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Christian W. Waugh

Phone: 321-800-6008
Fax: 844-206-0245

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 he 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.

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 the Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court for Colorado
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Certifications

  • Board Certified in Real Estate Law by The Florida Bar
  • Appointed Title Agent by the State of Florida

Professional Associations

  • The Florida Bar
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Cuban American Bar Association

Professional Appointments

  • Town of Hilliard, Florida
    Town Attorney, January 2018 to present
  • Town of Pierson, Florida
    Town Attorney, January 2020 to present
  • Town of Callahan, Florida
    Town Attorney, January 2021 to present
  • Citrus County, Florida
    Special Master, March 2021 to present
    Alternate Special Master
    , March 2017 to February 2021
  • Fifth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
    Vice-Chair, January 2013 to November 2016
  • Charter Review Commission, Orange County, Florida
    Commissioner, March 2011 to November 2012