Adams Hall Schieffelin & Smith, P.A. - medical malpractice defense

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Adams Hall Schieffelin & Smith, P.A.
1030 West Canton Ave., Ste 200
Winter Park, FL 32789
Phone: 407-378-4762
Toll Free: 888-839-7596
Fax: 407-628-3848
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Who We Are:

A Florida
General and Insurance
Defense Litigation 
Law Firm.

Who We Serve:

Businesses and Professionals
Throughout Florida.

Christopher J. Steinhaus

Christopher J. Steinhaus

Winter Park, Florida

Chris was born February 4, 1973 in Fort Benning, GA. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from Furman University in 1994 and his law degree from Florida State University College of Law in 1998. Upon graduating from law school, Chris went to work as a prosecutor for the Agency of Health Care Administration. While at AHCA, Chris was responsible for prosecuting cases for the Boards of Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry and Podiatry. In 2000, he moved back to Orlando, where he was raised, to work in a private practice. He joined the firm in 2006. Chris now uses the experience he gained at AHCA to defend hospitals, hospital employees, and other health practitioners in AHCA and Department of Health investigations. 

Year Joined Firm

  • 2006

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Governmental Defense Litigation
  • Law Enforcement Defense
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Professional Licensing

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1998
  • Louisiana, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit


  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
    • J.D. - 1998
  • Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina
    • Bachelor of Science - 1994
    • Major: Biology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Member, CLE Committee
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member


  • English (Primary)


  • Phi Delta Phi

The attorneys of Adams Hall Schieffelin & Smith, P.A., represent clients in general and insurance defense litigation throughout Florida, including in Orlando, Daytona Beach, Tampa Bay, Clearwater, Lakeland, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Panama City, Tallahassee, Pensacola, New Smyrna Beach, Ormond Beach, Palm Coast, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne, Titusville, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Winter Haven, Kissimmee, Tavares, Leesburg, Ocala, Brevard County and Orange County.