How Chance Helps Clients
Chance concentrates on all aspects of appellate practice in both state and federal appellate courts. Having worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Marva L. Crenshaw with Florida's Second District Court of Appeal and as an attorney in the Central Staff division of the Second District prior to joining Judge Crenshaw's chambers, Chance brings valuable insight when it comes to advocating for his clients on appeal. He is also part of the firm's Data Privacy and Antitrust Class Action teams, focusing on appellate issues.
While in law school, Chance worked as an intern with the Economic Crimes Division of the Office of the Attorney General of Florida and the Appellate Division of the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, Region One, in Tallahassee.
Chance was named to the Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in 2019 and 2020 and also received a 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch recognition for Appellate Practice.
What Clients Can Expect
Chance is committed to ensuring that his clients' interests and goals are protected and prioritized throughout the unique and complex process of an appeal.
I strive to find creative, comprehensive and successful solutions to a client's problems.
Outside the Office
A native Floridian, Chance was born in Fort Pierce, Florida, and moved to Tampa after finishing law school. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and family, distance running, going to concerts, and playing and recording music. He is a multi-instrumentalist and plays the guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass guitar, piano and drums. If he had not chosen a career in law, Chance would probably be pursuing a career as a touring musician.
Florida State University College of Law, J.D., 2013, cum laude, Law Review, Mock Trial Team, Journal of Transnational Law & Policy
University of Florida, M.Ed., 2010, Secondary Social Studies Education
University of Florida, B.A., 2009, cum laude, History
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS)
J. Clifford Cheatwood American Inn of Court, Member
Bruce R. Jacob-Chris W. Altenbernd Criminal Appellate American Inn of Court, Past Program Committee Co-Chair
Hillsborough County Bar Association, Appellate Section, Co-Chair
Hillsborough County Bar Association Leadership Institute, 2016-2017 Class
Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar, Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Pro Se Handbook, Assistant Editor of The Record
Animal Law Section of The Florida Bar, Past Editor of eUpdate Publication
Lockhart Elementary Magnet School, Lunch & Learn Mentor