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Christopher M. Drury

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Christopher M. Drury graduated with honors from both Davidson College and the University of Miami School of Law.  Chris is a member of The Florida Bar, the South Carolina Bar, and the Law Society of England and Wales.  Chris currently serves as President of the Miami-Dade Trial Lawyers Association.  Chris has handled complex personal injury and commercial cases in state and federal court in multiple jurisdictions.  Chris focuses his practice on the prosecution of serious personal injury cases, as well as complex business and commercial disputes, including class actions.  Chris has helped clients obtain multi-million dollar recoveries in personal injury and wrongful death cases, business litigation, and securities litigation, as well as a multi-million dollar jury verdict in a maritime personal injury case, and a multi-million dollar jury verdict in a rollover motor vehicle crash case.  Chris has prosecuted multiple catastrophic personal injury cases resulting in 8-figure recoveries, including a boating accident case culminating in a court-approved $12,000,000.00 settlement for a father and son. Chris is a Life Member in the “Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum”.  Chris was named to the Florida Super Lawyers list by Super Lawyers in 2021 & 2022.  Chris was recognized by Florida Trend magazine as a Florida Legal Elite Winner in the area of Civil Trial in 2018, 2019 and 2020.  Chris was named to the Florida Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers for 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.  Chris was recognized as one the top “40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida” by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 2015.  Chris was invited to become a member of “The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40” in 2014, and then a member of “The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Civil Plaintiff” in 2017, as well as every year thereafter.  Chris was recognized by Florida Trend magazine as a 2014 Florida Legal Elite “Up and Comer” in the area of Civil Trial.  Chris also enjoys a wealth of experience in the defense of a wide variety of banking and insurance-related matters.  Chris speaks Spanish and German fluently.


2020:  Settled premises liability claim for $1,170,000.00 arising out of an unwitnessed fall from a tractor-trailer resulting in several broken bones.

2020:  Tried rollover crash personal injury case resulting in $4,662,572.14 jury verdict for woman who sustained a minor traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.

2019:  Settled auto negligence case involving a concussion without loss of consciousness and a C5-6 herniated disc for $650,000.00, which was 65 times the insurance policy limits of $10,000.00 per person.

2015:  Prosecuted catastrophic brain damage case arising out of a boating accident to a court-approved $12,000,000.00 settlement for father & minor son.

2013:  Tried maritime personal injury case resulting in a judgment of $2,581,462.81 upon a jury verdict for a seafarer’s broken knee.


The Florida Bar, 2004
South Carolina Bar, 2004
U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, 2004
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2007
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 2007
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2007
Law Society of England and Wales, 2010


University of Miami School of Law, Juris Doctor, graduated Cum Laude, 2003
Davidson College, Bachelor of Arts in Classics, emphasis in Classical Languages (Latin & Ancient Greek), graduated Cum Laude, 2000


President, Miami-Dade Trial Lawyers Association, 2022
Co-Chair, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida, 2018 & 2019.


Personal Injury

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Catastrophic injury
  • Wrongful death litigation
  • Trucking litigation
  • Car wrecks
  • Uninsured & underinsured motorist claims
  • Slip & falls
  • Motorcycle crashes
  • Bicycle crashes
  • Rideshare injuries (Lyft & Uber)
  • Nursing home abuse & neglect
  • Premises liability
  • Negligent security
  • Drunk driving accidents & dram shop liability
  • Dog bites

Medical Malpractice

  • Birth injuries
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Failure to obtain informed consent
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Surgical mistakes
  • Medical battery
  • Anesthesia mistakes
  • Medication errors
  • Failure to obtain or review test results

Products Liability

  • Dangerous pharmaceutical products
  • Defective medical devices
  • Defective consumer products
  • Manufacturing defects
  • Design defects

Admiralty & Maritime Law

  • Seaman’s Claims
  • Jones Act
  • Cruise ship injuries
  • Cruise excursion accidents
  • Unseaworthiness
  • Maintenance & cure
  • Failure to treat
  • Failure to provide prompt, proper & adequate medical treatment
  • Recreational boating accidents & injuries
  • Commercial boating accidents & injuries

Toxic Exposure

  • Carbon monoxide exposure
  • Industrial solvents
  • Medical waste
  • Asbestos dust or fibers (work-related or from home renovations)

Bad Faith & Insurance Disputes

  • Failure to pay claims
  • Failure to investigate claims
  • Failure to communicate with insured
  • Failure to disclose policy limits
  • Failure to settle
  • Insufficient settlement offers
  • Denial of coverage

Class Actions & Mass Torts

  • Consumer class actions
  • Toxic torts
  • Defective products
  • Defective medical devices
  • Dangerous medications

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