Christopher J. Smith

Top rated Workers' Compensation attorney in Tampa, Florida

Christopher J. Smith, PA
Christopher J. Smith
Christopher J. Smith, PA

Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability

Licensed in Florida since: 1989

Education: Stetson University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2023

Christopher J. Smith, PA

2805 W Busch Blvd Ste 219
Tampa, FL 33618 Visit website


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

Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability
  • 80% Workers' Compensation
  • 20% Social Security Disability

First Admitted: 1989, Florida

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Florida Workers’ Advocates, President, 2008-2009
  • 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
Educational Background:
  • Wake Forest University, 1986
  • David H. Levine Leadership Award, Florida Workers’ Advocates, 2013

Office location for Christopher J. Smith

2805 W Busch Blvd Ste 219
Tampa, FL 33618

Phone: 813-513-0327


8 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2023

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