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Christopher J. Leal is the partner of Christopher J. Leal, P.A. Mr. Leal is an accomplished lawyer and a respected member of the South Florida Legal Community. Mr. Leal is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar and is admitted to practice in the State of Florida, as well as, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Florida.


 


Mr. Leal divides his practice between the areas of commercial litigation, civil litigation, personal injury, wrongful death, and aviation disasters. Combining years of experience within the Florida court system with an understanding of defense tactics, Mr. Leal is fully prepared to provide the advice and advocacy necessary to address each client’s legal needs.


 


Prior to opening the firm, Mr. Leal served as a policy and legal analyst to the Florida Senate Committee on Agriculture where he served as the staff person responsible for over twenty bills presented during the 2009 legislative session. Additionally, Mr. Leal has clerked for two judges in Florida’s 11th Judicial Circuit and was an associate with the law firm Montoya Lopez, P.L.


 


Mr. Leal received his Juris Doctor from Florida State University College of Law in 2009. While in law school, Mr. Leal received the Outstanding Pro Bono Service Certificate and the Florida State University College of Law Certificate in Environmental and Land Use Law. Mr. Leal earned his Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University New Orleans in 2006, where he majored in political science and history.

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Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Corporate: 60%
  2. Litigation: 20%
  3. Real Estate: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-250/hour), contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer. Christopher Leal is a bright young attorney with great attention to detail. He is deligent in analyzing complex legal issues.

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    Jorge Lopez Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • Edward Montoya

    I endorse Chris as one of South Florida's up and coming litigators. I have known Chris for many years and continue to be impressed with his ability to handle and resolve difficult legal matters with ease and with the highest degree of professionalism. Chris has assisted our firm in the successful handling of complex wrongful death cases, high profile banking disputes and international aviation matters. He is an honest, intelligent, caring and passionate advocate. There is no question that Chris is a rising star in our legal community.

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    Edward Montoya Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact info

Christopher J. Leal, P.A.

2911 Wildflower Lane
Baton Rouge, LA, 70809

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200901/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of Outstanding Pro Bono ServiceFlorida State University College of Law2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of-CounselLopez & Associates2012 - Present
Of CounselAlex A. Martinez, P.A.2012 - Present
PartnerChristopher J. Leal, P.A.2009 - Present
AssociateMontoya | Lopez, P.L.2009 - 2012
Legal and Policy AnalystThe Florida Senate2008 - 2009
Law ClerkMontoya Lopez, P.L.2008 - 2008
Law Clerk11th Judicial Circuit2007 - 2007
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar, Aviation Law CommitteeMember2011 - Present
Dade County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Intrepid Veterans and Armed Forces CommitteeMember2011 - Present
Dade County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Continuing Legal Education CommitteeMember2011 - Present
Florida Bar, Aviation Law CommitteeMember2010 - 2011
Belen Alumni Lawyers Section of the Belen Alumni AssociationMember2009 - Present
Dade County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers SectionN/A2009 - Present
Florida Bar, Young Lawyers DivisionN/A2009 - Present
Federalist SocietyMember2006 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Feliciano, et al. v. Banco De Sabadell, et al.Recovered $1.6 Million for our client.
John Doe, et al. v. John Doe Company$2.2 million dollar jury verdict for our client.
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2009
Florida State University College of LawN/AEnvironmental and Land Use Law Certificate2009
Loyola University New OrleansPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2006