Christopher J. Smith

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Tampa, FL

Christopher J. Smith, PA
 | 2805 W Busch Blvd Ste 219, Tampa, FL 33618
Phone: 813-931-1145
Fax: 813-931-3715
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation (80%),
  • Social Security Disability (20%)
Attorney Profile

Founder and managing attorney at Christopher J. Smith, P.A., Christopher J. Smith has been representing injured workers in Tampa, Florida, and throughout Hillsborough, Pinella and Citrus counties since 1989. He divides his practice between workers' compensation and Social Security Disability Insurance matters, and he has been board certified by The Florida Bar as a specialist in workers' compensation since 1996. Commonly, Mr. Smith's cases are focused on indemnity benefits, unemployment and medical benefits.

Mr. Smith began his higher education by earning his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University in 1986. He then went on to attend Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida, from where he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1989. He became licensed to practice law before all Florida state courts in the same year.

Always seeking to stay abreast of current developments in his fields of practice, Mr. Smith is an active participant in several legal organizations. He has served as the chair of the Workers' Compensation Section of The Florida Bar, and he is additionally a member of the board of directors and vice president of Florida Workers' Advocates, an organization of attorneys representing injured workers in the state. Mr. Smith has earned wide recognition among his fellow professionals for his skills and ethics, as evidenced by his 10.0 "Superb" rating from his peers through Avvo. He was additionally awarded the David H. Levine Outstanding Leadership Award by the Florida Workers' Advocates in 2013. Mr. Smith is frequently asked to deliver presentations on workers' compensation trends and practices at conferences attended by groups of attorneys.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Workers' Compensation
  • 20%Social Security Disability


Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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About Christopher Smith

Admitted: 1989, Florida

Professional Webpage:


  • David H. Levine Leadership Award, Florida Workers’ Advocates, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Florida Bar, Workers’ Compensation Section, Rules Advisory Council, Member
  • Florida Workers’ Advocates, Active Board Member
  • Florida Bar’s Workers’ Compensation Section, Executive Council, Immediate Past Chair
  • Florida Workers’ Advocates, President, 2008-2009

Educational Background:

  • Wake Forest University, 1986
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Office Location for Christopher J. Smith

2805 W Busch Blvd Ste 219
Tampa, FL 33618

Phone: 813-931-1145

Fax: 813-931-3715

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Last Updated: 1/4/2019

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