I am pleased to provide the highest quality, professional legal services for my clients.We handle consumer as well as corporate bankruptcies.We draft wills, trusts, and other estate planning instruments.We handle matters that involve adoption, re-adoption, divorce, child custody & visitation.Business, corporate, probate and estate litigation.Residental & commercial closings, property & HOA disputes.
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
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.
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
Hourly ($300/hour), Fixed (sometimes)
Cash, Check, Credit card
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2002||01/30/2017|
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
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.”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Attorney/CPA||Shipley Law Firm||2006 - Present|
|Attorney||Robert F. Vason, Jr. P.A.||2002 - 2006|
|Summer Associate||Gray, Harris & Robinson, P.A.||2001 - 2001|
|Law Clerk||Florida Dept. of Business & Professional Regulation||2001 - 2002|
|Legislative Analyst Intern||Florida House Of Representatives||2000 - 2001|
|Senior Tax Specialist||Florida Department Of Revenue||1997 - 1999|
|Personnel Research Analyst II||Florida Dept. of Management Services||1994 - 1997|
|Combat Field Medic - Operations Desert Shield & Desert Storm||United States Army Reserve||1991 - 1991|
|Combat Field Medic||United States Army Reserve||1988 - 1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Round Lake Elementary School Charter Board||Member - Board of Directors||2009 - Present|
|Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Mount Dora Chamber of Commerce||Member||2006 - Present|
|Home Builders Association of Lake County||Member||2006 - Present|
|Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants||Certified Public Accountant||2003 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Lake County Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||2002 - Present|
|National Eagle Scout Association||Life Member||1981 - Present|
|Leadership Lake County||Participant||2005 - 2005|
|Mount Dora City Council||Council Member||2003 - 2005|
|Florida State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|Florida State University College of Business||Accounting||BS - Bachelor of Science||1999|
|Florida State University College of Business||Entrepreneurship||MBA||1996|
|Florida State University College of Business||Management||BS - Bachelor of Science||1994|