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Christopher Douglas Smith

Christopher Douglas Smith

  • Bankruptcy, Real Estate Law, Personal Injury ...
  • District of Columbia, Florida, Maryland, Virginia
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Christopher D. Smith received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Harvard University (Cambridge, MA) and his Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.). A long-time resident of Florida, Mr. Smith also graduated from Pine View School in Sarasota. He is a member of the bars of Florida, Virginia and Washington, D.C., and is admitted to practice in the Middle, Southern and Northern Districts of Florida. Christopher is also certified in consumer bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification.

Christopher started his career with the international law firm of Dechert LLP in 2001, working as an associate in the securities law division. He became a member of the Florida Bar in 2002, and returned to Florida in 2005 to open a small practice. His practice areas include bankruptcy, civil litigation, personal injury, debt mitigation, estate planning, probate, guardianship and real estate. Outside of work, Mr. Smith is a high school football official, an avid boater and golfer, Rays fan, and father of three.

Georgetown University Law Center
J.D. (2001)
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Harvard University
B.A. (1998) | Government and Economics
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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Professional Experience
Christopher D. Smith, P.A.
- Current
associate attorney
Certified Bankruptcy Attorney
American Board of Certification
Professional Associations
Florida State Bar  # 605433
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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  • Free Consultation
    free consultation for bankruptcy cases
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    on personal injury and some litigation matters
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Chapter 7 Fee: $1500 - $2500; Chapter 13 Upfront Fee: $2000 - $2600
Practice Areas
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Foreclosure Defense
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Landlord Tenant
Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
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Contact & Map
Lakewood Ranch
5391 Lakewood Ranch Blvd 203
Sarasota, FL 34240
Telephone: (941) 202-2222
Fax: (941) 907-3040