TAMPA, Fla. – July 26, 2016 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney announces the addition of Chris Sprowls as Of Counsel to the firm’s litigation section in Tampa. Sprowls has been a prosecutor in the State Attorney’s Office in the Pinellas and Pasco Counties for the past seven years.
“We are extremely proud that when Chris decided to enter private practice, he chose Buchanan,” said Rhea Law, chair of Buchanan’s Florida offices. “Chris has already accomplished so much as a prosecutor and a public servant and we are sure our clients will benefit greatly from his experience and legal acumen.”
“I am very grateful for my time in the State Attorney’s Office and for the opportunity to work alongside law enforcement to serve my community in the courtroom,” noted Sprowls. “I’ve long admired Buchanan as a firm and I look forward to starting this stage of my career among some of the best attorneys in Florida.”
During his time as a prosecutor, Sprowls tried dozens of jury trials, many involving first degree murder and gang crime. He also helped create the Sixth Circuit’s Veterans Treatment Court and oversaw the agency’s two Pasco County offices.
Sprowls received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa and his law degree from Stetson University School of Law where, upon graduation, he received the school’s most prestigious honor, the Edward F. Foreman Most Distinguished Student Award and was inducted into the Order of the Barristers. Sprowls was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2014 and lives in Palm Harbor with his wife Shannon and their son Prescott.