Chioma Deere was born in Jamaica, and grew up in the Bronx, New York. In 2000, she graduated from Wells College in Aurora, New York with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Anthropology. Chioma attended and earned her Juris Doctor from Pace University School of Law in New York.
Since being admitted to the Florida Bar in 2008, she has practiced in the area of complex hurricane claims litigation, insurance defense litigation, personal injury, arbitration, and employment litigation in state and federal courts.
Chioma also has hands-on experience in the evolving area of electronic discovery (e-discovery). She received her Graduate Certification in E-discovery Project Management, and routinely presents on the ethics and practical methods of conducting eDiscovery in litigation. She is currently listed as an e-Discovery Special Master for the 15th Judicial Circuit, Palm Beach County. Chioma is also Secretary of the Florida Bar Business Law Section Committee for Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence. She is actively co-presents Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) sessions to judges on Judicial Management of Electronic Discovery.
Chioma is a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, the F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association, the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, and The West Palm Beach (FL) Chapter of the Links Incorporated. She was selected to the 2014 American Bar Association’s Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy. In the Palm Beach County Bar Association, Chioma is Chair of the Technology Committee, and past chair of the Standing Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. Chioma also serves as Technology Chair for the West Palm Beach (FL) Chapter of the Links Incorporated.