Christopher L. Petruccelli

Founding Owner

Location: Tampa, Florida

Phone: 813-906-7730

Fax: 813-968-4096

Email: E-mail Me




Was born in Tampa, Florida on March 8, 1969. Mr. Petruccelli has lived in the Tampa Bay area all of his life with the exception of the time period for his law studies in Lansing, Michigan.

Mr. Petruccelli graduated from the University of South Florida in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology. For three years thereafter Mr. Petruccelli worked with Barnett Banks in the Security Services Division of Risk Management. Following his lifelong ambition, he attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School receiving his Juris Doctor (Cum Laude) in 1996. During his law school experience, Mr. Petruccelli clerked for the Chief Judge of the Michigan Tax Tribunal, The Honorable Norman Shinkle.

Upon his return to the Tampa Bay area in 1996, Mr. Petruccelli joined the law firm of Fox & Grove, working in the Workers’ Compensation and Employment department. He became Partner of the continuing firm Fox, Grove, Abbey, Adams, Byelick & Kiernan, L.L.P. in 2001. In December of 2005 the law firm of CHRISTOPHER L. Petruccelli, P.A. was established in Tampa, Florida.

Mr. Petruccelli believes in the importance of today’s youth and maintains a Board of Director position on the Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund, Tampa Division. He served two terms as President of the Friends of 440, Tampa Division and currently serves on the Statewide Board of Directors. He is currently a youth football, wrestling and softball coach. He served as Vice President of the Pop Warner Little Scholars, Carrollwood Hurricanes Football and Cheerleading program and currently maintains a board of director position.

Mr. Petruccelli practices in the area of Workers’ Compensation. He is a Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Attorney. He was appointed and served on the Florida Workers’ Compensation Rules Committee from 2003 to 2004 and served on the Florida Workers’ Compensation Rules Advisory Committee, 2005-2009.. He is currently on the Florida Bar Workers’ Compensation Executive council.

He maintains a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator status, mediating all types of civil matters including: Workers’ Compensation; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Negligence; and General Civil litigation actions. Mr. Petruccelli is a certified instructor by the State of Florida Department of Insurance and provides numerous seminars to employers and their insurance carriers.

He is a member of The Florida Bar, Hillsborough County Bar Association, and is admitted before the United States District Court, (Middle District and Southern District) and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Mr. Petruccelli has practiced and tried cases in multiple districts across the State of Florida as has as well represented numerous parties before the District Court of Appeals. His proficiency in representation of his clients and respect of his peer attorneys and judges has gained him the highest possible rating with Martindale Hubble of AV. His representation has included such clients as ACE/ESIS, Bridgestone, Broadspire, Crawford & Company, Costco, Delta Airlines, Dillards, Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, Florida Workers Compensation Insurance Guarantee Association, Gallagher Bassett Services, Hillsborough County School Board, Paychex, Mosaic Fertilizer, Pinellas County School Board, Pinnacle Benefits Inc., Royal & SunAlliance, Sedgwick CMS, Unisource Administrators, Valley Crest Landscaping, Walgreens, Wendy’s, Yum! Brands, Inc. (Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Kentucky Fried Chicken).

Areas of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Labor Law
  • Employment Law
  • Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Age Discrimination
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Federal and State Civil Rights
  • Employment Defense
  • Disabilities

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Workers' Compensation, Florida Bar
  • Circuit Civil Mediator, Florida Supreme Court
  • Certified Instructor, State of Florida

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. cum laude - 1996
    • Honors: Class Standing 36/175
    • Honors: Thomas M. Cooley Honors Scholarship Recipient
    • Honors: Deans List, Hillary 1994,1995,1996, Michaelmas 1995
    • Honors: Honor Roll, 1994, 1995
    • Honors: Moot Court, Scholarly Writing
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
    • B.A. - 1991
    • Honors: Phi Delta Theta
    • Honors: Intrafraternity Council, Executive Council Treasurer
    • Major: Criminology
  • Hillsborough High School, Tampa, Florida
    • H.S. - 1987
    • Honors: Key Club, President
    • Honors: Yearbook Committee, Editor in Chief
    • Honors: Varsity Football
    • Honors: Varsity Tennis


  • Speaker, Americans with Disabilities Act Litigation Topics, 1998
  • Speaker, Workers’ Compensation Law and Ethics and Case law Updates, 1997 - 2001
  • Speaker, Workers' Compensation, Florida
  • Workers' Compensation Important Topics, 2002
  • Speaker, Practical Applications of New Law changes to Workers' Compensation
  • Speaker, Practical Applications of New Law changes to Workers' Compensation, 2005
  • Speaker, Workers’ Compensation Medical Issues, 2005 - Present
  • Speaker, Workers’ Compensation Fraud and 120 day rule, 2008 - Present
  • Speaker, Workers’ Compensation How to Prove Your Cases, 2008 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section
  • Florida Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • Florida Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Section, Executive Council, 2008 - Present
  • Florida Workers' Compensation Rules Advisory Committee, 2005 - Present
  • Florida Workers' Compensation Rules Committee, 2003 - 2004
  • Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund, Tampa Division and Statewide, Board of Directors

Past Employment Positions

  • Judicial Clerk for Chairman of the Michigan Tax Tribunal, Honorable Norman D. Shinkle
  • Barnett Banks Risk Management in Tampa, FL.

Pro Bono Activities

  • Vice President, Pop Warner Little Scholars, Carrollwood Hurricanes Football and Cheerleading Programs
  • Youth football coach, Carrollwood Hurricanes
  • Neighborhood Board Representative, The Foundation for Youth Development, Inc.
  • Youth Softball Coach Keystone Little League
  • Youth Wrestling Coach Guardian Wrestling






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Petruccelli Law Group, represents residents of Tampa Bay and communities such as Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, New Port Richey, Brandon, Spring Hill, Brooksville, Lutz, Plant City, Lakeland, Town 'n' County, Palm Harbor, Largo, Pinellas Park, Carrollwood, Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, Pasco County, Polk County and Hernando County, Florida.