Christopher V. Carlyle has been Board Certified by The Florida Bar in appellate practice since 2006 and is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell. Mr. Carlyle has consistently been named to Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite in Appellate Practice and as a Florida Super Lawyer in Appellate Law by Thomson Reuters.
Mr. Carlyle has an extensive background in appellate as well as commercial litigation. Prior to joining The Carlyle Appellate Law Firm, he practiced a wide range of commercial litigation with Holland & Knight, LLP and McLin & Burnsed, P.A. Mr. Carlyle is admitted to practice in Florida state and federal courts, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a certified Circuit Court Mediator, and is also a certified Appellate Court Mediator.
Mr. Carlyle graduated cum laude from the Pepperdine University School of Law, where he was associate editor of the Pepperdine Law Review. Mr. Carlyle was selected to the Dean's List each of his three years in law school.
Mr. Carlyle is a member of The Florida Bar, and is active in the Bar's Appellate Practice Section. He currently serves on the Appellate Practice Section's Executive Council, and is the Section's CLE Chair. Mr. Carlyle is also a member of the Appellate Court Rules Committee.
In addition to his state and national bar activities, Mr. Carlyle is a member of the Bar Associations of Orange, Lake, Sumter and Marion Counties. He also has an extensive background in community service. He was a member of Leadership Florida's Class XXV, and he currently serves on Leadership Florida's Council of Advisors. He was president of the Leadership Lake County Class of 2000. He is a Vice President and Board Member of Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake and Sumter Counties, Inc., and is a Board Member of SunTrust Lake County Administrative Board.