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About Cernitz Shanbron,LLC 

Who we are: 


Are you a homeowner, commercial property/condominium owner who has had your property damage insurance claim denied or you feel like the insurance company has underpaid your property loss and damages? Are you seeking just compensation after you have suffered a personal injury? Are you a business, large or small, in need of legal counsel who can handle a vast array of commercial disputes?


If you answered yes to any of these questions above, the attorneys at Cernitz Shanbron are accomplished and ready to take on your legal needs. When you are looking for successful, effective and results-driven legal representation, our level of expertise, depth of knowledge, tenacity, and dedication to our clients makes us confident that we are the boutique 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

  • “Bad faith,” involving all types of losses, including, but not limited to:
    - Plumbing and water damage loss
    - Fire loss, vandalism and theft loss

    - Windstorm or hail loss, roof leak loss, etc.

  • Personal injury and catastrophic losses.

  • Corporate and commercial disputes;
    - Collections
    - Foreclosures
    - Landlord and tenant disputes, among many others.


With more than 45 years of combined experience, our team of attorneys is committed to offering the highest caliber in legal representation.

What we do: 


When examining issues and litigation strategy, we take a creative and “thinking outside of the box” approach to every client’s legal needs. We work tirelessly to find new angles and strategies to aggressively pursue your case. And attention to the details is paramount.

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.

One of the guiding principles of our firm is communication and transparency. Our clients come first and we are always available to address all your questions, concerns and comments. 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.




Property Insurance Disputes: 
  • Hurricane Damage
  • Water Damage
  • Fire
  • Roof Leaks
  • Sinkholes
  • Collapses 
  • Other Insurance Related Disputes
  • Plumbing losses  

"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 
  • Home Insurance Claims

Commercial Litigation &
​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 Disputes ​&
Tenant Disputes:
  • Evictions and Ejectments
  • Unwanted House Guests 
  • Lease Terminations 
  • Lease Reviews and Enforcement's 
  • Rent Dispute
  • 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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