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Clarissa R. Chenoweth-Shook

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Clarissa R. Chenoweth-Shook is a trial lawyer who has represented clients in each of Delaware’s state courts and in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. Her practice focuses on representing companies and individuals in commercial litigation. In particular, Clarissa has significant experience with contract disputes, alternative entity disputes and business divorce matters.

Before entering private practice, she clerked for two Delaware Superior Court judges: the Honorable Joseph R. Slights, III and the Honorable Charles E. Butler.


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Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., 2012

University of Delaware, B.A., 2008

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Delaware (2012)
  • Pennsylvania (2013)
  • United States District Court for the District of Delaware (2014)

Professional Activities and Honors

Delaware Bar Foundation, Member of Board of Directors (2020–2024 term)

Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Business Litigation (2018–present)

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation (2021, 2022)

American Bar Association, Member (2014–present)

Annual Contributor to Recent Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation - Business Law Section Publication (2014–2018)

Delaware State Bar Association, Member (2013–present); Co-Chair of Women & the Law Section Subcommittee (2015–2018)

Richard S. Rodney Inn of Court, Member (2015–present) and Executive Committee (2017–2021)

Office of the Child Advocate, Attorney Guardian Ad Litem (2014–present)