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About Cernitz Shanbron,LLC 

Who we are: 


A results-driven boutique law firm, Cernitz Shanbron provides dedicated, passionate, and exceptional legal service with a personal touch. With more than 45 years of combined experience across Florida, our attorneys are committed to offering the highest caliber legal representation.
Are you a homeowner or commercial property/condominium owner who has had your property damage insurance claim denied or underpaid? Are you seeking compensation after suffering a personal injury? Is your business, large or small, in need of legal counsel who can handle a wide variety of commercial disputes? 
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, Cernitz Shanbron is ready to take on your legal needs. Our level of expertise, depth of knowledge, and tenacity is unparalleled. If you are looking for an effective and efficient team, we are confident that we are the law firm for you.


At Cernitz Shanbron, our attorneys focus on:

  • Residential and commercial property insurance disputes

  • Wrongful denials and underpaid property insurance claims

  • Insurance coverage issues

  • COVID-19 (coronavirus)-related business interruption

  • Personal injury and catastrophic losses

  • “Bad faith,” involving all types of losses

  • Corporate and commercial disputes​

What we do: 


When preparing a litigation strategy, we take a creative “think outside the box” approach to every client’s legal needs. We work tirelessly to find new angles and tactics to aggressively pursue your case. Attention to detail is paramount.


One of the guiding principles of our firm is communication and transparency. Our clients come first, and we are always available to address your questions and concerns. It is our sincere commitment to you that you will never be expected to explain your issues to assistants or paralegals, be forced to call multiple times before receiving a reply, or ever feel out of the loop. We are always here for you.


Every good attorney-client relationship is built on mutual trust and respect, and we see our relationship with our clients as nothing less than a partnership. We will persistently advocate for you to get you the settlement you deserve.




Property Insurance Disputes: 
  • Hurricane damage
  • Water damage
  • Fire
  • Roof leaks
  • Sinkholes
  • Collapses
  • Plumbing losses 
  • Other insurance-related Disputes  

"Bad Faith":
  • Refusal to investigate claims thoroughly, properly, and in a timely manner
  • Refusal to pay full claim
  • Unreasonable claim denials
  • Unreasonable delay in payment/slow payment, or stall tactics
  • Unreasonable interpretation of the insurance policy 
Personal Injury:
  • Car accidents 
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Boating accidents 
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Neck and back injury
  • Brain injury
  • Catastrophic injury 
  • Wrongful death
Real Estate Disputes: 
  • Commercial lease disputes 
  • Title insurance claims
  • Slander of title 
  • Foreclosure defense 

Commercial and
​Business Litigation:
  • Breach of contract 
  • shareholder and partnership disputes 
  • Foreclosures 
  • Business counseling and corporate matters 
  • Corporate duty litigation
  • Injunctions 
  • Collections 
  • Business torts 
  • Partnership disputes and litigation 
  • Claims under title, life, flood, and property insurance policies 
Landlord and
Tenant Disputes:
  • Evictions and ejectments
  • Unwanted house guests 
  • Lease terminations 
  • Lease reviews and enforcements 
  • Rent disputes
  • Security deposits 
  • Failure to pay rent  
  • Damage to property
  • Disputes about repair obligations 
  • Drafting and negotiating leases 


Candise Shanbron
Managing Partner

Candise is the Managing Partner of Cernitz Shanbron, LLC. Her entire legal career has been devoted exclusively to the practice of property insurance law. Having spent the first five years of her career representing insurance companies, this gives her a unique perspective and advantage in representing policyholders. Since 2008, Candise has been zealously and passionately advocating on behalf of policyholders throughout the State of Florida.



  • J.D. University of Miami School of Law 

  • B.S. Advertising and Journalism, University of Florida, magna cum laude 


Professional licenses and memberships:  

  • Member of The Florida Bar 

  • Member of the Windstorm Insurance Network 

  • Member of the Florida Bar 11th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, 2008-2011 (Chair 2010-2011)

  • Member of the Dade County Bar Association

  • Attorney member of the Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters 

  • Mentor at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami

  • Member of the Miami-Dade Leadership Council of the Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program 

  • Admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida 


Justin P. Cernitz 
Founding Partner

Justin is the Founding Partner of Cernitz Shanbron, LLC. He counsels and represents clients on a variety of insurance and personal injury legal issues — including First-Party Property Insurance Disputes, Bad Faith Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Protection, Personal Injury and Catastrophic Injury, Wrongful Death, and Nursing Home Negligence.


  • J.D. University of Miami School of Law 

  • B.A. Political Science, Emory University


Professional licenses and memberships:  

  • Member of The Florida Bar 

  • Member of the Windstorm Insurance Network 

  • Member of the Miami-Dade Justice Association

  • Member of the Dade County Bar Association

  • Admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida 

Adam S. Feldman

Adam is a Partner and the chair of the Commercial and Business Litigation Department at Cernitz Shanbron, LLC. With a background studying business, along with his extensive legal experience, Adam provides efficient and practical solutions for businesses and individuals who need them, including matters related to Contracts, Foreclosures, Business Counseling and Corporate Matters, Business Torts, Collections, and more.



  • J.D University of Miami School of Law 

  • B.A. Political Science and minor in Business, Washington University in St. Louis 

Professional licenses and memberships:

  • Member of The Florida Bar (2005)

  • Member of the Florida Bar's Young Lawyer Division

  • Admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida


9500 South Dadeland Boulevard

Suite 350

Miami, Florida 33156

Tel:  (305) 370-3255


Fax: (305) 384-7033 


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