience defending negligent security claims, cases involving catastrophic injuries, and homeowners association disputes. Joey frequently leverages aggressive investigation with his technological skills to obtain favorable results for his clients.

Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, Joey served as an Assistant State Attorney in Orange County and tried over 30 jury and nonjury trials. As a prosecutor, he handled hundreds of diverse criminal matters, including cases involving felony domestic violence, drug trafficking, juvenile offenses, and violent crimes.

Joey is an honors graduate of the University of Florida and earned his juris doctor from the Florida State University College of Law. During law school, he held leadership positions on FSU Law's Mock Trial and Moot Court teams. He won the 2011 Florida Justice Association E. Earle Zehmer Memorial Mock Trial Competition, and he earned the Best Brief award in the 2011 FSU Law Intramural Moot Court Competition. He also earned two Book Awards, including in Appellate Practice, instructed by then-Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court, Justice Ricky Polston.

Joey has served as an Executive Board Member of the Orange County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section since 2015. He was appointed twice to serve as the organization's Secretary in 2017 and 2018. He also served as an Executive Board Member of the Orange County Bar Association Criminal Law Committee from 2015-2017.

Joey is admitted to practice in Florida, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Year joined

2017

Thought Leadership

When credibility issues may impact the determination of material facts, summary judgment is not appropriate.

Orlando
General Liability
April 1, 2020
The Third District Court of Appeal held that the trial court erred in entering summary judgment for the defendant, a tire store, whose employee serviced a tire Case Law Alerts, 2nd Quarter, April 2020 is prepared

Allowing secondary evidence in the form of testimony of defendant’s employee.

Orlando
Premises and Retail Liability
January 1, 2020
In a slip and fall action, the Third District Court of Appeal held it was not an abuse of discretion for the trial court to allow secondary evidence, in the fo Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2020 is prepar

Court holds that photographs can be authenticated via pictorial testimony or the silent witness method.

Orlando
Premises and Retail Liability
January 1, 2020
The plaintiff sued the City of Miami for a 2010 trip and fall on a sidewalk that had an asphalt patch 1.25 inches lower than the adjoining concrete slab. Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2020 is prepar

Court may not award a legally excessive jury award of nominal damages when jury was not permitted to award compensatory damages.

Orlando
General Liability
January 1, 2020
The First District Court of Appeal reversed an award of $80,000 in nominal damages as legally excessive. Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2020 is prepar

Court affirms dismissal of action for fraud upon the court when it found no abuse of discretion by the trial court’s imposition of the “ultimate sanction.”

General Liability
October 1, 2019
The Third District Court of Appeal affirmed the dismissal of a plaintiff’s personal injury action for fraud upon the court when it found no abuse of discretion by the trial court’s imposition of the “ultimate sanction.” The Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter, October 2019

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Classes/Seminars Taught

Practicing with Professionalism, panelist, Young Lawyers Professionalism Panel, January 28, 2016

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Areas of LAW

  • Accident
  • Bus Accident
  • Car Accident
  • Drunk Driving Accident
  • Motorcycle Accident
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Truck Accident

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