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Christopher S. Prater - Fort Lauderdale, FL

401 E. Las Olas Blvd#1400 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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Updated: 06/23/2022

Fort Lauderdale Commercial Litigation Lawyer

Overview

Chris Prater concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation with special focus on defending efforts to enforce restrictive covenants and prosecuting false advertising claims under the Lanham Act. He also has substantial experience pursuing appeals and litigating claims involving defamation, the Fair Labor Standards Act, deceptive trade practices, internal corporate disputes, and other complex business claims...

Chris Prater concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation with special focus on defending efforts to enforce restrictive covenants and prosecuting false advertising claims under the Lanham Act. He also has substantial experience pursuing appeals and litigating claims involving defamation, the Fair Labor Standards Act, deceptive trade practices, internal corporate disputes, and other complex business claims. Chris aggressively pursues all possible claims and defenses for his clients and prides himself on his ability to negotiate the resolution of highly contentious litigation.

After growing up in Missouri, Chris earned his B.A. in political science from the University of Arkansas. He then attended the University of Miami School of Law where he graduated magna cum laude and was elected to Order of the Coif. During law school, he was a member of the moot court team, served as a judicial intern for Florida's Third District Court of Appeal, and was a law clerk at prestigious boutique firms including Podhurst Orseck, P.A. After law school, he litigated complex medical malpractice and other personal injury cases for three years before joining the Firm. Chris has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star since 2019.

About Christopher S. Prater

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Appeals
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Trade Secret Litigation
  • Non-Compete Litigation

Year Joined Firm

  • 2016

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • Florida Bar, The Order of Barristers and the Order of the Coif (Member)

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, 2013
    J.D.
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Honors: Order of the Coif
    Honors: Moot Court Team
  • University of Arkansas, 2010
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    Major: Political Science

Past Positions

  • Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal, Judicial Intern
  • Podhurst Orseck, P.A., Law Clerk

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Christopher S. Prater

Included on the 2024 Florida list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Florida Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Christopher S. Prater on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2019 - 2022

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Office Information

Address

401 E. Las Olas Blvd#1400 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Publication

Representative Cases

  • Valerius de Cortes v. Brickell Investment Realty, LLC, et al., 21-21109-CIV (S.D. Fla. 2021)
  • Properties of Villages v. Kranz, 2020 WL 5939942 (M.D. Fla. 2020)
  • Matonis v. Care Holdings Grp., L.L.C., 423 F. Supp. 3d 1304 (S.D. Fla. 2019)
  • Kenny v. Critical Intervention Services, 358 F. Supp. 3d 1348 (M.D. Fla. 2019)
  • Taslidzic v. Prime Tech Coatings, Inc., 2018 WL 3134419 (S.D. Fla. May 21, 2018)
  • Trinity Graphic, USA, Inc. v. Tervis Tumbler Company, et al., 320 F.Supp.3d 1285 (M.D. Fla. July 30, 2018)

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