About Our Law Firm
Aggressive. Experienced. Proven.
The Schisani Law Firm, P.A. specializes in cases ranging from criminal defense, civil injunctions, and victims’ rights representation. We strive to provide aggressive, personalized, and effective representation to every client. Although our law firm is based out of Orlando, Florida, we handle cases throughout the state of Florida. Moreover, we have been hired pro hac vice to represent multiple clients in the state of California. The firm’s founder and lead criminal defense attorney, Christopher J. Schisani, is a former prosecutor, as well as a former law partner at a high-profile criminal defense law firm before venturing out on his own. It was these experiences that molded him into the skilled and knowledgeable attorney he is today. Mr. Schisani is considered a top-rated criminal defense attorney in the state of Florida by leading attorney services such as Avvo, and is recognized for excellence by organizations like “The National Trial Lawyers,” “Elite Lawyer,” and the “American Institute of Trial Lawyers,” among a multitude of other organizations. Mr. Schisani genuinely believes his team provides unrivaled legal representation—and this is strongly reflected by the reviews written by his clients.
How Our Law Firm Stands Out
Access to Your Attorney. Former Prosecutor. Personalized Legal Representation.
Our law firm prides ourselves in providing personalized legal representation to each and every client. When you sign up with our legal team, you become a part of the Schisani Law family—and this is something attorney Christopher Schisani takes seriously. Growing up in an Italian family there were certain values that were instilled in Mr. Schisani at a young age that he has carried with him throughout his life—loyalty, compassion, transparency, and protecting your family. At the Schisani Law Firm, P.A., you are not merely a client, but rather a member of our family—and we fight for our family.
Our Practice Areas
In the state of Florida, an injunction—also known as a restraining order—is a court order that prevents a person from having contact with another individual. Injunctions are civil in nature; however, if the terms of the injunction are violated, a person can be prosecuted criminally.
There are several types of injunctions that can be filed in Florida. Generally, these types of injunctions include:
- Dating violence
- Domestic violence
- Repeat violence
- Sexual violence
Mr. Schisani has handled many pre-arrest investigations in his criminal defense career. He understands from experience the high stakes associated with a serious criminal investigation, and therefore, knows the importance of being proactive and attacking these cases from the start.
It happens when you least expect it. You are running behind schedule, trying to get to your destination on time. You are traveling hastily down the road, and then before you know it, lights and sirens are initiated behind you—and you are pulled over. Although you may feel helpless if you are the driver in this situation, traffic cases are heavily defensible. There are requirements that the officer is obligated to abide by and sometimes fail to follow, which can be exploited and used in your favor to potentially get the ticket dismissed altogether. If you are facing a Florida traffic citation, you need an experienced and aggressive traffic attorney to protect you. The Schisani Law Firm has you covered.
In the past, victims of crimes were essentially voiceless. In other words, they were not bestowed with any genuine powers. Consequently, since victims did not have any real rights in the criminal process, they had to passively sit back and wish for the best outcome—hoping justice was served. Fortunately, a lot has changed in modern society to give victims a voice, as well as provide avenues to exercise their rights. Article 1 Section 16 of the Florida Constitution gives victims various rights they did not previously have. A victims' rights attorney can aid those that have been victimized by crimes. Having experienced and skilled counsel by your side can help a person navigate a fundamentally complex judicial system, as well as aggressively fight to enforce the rights enumerated under the Florida Constitution. The Schisani Law Firm, P.A. will aggressively fight for you to help ensure justice is served.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Christopher is very reliable, gets great results for you, and makes it extremely convenient for you to continue with your work life and personal life while he works hard for you. Give him a chance and you’ll be a lifetime member with him. Amazing personality and professional ethics. Highly recommended. I will be sending everyone I know to Christopher from now on! Thanks Christopher!
Dedicated and Diligent Defense Attorney
I was charged with a very serious crime and facing considerable consequences. From the beginning, Mr. Schisani was earnest and clear in setting realistic goals to the outcome of the case. As can be expected, the case took some time to resolve, approximately 9 months, and Mr. Schisani did a superb job of providing me with updates throughout the process. When dealing with serious legal allegations, it can be a very stressful time. I was very impressed with his availability and quick response time to all my inquiries regarding the case. Due to Mr. Schisani’s diligence throughout the process, I received a favorable outcome and am very pleased with the results of my case. As a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Schisani was dedicated and tenacious in getting me the best possible outcome. In my opinion, Mr. Schisani provided 5 out 5 legal representation at an exceptional value. I would highly recommend Mr. Schisani’s services to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney.
Chris, a god amongs men
Chris worked tirelessly to fight for the best outcome in my case. Without his help I don’t know if I would have had a life worth living, being so young, any kind of criminal record would have been terrible. Being arrested can be very detrimental to anyones mental health. Chris however answered any of my questions and was able to take away some of that burden. I was very confident in his ablity to work toward the best outcome in my case. Though the damage has already been done, Chris’ tireless work has allowed for me to one day heal from this terrible experience. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone dealing with a legal issue as his dedication to his clients is unmatched.
