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Kristopher Vanderlaan started his legal career working as an Assistant State Attorney for the 5th Judicial Circuit in Ocala, Florida. He was promoted quickly from Misdemeanor to Felony Division. While working as a prosecutor, Mr. Vanderlaan successfully prosecuted a variety of cases overseeing many of them to a successful Jury Verdict.

After the State Attorney’s Office, Mr. Vanderlaan moved into the private sector where he has continued to practice in several different areas including: Family Law, Criminal Law (Defense), Civil Litigation, Business/Construction Litigation, Landlord/Tenant, Personal Injury, and Wills & Probate. Mr. Vanderlaan has extensive trial experience in both Jury and Non-Jury Trials.

  • Florida
  • University of Florida College of Law – Gainesville, Florida - Juris Doctorate with Honors, 2002
  • Internship – 8th Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office, 2002
  • Family Law/Domestic Violence Internship, 2001
  • University of Florida – Gainesville, Florida - Bachelor of Arts, with Honors – 1999 Dean’s List
  • Major: Double Major in Political Science and Criminology
  • American Inns of Court, Member
  • Lake County Bar Member
  • Marion County Bar Member
  • State Attorney’s Office, 5th Judicial Circuit, Assistant State Attorney, 2002-2004