Chris is a 1988 graduate of the University of Virginia. She obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1992. After completing her law degree, Chris remained in North Central Florida practicing in the areas of Criminal Defense and Family Law. In 1996, she established a law practice with Tania Z. Alavi in Ocala, Florida. Her office represents a variety of individuals, charges, and circumstances in both Gainesville and Ocala and the surrounding counties.
Ms. Bird is an experienced litigator in both State and Federal Courts. She has tried over 70 cases to a verdict in front of a jury. Ms. Bird has successfully litigated cases in Family Law, Federal Law and State Criminal Law, including Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Sex cases and homicide cases. She is a patient listener and advisor, a fierce negotiator and hands-on trial attorney who knows her way around a courtroom. Whether she’s helping clients navigate through a contentious divorce or child custody proceeding, or vigorously defending a client facing prosecution, Christine Bird is an attorney who cares about her clients. She relentlessly fights for their best interests, regardless of their circumstances and the accusations against them.
Ms. Bird is admitted in the Middle District of Florida Federal Court and is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia. She presently practices in the areas of Criminal Law, Family Law, and Federal Criminal Defense.
Ms. Bird’s practice includes appellate work. She has perfected appeals for the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Daytona and for the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta.
Attorney Christine Bird is a member of various professional organizations, including the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Marion County Bar Association, Marion County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Middle District of Florida Federal Bar, the United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit.
Attorney, Alavi, Bird & Pozzuto
Family Law, Criminal Defense, Federal Criminal Defense, Appellate Law (Appeals)
315 SE 2nd Avenue
Gainesville, Florida 32601
Phone: (352) 336-2700
108 N. Magnolia Avenue
Ocala, Florida 34475
Phone: (352) 732-9191