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Born in Lakeland, Polk County, Florida, on February 8, 1967. Married to Melody A. Shipley nee Cottingham of New Port Richey, Florida on January 29, 1994. Three sons and two daughters.



B.S. in Management, The Florida State University, 1994; B.S. in Accounting, The Florida State University, 1999; M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship, The Florida State University, 1996; J.D., The Florida State University, 2002


Military Service

United States Army Reserve, 1988-1996; active-duty wartime service from January 1991 to September 1991 in the Southwest Asia theatre of operations (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) in support of the Persian Gulf War, Operation Desert Shield, and Operation Desert Storm.


Community Service

City Council, City of Mount Dora, Florida, November 2003 - December 2005; Round Lake Elementary Charter Board; Troop Committee member, Boy Scouts of America, Troop 70.


Languages spoken: Portuguese, English

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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 25%
    14 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
    14 years
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
    14 years
  4. Family: 20%
    14 years
  5. Bankruptcy: 15%
    14 years



Hourly ($300/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Shipley Law Firm

20110-A US Highway 441
Mount Dora, FL, 32757-6963


FLMember in Good Standing200206/21/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Public Reprimand
    issued in FL, 2015


    Public reprimand means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar warns the lawyer in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

    Christopher’s comment: “All requirements have been met and I remained in good standing even through the process. Office policies and procedures have now been implemented to make sure that an employee error like that is not made again and the appropriate training on this matter of current employees has now been implemented.”

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/CPAShipley Law Firm2006 - Present
AttorneyRobert F. Vason, Jr. P.A.2002 - 2006
Summer AssociateGray, Harris & Robinson, P.A.2001 - 2001
Law ClerkFlorida Dept. of Business & Professional Regulation2001 - 2002
Legislative Analyst InternFlorida House Of Representatives2000 - 2001
Senior Tax SpecialistFlorida Department Of Revenue1997 - 1999
Personnel Research Analyst IIFlorida Dept. of Management Services1994 - 1997
Combat Field Medic - Operations Desert Shield & Desert StormUnited States Army Reserve1991 - 1991
Combat Field MedicUnited States Army Reserve1988 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Round Lake Elementary School Charter BoardMember - Board of Directors2009 - Present
Central Florida Bankruptcy Law AssociationMember2007 - Present
Mount Dora Chamber of CommerceMember2006 - Present
Home Builders Association of Lake CountyMember2006 - Present
Florida Institute of Certified Public AccountantsCertified Public Accountant2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Lake County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Florida BarMember2002 - Present
National Eagle Scout AssociationLife Member1981 - Present
Leadership Lake CountyParticipant2005 - 2005
Mount Dora City CouncilCouncil Member2003 - 2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Florida State UniversityAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1999
Florida State UniversityEntrepreneurshipMBA1996
Florida State UniversityManagementBS - Bachelor of Science1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate