Christopher Kokoruda is a member of the Public Health Trust section. Chris advises the Public Health Trust on general counsel-type matters relating to the medical staff and a broad range of quality of care issues, policy matters and regulatory requirements, including credentialing, physician discipline and bioethics. Since joining the County Attorney's Office, he has obtained results favorable to the County in both federal and state court cases. He also practices in the Tort section of the County Attorney's Office.
Prior to joining the County Attorney's Office, Chris was in private practive where he focused on complex commercial litigation and arbitration, representing both U.S. and foreign multinational companies.
As a Dean's Scholar Scholarship recipient, he earned his J.D. summa cum laude and graduated first in his class from Florida International University College of Law. While in law school he served as Editor-in-Chief of the FIU Law Review and was the recipient of the College of Law's Outstanding Contribution for Publications Award. As a law student, Chris received CALI Book Awards for Excellence in International Commercial Arbitration, Contracts, Legal Research and Writing, Evidence, Pre-Trial Advocacy, Bankruptcy, Federal Courts, Insurance Law, Land Use Law, U.S. Constitutional Law, Professional Responsibility, and Florida Constitutional Law.
Chris completed his undergraduate degree in economics, Phi Beta Kappa, at the University of Kansas. While at the University of Kansas, he lectured in economics and received the Domenico Gagliardo Award for outstanding undergraduate work.