David M. Chico, Esq.
A former U.S. Navy Veteran, Attorney David Chico is a highly accomplished legal professional with a unique background that spans law, construction carpentry, and social work. He obtained his law degree from the prestigious University of Florida, where he acquired a solid legal foundation and honed his skills in analysis and advocacy.
After completing his legal education, David Chico embarked on a successful career as a prosecutor in the Ninth Judicial Circuit, serving Orange and Osceola Counties. David skillfully handled several thousand cases, showcasing a deep understanding of trial advocacy and an ability to navigate complex legal scenarios.
In addition to his legal expertise, David Chico holds various certifications related to construction carpentry. His passion for craftsmanship and construction led him to pursue specialized training in this field, enabling him to develop a comprehensive understanding of construction-related legal matters. He can provide valuable insights and guidance to clients seeking legal representation in construction law matters, drawing from his in-depth understanding of the industry and his legal acumen.
Furthermore, David Chico holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from San Diego State University. This additional qualification equips him with a unique advantage in connecting with the social and emotional factors that juries consider when judging cases. His MSW provides him with a deeper understanding of the human element within legal proceedings, allowing him to empathize with jurors’ perspectives and effectively present his clients’ cases with a heightened sensitivity to the social and emotional dynamics at play.
As an attorney, David Chico is renowned for his exceptional legal skills and his ability to comprehensively address legal challenges. For this reason, Mr. Chico was selected to and currently serves on the Federal Court Judicial Nominating Committee for the Middle District where he, along with other distinguished panel members, submits nominations for federal judgeships in the middle district as well as submit nominations for the middle district U.S. Attorney and U.S. Marshal when vacancies occur.
Not only is the law firm based in Celebration, Florida, Mr. Chico calls Celebration home and enjoys community involvement. He is actively involved with the Celebration Rotary Club and is a member of the advisory committee for the Celebration, Foundation.
The focus of Mr. Chico’s practice involves complex civil litigation, including contract, real estate, construction, business and shareholder disputes. Additionally, the firm is devoted to family law and criminal law matters, as well as handling appeals in both Florida and Federal Courts. He is admitted to the bar for the Florida Supreme Court, the Middle District of Florida Federal Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Eleventh Circuit.
When David Chico is not in the office, you’ll likely find him immersed in the world of jiu jitsu or making progress on a construction site, further fueling his passion for both physical and creative endeavors.