Chinye Uwechue, Senior Associate, is a litigator and a transactional lawyer. She is licensed to practice in California and is a barrister in England and Wales as well as a lawyer in Nigeria. She is admitted to practice before all the courts in California, including the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Central, Eastern and Northern Districts. Her areas of experience include the following: contract & transactional law, product liability, property damage, premises liability, insurance defense and subrogation.
Ms. Uwechue was educated in Europe and is a graduate and post-graduate of the London School of Economics & Political Science [LLB (Hon.) and LLM].
She acquired international legal experience by working as a corporate lawyer in West Africa and thereafter as a barrister did her pupillage at a leading Chamber of Barristers in the heart of London where she specialized in Maritime Law, Lloyds of London, and related matters. To gain hands-on experience in the field of insurance she worked as an underwriter at the London headquarters of Sun Alliance & London Insurance, PLC (now part of RSA Insurance Group, PLC).
In addition to legal practice she was also a consultant to the Los Angeles City Human Relations Commission. She is a recipient of the Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Services Award and was nominated a "Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics. She is a life member of Middle Temple (England) and a former Vice President of the Greater San Fernando Valley Business & Professional Women. She speaks three languages and has authored and published several reports, articles, blogs and poems, including:
"Sexual Harassment – a commentary" – March 7, 2018 (LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/sexual-harassment-commentary-chinye-uwechue/ )
"In Hindsight – How California Courts Could Have Used Civil Code Section 1698(D) To Stem Certain Aspects Of The Housing Debacle And Curb Homelessness" – November 9, 2017 (LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/hindsight-how-california-courts-could-have-used-civil-uwechue/ )
“When Is A Tenant Who Causes Fire Damage To Property A Co-Insured Under The Landlord’s Policy?” – Subrogator (published by the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP)) – Fall 2009 Issue
"Impact Of Immigration On LA" – December 2000 (Interim report for LA City Human Relations Commission)
“Coverage ABC’s” – Los Angeles Daily Journal – February 13, 1997