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Christopher Hayden Brown
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Christopher Hayden Brown

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Appeals

About Me

I am a double Gator, having gotten my degree in history and law degree from the University of Florida.  I was raised in Southwest Florida and returned here to build my law practice with my partners Jimmy and Rene.  I love to read, fish and play golf.  However, corny as it may sound, I really love my job and trial litigation best.  I went to law school to be a trial lawyer and then ended up doing corporate work out of school.  In 2002 I remembered what it was I really had a passion for and I returned to Florida and became an Assistant Public Defender in Fort Myers.  This was a wonderful experience; to learn real law in the trenches and to try a lot of cases.  After around two years as a PD, I left for private practice as an associate in a firm in Fort Myers.  I built a practice for that firm in Charlotte County and then, when I felt ready to be on my own, I left that firm in 2006 to join up with my partners and form Brown, Suarez & Rios, P.A.  I am proud of the fact that we are a litigation firm and that we have a great team of lawyers who are not afraid to go to trial; whether it be an injury case or a criminal case.  That type of aggressiveness and hard work also leads to many negotiated settlements that are favorable to our clients, because we have earned the respect of our opponents.  Our lawyers and wonderful support staff work together on every client's case and make this law frim a fun place to come to work.  We have successfully represented so many people in Southwest Florida that I am proud to say that the majority of our business comes from prior clients and other members of the legal and business community.  Check out our website at


http://www.swfloridalawfirm.com/

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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    13 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    9 years, 100 cases
  3. Appeals: 10%
    13 years, 30 cases

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

18 total 

  • Harley David Nunes Brook

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    Harley Brook DUI & DWI Attorney
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  • Alexander Christian Peterson

    Chris is very knowledgeable and experienced. He cares about his clients, and he runs a great practice. I fully endorse this lawyer.

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    Alexander Peterson Divorce & Separation Attorney
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Contact Info

Brown, Suarez & Rios, PA

2681 Airport Road
C-107
Naples, FL, 34112

Brown, Suarez & Rios, P.A.

1532 Jackson Street
Fort Myers, FL, 33901

Brown, Suarez & Rios, P.A.

265 E Marion Ave.
Suite 114
Punta Gorda, FL, 33950-3715

Brown, Suarez & Rios, P.A.

14 N. Desoto Avenue
Arcadia, FL, 34266-4411

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200205/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Extra Mile AwardThe Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBrown, Suarez & Rios, P.A.2006 - Present
Associate AttorneyBalliro Law Firm, LLC2004 - 2006
Assistant Public Defender20th Judicial Circuit Office of the Public Defender2002 - 2004

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Twentieth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee of the Florida BarCommittee Member2009 - Present
The Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard Member- Chapter President2007 - Present
Charlotte County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Middle District of FloridaAttorney Admitted to Practice2004 - Present
American Inns of CourtBarrister2004 - 2007
Florida BarAttorney2002 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Florida Defender (FACDL)Admissibility and Use at Trial of False-Confession Expert Testimony2012

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawN/Alaw1999
University of FloridaHistoryB.A.1995

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
ROCC Annual Attorney Training SeminarTrial Tactics2013
Trial With Style- Florida Public Defender Association Fall Meeting - TampaFalse Confessions, Admissibility and Use of Expert Testimony at Trial2012