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Christy (Chris) F. Harris

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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. His main practice areas include Corporate and Business Entities, Business Law, Commercial Transactions, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, Real Estate and Contracts.

Mr. Harris served on the Board of Directors of the International Speedway Corporation for 45 years. He is a Board Member of the Automobile Competition Committee for the United States; the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), and was a Judge of the FIA International Tribunal and International Court of Appeals for Motorsports through 2021. Mr. Harris is also an alternate Appeals Officer for NASCAR. He has been rated AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for over 38 years.  Recently, Chris has been recognized with a Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievement Award for leadership, excellence, and longevity in his profession.

Activities and Publications
  • United States Marine Corps Reserve (USMCR)
    • Captain, 1968 -1977
    • Active Duty, 1970 -1973
    • Judge Advocate
    • Military Judge
  • Art League of Daytona Beach, Trustee until 2020
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • 10th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, Member, 1977–1986
  • 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 Florida Bar Association,1970–2003
  • The Florida Bar, 1970–present
  • Volusia County Bar Association, 2003-present
  • Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund, Member, 1976 - present
  • 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
Christy (Chris) F. Harris
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Contracts
  • Corporate and Business Entities
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Partnership Law
  • Real Estate