Chris was born and raised in Orlando, Florida and graduated from Oak Ridge High School. After graduating, Chris went to Valencia Community College and then attended the University of Central Florida. Upon earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Chris enrolled in the University of Florida Levin College of Law and earned his Juris Doctorate.
Following his graduation from law school and passing the Florida Bar, Chris accepted a position at the Office of the Public Defender in Orlando, Florida. While there, Chris handled thousands of misdemeanor and felony cases, quickly developing a reputation for being an aggressive trial lawyer and was promoted to the felony division in less than a year. During his time at the Public Defender’s Office, Chris had the opportunity to handle virtually every type of crime. After his tenure as an Assistant Public Defender, Chris worked at a boutique Central Florida law firm where he gained valuable experience in the private sector and dealing with complex cases throughout the State of Florida. After being there for almost 2 years, Chris opened The Kaigle Law Firm, P.A. right here in his hometown of Orlando. Since the founding of his firm, Chris has continued to aggressively represent those accused of crimes in both misdemeanor and felony court, especially those accused of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and other driving-related offenses. Additionally, Chris has represented many people under investigation and indictment from State and Federal authorities as well as college students in both their alleged criminal and student conduct violations.
Chris is often asked: what makes him different from the other lawyers in the area defending those accused of a DUI? Unlike many attorneys, Chris is not afraid to go to trial as he has tried numerous felony and misdemeanor DUI jury trials in his career. This lack of fear gives his clients a battle-tested edge over many others. For sure, Chris’ dedication, trial experience, and no-nonsense attitude make him a true advocate in defending his clients. For his hard-work, Chris has been awarded the designation of a Super Lawyer for the past 3 years, a designation given through a selective peer evaluation process to only 2.5% of lawyers in the State of Florida. In addition, Chris received the Client Satisfaction Award for DUI Cases by the American Institute of DUI Attorneys in 2016, and his firm was designated one of the 10 Best Law Firms by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys for 2016-2017.
Chris also remains active in the community as a member of the Orange County Bar Association, the Middle District Court of Florida, United States District Court, and the University Club of Orlando. Chris works and lives near downtown Orlando with his wonderful wife, Shirley; and, is the proud parent to his daughter Frances (age 7) and son Evan (age 4).
1521 Mount Vernon St., Orlando, FL 32803 | 407-545-6416 | www.kaiglelaw.com
100% Criminal Defense - Misdemeanor & Felony
DUI / DWI
Violations of Probation
University of Florida Levin College of Law - J.D.
University of Central Florida - B.A.
Orange County Bar Association
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Florida Justice Association
Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association
I received a traffic citation in Brevard County that required a court appearance. I've never had to go to court before so I was nervous. At the recommendation of a friend, I called Chris Kaigle. From the very beginning, he put my mind at ease. He was very professional throughout the entire process and he answered all of my questions in a timely manner. He achieved my desired outcome and I couldn't be more satisfied!
Chris Kaigle is an awesome attorney! I hired him to represent my son and he did a wonderful job. He was able to get my son probation and avoid going to jail. I will be forever grateful for Mr. Kaigle’s professionalism, knowledge and advice. Hopefully I will never need him again, but if so, I would definitely hire Mr. Kaigle!
Mr Kaigle was very professional, reasonably priced, knowledgeable, empathetic and super helpful with my case. He seems to actually care about his clients unlike a lot of the other attorneys in the area and he seems pretty passionate about what he does. I can't thank him enough for all of his help!!! I highly recommend his services for anyone who wants a lawyer who really cares and will do anything they can to help!!!
Mr. Kaigle took on an out-of-county case for our daughter. He felt the prosecution had no case and refused to plea bargain. Three and a half months later the case was dismissed. Mr. Kaigle was true to his word, did a great job and was very reasonable in his pricing. Thank you so much, Chris Kaigle!