Christopher E. Brown
Cruser, Mitchell, Novitz, Sanchez, Gaston & Zimet, LLP
121 S. Orange Avenue, Suite 1500
Orlando, Florida 32801
Christopher Brown is a partner in the firm’s Orlando office, focusing his practice on the defense of property and casualty claims, including first-party property claims, personal injury, premises liability, construction litigation, products liability, and complex general liability matters involving wrongful death and catastrophic injuries.
Christopher has a wide range of legal experience including handling first-party property claims, transportation litigation, and general civil litigation. Earlier in his legal career, Christopher was an associate attorney at a full service law firm handling cases in many areas of law. Christopher has also acted as a Guardian Ad Litem advocating for the best interests of alleged child abuse victims.
Christopher earned his Bachelor of Science degree from University of Central Florida and went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree from Barry University School of Law. While attending law school, Christopher acted as an impartial mediator in small claims and landlord/tenant actions for the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida Dispute Resolution Services-Orange County Florida Courthouse. Christopher is currently certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit Mediator.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Christopher worked in a variety of fields including retail sales, hospitality, tourism, and construction.
Barry University School of Law, J.D.
University of Central Florida, B.S.
Areas of practice
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Former Guardian Ad Litem, Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association
Habitat for Humanity International
Greyhound Pets of America of Greater Orlando
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida
Pine Castle Safe Communities Preservation Association, former Board Member
- Instrumental in obtaining defense summary final judgment on behalf of a State of Florida government agency where Plaintiff claimed the agency failed to maintain property which the agency did not own. Multiple real property issues, sovereign immunity, title and construction issues involved in the complex case. Took every deposition, handled every part of the litigation and prepared the Motion for Summary Final Judgment. The dismissal followed a strategic proposal for settlement which entitled the client to recover its defense fees and significant costs from Plaintiff. Plaintiff ultimately obtained a $2mil verdict, after dismissal of client
- Obtained defense Summary Judgment and dismissal from a negligence action, for a major telecommunications provider where Plaintiff claimed the presence of the client’s properly parked vehicle constituted negligence. The dismissal followed a strategic Proposal for Settlement to Plaintiff which entitled the Defendant to its attorney’s fees and costs following the zero award to Plaintiff.
- Obtained defense Summary Judgment and dismissal from a negligence action, for a major telecommunications provider where Plaintiff alleged an unidentified and abandoned aerial utility wire belonged to the client. Co-defendant’s truck struck the aerial wire and caused it to fall on the road where Plaintiff’s motorcycle became entangled. Plaintiff was unable to establish ownership of the aerial wire and the defense was granted Summary Judgement with dismissal from the action.