Christopher Melendez graduated from Florida State University Cum Laude, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Entrepreneurship. After graduation, he stayed in Tallahassee, Florida to manage the family business where he had worked since childhood. In 2010, after obtaining over a decade of experience in small business management, Christopher left the business to attend Florida Coastal School of Law. While obtaining his law degree, Christopher served as a teaching assistant for Florida Coastal’s Lawyering Process I (legal writing and research), Lawyering Process II, and Advanced Legal Research courses; interned for a United States Middle District of Florida Senior Judge, and earned a certificate in legal research, writing, and drafting.
Shortly after graduating cum laude from Florida Coastal and receiving his license to practice in Florida, Christopher worked for North Florida Legal Services, assisting the indigent with government aid applications, loan modification documents, and defending debt collection and eviction proceedings. In early 2014, he moved to south Florida to work in Mortgage Foreclosure Defense, and in 2015 returned to Tallahassee to provide affordable immigration, bankruptcy, and family law services to residents of Leon and surrounding counties. Joining The Virga Law Firm, P.A. in 2016, Christopher brings years of conflict resolution skills he learned a business manager, superb legal writing and research ability, and previous experience in saving both homes and families in counties all over the state of Florida.