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Christopher Shakib

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Chris began his career fighting for victims’ rights as a state prosecutor of violent criminals. From 1992 to 1996, he prosecuted bad guys and witnessed the life-long harm criminals inflicted on their victims, because they made a conscious decision to do wrong, often for financial gain.

Since then, he’s transferred that passion for holding bad guys accountable and helping victims to the civil justice system.

As a partner at Terrell Hogan, Chris advocates for those injured or killed by medical malpractice – including women injured in an alleged breast implant warranty scheme – defective drugs, defective medical devices, pharmacy negligence and consumer products. He is driven to stop companies and practitioners from putting profits over people, especially when they knowingly provide a product or service that hurts consumers or falls below industry standards. He also represents victims of defective consumer products, commercial truck accidents and motor vehicle crashes.

Chris is the proud father of two children, Ashley and Evan. An avid surfer, runner, and amateur boxer, he considers the mountains of Western North Carolina his second home.

 Education

Wake Forest University (B.A. 1989)
University of Florida College of Law (J.D. with Honors, 1992)

Certification

Highest Peer Review Rating (AV) by Martindale-Hubbell

Member of

The Florida Bar
The United States Supreme Court Bar
The United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit Bar
The United States District Court, Middle District of Florida Bar
The Florida Justice Association – EAGLE Member
The American Association for Justice
Board of Directors, Colonial Manor Homeowners’ Association
Mayor’s Neighborhoods and Housing Transition Committee, 2011

Professional Activities

Judge, University of Florida Levin College of Law Trial Team Final Four, Gainesville, Spring 2004
Lecturer, “Obtaining the Best Settlement for Personal Injury Clients,” National Business Institute, Jacksonville, May 22, 2007
Lecturer, “Trucking Litigation and D.O.T. Regulations in Florida,” Lorman Educational Services, Jacksonville, January 18, 2008
Lecturer, “No-Fault Law: Current Issues and Strategies,” National Business Institute, Jacksonville, December 4, 2009
Judge, Florida Coastal School of Law Mock Trial Intramural Competition, Jacksonville, 2009
Member, State of Florida, Office of Insurance Consumer Advocate Personal Injury Protection Roundtable, Tallahassee, November 2010
Volunteer Pro Bono Attorney Jacksonville Area Legal Aid
Judge, Florida Coastal Mock Trial Intramural Competition (September 2010)

Articles

Botched Plastic Surgeries: Lawsuits Allege Clayman and Allergan Conspiracy

Women File Suits Against Loren Clayman, M.D. for Medical Negligence; Allege Doctor Misrepresented Defective Implants as Reason for Failed Surgeries

Media Does Follow-up Stories on Plastic Surgery Lawsuits

Rocket Scientist Dies From Fentanyl Patch Intoxication; Doctor Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Big Air Was a Big Danger

Dangerous Drugs: What’s in a Name?

Practice Areas

Automobile Accidents, Burns, Civil Rights Violations Resulting in Death or Serious Injury, Construction Site Accidents, Defective Drugs, Defective Medical Devices, Defective Consumer Products, Dog Bites, Drowning Accidents, Funeral Home Misconduct, Medical Negligence, Motorcycle Accidents, Pharmacy Negligence, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death.