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Christian W. Waugh

Phone: 321-800-6008

Christian Waugh practices throughout the State of Florida. He also handles selected matters in other states.

Christian’s practice areas include real estate, litigation, probate, appeals, municipal law, in both state and federal court, and the full range of business law matters. As a part of his generalist practice, he provides counsel to facilitate large-scale commercial closings, advises POAs and HOAs, negotiates contracts, and drafts estate planning documents. He also provides litigation services for probate, commercial, real estate, and many other types of cases. As a trial attorney, Christian has had over 40 trials, mostly jury trials, in both federal and state courts. In the last few years, he has handled a dozen appeals across several appellate courts, including the Florida Supreme Court.

Christian currently serves as the Town Attorney for Hilliard, Florida; the Town Attorney for Pierson, Florida; and a Special Master for Citrus County, Florida, pursuant to Chapter 162 of the Florida Statutes. Previously, he served as a long-time Member and Vice-Chair of the Fifth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission and as a Member of the Orange County Charter Review Commission. He is a member of the Federal Bar Association and several county bar associations, including the Dade County Bar Association.

In 2013, Christian practiced as an associate attorney with a trial and commercial litigation boutique law firm in Coral Gables. From 2011 to 2013, he worked as an associate with Gilligan, King & Gooding, P.A. in Ocala, where he focused on litigation and municipal law. In 2010 and 2011, he served as an appointed Assistant State Attorney in the State Attorney's Office for the Ninth Judicial Circuit for Orange and Osceola counties. As a criminal trial attorney, he successfully prosecuted cases involving battery, DUI, and other violent crimes.

From 2007 to 2009, Christian was an MBA student at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he specialized in different areas of international law, such as mergers and acquisitions and international arbitration. He is currently the president of the UF Economics Society Alumni organization.

Christian is conversant in Indonesian and has working knowledge of Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. He enjoys swimming, writing on political and legal issues, and is a member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Maitland.

Publications

Education

  • University of Florida, Hough School of Business and Chinese University of Hong Kong, M.A., 2009
  • University of Florida, Levin College of Law, J.D., 2008
  • University of Florida, B.A./A.A. with Honors, 2004

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Florida
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for Colorado
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois

Professional Associations

  • The Florida Bar
  • Federal Bar Association

Professional Appointments

  • Town of Hilliard, Florida
    Town Attorney, January 2018 to present
  • Town of Pierson, Florida
    Town Attorney, January 2020 to present
  • Citrus County, Florida
    Special Master, March 2017 to present
  • Fifth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
    Vice-Chair, January 2013 to November 2016
  • Charter Review Commission, Orange County, Florida
    Commissioner, March 2011 to November 2012