“The Pit bull Attorney”
If you are facing any legal challenges, this is the attorney you definitely have to hire. I was facing some serious charges, but this great attorney fought to the very last second to get the best results for me.
He is an excellent negotiator and a tough fighter, and that’s why I have given him the nick name of “The Pit bull attorney.”
If I was ever in trouble again or anyone I know, I would call Chris immediately, no doubts about it!!!
Here’s the part that’s most important, he does not look at you as a client, but rather as a family member and that’s what makes him different.
Choose Christopher Schisani Now!!!!!
I was in some criminal legal trouble that could have cost me my life and my career. He was a recommendation from another lawyer that knew I needed the best in Florida. I called Chris and without hesitation he told me what I needed to do and what my options were. He got to work quickly and always keep me up to date on what was happening. He was one of the best decisions I have ever made. He made the whole case go away and now I have my life and my career back. I will forever be in his debt!!!! Thanks Chris!
I highly recommend attorney, Christopher Schisani. He responds in an extreme timely matter and is a very trustworthy person. He is passionate for his clients and have great knowledge of criminal law. He helped me get the most ideal outcome of my case which is dismissal of all criminal charges. I’m so happy I picked him and his law firm. There is no other attorney that will work as hard for you. Choosing him and his law firm was the best decision I made.
Great guy and fantastic lawyer
Chris represented me with my case in Ft Myers. He did a lot of research on previous cases pertaining to my case. He also had an incredible closing argument which I believe is what really helped my injunction to be dismissed.
energetic, skilled criminal attorney
Christopher Schisani is an outstanding lawyer who is willing to put the time into his clients. I had a very positive outcome working with Mr. Schisani and felt as though he was honest and transparent throughout the process. I knew where the case was, I felt confident that Mr. Schisani was working hard with the prosecutor, and I was able to communicate with him all along the way–whether it was over the phone, email, or text. He knows the system well and brings his experience as a prosecutor to the table. I was more than happy with the result and I would highly recommend his services.
I have never gotten into trouble with the law but some how some way I dated someone who put an injunction on me. I’m glad that I found this law office and I was placed under the care of Christopher Schisani. He handled my case like a professional and within a few months my criminal case was closed. I want to thank God, Christopher and his law office for helping me defeat this case.
Chris is awesome! Great to work with and quick to reply. I was being charged with domestic battery by strangulation because of retaliatory allegations from the mother of my kids. From day one Chris was on top of it. At my first appearance, my bond was cut in half and 5pm hold taken off immediately. Allowing me to get out with just enough time to reschedule my appointments for work without any hiccups. This alone is worth the 5 stars but Chris did more than that. He worked with the State attorney bring my charge down to a misdemeanor battery for which the Judge accepted the no contest plea. I am very grateful I hired Chris, I couldn’t have done it without him.
When Morgan & Morgan approached our law firm to discuss a partnership, the arrangement made sense. Due to our client demands, the Schisani Law Firm, P.A. has been seeking to incorporate civil matters into our practice. However, we wanted to partner with a firm with the experience we could trust. Morgan & Morgan is one of America’s largest injury law firms and has championed cases for over 30 years. More importantly, Morgan & Morgan shares similar values as our firm, as both strive for excellence, results, and to aggressively fight for the people. We are excited to team up with Morgan & Morgan to allow our law firm to expand our business and offer a more diverse set of legal services to meet our client demands. Contact us today for more information.
Advertising Throughout Central Florida
The Schisani Law Firm, P.A. has been expanding rapidly since its inception. We understand high quality representation is not easy to find; and we truly believe everyone deserves the best legal representation available to defend themselves. Traditionally, the majority of our clientele has come from referrals from previous clients, as we spend very little on marketing. Modestly speaking, we believe this is the result of the quality of work we provide our clients, as well as the positive outcomes we receive (please reference our “testimonials” tab on our website to see what our clients have to say about us). Although we understand and appreciate that the best advertisement is by “word of mouth,” we also understand to reach the masses–and help more people in need–we must incorporate other pathways to get our name out to the public. Therefore, we have increased our law firm’s presence in the community by advertising throughout central Florida. Look out for our billboard ads in the Orlando, FL area!
Experienced Litigation Firm Representing Clients Out-of-State
Typically, only the most exceptional attorneys get hired to handle out-of-state cases. Modestly speaking, Florida attorney Christopher J. Schisani has been hired to handle several cases in the state of California—receiving successful outcomes for his clients. One of his California clients had a violent felony case where they were facing substantial prison time. After exhausting all pre-trial avenues and tiring down the Assistant District Attorney, the client walked away with a small probationary term (with the option to early terminate probation after half the period). On another California matter, attorney Schisani’s client was initially offered a 90-day jail term to resolve the case. After fighting the matter and exposing the weaknesses, the client ended up doing no jail time nor probation. Although the laws in California—and other states—are different; and learning new sets of legal rules and procedures can be complex, Mr. Schisani never backs down from a challenge. In fact, he thrives off of it. If you are dealing with an out-of-state criminal matter, and you are seeking a law firm that is going to fight to protect you and your rights, please do not hesitate to contact us today for a free consultation.