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Cheryl L. Riess

  • Attorney



Cheryl L. Riess began practicing law in 1987 out of her own firm in New York which focused its practice on plaintiff's legal malpractice claims. She became a member of the Florida bar in 2004 and worked in insurance defense before joining Mintz Truppman, P.A., where she now handles first-party claims and bad faith actions against insurance companies. 


Practice Areas

  • Insurance Law
  • Bad Faith Insurance
  • Business Interruption Claims
  • Construction Defect Claims
  • Fire Damage
  • Homeowner Claims
  • Personal Injury
  • Windstorm & Hurricane Damage
  • Wrongful Death


  • Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1987
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Jacob Burns Scholar
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
    • M.D. - 1979
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Diplomate - 1985
  • City University of New York, New York, NY
    • B.A. - 1975
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Jonas E. Salk Scholarship Award
  • New School for Social Research, Graduate School of Management and Urban Professions, New York, NY
    • Postgraduate Certificate in Mental Health Administration - 1984

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1987
  • New York, 1987
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
  • District of Columbia, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1998
  • Florida, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2012

Past Positions

  • Psychiatry -- General and Forensic


Classes & Seminars

Pro-Bono Activities

  • RiderCoach Certification, Motorcycle Safety Foundation, 2005

Published Works

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Representative Clients

Representative Cases

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Insurance Law

Professional Associations

Ancillary Businesses