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Christopher A. Staine

240 South Pineapple Avenue
10th Floor
Sarasota, FL 34236


Meg Pack
Direct941.366.6660 ext. 2480

Christopher Staine has successfully represented clients in state and federal courts throughout Florida, in addition to private and commercial arbitration proceedings.  Christopher devotes a significant portion of his practice to construction litigation and counseling, trust and probate litigation, and guardianship matters.

As a Board Certified Construction Attorney, Christopher has had the pleasure of representing companies, partnerships, and individuals involved in all aspects of the construction process, specifically including owners, developers, general and marine contractors, suppliers, surety companies, and construction lenders.  In addition, Christopher is a frequent speaker on various legal issues and legislative initiatives impacting the construction industry, notably issues such as the Florida Construction Lien Law, green building, and construction licensing.

In addition to his contributions as a construction attorney, Christopher's practice also focuses on matters of probate and trust litigation, having represented fiduciaries such as personal representatives, executors, trustees, guardians, attorneys-in-fact, and estate/trust beneficiaries, involving will and trust contests, breach of fiduciary duty, probate fraud, beneficiary and creditor rights, and abuse by a Power of Attorney.

Representative Matters

  • Noyes v. Buskirk, 979 So.2d 296 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2008)


  • Florida Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • The Players Theatre, Board of Trustees

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Events and Presentations

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Alternate biographies




  • J.D., cum laude, Michigan State University, 2002
  • B.A., Texas Christian University, 1997

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Florida, 2002
  • United States District Court Middle District of Florida, 2002
  • United States District Court Southern District of Florida, 2012
  • United States Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit, 2015