Christopher C. Pennington

Christopher C. Pennington

Experienced Litigator and Trial Professional.
  • Insurance Defense, Real Estate Law, Insurance Claims...
  • Florida, New York
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Attorney Christopher C. Pennington is an associate with Alvarez, Winthrop, Thompson & Storey, P.A.. He practices in the areas of residential foreclosure actions on behalf of lenders and first-party insurance defense litigation.
Mr. Pennington has practiced in litigation for ten years. He began his career as an Assistant Public Defender for the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida in Osceola and Orange Counties. During his tenure as an A.P.D., Mr. Pennington was lead counsel in over forty jury trials with a winning trial record. Mr. Pennington defended criminal cases ranging from misdemeanors to felonies that were punishable by life in prison.
After his term in the public sector, Mr. Pennington went on to private practice, where he was lead chair in over fifty contested jury and bench trials in civil matters with positive results. For the past four years, Mr. Pennington prosecuted residential mortgage foreclosures on behalf of major national and international financial institutions. Mr. Pennington has litigated cases throughout the state of Florida including the counties of: Jackson, Leon, Jefferson, Madison, Suwannee, Columbia, Baker, Nassau, Duval, Clay, Bradford, St. John’s, Putnam, Flagler, Alachua, Marion, Volusia, Pasco, Lake, Seminole, Orange, Osceola, Brevard, Polk, Manatee, Pinellas, Sarasota, St. Lucie, Palm Beach, and Broward Counties.
Mr. Pennington decided to pursue a career in law early in life, as he was a state-circuit champion debater by his sophomore year in high school. Mr. Pennington graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (pre-law track), cum laude, in 2003. Mr. Pennington obtained his Juris Doctor in law from St. John’s University School of Law in Queens, New York in 2006. While in law school, Mr. Pennington was a member of the trial team and Delta Theta Phi.
Mr. Pennington has been licensed to practice law in the State of New York and the State of Florida for ten years.

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Real Estate Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
New York
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Sudbury Law PL
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Please visit the website for Sudbury Law at: http://www.sudburylaw.net/
Managing Attorney
Pennington Law, PLLC
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The Law Office of Christopher C. Pennington, P.L.L.C. can best be described as a general practice litigation firm, handling all matters involving court disputes.
Associate Attorney
Dorough, Calzada & Soto, LLP
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While working at this law firm, I focused primarily on foreclosure defense cases and representing clients are foreclosure defense mediations. In addition, I handled other real estate matters such as landlord-tenant disputes. I also continued to represent clients accused of crimes.
Assistant Public Defender
Office of the Public Defender, Ninth Judicial Circuit
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As an Assistant Public Defender, I handled numerous misdemeanor and felony criminal cases in both Osceola County and Orange County. For more information on my trial record, please visit my website at http://chrispenningtonlawfirm.com/
Law Clerk
The Law Office of Jeffrey S. Schwartz
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(There were breaks regarding the dates described above when I was attending law school full time.) At Mr. Schwartz's Office, I worked on matters involving civil litigation. I assisted Mr. Schwartz in a federal appeal regarding interpretation of a Limited Liability Company (LLC) Agreement.
Legal Intern
Queens County District Attorney's Office
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Homicide Trial Bureau; Grand Jury Bureau.
Student Intern
Constituent Services of United States Senator Bill Nelson
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Provided assistance to the constituent services office of a United State's Senator.
Maryland General Assemby; Senate
Student Page
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Assisted with the general administration of proceedings in the Maryland Senate.
Education
St. John's University School of Law
Juris Doctor
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Activities: Mock Trial Team; Delta Theta Phi; Catholic Law Students Association.
University of Central Florida
B.A. / Political Science; Pre-Law Track; Religious Studies
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Truman Scholarship Nominee, University of Central Florida (2002)
Honors: Graduated Cum Laude Burnett Honor's College Team Leader Represented UCF as a member of the platform party for the New Student Convocation Ceremony. Invited to give a presentation on behalf of the Honors College before UCFâs Board of Trustees. Represented UCF as a member of the platform party for the New Student Convocation Ceremony.
Activities: Student Intern at United State's Senator Bill Nelson's Constituent Services Office in Orlando, Florida
Awards
Eagle Scout
Boy Scouts of America
Professional Associations
Orange County Bar Association
Attorney
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Activities: Orange County Bar Referral Service Pro-bono Guardian ad Litem: Dependency Cases and Termination of Parental Rights proceedings. Justice Teaching Program: Presentations at local schools regarding civics, the law, and legal practice.
Orange County Bar Association (Florida)
Member Attorney
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New York State Bar # 4487591
Member
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Florida State Bar
Member Attorney
- Current
Websites & Blogs
Website
Social Media
Contact & Map
Alvarez, Winthrop, Thompson & Storey, P.A.
390 N. Orange Ave., Ste. 600
Orlando, FL 32801
USA
Telephone: (407) 210-2796
Fax: (407) 210-2795
Alvarez, Winthrop, Thompson & Storey, P.A.
390 N. Orange Ave., Ste. 600
Orlando, FL 32801
USA
Telephone: (407) 210-2796
Fax: (407) 210-2795