Christian T. Van Hise focuses his practice on commercial litigation, construction litigation, surety law, zoning, land use, and administrative law. His extensive experience includes the areas of eminent domain, local government law, municipal code enforcement defense, and vacating public rights-of-way. He has served as an advisor and counselor for numerous land development matters, including project feasibility evaluation, development strategies, and permitting analysis.
Chris is a former Assistant County Attorney for Pasco County, Florida, where he handled matters related to public works projects, capital improvements, infrastructure development, water resource and environmental issues. He also represented Pasco County on the Legal Advisory Committee of Tampa Bay Water, the regional water utility provider for more than three million customers.
Prior to obtaining his law degree, Chris practiced as a project management engineer with the Lee County Department of Transportation in Fort Myers, Florida, where he managed field construction and inspection for various projects including roadway and utility construction, pedestrian facilities, and County-wide pavement management and rehabilitation programming.
While at the University of Dayton, Chris was a member of the Environmental Law Moot Court Team and was a national semifinalist in the Chase Environmental Law Moot Court Competition.