Christopher Utrera


Christopher M. Utrera, a Florida Bar Board Certified Construction Lawyer, is experienced in handling a wide variety of matters in the areas of construction law, commercial and business litigation, and complex tort litigation. As a specialist in construction law, his experience includes complex construction defect claims, contract drafting and negotiation, issues surrounding payment, delay claims, insurance and bond claims, and most other aspects of construction law. Mr. Utrera’s clients include owners, contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers, suppliers, insurers, sureties, and other professionals associated with the construction industry. He also litigates complex tort and commercial matters stemming from professional liability, premises liability, products liability, real estate disputes and contract disputes.

Throughout his career, Christopher M. Utrera has also handled various aspects of specialized commercial real estate transactions, including, but not limited to, title review, acquisition and sale, and the transferring of mortgage loans. He has also been involved with litigation matters regarding pharmaceutical/tobacco litigation, personal injury, and product liability cases in multidistrict litigation and class action lawsuits.


  • Construction Law and Litigation
  • Real Estate Law
  • Civil Litigation


J.D., Florida International University College of Law, Miami, Florida, 2009

  • Board of Advocates Member
  • Trial Team Member
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Ted Klein Memorial Scholarship

B.A., Florida International University, Miami, Florida, 2006

  • Minor in International Relations


  • State of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Construction Law


  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2021 - 2024

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Construction Law Committee
  • Christopher Columbus High School Alumni Association, Columbus Builders Association
  • Latin Builders Association

Speaking Engagements & Webinars