Chad’s practice includes the defense of medical malpractice, hospital liability, products liability, and premises liability claims, along with a diverse array of personal injury cases. He has second-chair trial experience successfully defending physicians and their practice groups. He also has extensive experience taking and defending depositions along with successful participation in alternative dispute resolution. Chad prides himself on bringing a calm, reasonable, and level-headed demeanor to difficult situations to obtain the best results for his clients.

Prior to and during law school, Chad worked as a second-generation firefighter/paramedic and was an adjunct faculty member at St. Petersburg College. Outside of the office, Chad enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and son, playing hockey, and traveling.


  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star (2019-2023)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Ones to Watch (2021-2024)

Credentials & Experience


St. Petersburg College, B.A.S. , 2007, cum laude

Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 2013, cum laude

  • Stetson Law Review: Assistant Editor
  • Moot Court Board
    • Chief Justice
    • Moot Court Board Award of Excellence
  • Teaching Assistant: Legal Research and Writing
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Inducted into National Order of Barristers
  • Highest Grade Awards in Legal Research and Writing I and II

Bar Admissions

American Bar Association

The Florida Bar

Hillsborough County Bar Association

Professional & Civic

Community & Professional

  • Clearwater For Youth: Member, Board of Trustees
  • Defense Research Institute: Products Liability Group
  • Leadership Pinellas, Class of 2015-2016 


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