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Christian Alexander Straile

Family Attorney at Gainesville, FL

4.5   16 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2003
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Christian

Learn Christian’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Includes Divorce, Separation, Paternity, Custody/Time-Sharing, Visitation, Support & Enforcement

  2. Speeding and traffic ticket
    Civil & Criminal Traffic.

  3. Domestic violence
    The intersection of Family & Criminal Law

  4. Criminal defense

    22 years

  5. DUI and DWI

    22 years

  6. Business

    20 years



Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice

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Alba & Straile, PLLC-Attorneys & Counselors at Law
235 South Main Street Suite W203 Gainesville, FL 32601
Suite W 203
Gainesville, FL, 32601
Available for Consultation
108 N. Magnolia
Suite 501
Ocala, FL, 34475
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  16 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Kevin | April 7, 2014
Respectful Trust
When I suddenly needed a lawyer, I picked up the phone book and started calling lawyers. I called 3 other lawyers before calling Christian. Each lawyer was very "cold" and all about money. I called Christian and he was the only lawyer that I called that had a friendly demeanor and offered me affordable prices. Because of Christians extensive investigation, and belief in my innocence, my case was dismissed. I am the type person that needs clear proof that someone deserves my respect. Christian Straile has earned my respect!
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Posted by Jeff | April 16, 2014
Attorney Christian A. Straile
Mr. Straile is an Honest Attorney who cares about each client and the case he represents! If you're looking for these qualities in your attorney, please be sure to consider hiring him to represent you!!
Posted by Jody | October 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding counsel
Mr. Straile was able to get the best outcome possible under some very difficult circumstances. He was patient and diligent. He was empathetic and caring. He spent countless hours on our case and always listened and took action. We could not be more grateful.
Response from Christian Straile October 15, 2023
Thank you so much for the praise!
Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He’s the man as far as I’m concerned!
I obtained Christian’s service almost four years ago for a sealing of a case after another Attorney received payment and provided no service. He was successful in this task in a timely fashion and most of all communicated with me during the entire process. Even recently, he took time out of his day to research, explain and get right back to me regarding a question I had on a case long since resolved. In summary, Christian is transparent, honest, and proficient. He restored my belief that there exist honest, competent lawyers. I highly recommend this firm for all of your legal questions and more importantly, your legal problem(s).
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Posted by Alan | October 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The very best!!!
My wife was issued a leaving the scene ticket after both parties agreed that there was no damage to either car. The second party reported the accident after she got home. This serious ticket was a misdemeanor and required several court appearances. One within 10 days. I needed a lawyer that was familiar with the ADA in Ocala. He took the case and within a couple weeks all was settled. Never did go to court and avoided the 9 points that she was looking at. He had to do a lot of leg work to achieve this result. I'm 60 and have had to use a lawyer several times and what I have learned is you get what you pay for. Alan and Cris
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Posted by Larissa | April 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly professional, talented and outstanding defense attorney and gentleman
In our life, we all encounter some negative unexpected events or situations that can be very stressful, but sometimes some events can be extremely stressful. At that time, we need help that someone would understand and offer professional help, who would also be a compassionate, kind and outstanding human being. I was in a situation that the “life just is not fair” and started looking for an Honest Attorney who would take my case and defend me. I consider myself very lucky person because I met Mr. Straile and asked for help. He has all high personal and professional qualities I was looking for. I will always be grateful for his help and professional success. I certainly recommend Mr. Straile to anyone in need of a highly professional, talented and outstanding defense attorney and true gentleman.
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Response from Christian Straile April 29, 2018
Thank you very much!
Posted by Mike | June 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal/Civil Trial
Wow. I was extremely happy i had Mr. Straille for my lawyer to represent me. Even though i live 600 miles from Florida, Mr. Straille stayed in contact with me at any/all times for my Criminal Jury Trial. I was amazed at his thoroughness and research in my case, how he worked in the courtroom was amazing. I was found 'not guilty'. A couple weeks later, i returned for an 'Injuntion', related, and hired him again for it. Well, we lost that, the Injuntion was passed. But he was just as thorough., having binders and law books, and using them in court. He even basically proved, or caught the other person lying, but the judge passed it anyway. Well.. just like i told Mr. Straille, If i had been found not guilty, or guilty, i know i had what i believe is the best attorney I could have possibly had. I would highly recommend Mr. Straille for anything legal.
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reasonable, logical, and knowledgable
Christian's communication skills with his clients is incredible. His knowledge of Florida law, and his ability to get you to think objectively in a stressful situation, make him a great lawyer to hire. I hired him based on his advice when he consulted with me over the phone late around midnight - for free - providing the advice I needed for that night. After hiring him, he was extremely responsive to email, texting, calls - everything to get my case together with very little time to do it. He's a great guy, I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Deborah | October 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Daughter speeding ticket
He did a great job fromr initial contact fand consult and Communicated his services resulted in getting my daughters speeding ticket dismissed . I would highly recommend him as he was efficient and his price was very reasonable
Posted by Johnny | August 8, 2015
Best lawyer ever
Christian took on my case only 4 days prior to my final court date with very little evidence other than my legal documents. Stayed in contact with me the whole way through to get information needed to help in my case . Cannot say enough about what a great lawyer he is as well as he treats you as a friend not just another case. Would be my first choice again hands down. He has great presence in the court room.
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Posted by Spencer | September 18, 2014
Excellent lawyer, excellent communication!
Mr. Straile is one of the best attorneys I've had the pleasure of dealing with. The amount of care and attention given to my case by Mr. Straile was astounding and I was extremely impressed with the level of communication with Mr. Straile and his office. If the need ever arises again, I will call Mr. Straile's office and know I'll be taken care of.
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Posted by Russell | September 5, 2014
awesome attorney
Mr. Straile and my experiance has been one of a kind he has made a bad situation as painless as it could be never have i worried with him at the helm, very informative and knowledgable i can honestly say ive made a friend. And would recommend him to any friend or family nember i have thank you mr. Straile for all your hard work.
Posted by Mark | July 31, 2014
Positive Outcome for A Complicated Case
Christian Straile handled a 10 year old VOP MM case for me which was very complicated. Between the time I absconded 10 years ago I had been arrested for a felony offense resulting in 4 years incarceration with an additional 4 years federal supervised release. Mr. Straile worked with my Federal PO to allow for me to self surrender on the MM case which was in another county. This is usually unheard of that a PO allows a newly released federal inmate to transport themselves to another county without arresting on the spot. Once the VOP case went to court (within 10 days which is quick on a no bond case) I plead to absconding and the case was dismissed with time served. If revoked, I could have served up to a year in county jail which was the original probation sentence. I am extremely blessed to have had Mr. Straile representing me.
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Posted by HOWARD | April 8, 2014
Posted by Chris | September 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you reading nothing more than these two lines, I hope you find them of most use. DO NOT PAY THIS MAN UPFRONT. HE WILL NOT COME THROUGH WHEN IT MATTERS. On July 29th, 2016 the legal services of Christian Straile was paid in full for future work on a case. Mr. Straile, initially very eager about the case, soon became unresponsive to all email correspondences. I have provided several of the emails sent to Mr. Straile as attachments. As a result of Christian Straile unresponsiveness, I was required to attend a hearing (for which I retained Mr. Straile’s services) without any representation. Following the hearing, I sent another email to Mr. Straile indicating that there were several questions I was asked to answer before a ruling could be made. I forwarded Christian Straile these question and I still did not receive a response. Christian Straile did not represent me during the hearing and made no effort to respond to my inquires leading up to or after the hearing. I finally received an email from Mr. Straile on September 19th, 2016 simply asking “What is the status of this?” I responded in detail and have not received any further communication from Christian Straile. Christian Straile’s failure to respond to multiple communications and failure to appear are inexcusable. I hired him for advising me on a University conduct hearing. His failure to communicate, and ultimately inability to be present at the hearing, guaranteed that I did not have adequate representation at the hearing. Putting aside the fact that all I wanted was for a fair and equitable hearing, Christian Straile ensured the opposite by not responding to my emails and bailing on the hearing. This guy will communicate very well with you UNTIL you retain his services. After he has secured payment he will blow you off. Because Mr. Straile has not followed through in conformance with ethical, contractual and professional obligations, I have sought relief through a merchant dispute for services not rendered.
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Posted by George | September 24, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Another Do Nothing Lawyer
For traffic citations at least don't waste your time or money. I hired Christian on what should have been a clean and cut case. Not only did he take my money and did nothing but he was so hands off as to have another lawyer attend my court trial who knew nothing of my case. Save your money and time find someone who will work.
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  • Free Consultation 1 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Alba & Straile, PLLC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Managing Member
  • Attorney Christian A. Straile, LLC
  • 2008 - 2021
  • Associate Attorney
  • Private Law firm
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Assistant Attorney
  • Private Law Firm 2
  • 2004 - 2004
  • CLI
  • State Attorney's Office
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Judicial Intern
  • Third DIstrict Court of Appeal
  • 2001 - 2002
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  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2004
  • St. Thomas University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Lambuth University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Too many Teens
  • Not Guilty


