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Christopher A. Angell

Practice Areas

  • Zoning, Land Use & Environment
  • Governmental Affairs


  • American University, J.D., 2001, Cum Laude
  • Salve Regina University, B.A. in Law Enforcement and Court Administration with a minor in Religious Studies, Magna Cum Laude, 1999

Court Admissions

  • The Florida Bar, 2002
  • The California Bar, 2012
  • Southern District of Florida, 2013

Christopher A. Angell

Joined the Office in 2012
Assistant County Attorney

[email protected] 305-375-1024

Christopher A. Angell is a litigator who has practiced in state court at both the trial and appellate levels and in federal court at the trial level. As a member of the Governmental Affairs Section and the Zoning, Land Use & Environmental Section, Chris handles a broad variety of cases ranging from foreclosure defense to environmental, fire, and building code enforcement. He also serves as legal counsel to the Medical Examiner's Department, the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources, the Finance Department's Credit and Collections' Division, the Nuisance Abatement Board, the County's Code Enforcement Hearing Officers, the Criminal Justice Council, and the Public Safety Coordinating Council. In addition, he serves as back-up counsel to the Environmental Quality Control Board. As needed, Chris also assists with other complex federal and state litigation and drafts legislation. Previously, Chris worked in the office's Tort and Medical Malpractice Section, handled personnel appeals and code enforcement appeals, and served as legal counsel to the Sea Level Rise Task Force and the Unsafe Structures Board and Panel.

Chris has been evaluated for professionalism and tested for expertise by the Florida Bar and is board certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in City, County, and Local Government Law.

Before joining the County Attorney's Office, Chris worked at the State Attorney's Office for Miami-Dade County. There he prosecuted complex homicide and death penalty cases as well as economic crime based racketeering and public corruption matters. As an Assistant State Attorney, Chris tried hundreds of bench trials and dozens of jury trials, including more than twenty homicides and two death penalty cases.

Prior Experience

  • Assistant State Attorney, State of Florida, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, 2002-2012, where he served in various roles including as a Felony Division Chief, as the Co-Unit Chief of the Traffic Homicide Unit, as an Assistant Chief for County Court, as Gang Prosecution Unit Homicide prosecutor, and as a line prosecutor in the Career Criminal Unit and the Public Corruption Unit.
  • Grievance Investigator, The Florida Supreme Court's Office of the State Courts Administrator's Florida Dispute Resolution Center, 2011-2012, where (in addition to his job as an Assistant State Attorney) he worked as a contract attorney investigating grievance complaints against mediators.
  • Special Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida, 2008-2010, where he served in the Special Prosecution Section and trial cases in federal court as part of an inter-governmental agreement between the USAO and the State Attorney's Office.

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

  • Senior Staff Member, American University's Washington College of Law's Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law, 2001-2002.
  • While employed as an Assistant State Attorney, Chris had given over thirty lectures on various legal topics to law enforcement officers and prosecutors. 

Community Involvement, Awards, & Recognition

  • Chris is board certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in City, County, and Local Government Law.
  • Chris has represented the County Attorney's Office at school career day events.
  • Chris has served as a guest lecturer at the University of Miami's School of Law.
  • Chris has received over seven prosecution awards of honor and recognition.