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Christopher Drury

Drury Law Firm
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Christopher Drury
Drury Law Firm
Coral Gables,
 FL

Personal Injury Attorney with Extensive Experience Handling Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Accident Cases

Chris Drury is an experienced South Florida personal injury lawyer dedicated to obtaining justice for people who have suffered personal injury as a result of car wrecks, boating accidents, cruise ship incidents, slip & falls, trip & falls, medical malpractice, defective products, and all manner of negligence.  

CHRISTOPHER M. DRURY graduated with honors from both Davidson College and the University of Miami School of Law. Chris is a member of The Florida Bar, the South Carolina Bar, and the Law Society of England and Wales. Chris currently serves as President of the Miami-Dade Trial Lawyers Association. Chris has handled complex personal injury and commercial cases in state and federal court in multiple jurisdictions. Chris focuses his practice on the prosecution of serious personal injury cases, as well as complex business and commercial disputes, including class actions. Chris has helped clients obtain multi-million dollar recoveries in personal injury and wrongful death cases, business litigation, and securities litigation, as well as a multi-million dollar jury verdict in a maritime personal injury case, and a multi-million dollar jury verdict in a rollover motor vehicle crash case. Chris has prosecuted multiple catastrophic personal injury cases resulting in 8-figure recoveries, including a boating accident case culminating in a court-approved $12,000,000.00 settlement for a father and son. Chris is a Life Member in the "Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum". Chris was named to the Florida Super Lawyers list by Super Lawyers in 2021 and 2022. Chris was recognized by Florida Trend magazine as a Florida Legal Elite Winner in the area of Civil Trial in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Chris was named to the Florida Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers for 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. Chris was recognized as one the top "40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida" by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 2015. Chris was invited to become a member of "The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40" in 2014, and then a member of "The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Civil Plaintiff" in 2017, as well as every year thereafter. Chris was recognized by Florida Trend magazine as a 2014 Florida Legal Elite “Up and Comer” in the area of Civil Trial. Chris also enjoys a wealth of experience in the defense of a wide variety of banking and insurance-related matters. Chris speaks Spanish and German fluently.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & COURT ADMISSIONS

The Florida Bar, 2004

South Carolina Bar, 2004 

U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, 2004

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2007

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 2007

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2007

Law Society of England and Wales, 2010

EDUCATION

University of Miami School of Law, Juris Doctor, graduated Cum Laude, 2003

Davidson College, Bachelor of Arts in Classics, emphasis in Classical Languages (Latin & Ancient Greek), graduated Cum Laude, 2000

BAR LEADERSHIP & COMMUNITY SERVICE

President, Miami-Dade Trial Lawyers Association, 2022

Co-Chair, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida, 2018 & 2019.

SELECTED CASE RESULTS

$12 Million Settlement

Prosecuted catastrophic brain damage case arising out of a boating accident to a court-approved $12,000,000.00 settlement for father & minor son.

$4,662,572 jury verdict

Tried rollover crash personal injury case resulting in $4,662,572.14 jury verdict for woman who sustained a minor traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. 

$2,581,462.81 jury verdict

Tried maritime personal injury case resulting in a judgment of $2,581,462.81 upon a jury verdict for a seafarer’s broken knee

$1,170,000.00 Settlement

Settled premises liability claim for $1,170,000.00 arising out of an unwitnessed fall from a tractor-trailer resulting in several broken bones.

$650,000 Settlement

Settled auto negligence case involving a concussion without loss of consciousness and a C5-6 herniated disc for $650,000.00, which was 65 times the insurance policy limits of $10,000.00 per person

Practice Areas

Personal Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

Catastrophic injury 

Wrongful death litigation 

Trucking litigation 

Car wrecks 

Uninsured & underinsured motorist claims 

Slip & falls 

Motorcycle crashes 

Bicycle crashes 

Rideshare injuries (Lyft & Uber) 

Nursing home abuse & neglect 

Premises liability 

Negligent security 

Drunk driving accidents & dram shop liability 

Dog bites 

Medical Malpractice

Birth injuries 

Failure to diagnose 

Failure to obtain informed consent 

Misdiagnosis 

Surgical mistakes 

Medical battery

Anesthesia mistakes 

Medication errors 

Failure to obtain or review test results 

Products Liability

Dangerous pharmaceutical products

Defective medical devices 

Defective consumer products 

Manufacturing defects 

Design defects 

Admiralty & Maritime Law

Seaman’s Claims  

Jones Act  

Cruise ship injuries  

Cruise excursion accidents  

Unseaworthiness

Maintenance & cure  

Failure to treat  

Failure to provide prompt, proper & adequate medical treatment  

Recreational boating accidents & injuries  

Commercial boating accidents & injuries 

Bad Faith & Insurance Disputes

Failure to pay claims 

Failure to investigate claims 

Failure to communicate with insured 

Failure to disclose policy limits 

Failure to settle 

Insufficient settlement offers 

Denial of coverage 

Class Actions & Mass Torts

Consumer class actions 

Toxic torts 

Defective products 

Defective medical devices 

Dangerous medications 

Toxic Exposure

Carbon monoxide exposure 

Industrial solvents  

Medical waste  

Asbestos dust or fibers (work-related or from home renovations)


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