TAMPA, Fla. -- McGlinchey Stafford is pleased to announce that Chantel Wonder has joined the firm's Financial Services Litigation practice group in Florida as Of Counsel. Resident in Tampa, Chantel is one of 33 attorneys McGlinchey has brought on in 2023 as part of a focused hiring effort to expand its highly integrated team of best-in-class attorneys.
"We are pleased to welcome Chantel to our dynamic legal team here in Florida," said Will Grimsley, Co-Managing Member of McGlinchey's Fort Lauderdale and Jacksonville offices. "Her knowledge of the local legal and business climates and commitment to providing practical advice align well with our firm's approach."
As an experienced litigator, Chantel is well-regarded in the financial services and insurance industries. She focuses her practice on debt buyer and mortgage work, with experience in credit cards, debt collection, bankruptcy, and the wide spectrum of financial services litigation. Many of her cases surround consumer protection litigation.
"Clients trust Chantel's years of experience and tenacious approach to litigation," said Shaun Ramey, Co-chair of McGlinchey's national Financial Services Litigation group. "Whether representing clients in federal and state litigation, class actions, trials, or appeals, Chantel has a proven track record of skillfully helping clients navigate complex legal matters."
Chantel’s practice also includes insurance defense and employment litigation, with experience in first-party property matters and third-party claims. She represents residential and commercial property managers (including homeowners association boards) as well as human resources managers and employers.
“Chantel’s broad experience matches well with McGlinchey’s client base,” said Dan Plunkett, chair of the firm’s Enterprise Litigation and Investigations team. “We look forward to bringing her perspective and skillset to solving our clients’ problems.”
Joining McGlinchey from Gordon and Rees, Chantel worked for almost a decade in-house with a national debt buyer. In this role, she gained exposure to the wide variety of matters that cross the general counsel’s desk. She handled many highly contested cases and shepherded hundreds of bench trials on behalf of the company.
Chantel received her J.D. from Stetson University College of Law in 2010 and is licensed in the state of Florida. She earned her bachelor's degree in philosophy from Stetson University in 2007.
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