Christopher Hersem is a native Floridian, born and raised in Clearwater. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and his law degree from Stetson University College of Law. While at Stetson, Chris earned a Concentration in Advocacy, several awards for outstanding service, was a member of multiple leadership organizations, was named in Who's Who of American Law Schools, and spent time travelling and competing with the nationally recognized Stetson Trial Team.
After graduation, Chris continued to hone his trial skills and practice abilities by working as an Assistant Public Defender for the 6th Judicial Circuit. While at the Public Defender's Office, Chris was involved with nearly 2000 cases and left with an undefeated trial record.