Christopher Lawson is an Associate with Freeman Mathis & Gary’s Tampa office. Mr. Lawson concentrates his practice in the areas of labor and employment law, as well as homeowner’s association and condominium law. Mr. Lawson began his litigation practice with a highly regarded Florida litigation firm. There, he defended national insurance carriers and their insureds in automobile negligence, premises liability, and insurance coverage cases throughout the State of Florida. He then clerked for the Honorable Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. From the courthouse, Mr. Lawson transitioned to a large regional firm in the Tampa Bay area, where he worked as a commercial litigator until joining Freeman Mathis & Gary. He is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.
While in law school, Mr. Lawson interned for the Honorable Elizabeth A. Kovachevich in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida’s Tampa Division. He was an active member of the Stetson Law Review and served as an Articles & Symposia Editor. And through the Moot Court Board, Mr. Lawson argued before several state and federal judges throughout the country, including the Florida Supreme Court at the 2019 Annual Florida Bar Convention.
Mr. Lawson graduated from the Stetson University College of Law. He received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida. In his free time, he enjoys reading, exercising, mentoring UCF and Stetson Law students, and spending time with his niece and nephews.