Christopher J. Smith has been a practicing attorney in Tampa, Florida since 1989. Throughout his practice, he has represented injured workers in workers compensation claims. He is currently the managing attorney at Christopher J. Smith, P.A., representing claimants throughout west-central Florida. Mr. Smith received his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University in 1986, and his juris doctor from Stetson University College of Law in 1989. He has focused on workers’ compensation law since he began his practice in 1989, and he has been Board Certified since 1996. In addition to work as a claimant’s attorney, Mr. Smith has devoted a portion of his practice to representing individuals in connection with Social Security Disability claims since 1994. He was the 2008 – 2009 president of Florida Workers’ Advocates, and is the current immediate past Chair of the Executive Council of the Florida Bar’s Workers’ Compensation Section. He remains an active board member of Florida Workers’ Advocates and speaks at workers’ compensation conferences several times a year. He was a member of Rules Advisory Council of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Florida Bar. He was awarded the David H. Levine Leadership Award in 2013 from Florida Workers’ Advocates.