Christen L. Spake, Associate

Biography

Christen Spake is a litigation attorney in Naples, Florida and native of Southwest Florida. She has handled a variety of litigation matters throughout her career and practices mainly in the areas of fiduciary and commercial litigation. Christen works with clients to resolve issues they face in contested guardianships, probate and trust challenges, and commercial and real property transactions. She implements litigation and negotiation tactics to obtain practical, timely, and cost-effective resolutions tailored to her client’s needs, and represents guardians, personal representatives, beneficiaries, financial institutions, and business owners, among others. Examples of Christen’s representation include:

  • Protecting and counseling guardians serving in emergency and permanent capacities in contested guardianships and guardianship litigation; 
  • Defending wards in avoiding improper guardianships;
  • Representing interested persons in prosecuting and defending claims or issues of undue influence and overreaching;
  • Counseling personal representatives and trustees in will and trust litigation matters;
  • Recovering collateral in loan default situations, including foreclosure of commercial and residential mortgages, guarantees, and other security instruments;
  • Representing and counseling businesses in disputes involving dissolutions, ownership issues, and contract matters;
  • Defending landowners/operators in premises liability matters and litigating ownership disputes and construction defect matters.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Florida State University College of Law (J.D., 2009)
  • Wingate University (B.A., with honors)

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Professional and Civic Activities

  • President of the Collier County Women's Bar Association
  • United Way of Collier County Volunteer
  • Wellfit Girls Institute Volunteer

Professional Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated