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Christopher Landry Dunham

Criminal defense Attorney at Ocala, FL

5.0   21 reviews
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  • Licensed for 17 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Christopher

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COMMUNICATION IS KEY.

I started my legal career as a prosecutor.  Although I did not realize this during my time in law school, I came to realize at the State Attorney's Office that I had a true passion for trial and the courtroom.  I'm not afraid to write a lengthy motion to challenge the legitimacy of my opponents position, but in the end I've come to the conclusion that the buck stops at trial.  When I'm not in the courtroom I enjoy competitive sports like boxing, soccer and rugby.  I like to hike to clear my mind and write pulp fiction stir my brain a little.

Awards

Client's Choice 2019,2014
Client's Choice
2019 2014

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Gainesville and Ocala Criminal Defense Attorney

Location

Dunham & Ingram LLC
225 Northeast 8th Avenue
Ocala, FL, 34470
Dunham & Ingram LLC
411 North Main Street
Suite 208
Gainesville, FL, 32601
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Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
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Posted by Thankful | August 13, 2014
Genuine and Caring Attorney
I hired Mr. Dunham for my DUI case a few years back and then again on a family matter back in January. I was really nervous during my DUI case, I didn't have a lot of money and I was sure I was going to jail, Mr. Dunham spoke pretty frankly with me about the possible outcomes while still being pretty sincere, and he worked with me on the fees, not a lot of lawyers out there willing to do that I tell you what! He helped me out with my custody issues too, I admit I got a little heated over some stuff and who wouldn't when your kids involved, but he explained the process pretty well and we got things figured out. overall a pretty stand up, down to earth guy.
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Posted by Jefferson | October 22, 2013
Grateful!
I am very pleased with this attorney, it is hard to express how I feel. He was very respectable to the other party, all his questions were direct. I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer. I am so grateful! I recommend this lawyer to anyone who asks. Sincerely, Jefferson Gonzalez
Posted by Taylor | December 2, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing in every way
Chris Dunham is absolutely amazing. He took the time to sit & speak to me & answer all my questions. He is without a doubt the best around. I now have ease of mind thanks to Mr.Dunham & for that I will be forever thankful. I called him after I was served with paternity & custody papers. I couldn’t stop crying on the phone. He told me to come to his office & he would talk to me & tell me what I needed. I showed up with my papers already filled out. He spoke with me for a extended length of time, looked over my papers & broke down to me how the process would work going forward. I am so thankful for him.
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Posted by Edwin | October 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Ed Schacherer
I was looking for an attorney to represent me in a dissolution of marriage case when I called upon Dunham and Ingram. mAttorney Chris Dunham agreed to take on my case. Chris was very helpful in pointing out things to protect me as the process ensued and would return calls and meet when needed. The wife and I wee able to come to an agreement for the settlement which was acceptable to both parties and documented by Mr. Dunham. From start to finish it took approximately three months to complete. I am extremely glad Mr. Dunham handled this case for me and I will not hesitate to recommend him to others. Should the need arise in the future for legal assistance I will definitely seek out Mr. Dunham.
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Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Very genuine, made me feel like I was a part of their family
I hired Christopher a few weeks ago for my DUI. I was extremely nervous, and did not know how or where to start on the process. I was scared of the possible outcomes, and feared the worst. Chris made me feel a lot better, while still being very realistic of all that was to come. Not only did chris go out of his way to help me, but his whole team from the moment I stepped in their office made me feel as if I was one of their own. They were there for me every step of the way, and I cannot stress enough how grateful I am for them. I would highly reccomend Christopher, and I am very happy with him.
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Posted by Antoinette | May 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The Best Lawyer
I was falsely accused of a crime. I was scared and lost and had no idea which direction to go or the steps I needed to take. Chris made it all easy for me and helped put my mind at ease. He educated me on many things and made sure to keep me well informed on the steps he was taking to help with my case. Chris made this scary moment in my life very stress free. He handled everything so I didn't have to worry. In the end he was successful and got my case dropped! I couldn't have asked for a better or more efficient lawyer.
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Posted by Hayley | April 19, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Child custody
Chris was my lawyer for a custody/child support case for my two kids. He and tiera(his paralegal) were prompt anytime I needed to speak with them. He wasn’t how I expected a lawyer to be, he genuinely cared about helping my kids and me, and making sure everything was done smoothly and help ease the stress during a very tense time. He is very knowledgeable and always came prepared to any hearing or meeting.
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Posted by Tracy | August 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beyond Appreciative!!
I found myself in need of an attorney a few weeks back. I called several law firms & was told someone would get back to me. (which no one did) When I called Dunham & Ingram that was not the case. I was quickly connected to Chris Dunham. I explained my situation to him, he was very easy to talk to and explained everything so that I could understand it. I was given an appointment to see him that same afternoon. As soon as I met Chris I knew he was the attorney that I wanted helping me. He calmed my nerves and I knew right then that everything was going to be ok. If you are looking for a GREAT attorney, I highly recommend Chris Dunham.
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Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Advice
Mr. Dunham gave us some advice & paper work we needed to get started. Thank you
Posted by Jonathan | December 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Incredible attorney!
Chris has been representing me through a long and drawn out custody battle. He is not only knowledgeable but the utmost professional. He has worked tiresly on my behalf. His knowledge of law and the intricacies of the court system are unmatched.
Posted by Barbara | July 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Mr. Dunham is a very compassionate lawyer. He took compassion on me and took my case at a very reasonable rate and represented me very well. He would call me back on weekends when I had questions and was very patient with me. He was informative about what was going on and very realistic about what the outcome would be and very much on the mark about it. I would recommend him to anyone and will hire him if in the future I need him for representation.
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Posted by Lexi | June 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Representation
From consultation to the Final Judgment in my divorce, Chris Dunham was very professional and committed. One thing I liked the most about them was that I actually was able to talk to my attorney. Usually, you just get the paralegal. I called for a phone consultation I don't know how many times when I was looking for advice in what to do with my divorce. Each time, Chris Dunham personally called me. His paralegal, Melissa, was wonderful. She was very responsive and caring. I almost felt like she was my therapist. I couldn't have asked for better people to advocate for me in my divorce. They made sure I got what I wanted and what was reasonable for my situation. They are truly experienced and I appreciate all the work they put in to help expedite this process. Thank you!
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Posted by Naomi | March 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Genuinely caring and honest Attorney
I have hired Mr Dunham now on two separate occasions concerning my daughter and custody, if you are looking for someone that will lie and not be 100% concerned with what's in the best interest of your child then you must go somewhere else. Mr Dunham has on both occasions been by the books and had my daughters best interest at heart and even when I was blinded by the hate I've had for my kids Father and I didn't have maybe the best outlook on things he has and always did have my daughters best interest at heart. He assured me and guided me when I didn't know what to do and I couldn't have found a better Attorney to handle my case. When I called he was there, when I emailed he was there, and even on holiday's he was there because he knew when myself and my daughter was in need and he did what was right by her. If your looking for an Attorney for your Civil family law issues I highly recommend Chris Dunham he is reasonable and works with you and truly cares about helping you and your child. I can't even begin to Thank him for all he has done for me and my child and couldn't have found a better Attorney for us!!!
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Posted by Shanna | December 23, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Attorney- Professional and very fair
We would highly recommend hiring Chris Dunham of Dunham and Ingram. He has really gone above and beyond for our family. His prices are fair and will work with you. We are extaticly pleased with everything he has done for us. We have really gotten to know him over the past few months and are so grateful for it. Chris Dunham always makes it a point to make sure you, as the client, are comfortable and fully understand everything that is going on. When contacted directly he makes sure to always respond within a timely manner. He even allows you to be a very big part of the process in the case so you never feel lost. You really feel like your issues are important to him and can feel confident going into court. We also worked directly with Melissa from the office as well. She always kept us informed of everything going on and was always a pleasure to work with. Together they make a fantastic team. Out of all the attorneys I have met over the years I have never felt like more than a paycheck until now. We have rights and Dunham and Ingram LLC will always be the company we trust to protect them! He has truly been a blessing to our family! Thanks again.
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Posted by Kevin | August 8, 2015
what an amazing person and lawyer
Chris is an outstanding lawyer who will fight till the end for you!! He has done so much for me it's unbelievable and he is so reliable an trust worthy. He personally called me on his weekend and talked me down when i was so mad at my son's mother he will not just be there for you in court but outside of it as well, i don't know what other lawyer does that. And to everyone who hires him please listen to exactly what he says because he does not tell you wrong. Everything he told me was the best thing to do. That's why i have my son right now!!
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Posted by Thomas | May 5, 2015
Super Lawyer and Paralegal
Mr Dunham is a wonderful person / lawyer. he has been handling my case for approximately 2 years .Mr Dunham and his paralegal Nancy are very compassionate and at the same time go getters, they have done me right, my daughter right, and handle my case with the upmost priority. I not only consider Mr Dunham my lawyer, but he is also my friend. Mr Dunham I think you and I give you my 100 percent recommendation to anybody that needs family law or criminal law.
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Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2014
I highly recommend Christopher Dunham! The results from my divorce trial were remarkable.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Christopher Dunham; he gave me clear direction and hope, through my complex divorce trial. Mr. Dunham’s genuine concern for my best interest and the well being of my children was a welcome relief after being so greatly disappointed with my previous attorney. He worked diligently to formularize himself with every aspect of my case, and represented me well. I was very impressed with his courtroom presentation and his ability to highlight the important facts at trial. Mr. Dunham and his staff were of great assistance to me during this extremely stressful time. Thank you for your knowledge and enthusiasm for family law, which resulted in a remarkable judgment in my favor. I value Mr. Dunham’s integrity, honesty and sincerity, and give him high recommendations.
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Posted by Monica | October 29, 2014
needed an extra little push
When Chris was assigned to my case I was in a very hopeless place. With the help of Chris and a few others I am now on the fast track to success feeling better than ever. Chris always touches base and keeps me informed. He has represented me well and made me very comfortable during this uneasy time.
Posted by Robert | October 3, 2014
Imsogreayful
I thank Chris is top of the line for me and I will recommend Chris to everyone that I know that is looking for a lawyer . Iwill Always come to Chris if I need a lawyer.
Posted by A.Santiago | August 17, 2014
Family matters,call Christopher Dunham
I hired Christopher Dunham a few months ago for a custody case.At first I was a little scepticle about the way things were going.After having a few meetings and court hearings I felt more comfortable about my case chris was handling. Recently we had three court dates back to back,im very pleased to say that after the first hearing we won the case.No longer have to go back and forth to court it was all settled and we won. I cant thank Christopher Dunham enough for handling my case in a timely manner. If anyone needs help with family court issues I recommened calling Christopher. Again thank you,sincerely A.Santiago
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Dunham & Ingram, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • Dunham & Little
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Prosecutor
  • State Attorney's Office Fifth Judicial Circuit Of Florida
  • 2007 - 2010

