Christopher    Carlyle  
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The Carlyle Appellate Law Firm
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1950 Laurel Manor Drive, Suite 130
The VillagesFL 32162
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State Appeals, Federal Appeals, Trial Support, Mediaiton

Christopher V. Carlyle has been Board Certified by The Florida Bar in appellate practice since 2006. He is also AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, and is a Certified Circuit Civil and Appellate Mediator. Mr. Carlyle has consistently been named to the Legal Elite by Florida Trend magazine, as well as being recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer by Thomas Reuters.

Mr. Carlyle is an experienced appellate practitioner as well as having a background in commercial litigation. Prior to joining The Carlyle Appellate Law Firm, he practiced a wide range of commercial litigation with Holland & Knight, LLP and McLin & Burnsed, P.A. Mr. Carlyle has handled cases in all five of Floridaís District Courts of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Florida, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Most notably, Mr. Carlyle was involved in Koontz v. St. Johnís River Water Management District, 133 S. Ct. 2586 (2013), a groundbreaking decision concerning property rights.

Mr. Carlyle is active within the Florida Bar on appellate matters, and he presently serves as Chair of the Florida Barís Appellate Practice Section. He has previously served as the Sectionís Chair-Elect, Vice-Chair, and Secretary/Treasurer as well as serving for many years on the Sectionís Executive Council. He served for six years (2009-2015) on the Florida Barís Appellate Rules Committee, including serving as that groupís secretary and parliamentarian.

Mr. Carlyle, along with Shannon McLin Carlyle, was awarded the Florida Justice Associationís S. Victor Tipton Award for Superior Achievement in Legal Writing in 2012. In addition, Chris and Shannon Carlyle were recipients of the Brevard County Legal Aid Appellate Law Award in 2012.

Mr. Carlyle earned his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the Pepperdine University School of Law (1993) where he was Associate Editor of the Pepperdine Law Review, and where he was named to the Deanís List all three years. He received B.A. in political science from San Diego State University (1987).