Tampa, Florida

Chris M. Givens

Chris M. Givens, Esq.


Chris Givens - Givens Givens Sparks

Chris Givens is a lifelong Tampa resident and grew up in the local community.

After graduating from high school, Chris attended the University of Florida where he was a student in the Honors Program and earned a bachelor’s in Political Science. Chris then studied law at Boston University School of Law and graduated from the Florida State University College of Law.

While in Tallahassee, Chris worked in a civil litigation firm and FSU's Criminal Justice Program, where he tried 5 jury trials as a law student.

After law school, Chris worked as an Assistant State Attorney in Hillsborough County, Florida, where he tried a multitude of felonies and misdemeanors. Chris left the State Attorney's Office to join the firm of Knox and Givens, where he represented clients in civil litigation, family law, criminal defense, and domestic violence cases.

Chris Givens was included in the list of Super Lawyers® Rising Starsâ„  (2013-2019). This selection is based on peer evaluations and other criteria that distinguish up and coming attorneys in their respective practice of law.

At Givens Givens Sparks, Chris has achieved substantial results for his clients in the areas of personal injury, first party insurance, and family law.

In the past few years, Chris has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients, helping them achieve both personal and financial stability. Today, Chris focuses his practice on cases involving injuries resulting from:

  • Auto accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • First party insurance litigation

He also provides seasoned family law litigation on behalf of clients who need to protect their loved ones.

Chris is an active member of Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church in Tampa, Florida.

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Quick Facts About Chris Givens


  • University of Florida - Bachelor of Sciences, Political Science - 1999
  • Florida State University College of Law - Juris Doctorate - 2003

Bar Admissions

  • State Courts of Florida

Selected Honors & Memberships

  • Named "Nation's Top One Percent" 2015 by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Named to Super Lawyers® "Rising Starsâ„ " (2013-2019)
  • Member, Florida Bar Association
  • Member, Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member, Florida Justice Association
  • Member, Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters
  • Member, Family Law Inn of Tampa
  • Member, Hillsborough County Family Law Executive Counsel

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Experience & Advocacy

  • Assistant State Attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit – 2003-2005
  • Knox & Givens, PA – 2005-2009
  • Givens Givens Sparks – 2009 to present


  • Co-author, Alimony chapter, Florida Dissolution of Marriage, The Florida State Bar Continuing Legal Education; Seventh Edition (2006), Eighth Edition (2008), Ninth Edition (2009), Tenth Edition (2010)
  • Co-author, Modification of Child Support chapter, Florida Proceedings After Dissolution of Marriage, The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education; Ninth Edition (2009)

Family Law Practice Areas

Personal Injury Practice Areas


  • Chris Givens provided excellent advice and went to great effort to meet my unique scheduling needs.

  • The entire firm extended a personal interest in my case from the beginning to the end. My attorney, Chris Givens, created not only this interest but a personal relationship as a genuine friend not only during the course of my case but still continues presently. This creates a total degree of trust from both the client and the attorney.

  • I was very happy with the attention given to me by Chris Givens and his paralegal Peggy. They were very professional and at the same time made me feel comfortable and welcome. I will definitely refer.

  • Givens Givens Sparks will be my first thought if anyone ever asks about a referral to an attorney. Chris Givens and Peggy were not only very professional, but also friendly and helpful, and I truly believe they cared about my case.

  • Chris, Thank you again for your expertise in this matter. I feel very comfortable how everything turned out and I appreciate very much your assistance in making that happen. If ever in the future I need any legal advice I will not hesitate to contact you.