Christian A. Petersen joined Hackleman, Olive & Judd in 2013. His extensive experience in complex commercial and construction litigation, contract and business disputes, real estate litigation, and representation of creditors in bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings makes him a valuable asset to the firm’s practice.

Christian’s practice includes representing international clients throughout the state of Florida, and he has been recognized as a Top Lawyer from 2013–2015 and an Up & Comer from 2007–2012 by the South Florida Legal Guide. Christian has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a peer-reviewed ranking which indicates the highest level of professional excellence.

Prior to joining Hackleman, Olive & Judd, Christian was a shareholder in the Business Litigation Practice Group at Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart and associated with Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick. He earned his B.A. at Florida State University, his Florida State Police Certification from Broward Community College, and his Juris Doctor from the Vanderbilt University Law School.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Top Lawyer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2013–2015
  • Up & Comer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2007–2012
  • AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a peer reviewed ranking which indicates the highest level of professional excellence
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, 2011, 2014, & 2016