Christopher Vernon
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Christopher Vernon

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Founding Partner

Mr. Vernon handles the litigation and arbitration of complex business and financial disputes throughout Southwest Florida, including contract, construction, probate, and real estate disputes. Mr. Vernon’s national practice encompasses the representation of investors in all manner of securities disputes throughout the United States. He currently holds an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell (which is the highest peer review rating available to an attorney) and has been repeatedly recognized by Florida Super Lawyers (2006-2018) and The Best Lawyers in America (2009-2021) in multiple categories (Commercial Litigation, Securities/Capital Markets Law, and Bet-the-Company Litigation). He has also testified as an expert on investment matters as well as matters relating to FINRA arbitration.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Professional Experience

  • Private practice in Naples and Orlando, Florida
  • Prosecution intern, Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office


  • Law: J.D., Stetson University College of Law
  • Undergraduate: B.S., cum laude, Finance, Florida State University
    It was only after I engage Mr. Vernon and his that I began to have hope, I cannot commend Mr. Vernon and his assistant enough. He was able to successfully recover the assets, where many had failed.

    “My name is L.B., I was represented by Chris Vernon and his Vernon Litigation Group. This was a very long, complex case involving overseas jurisdiction in the Cayman Islands. I have been trying to ...”

    - L.B., Managing Member of Cayman Island based investment firm
    This is the law firm you should hire no matter where you are in the United States.

    “As a former practicing New York, Virginia, and DC attorney and now President of an international company, I know how to recognize a lawyer’s lawyer. The lawyers at Vernon Litigation Group consistently exceed my expectations.”

    - JA, Attorney and President of international medical device company.
    Well-regarded reputation for professionalism and competence.

    “Mr. Vernon not only repeatedly demonstrated his professionalism and competence but also his steadiness, consistency, compassion, and trustworthiness. They made me feel comfortable and secure in my decision to retain their services.”

    - SS, Private Practice Ph.D.
    Professional, competent, caring, and trustworthy!

    “My wife and I want to thank Attorney Chris Vernon for taking on our fraud case against a major banking institution. We could not have been happier with the successful results which exceeded our expectations.”

    - J.B. and T.B., Identity theft victims

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