Clarissa R. Chenoweth


PHONE 302-504-1685

Education & Admissions

  • University of Delaware (B.A. 2008)
  • Duquesne University School of Law (J.D. 2012)
  • Supreme Court of the State of Delaware
  • Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the District of Delaware


  • Delaware State Bar Association; Member
  • American Bar Association; Member
  • Richard S. Rodney American Inn of Court; Executive Committee Member, Assistant Secretary (2017-2019)
  • Delaware High School Mock Trial Competition; Coach
  • Office of the Child Advocate; Attorney Guardian ad Litem

Attorney Profile

Clarissa is a trial lawyer at Smith Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP.  As part of a well-rounded practice, Clarissa 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.

Clarissa is on the executive committee of the Richard S. Rodney American Inn of Court and an active member of the Delaware State Bar Association.


  • Super Lawyers®, Rising Star,  Business Litigation, 2018



  • Successfully opposed motion for summary judgment at oral argument in international Chancery litigation
  • Represented petitioner in dissolution proceeding involving New York-based home goods store
  • Represented repossession agency in replevin action resulting in favorable written decision