AV Rated – Martindale-Hubbell

Christopher B. Lunny has achieved the highest ranking from Martindale-Hubbell rating organization (AV) and been named to Florida Trend’s Legal Elite list of outstanding Florida lawyers for the past ten consecutive years. Since 2009, Mr. Lunny has also been named to the Florida Super Lawyers list, which is a peer-reviewed list of lawyers representing no more than 2% of Florida lawyers. Mr. Lunny practices labor and employment law, commercial litigation, corporate law and government affairs.  In his labor and employment practice, Mr. Lunny represents management and has extensive experience assisting clients in the resolution of issues that arise in all phases of the employment relationship including hiring, wage and hour, discipline, severance and termination concerns. Mr. Lunny represents public and private sector employers in all forms of employment related litigation, including breach of non-competition agreements, trade secret concerns, Fair Labor Standards Act litigation and the defense of race, age, disability, pregnancy, gender discrimination/sexual harassment and whistleblower claims. He conducts training sessions for management personnel and has frequently been an author and lecturer on employment law issues.

Mr. Lunny handles general commercial litigation in state and federal courts, including high profile representations of elected officials.   He also serves as corporate general counsel to business organizations.

Finally, Mr. Lunny practices government affairs and represents clients before state and federal regulators.  In that capacity, Mr. Lunny has represented clients before the Florida Department of Administrative Hearings (DOAH), Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Department of Health, Office of Insurance Regulation, Florida Attorney General and many other regulatory bodies.


Education
  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, FL, 1994, J.D., with Honors
    • Legal Research and Writing Fellowship (1993-1994)
  • Washington & Lee University, B.A., 1991 – Honors: Cum Laude

Professional Experiences
  • Radey Law Firm, Shareholder, 2003 – Present
  • Katz, Kutter, Alderman, Bryant & Yon, P.A., Associate and Shareholder, 1994 – 2003

Professional Associations and Memberships
  • The Florida Bar Member
  • The Florida Bar, Labor and Employment Section Member
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section Member
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science, 2005 – 2007
  • Board Member, Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science, 2002 – 2009
  • Member and Master Trial Lawyer, Tallahassee American Inns of Court, 2005 – 2011

Representative Cases
  • Matthews v. Steinberg, 153 So.2d 295 (Fla. 1st DCA 2014)
  • Black v. Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc. (St. Jude Medical), 2014 WL 1303656 (N.D. Fla. 2014)
  • Inoue v. Board of Trustees, Florida A&M University, 111 So.3d 884 (Fla. 1st DCA 2013)
  • Adu v. Apalachee Center, 90 So.3d 274 (Fla. 1st DCA 2012)
  • Randolph v. Family Network on Disabilities of Florida, Inc., 2012 WL 71719 (N.D. Fla. 2012)
  • Virginia Frenette v. Shenandoah Dairy, Inc., 56 So.3d 1 (Fla. 1st DCA 2011)
  • Rick Scott v. Dawn Roberts and Bill McCollum, 612 F.3d 1279 (11th Cir. 2010)
  • Bradley Tunnell v. Jeb Bush, et. al, 657 F.Supp.2d 1263 (N.D. Fla. 2009)
  • Thomas Chalifoux v. Kurt Browning, Neri Sanchez, et al., 991 So.2d 432 (Fla. 1st DCA 2008)
  • Spencer Slate v. David Rice, et. al., 936 So.2d 757 (Fla. 1st DCA 2007)
  • Charter Warranty v. Warranty Acceptance Corporation, 918 So.2d 392 (Fla. 1st DCA 2006)
  • David Labat v. Board of Trustees, Florida A & M University, 2005 WL 3693945 (N.D. Fla. 2005)
  • American Home Assurance Co. v. Phineas Corp., 347 F.Supp.2d 1231 (M.D. Fla. 2004)
  • Department of State, Division of Elections v. Martin, 885 So.2d 453 (Fla. 1st DCA 2004)
  • State of Florida, Department of Transporation v. Plummer, 774 So.2d 945 (Fla. 1st DCA 2001)
  • Shneidre Neal v. Manpower International, Inc., 2001 WL 1923127 (N.D. Fla. 2001)

Recent Publications and Presentations
  • Terminations Without Tears, HR Florida Annual Conference 2015
  • Litigation Management, Jacksonville SHRM Annual Conference, 2015
  • Potential Pitfalls in Compensation, HR Florida Annual Conference 2014
  • Smokers Need Not Apply, Florida Public Radio (WFSU), 2013
  • Cognitive Impairment and the ADA, Amelia Island, Florida 2012
  • Union Basics and the NLRA, West Palm Beach, Florida 2012
  • Staffing and The Law, Club Spa and Fitness Association, Jupiter, Florida 2010