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Biography

Chris Harris returned to live in the Daytona Beach area after practicing in Lakeland, Florida for 33 years. He joined the law firm of Kinsey, Vincent, Pyle, P.L. in 2003 in an "of counsel" role. Chris's main practice areas include Corporate and Business Entities, Business Law, Commercial Transactions, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, Real Estate and Contracts. Chris has served on the Board of Directors of the International Speedway Corporation for over 40 years, is a Board Member of the Automobile Competition Committee for the United States, Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and a Judge of the FIA International Tribunal and Court of Appeals for Motorsports.  Chris has been rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell for over 37 years.  Recently, Chris has been recognized with a Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievement Award for leadership, excellence and longevity in his profession.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Law
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Contracts
  • Corporate and Business Entities
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Partnership Law
  • Real Estate

Activities and Publications

  • Trustee, Art League of Daytona Beach
  • Captain, USMCR (1968 - 1977): Judge Advocate and Military Judge

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • 10th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, Member, 1977 - 1980
  • 10th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, Member, 1983 - 1986
  • 10th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, Vice-Chairman, 1979 - 1980
  • 10th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, Chairman, 1985 - 1986
  • Grand American Road Racing, LLC, Founding Member and former Officer
  • Lakeland Bar Association (1970 - 2003)
  • The Florida Bar (1970 - )
  • Volusia County Bar Association (2003 - )
  • Volusia Manufacturers Association
  • Member, Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund (1976 - )
Christy (Chris) F. Harris
Christy (Chris) F. Harris
Of Counsel

Education

  • Oxford College of Emory University
    Oxford, GA
    A.A. - 1965
    Honors: Alpha Epsilon Upsilon
  • University of Florida
    Gainesville, FL
    B.A. - 1967
    Honors: Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi

  • University of Florida College of Law 
    Gainesville, FL
    J.D. - 1970
    Honors: With Honors
    Honors: Order of the Coif
    Law Review: University of Florida Law Review, Research Editor, 1969 - 1970

Bar Admissions

  • The Florida Bar, 1970

  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1970

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1984