Chris Mathena is a senior trial attorney at Fulgencio Law. His work as a plaintiff’s attorney benefits from an array of knowledge and experience gained from a diverse legal and business background. Chris is devoted to fighting for the rights of those victimized by corporations and the negligence of others.
A native of Houston, Texas, Chris graduated from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, a top-20 business school in the United States. In 2009, he earned his law degree from South Texas College of Law Houston, one of few law schools in the United States consistently ranked in the top 10 for trial advocacy.
During law school, Chris was a member of the nationally ranked South Texas moot court and mock trial competition teams, travelling to advocacy competitions across the country. He was also an associate editor of the Corporate Counsel Review and a graduate of the Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution. During this time, Chris also worked as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Sharolyn Wood of the 127th Civil District Court in Houston, Texas, and as a legal intern for a multi-state insurance litigation firm.
Since moving to Tampa in 2010, Chris has worked in commercial real estate development, served as general counsel for multiple companies, and practiced in various areas of civil litigation. Since 2017, he has focused solely on civil litigation, representing clients across the state of Florida in matters of personal injury and insurance.
Chris is a member of the Florida Justice Association, the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, and the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association. He has also been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers® as a Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer in the state of Florida.
When he’s not fighting for his clients, you’ll find Chris playing golf, cheering on his Texas Longhorns, cooking, and spending time with his wife, Angelique, and their two young boys, Wiley and Weston.
Education: • University of Texas, Austin, Texas Bachelor of Arts, Marketing (2004) • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas Juris Doctorate (2009)
Bar Admissions: • Florida • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Practice Areas: • Personal Injury • Wrongful Death • Automobile Accidents • Trucking Accidents • Motorcycle Accidents • Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents • Boating Accidents • Insurance Bad Faith • Negligent Security • Nursing Home Negligence/Abuse • Consumer Protection