Business Litigation and Construction Lawyer

Christopher J. Iseley is a partner of Franson | Iseley | Fugitt, where his practice concentrates in business litigation with a particular emphasis on contract, construction, real estate, collection, and general commercial litigation matters. Mr. Iseley has extensive trial, arbitration, and appellate experience representing businesses, commercial and residential owners, members of the construction industry, sureties, and insurers. He has prosecuted and defended multi-million dollar complex disputes, including breach of contract, Claims of Lien, payment and performance bond claims, performance delay claims, and large construction defects cases involving design, roof, building envelope, stucco, drainage, and sub-surface condition issues. In addition to his substantial litigation experience, Mr. Iseley has significant experience drafting and negotiating contracts. 

Mr. Iseley is certified by the Florida Bar as a Board Certified Construction Lawyer and has achieved an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, which is the highest peer review rating available for ethical standards and legal ability. He was chosen by his peers as one of Florida Trend Magazine's Florida Legal Elite - 2013 for construction law, which was an honor received by only 23 attorneys throughout the State of Florida. Mr. Iseley was also among only 5% of attorneys selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers® magazine 2012-2020 edition for construction law and has been recognized in Jacksonville Magazine's 904 Top Lawyers in Jacksonville - 2012-2020 for construction law. Reported Appellate Cases Travelers Casualty and Surety Company v. Owen Electric Company, Inc., 36 So. 3d 689 (Fla. 5th DCA 2010) Florida Home Builders Association v. St. Johns County, 911 So. 2d 1035 (Fla. 5th DCA 2005) Valley Presbyterian Hospital v. Diversified Therapy Corporation, 832 So. 2d 174 (Fla. lst DCA 2002) The Haskell Company v. Geoffrey Bodden & Associates, Inc., 827 So. 2d 1037 (Fla. 1st DCA 2002) Davis v. Powertel, Inc., 776 So. 2d 971 (Fla. 1st DCA 2001) Powertel, Inc. v. Bexley, 743 So. 2d 570 (1st DCA 1999)


  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1997
  • Hobart College, B.A., 1992

Legal Certifications and Awards

  • AV® Preeminent Rated, Martindale Hubbell®
  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Construction Law, 2006
  • Florida Super Lawyers®, 2012-2016 (Construction/Surety Law)
  • Jacksonville Magazine’s 904 Top Lawyers in Jacksonville – 2012-2015 (Construction Law)

Bar Association Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • Jacksonville Bar

Court Admissions

  • All Florida State courts
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Professional Involvement

  • Associated Builders & Contractors, Florida™s First Coast Chapter
  • Northeast Florida Builders Association, Board of Director (2013-2015)


  • Northeast Florida Builder's Association Remodeler's Council, 'Contracts for Remodelers,' November 2012
  • Lorman Seminars, 'Construction Lien Law in Florida,' July 2005-2009