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Christopher G. Frey

Christopher G. Frey


Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law


Christopher G. Frey, Esq was born in Richmond Hill, Queens, N.Y. He moved to Clearwater, FL, and graduated from Clearwater Central Catholic HS. He has resided in the Tampa Bay area since May 1978. Chris lives in Hillsborough County, but practices throughout the State of Florida, including Pinellas, East Pasco, West Pasco, Hillsborough, Seminole, Orange, and Manatee Counties. Chris has four children, a son, and three daughters.

Chris has always been active in the community. He has been a member of 3 School Advisory Councils, and sports leagues, where he coached football and soccer. Chris is active in the Florida, Hillsborough and Federal Bar Associations. He is a former Vice President of the Hernando County Bar Association. Mr. Frey has lectured on the law in various capacities and has assisted in teaching trial advocacy at the Stetson College of Law.

Chris is affiliated with Hernando-Pasco Hospice, Habitat for Humanity, Rotary Club. Chris served as legal counsel for the United School Employees of Pasco union and is a certified attorney for the State of Florida Fraternal Order of Police, Florida State Labor Council, representing law enforcement officers in police-involved shootings, use of deadly force, and Internal Affairs investigations. Christopher was also a Critical Response Attorney for the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA). Mr. Frey has also served as a media consultant for numerous television, cable news, radio, and print media sources regarding Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, and various other law-related topics. Mr. Frey has tried over 250 jury trials to verdict.

Professionally, Chris interned with State Attorney, Mark Ober at the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office, and continued interning with Holland & Knight, in its media law department. At Stetson College of Law, Chris clerked for George Rahdert, Esq. and the St. Petersburg Times. Mr. Frey worked as a law clerk on School Board of Nassau County, Florida v. Arline, 480 U.S. 273 (1987). In Arline, the United States Supreme Court ruled that a contagious disease is a handicap under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The case became nationally-known as the “AIDS” case. The motion picture “Philadelphia” starring Tom Hanks is founded in this court decision.

Mr. Frey then clerked on The Florida Star v. B.J.F., 491 U.S. 208 (1989), which also ascended to the legal pinnacle of the United States Supreme Court. Chris not only participated in the preparation of merit and jurisdictional briefs but also shared the rare opportunity of attending oral argument in the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Frey’s first published article in the Stetson Law Review was about this case.

Mr. Frey is an accomplished trial attorney with an outstanding record of success with an overwhelming number of jury acquittals. His published legal writings have been referenced by the United States Supreme Court, the Harvard Law Review, various professional journals and law reviews, the U.S. Department of Justice and a National Institutes on Scholarly Archives.

Chris is presently practicing at the Law Office of Christopher G. Frey, Esq., Tampa, Florida, before which he was a lead trial attorney in the Spring Hill and New Port Richey offices of Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A., handling all criminal defense matters. Mr. Frey represents clients in Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense, Criminal Defense, Family Law, and Personal Injury matters. Mr. Frey has been a media consultant for numerous national media outlets regarding Florida’s Stand Your Ground defense law. Mr. Frey has also assisted in teaching trial advocacy at the Stetson College of Law.


  • Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport/St. Petersburg, Florida
    • J.D.
    • Law Review: Stetson Law Review, Memeber
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
    • B.A.
  • Clearwater Central Catholic High School, Clearwater, Florida
    • 1982

Professional Associations

  • West Pasco Bar Association, Criminal Law Section (Past Chairman)
  • Hernando County Bar Association (Past Vice President)
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1995, 2022
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1995, 2022
  • The Florida Bar, 1989- Present
  • Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Barney Masterson Inn of Court (Past Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Affiliated Contributing Author of the National Center for Prosecution Ethics
  • Stetson College of Law Review (Editor, published author)

Published Works

  • “The Imposition of Strict Civil Liability on a Media Defendant for Publication of Truthful, Lawfully Obtained Information,” 18 Stetson L. Rev. 1990246. WESTLAW, Periodicals, 18 STETLR 119
  • “Domestic Physical Abuse: A Proposed Use for Evidence of Specific Similar Acts in Criminal Prosecution to Corroborate Victim Testimony” (Co-Author), FLA Bar J. at 57-61, October, 1994
  • “The State v. The Self-Represented: A Florida Prosecutor’s Concerns When Litigating Against a Pro Se Defendant in a Criminal Trial”, 29 Stetson L. Rev. 181-93, Summer, 1999
  • Stetson Law Review
  • The Florida Bar Journal, Contributing Author