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Tereza Horáková


Tereza Horáková, an associate at Chepenik Trushin LLP, focuses her practice in the areas of commercial litigation, probate and trust administration, and insurance defense.

Originally from Prague, Czech Republic, Ms. Horáková earned her first Juris Doctor degree in 2015 from Charles University in Prague. While at Charles University, Ms. Horáková participated in an international moot court competition focusing on investor-state arbitration and gained valuable work experience in globally recognized law firms.

Furthermore, Ms. Horáková participated in a unique dual-degree program between Charles University and Nova Southeastern University, allowing a select group of international attorneys to obtain a U.S. law degree in only 2 years and with a full scholarship. Accordingly, Ms. Horáková graduated summa cum laude from Nova and earned her second Juris Doctor degree in 2017. While at Nova, Ms. Horáková earned the highest grade in several of her classes and was a member of the ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law and Nova Moot Court Society, allowing her to hone her legal writing and advocacy skills. Her efforts were rewarded when she won the 2017 Inaugural Stephanie Aleong Intramural Moot Court Competition, and placed as a semi-finalist in the 2016 Feinreider Moot Court Competition.

Realizing the importance of practical experience, Ms. Horáková interned with the Honorable Judge Marcia G. Cooke at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and worked as a summer associate in an international law firm in West Palm Beach. Throughout her time at Nova, Ms. Horáková was a research assistant to Professor Michael J. Dale.

Ms. Horáková is fluent in Czech and English, and conversational in Italian.


J.D., Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law, 2017
Summa Cum Laude (top 5%)

J.D., Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Law, 2015
Thesis: Fair and Equitable Treatment and Legitimate Expectations in Investment Disputes (defended Sep. 2015 with Highest Honors)

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Florida, 2017

Dean’s List (all semesters)

CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Highest Grade in Property, Evidence

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

Nova Moot Court Society

Articles & Publications

The Arbitrator's Affirmative Disclosure Duty - Does it extend to prior subject matter related involvement?,  ARIAS U.S. Quarterly, Q3 2016

Service of Process Outside the United States: A Basic Overview, NITA blog, March 2016

An Overview of the 2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, NITA blog, June 2016

Service of Process Outside the United States Updated: Water Splash and its Progeny, NITA Blog, January 2018

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