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.

Classes/Seminars Taught

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

Published Works

Case Law Alerts, contributor, 2019-present

"A Spouse Who Married a Decedent After Injury Could Recover as a 'Surviving Spouse,' Says Fifth DCA, in Conflict With Fourth DCA," Defense Digest, Vol. 24, No. 3, September 2018

"Responding to Social Media Discovery Objections," Defense Digest, Vol. 24, No. 1, March 2018

U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
District of Columbia
Florida State University College of Law (J.D., 2013)
University of Florida (B.S., cum laude, 2008)
Associations & memberships
Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Executive Board Member, 2015-present
Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Secretary, 2017-2019
Orange County Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee, Executive Board Member, 2015-2017
Florida Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Member, 2013-Present
Year joined