  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • 2008 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section
  • 2004 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • Past Treasurer
  • 2005 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI?DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 1992

Speaking Engagements

  • Practicing with Professionalism
  • Panel discussion moderator
  • 2010
  • Starting your own Law Practice
  • Starting your law firm
  • 2009
  • Aging out of the system
  • criminal and traffic law pertaining to young adults
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (8)
Endorse Christian
Criminal defense Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Straile is an excellent and effective attorney with outstanding trial and negotiating skills. He goes above and beyond for his clients, and fights for them as if they were his only client. Mr. Straile's knowledge of Florida criminal law is extremely impressive. As a fellow attorney, it was a pleasure to work with Mr. Straile when he handled a criminal case for a client of mine in Ocala, Florida (a case which he took to trial). I monitored the case (in which he achieved remarkable results) very closely and was delighted to discover that he is a top-notch criminal defense attorney who zealously advocates for his clients. In the future, if anyone I know requires a criminal defense lawyer in Florida, I will happily refer them to Mr. Straile."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Christian is very attentive to the clients needs and works well as co-counsel, even willing to work with other firms when it is best for the client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christian is knowledgeable and always there for his clients. If I needed help with a criminal defense matter myself, I would not hesitate to call on him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen Mr. Straile represent his clients in court. He is always well prepared, and he works zealously to achieve the best result for them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Dedicated to fighting for his clients. A+++ Would work with again."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Christian. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Straile is a focused and driven advocate for his clients. He is A strong litigator, and well-versed in the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Gainesville Family Lawyer Christian Alexander Straile
Christian Alexander Straile
Family Attorney
Gainesville, FL
Licensed for 20 years
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