J. Christopher Lombardo

Top rated Family Law attorney in Naples, Florida

Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A.
J. Christopher Lombardo
Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A.

Practice Areas: Family Law, Appellate, General Litigation; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 1983

Education: Florida State University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2023

Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A.

3200 Tamiami Trail North
Suite 200
Naples, FL 34103 Visit website


Attorney Chris Lombardo has almost four decades of experience practicing law in Florida. He serves clients in marital and family law matters in Collier County and surrounding areas. Additionally, he provides legal services in civil litigation, commercial litigation, contracts, appellate law and personal injury law. Chris received his Juris Doctorate from Florida State University.

Chis is a Certified Financial Litigator (CFL™), and a Founding Member of the American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators (AACFL), an individual whom the AACFL recognizes as a leader in its mission of enhancing the family law community through advanced financial education. Chris also holds the AV Preeminent™ Peer Review rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

In addition to his legal practice, Chris has served on the Board of Fire Commissioners of the North Collier Fire Control & Rescue District since 1999 and is the current Vice Chairman. Active in the community, he is on the Board of Directors of Shy Wolf Sanctuary and Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples.

Practice areas

Family Law, Appellate, General Litigation

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Appeals, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Father's Rights, Juvenile Law, Litigation, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Restraining Order, Same Sex Family Law

  • 80% Family Law
  • 10% Appellate
  • 10% General Litigation

First Admitted: 1983, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://wpl-legal.com/attorney/j-christopher-lombardo/

Educational Background:
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Chairman, The Florida Bar Annual Meeting and 50th Anniversary, 1997
  • City of Naples v. Int’l Charter Servs., Inc., 2016 WL 2609814 (Fla. 2d DCA 2016) (per curiam), 2016
  • Baron v. Baron, 941 So. 2d 1233 (Fla. 2d DCA 2006) https://2dca.flcourts.gov/content/download/258422/opinion/2D06-1783.pdf, 2006
  • Dawn Grace DiNardo v. Anthony DiNardo, Case No. 07-3140 Collier County, Fla. App2Dist., 06/25/2007, 2007
  • Cecemski v. Cecemski, 954 So. 2d 1227 (Fla. 2d DCA 2007) https://2dca.flcourts.gov/content/download/258871/opinion/2D06-2391.pdf, 2007
  • Aaron Cecemski v. Ashley Ann Cecemski, Case No. 06-2391 Collier County, Fla. App.2 Dist., 4/20/2007 https://2dca.flcourts.gov/content/download/258871/opinion/2D06-2391.pdf, 2007
  • Zepeda v. Zepeda, 32 So. 3d 679 (Fla. 2d DCA 2010) https://2dca.flcourts.gov/content/download/272262/opinion/2D09-4303.pdf, 2010
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Financial Litigator (CFL™) and Founding Member, American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators (AACFL), 2019 - present, 2019
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Presenter, “Splitting Assets: Tips from a High-Net Worth Divorce Attorney,” Financial Planning Association – Southwest Florida, 2022, Presenter, Splitting Assets: Tips from a High-Net Worth Divorce Attorney, Financial Planning Association, 2022
  • Family Law Zoominar, “Evidence and the Pitfalls of Virtual Trials,” Collier County Bar Association, February, 2021, Presenter/Speaker, Evidence and the Pitfalls of Virtual Trials, Collier County Bar Association, 2021
  • Speaker, Family Law Forum, “Evidence,” Collier County Bar Association, 2016, Speaker, “Evidence” , Collier County Bar Association - Family Law Forum, 2016
  • Presenter, March Trial Law Section, “The Closing Argument,” Collier County Bar Association, 2018, Presenter, The Closing Argument, Collier County Bar Association, 2018
  • AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent™ Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2023
  • Family Law, The Best Lawyers in America, Family Law, The Best Lawyers in America, 2023
  • Selected to Best Divorce Lawyers in Naples, 2020 - present, Selected to Best Divorce Lawyers in Naples, Expertise.com, 2023
  • Family Law, 10.0 Rating, Avvo, 2023
  • , Top 10 Most Inspiring People in Legal Services, Family Law, CIO Magazines, 2022
  • Top Lawyer, Family Law, Naples Illustrated, 2019 – 2022, Top Lawyer, Family Law, Naples Illustrated, 2022
  • Selected to Best Divorce Lawyers in Naples, by Expertise, 2020, Selected to Best Divorce Lawyers in Naples,  Expertise.com, 2020
  • Top Lawyer, Appellate Practice, Naples Illustrated, 2021, Top Lawyer, Appellate Practice, Naples Illustrated, 2021
  • Florida State University College of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1983Law Review, 1981 – 1983, Law Review, Florida State University College of Law, 1983
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Emcee, "Crazy Pants," benefitting Pace Center for Girls - Collier at Immokalee, 2023
  • Auctioneer, First Annual ‘Team Up for Kids’ Event, The Ann Children’s Fund, Naples, February 4, 2022, 2022
  • Emcee and Auctioneer, Naples Hope Gala, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Elite Jets, March 19, 2022, 2022
  • President, "Friends of the Collier County Museum", 1989-1997, 1997
  • Board of Directors, Shy Wolf Sanctuary, 2021
  • Chairman, North Naples Fire Commission & Rescue, 2015
  • Scoutmaster, 2000 - Present, 2000
  • Board of Directors, Children's Museum of Naples
  • Chairman for the Committee to Celebrate the 50th Anniv. of Everglades National Park, 1997
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • The Florida Bar, 1983 - present, 2023
  • Collier County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1983 - present, 2023
  • The Florida Bar, 1983 - present, 2022
  • Collier County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2022
  • Twentieth Circuit Fee Arbitration Committee, Chairman, 1992-1995
  • Past Member of the Board of Governors of Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar
  • Collier County Bar Association
  • Chairman, Florida Bar Annual Meeting, 1999
  • Past Member of the Board of Governors of the Florida Bar
  • Florida, 1983
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Chairman, North Naples Fire Commission & Rescue
  • District Chairman, Southwest Florida Council BSA

Office location for J. Christopher Lombardo

3200 Tamiami Trail North
Suite 200
Naples, FL 34103

Phone: 239-307-6694


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2023

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