Christopher M. Bentley

Christopher M. Bentley


(813) 580-8400

(813) 580-8407

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Christopher M. Bentley is a Partner. He has represented employers for nearly ten years.  Chris counsels both public and private-sector employers in all matters relating to employment law and labor relations.  He has handled a wide range of litigation matters in federal and state court, and has defended employers in a variety of matters including discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, breach of contract, wage and hour, retaliation, and state law torts. Chris enjoys counseling clients to solve tough issues and vigorously defends them when necessary. Chris received his undergraduate degree from Stetson University and his law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He has been recognized as one of Florida’s “Legal Elite Up and Coming” by Florida Trend, and as a Super Lawyers Rising Star.  He serves as a Committee Member for the Continuing Education Committee and the youth Projects Committee for the Young Lawyer’s Division of Hillsborough County.  He also serves as an Advisory Board Member of the First Tee of Tampa Bay and is a volunteer for Special Olympics. Chris was born in Louisville, Kentucky.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Committee Member for the Continuing Education Committee
  • Advisory Board Member for the First Tee of Tampa Bay
  • Volunteer for Special Olympics

Publications and Speeches

  • Labor & Employment Law Section Certification Exam Review Course (Speaker, Worker Place Privacy Issues, 2017)
  • Grievance Handling & Arbitration (Speaker, 2016)
  • City, County & Local Government (Speaker, 2015)

Contact Us

100 N. Tampa Street, Ste. 2310 Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-580-8400 - Fax: 813-580-8407