201 E. Pine Street, Suite 315Orlando, Florida 32801
Christian Waugh is Board Certified in Real Estate Law and 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, and the full range of business law matters, all in state and federal courts. As a part of his generalist practice, he provides counsel to facilitate large-scale commercial transactions, including closings, contracts, and taking major developments from the ground to reality. He also provides litigation services for probate, commercial, real estate, and many other types of cases, including actions related to enforcement by federal agencies such as the SEC, CFTC, FTC, and EPA. As a trial attorney, Christian has had several dozen trials, mostly jury trials, in both federal and state courts. In the last few years, he has handled a many appeals across Florida's appellate courts, including the Florida Supreme Court.
Christian currently is honored to serve as the Town Attorney for Hilliard, Florida; the Town Attorney for Pierson, Florida; an Assistant Town Attorney for Callahan, Florida; and the Special Master for Citrus County, Florida Code Enforcement. 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, the Cuban American 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 attorney at a prestigious law firm 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.
From 2007 to 2009, Christian was an MBA student at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he focused on international finance. During his time there, he worked in mergers and acquisitions on the Island. 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, rooting for the Gators and Boston sports teams, and is a member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Maitland. He is the proud husband to Mirella and proud father to Ariadne.