Rochelle N. Wimbush

Partner

Location: Miami, Florida

Phone: 305-577-3996 Fax: 305-577-3558 Email: rwimbush@vpm-legal.com
Rochelle N. Wimbush

Rochelle N. Wimbush joined Ver Ploeg & Marino in 2009 and was elevated to Partner in January 2018.  Ms. Wimbush is a commercial litigator with a trial practice specializing in insurance coverage and bad faith matters.  She represents both individual and corporate policyholders in evaluating and litigating disputes with their insurance carriers.  During her tenure at Ver Ploeg & Marino, Ms. Wimbush has successfully second-chaired several trials, including a multi-million dollar jury verdict win for music industry legends, Gloria and Emilio Estefan.  Ms. Wimbush has also been instrumental in securing summary judgment wins on complex issues for her clients.  Ms. Wimbush frequently authors, co-authors, and lectures on various insurance-related topics.  

Born in Toronto, Canada, Ms. Wimbush received her B.A. from Princeton University in 2005, where she earned a degree in Sociology and was a Third-Team All-American on the varsity women’s soccer team. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 2009, where she was a three-year recipient of the Dean’s Honor Scholarship, an active member of the student government, and an editor for the University of Miami’s Race and Social Justice Law Review.  

 

Education

  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 2009
    • Race and Social Justice Law Review, Editor
  • B.A., Princeton University , 2005

Awards & Recognition

Speaking Engagements & Publications

  • Speaker, Bad Faith in Auto Litigation, NBI Seminar. Auto Injury Litigation From Start to Finish, November 30, 2018
  • Author, “What Community Associations Should Know About Filing Post-Irma Storm Claims”, South Florida Cooperator, October, 2017
  • Author, “Condominium and Homeowner Association Guide to Filing Post-Irma Claims”, Condo Management Florida, October, 2017

Memberships & Professional Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Miami Dade Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2015 – Present
  • Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association, Secretary, 2014 – 2015, 
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