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Christopher Gerald Lafrance

Family Attorney at Tampa, FL

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Chris LaFrance

  • State Years
    Florida - FL 16 years
    New York - NY 31 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2007
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1993
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Christopher

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Chris LaFrance is a divorce attorney for LaFrance Law, living and working in the Tampa Bay area. Chris has been practicing law (including family law) since 1993 and has been focusing solely on family law for the last 10 years. 

Chris is licensed to practice law in both the State of Florida and New York and has been a civil litigator and family law practitioner for over twenty years. Chris graduated cum laude from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. In 1992, he received his Juris Doctor from Albany Law School.

Chris’ legal career began in Albany, New York where he administered estates and assisted with matrimonial cases. These civil legal matters included litigation of matrimonial matters, medical malpractice and personal injury cases, bench trials, and the negotiation of commercial transactions. Chris has also appeared before New York Appellate Courts. Chris’ experience, professionalism, and dedication reflect the LaFrance Law philosophy of providing excellent, efficient, prompt and diligent service for the firm’s clients.


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Posted by Rob | March 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AMAZING Attorney- Highly Recommend
Mr. LaFrance has been my attorney for 10 years now. I had a different lawyer through my divorce and I wish I could rewind and have hired Chris. Because of this bad divorce I had a lot of problems that needed fixing. Chris worked tirelessly to right the wrongs and gain me full custody of my children. Fathers rarely get a fair shake in family court and Chris represented me with a firm no nonsense professionalism that is rarely seen in attorneys today. No matter the cause Chris always responds promptly and professionally. He's never to busy to take my call or see me. I enjoy recommending Chris and know that if any issues arise, I have an AMAZING attorney at my back.
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Posted by mary | September 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Chris and his wife Shannon worked tirelessly and professionally to help us gain custody of our autistic grandson. He never lost sight of the fact that this case was about the best possible placement for a child with special needs. He expertly presented the facts of the case and was able to attain the most positive outcome possible for my grandson. We are forever grateful to both Chris and his wife for the hard work and dedication they put forth for us. They are outstanding!
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Posted by Chad | February 1, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Amazing Attorney!
Chris is a tremendous lawyer who pays attention to detail and does not look at a client as just another file or a number. He completely understands that what he is doing is dealing with your life, and literally the most important things in your life, your children, possessions and finances. Chris goes above and beyond to make sure that the best result is obtained for you, and there is nothing more you can ask of your attorney. I consider Chris not only a great attorney to have on your side, but also a great friend! If you need legal help, Chris and his wife and legal partner Shannon are the only attorneys I would recommend. Trust me, you will not regret the decision!
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Posted by Steve | January 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Will help free you from Shawshank -
Chris really came through for me when finishing the final marriage settlement agreement with my ex-spouse who, historically for several years, had not been keen on reasonable negotiation. As we minced out every syllable in the most complex parenting plan you could ever imagine in an all day long decathlon of legal bartering, Chris helped us calmly navigate through choppy waters to solutions when arguments would surface between my spouse's lawyer and I. I believe Chris was ethical (which was important to me - my mom’s an ethics attorney), but wasn't afraid to fight for my interests as a father (more time with my wonderful son) when I needed it. Chris was also quick and good with the numbers and isn’t afraid to get aggressive if the other party is being unreasonable, but he was understanding enough in my situation to step back in some situations and recognize that it was important to me that I have a healthy relationship with my son’s mother and not take her to the cleaners. Additionally Chris sympathetically laughed with me in my self-deprecating humor when I frequently compared my long painful divorce situation to Andy Dufresne escaping Shawshank Prison through a sewage pipe (from the movie Shawshank Redemption) and pondered the significance of my judge being the same one from the reality TV show “Pet Court”. I was happy to have him on my side going through such a difficult experience in my life and he made it easier for me. Most importantly, he got me the shared time I wanted to be with my wonderful son. :)
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Posted by Anthony | July 2, 2015
Communication is key
I've experienced attorneys in contract law, construction, estate planning, business and zoning law. I also had the pleasure of working with Chris LaFrance in a detailed, family law matter. Of all my experiences, Mr. LaFrance was the most considerate and detailed in return communication and honest legal direction that allowed me to make informed, intelligent decisions. Too many attorneys tell you want you want to hear. If you're I'm need of family law and want straight legal advice in a timely manner, give Mr. LaFrance a call.
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Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)


  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989


  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
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  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
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  • Putnam County Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Florida Bar
  • Member
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  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • cum laude
  • SUNY Buffalo
  • 1989

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Christopher
Family Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Christopher and his law firm are very easy to deal with. They are very responsive, professional and caring. Christopher has a great deal of experience which makes it very easy to refer him to my clients. I highly endorse Christopher."
Family Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred a number of my own clients to Chris LaFrance. I have known Chris for a number of years and know he not only has the expertise to represent my clients, friends and family in family law matters, but he also understands the importance of client service and communication with his clients. As a fellow attorney in the community, I wholeheartedly endorse Chris."
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a wonderful attorney who always provides the highest quality representation for his clients. I'm always confident when referring my own clients and friends to Chris and Lafrance Law."
Family Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to recommend Chris. He is the kind of attorney that tells it to you straight. He will explain all your options so that you can make an informed decision. He will then represent you with enthusiasm. He works in a practice with his wife of 20 years and they both are very experienced in Family Law."
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