Christopher F. Hamilton

Shutts & Bowen LLP

Christopher F. Hamilton is an associate in the Tampa office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group. Chris has a unique outlook developed through naval officer training and representing clients in a variety of commercial, maritime, business, and real property litigation before state and federal trial and appellate courts.His experience includes:

  • Contract disputes, business tort claims, and real property litigation;
  • Recording and foreclosing maritime liens;
  • In rem vessel arrest and attachment proceedings;
  • Maritime transactional matters, including vessel documentation and drafting/revising charter parties for commercial and private entities;
  • Federal admiralty actions seeking exoneration from or limitation of liability for vessel owners;
  • Vessel collisions and allisions; and,
  • Maritime wrongful death and personal injury claims, as well as recreational boating, insurance coverage and premises liability matters.

Chris also serves on the Board of Directors for the International Propeller Club Port of Tampa and as a vice chair for the American Bar Association’s TIPS Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee.  Chris he is an avid boater and sailor, competing for four years as a Varsity Letterman and Skipper on the United States Naval Academy’s Offshore Sailing Team.


  • The International Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Tampa, 2014 – Present
    • Board Member, 2016-2018
  • American Bar Association TIPS Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee
    • Vice-Chair, Membership, 2014–Present
    • Vice-Chair, Newsletter Editor, 2011–2013
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute 2012–Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2014–Present
  • Tampa Bay Mariner’s Club, 2012–Present


  • Stetson University College of Business, M.B.A., 2012
  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 2012
    • Victor O. Wehle Trial Advocacy Award
    • William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award
  • University of South Florida
    • B.A., Economics, 2009
    • B.A., Political Science, 2009
  • United States Naval Academy, 2004 – 2008
    • Major: International Relations with focus on Asia.


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