Christopher L. Dunham

Christopher L. Dunham

Ocala, Florida

Christopher Dunham is an Ocala native who dedicates his practice to providing the people of Marion County with exceptional representation. He earned his law degree from Florida State University College of Law and was licensed by the Florida State Bar in 2007. Mr. Dunham began his legal career as a prosecutor for the Fifth Judicial Circuit under State Attorney Brad King, and while at the State Attorney's Office he handled thousands of misdemeanor and felony cases. During his time as a prosecutor, Mr. Dunham tried numerous cases for the state of Florida including several DUI trials.

This unique experience enabled attorney Dunham to acquire an immense understanding of criminal law and the trial process, and he then used these invaluable skills to provide exceptional representation to clients in the realm of civil practice. Mr. Dunham was able to apply his trial experience as co-counsel in a number of personal injury cases, including a multimillion-dollar trial involving a tractor-trailer.

Although Mr. Dunham now focuses his practice primarily on criminal defense and family law, above all he considers himself to be a trial attorney. He believes that the real work of an attorney is not done from behind a desk, but rather in the real world of the courtroom. In light of this belief, Mr. Dunham does not choose cases simply because of the laws and circumstances involved, but instead based on his clients' needs for strong and proven trial strategy.

Attorney Dunham's successes can be attributed to his powerful combination of courtroom experience and extensive knowledge of the law. He has dozens of trials under his belt, including first-degree life felony cases, family law trials involving significant assets and complex personal injury trials. Additionally, he has provided skilled counsel in thousands of hearings for cases involving everything from domestic violence injunctions in family law matters to motions to suppress felony DUI cases.

To best serve his clients, Mr. Dunham prefers to communicate with his clients directly through email rather than making them first go through staff members like at traditional "layered" law firms. This approach allows his staff to focus on the timely filing of court documents and office logistics, which helps make clients' experiences with his firm even better.

Every case is different, which is why attorney Dunham is committed to providing his clients with the detailed and attentive representation they deserve in order to receive the strongest opportunity for a successful case result. If you would like to learn how Mr. Dunham and his team can represent your rights and provide you with compelling advocacy before the court, contact his offices today!

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2007


  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
    • J.D.
  • Osceola Middle School
  • Forest High School, Ocala, Florida
  • Florida State University
    • Bachelor's Degrees
  • Florida State University
    • Master's Degree
  • University of Central Florida
    • Associate of Arts - 1996

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Marion County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Association
  • D.R. Smith American Inn of Court