Christopher Ison was born and raised in Lakeland, Florida. As he grew up, he watched his father, a local Chiropractor, treat injured patients for over 25 years. As a result, Christopher developed a strong desire to help the injured, deciding that he would one day advocate for the injured in court, protecting and preserving their legal rights for themselves and their families.
His preparation for a career in advocacy started in 2002 when he began attending Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida. While studying at Florida Southern, Christopher majored in English, concentrating the bulk of his studies in the art of persuasive writing. He chose the English major because he understood that in order to be a successful advocate he would need a solid, academic foundation upon which to build his legal career. In addition, he became the founding president of Phi Alpha Delta, a pre-law fraternity focused on preparing college students for the difficult academic challenges that would confront them in law school.
In 2006, at age 20, he began law school at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Christopher did well in school, receiving the “Book Award” in Civil Procedure – an award given to the student with the highest grade in the class. Moreover, he became a Certified Legal Intern during his third year of law school, working as a prosecutor for the City Prosecutor’s Office in Fort Lauderdale. While at the City Prosecutor’s Office, he had the opportunity to handle hundreds of misdemeanor cases and conduct numerous misdemeanor bench-trials, an opportunity that only few law students received. His experience at the City Prosecutor’s Office allowed him to hone, practice, and perfect his advocacy skills.
After passing the bar exam on his first attempt in 2009, he returned back home to Lakeland where he became an Assistant State Attorneyat the Office of the State Attorney. While working as a prosecutor, he represented the interests of the State of Florida and the citizens of Polk County, prosecuting crimes ranging from misdemeanors to felonies. During his employment at the State Attorney’s Office, he successfully prosecuted hundreds of cases, conducted several jury trials and litigated numerous motions. His experience as a prosecutor in Polk County allowed him the opportunity to practice law in front of numerous county and circuit court judges, preparing him for a career in advocating and litigating for the injured.
Christopher joined The Pansler Law firm in January 2013 after three years at the State Attorney’s Office.
If you've been injured, or have been arrested, give Christopher a call today.