J. Christopher (Chris) Lombardo has over three decades of experience practicing law in the state of Florida. Chris serves clients in marital and family law matters in Collier County. He also provides legal services in civil litigation, commercial litigation, contracts, appellate practice, securities, and personal injury. Chris received his Juris Doctorate from Florida State University.

Chis is a Certified Financial Litigator (CFL™) and Founding Member of the American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators (AACFL). A Founding Member is an individual whom the AACFL recognizes as a leader in their mission of enhancing the family law community through advanced financial education. Chris also holds the AV Preeminent™ Peer Review rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

In addition to his legal practice, Chris has served on the Board of Fire Commissioners of the North Collier Fire Control & Rescue District since 1999 and is the current Vice Chairman. Active in the community, he is on the Board of Directors of Shy Wolf Sanctuary and Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples.


    • Represents clients in marital and family laws matters through all aspects of a case, including negotiation, mediation, litigation and appeal of such issues as divorce, paternity, child support, financial support issues and relocation
    • Drafts and defends prenuptial, post-nuptial and marital settlement agreements
    • Negotiates and litigates alimony, child custody and child support matters
    • Represents clients in enforcement and modification of agreements
    • Personal Injury Law
    • Commercial and Civil Litigation
    • Appeals
    • City of Naples v. Int’l Charter Servs., Inc., 2016 WL 2609814 (Fla. 2d DCA 2016) (per curiam)
    • Zepeda v. Zepeda, 32 So. 3d 679 (Fla. 2d DCA 2010) More
    • Cecemski v. Cecemski, 954 So. 2d 1227 (Fla. 2d DCA 2007) More
    • Baron v. Baron, 941 So. 2d 1233 (Fla. 2d DCA 2006) More
    • Certified Financial Litigator (CFL™)
    • Founding Member, American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators (AACFL)
      • A Founding Member is an individual whom the AACFL recognizes as a leader in their mission of enhancing the family law community through advanced financial education. These individuals have been carefully selected by local Advisory Board members due to their exemplary reputation, integrity and dedication to being leaders in the education of the financial aspects of divorce.
    • Florida, 1983
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
    • Collier County Bar Association
      • Family Law Section
    • The Florida Bar
      • Family Law Section, Former Committee on Rules of Procedure
      • Appellate Practice Section
      • Trial Lawyers Section
      • Chairman, The Florida Bar Annual Meeting and 50th Anniversary, 1997
      • Former Member, Board of Governors
      • Former Member, Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Division
    • American Bar Association
    • The Florida Justice Association (FJA), formerly the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (AFTL)
    • Founding Member, The American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators
    • Dean’s Advisory Board, College of Sciences, University of Central Florida
    • Former City Attorney, Everglades City, 1985 – 2005
    • Presenter, “Splitting Assets: Tips from a High-Net Worth Divorce Attorney,” Financial Planning Association – Southwest Florida, 2022
    • Presenter, Family Law Zoominar, “Evidence and the Pitfalls of Virtual Trials,” Collier County Bar Association, February, 2021
    • Presenter, March Trial Law Section, “The Closing Argument,” Collier County Bar Association, 2018
    • Speaker, Family Law Forum, “Evidence,” Collier County Bar Association, 2016
    • Chairman, The Florida Bar Annual Meeting and 50th Anniversary, 1997
    • AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
    • The Best Lawyers in America, Family Law, 2023
    • Nominee, Citizen of the Year Award, SWFL, Inc., 2022
    • Top Lawyer, Family Law, Naples Illustrated, 2019 – 2022
    • Top Lawyer, Appellate Practice, Naples Illustrated, 2021
    • Selected to Florida Super Lawyers®, Top Rated in Family Law, Appellate, General Litigation, 2015 – 2022
    • Selected to Best Divorce Lawyers in Naples, by Expertise, 2020
    • Alumni of Distinction, University of Central Florida, 2019
    • Avvo Rating 10.0
    • Emcee and Auctioneer, Naples Hope Gala, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Elite Jets, March 19, 2022
    • Emcee, Everglades City Seafood Festival, 2022
    • Auctioneer, First Annual ‘Team Up for Kids’ Event, The Ann Children’s Fund, Naples, February 4, 2022
    • Board of Directors, Shy Wolf Sanctuary, 2021 – present
    • Board of Directors, Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon)
    • Auctioneer, Rookery Bay Batfish Bash Fundraiser, 2016
    • Auctioneer, Marco Island Wet Paint Live, Marco Island Historical Museum, 2016
    • Board of Commissioners, North Collier Fire Control & Rescue District, 1998 – Present; Vice Chairman, 2020 – present
    • President, Friends of the Collier County Museum, 1989 – 1997
    • Chairman, 50th Anniversary Celebration of Everglades National Park, 1997
    • Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America, 2000 – present
    • Former Chairman, Scouting for Collier County
    • Graduate, Leadership Collier

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