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.

Areas of Practice

Workers' Compensation

Personal Injury

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 TreasurerMajor: Criminology

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

Location: Tampa, Florida
Phone: 813-906-7730
Fax: 813-906-7733
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