Chris Givens

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Tampa, FL

Givens Givens Sparks, PLLC
 | 201 E. Kennedy Blvd, Suite 1400
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-251-6700
Fax: 813-251-4542
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law,
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (0%),
  • Insurance Coverage (0%)
Attorney Profile

Chris Givens is a partner at Givens Givens Sparks, PLLC, located in Tampa, Florida. Providing representation to clients throughout the state, he divides his practice between family law and plaintiff's personal injury and wrongful death litigation. The types of family law matters Mr. Givens handles include divorces, child custody and support, alimony, property division, domestic violence and order modification. He also assists people who have been harmed by the negligence of others in cases involving motor vehicle accidents and premises liability.

Mr. Givens earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Florida in 1999. He then went on to attend Florida State University College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2003. Following law school, he was an assistant state's attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit in Tampa before entering private practice in 2005. He has been a partner at his current firm, since 2009.

Highly regarded by his fellow professionals for his track record and superb ethics, Mr. Givens has received a peer review rating of "Excellent" through Avvo. He has also been named to the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. Mr. Givens is the co-author of chapters for "Florida Dissolution of Marriage" and "Florida Proceedings After Dissolution of Marriage", both of which are used in continuing legal education programs provided through The Florida Bar. Licensed to practice law in Florida, he is a member of The Florida Bar, the Florida Justice Association, and the Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters. He is also a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association and The Stann Givens Family Law American Inn of Court of Tampa.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence

Personal Injury - General (0%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury - Defense

Insurance Coverage (0%)

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury - Defense

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Super Lawyers: 2019 Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017

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About Chris Givens

Admitted: 2003, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.givenssparks.com/attorney-profiles/chris-m-givens...

Honors/Awards:

  • Named to Super Lawyers® "Rising Stars℠" (2013-2016)
  • Named "Nation's Top One Percent" 2015 by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Hillsborough County Family Law Executive Counsel
  • Member, Florida Bar Association
  • Member, Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters
  • Member, Family Law Inn of Tampa
  • State Courts of Florida
  • Member, Florida Justice Association
  • Florida Bar Family Law Section, Executive Council
  • Member, Hillsborough County Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Cub Scouts Den Leader 2012-2017
  • Cubmaster, Pack 4 Cub Scouts 2014-2017

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Author of Alimony Chapter of Florida Dissolution of Marriage, Seventh Edition, Author, Florida Dissolution of Marriage, 2006
  • Author of Child Support Modification Chapter of Florida Proceedings After Dissolution of Marriage, Author, Child Support Modification, 2009
  • Author of Alimony Chapter of Florida Dissolution of Marriage, Eighth Edition, Author, Alimony , 2008
  • Author of Alimony Chapter of Florida Dissolution of Marriage, Ninth Edition, Author, Alimony, 2009
  • Author of Alimony Chapter of Florida Dissolution of Marriage, Tenth Edition, Author, Alimony, 2010

Educational Background:

  • University of Florida - Bachelor of Sciences, Political Science - 1999
Office Location for Chris Givens

201 E. Kennedy Blvd
Suite 1400
Tampa, FL 33602

Phone: 813-251-6700

Fax: 813-251-4542

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Last Updated: 1/7/2019

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