Rita Chernyak

Rita Chernyak

Phone: (305) 444-4418
Fax: (305) 444-5504

Rita Chernyak joined Lane, Reese, & Summers, P.A. in 2014. She focuses her practice in general liability litigation.

Ms. Chernyak received her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations (Cum Laude) and her Bachelor of Arts in Russian Studies (Cum Laude) from the University of Florida. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from the Florida International University College of Law in 2013. While at FIU, Ms. Chernyak was a Member and Article and Comments Editor of the FIU Law Review. She also served as a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Don S. Cohn. While in law school, Ms. Chernyak gained trial and deposition experience as a Certified Legal Intern at the Miami Dade Public Defender's Office for several semesters. Prior to joining Lane Reese, Ms. Chernyak focused her practice in general liability litigation, with an emphasis on Personal Injury Protection (PIP), at a statewide law firm.

Ms. Chernyak was born in Lvov, Ukraine and raised in Orlando, Florida. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Florida and fluent in Russian.


  • Florida International University College of Law, Miami, Florida
    J.D., 2013
  • Honors: Dean's List; Article and Comments Editor for the FIU Law Review; Alumni of FIU's Trial Advocacy program; Historian of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF).
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    B.S., B.A., 2010
  • Honors: Member, Golden Key International Honor Society; Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society; Recipient of the Russian Scholar Laureate Award; Dean's List  


  • Russian