Neil F. McGuinness is the Managing Attorney of the Florida Staff Counsel firm of McGuinness & Cicero. Neil is an experienced litigation attorney with over 30 years of litigation and counseling experience. Prior to joining Chubb’s Staff Counsel, Neil was in private practice and also previously worked for several large law firms, including Baker & McKenzie (National Partner in the Miami Office practicing in the firm's U.S. Compensation & Employment Law Practice Group) and Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP.
EDUCATION Law: University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida (J.D. 1992) Business Law Journal, Managing Editor Undergraduate: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with high honors, May 1986.
BAR ADMISSIONS Supreme Court of Florida, 1992 U.S. Supreme Court, 1996 U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1992 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, General Bar, 1992 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, former Trial Bar, 1993 U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 1992 U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, 1994
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS The Florida Bar (Labor and Employment Law Section) American Bar Association - Tort Trial & Insurance and Practice Section (TIPS) Staff Counsel Committee Chair-Elect (2022)
ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS Rated AV® Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell Participated in various presentations and conferences sponsored by CLM, Lorman, and RIMS/National Underwriters.