Education

  • The Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Florida State University
  • MA - Masters
  • N/A
  • Florida State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A
  • University of Central Florida
  • Associate of Arts Degree
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. James Ball
  • The State dropped the case after we picked the jury. They dropped the second count a week later.

Associations

  • Marion County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • D. R. Smith American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Inns of Court
  • Constitutional Evolution of Marriage Law
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Christopher
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christopher is the type of attorney who goes above and beyond on any file. He works tirelessly to make the best presentation of his cases possible. He will put the time in to make sure the file receives the attention it deserves from the very beginning of the case through settlement or trial. He is very knowledgeable on the law and is a zealous advocate for his clients. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Dunham has been a friend, colleague, and mentor to me throughout my career. He has that rare combination of compassion and determination that sets him apart from other attorney's in the area. I have seen first hand, the difference he has made in the lives of his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked on matters with Chris Dunham for several years. He is a skilled attorney with a sharp legal mind. He is extremely passionate about his work and is dedicated to achieving the very best results for his clients."
Family Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Mr. Dunham as he is a very good criminal defense attorney and very knowledgeable in the area of family law as well."
Ocala Criminal defense Lawyer Christopher Landry Dunham
Christopher Landry Dunham
Criminal defense Attorney
Ocala, FL
Licensed for 17 years
Virtual consultation available