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J. Christopher Klotz

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J. Christopher Klotz – Pensacola Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Chris was the 2019 President of, and a founder for the National Academy of Motorcycle Injury Lawyers (NAMIL). Chris doesn’t just represent the industry; he is a biker himself and rides a ’08 Harley Fat Bob. Chris has always believed that everyday people deserve access to a tenacious lawyer who is ready and willing to stand up to and challenge adversaries that sometimes seem more powerful than the people he represents.

“The whole reason I got into the practice of law is to stand up for the little guy.” – Christopher Klotz

Cities Represented

· Pensacola
· Mobile

More About Christopher Klotz

Raised in a military family meant Chris and his family were moving every few years, and that was a powerful influence on who Chris become as an adult. That experience puts you in a position where you learn quickly how to make friends and get to know people. That experience also fine-tuned Chris’s ability to perceive and interpret his surroundings and understand the dynamics of people around him making him a good listener and influencing his decision to major in psychology for his undergraduate degree.

Chris’s family had a passion for restoring historic homes and still live in a house built in 1860. Chris was taught from a young age to pitch in with painting, sawing, hammering and learnt to build things from a very young age as family chores. The skills learnt then are his pastime now as a restorer and furniture builder.

This turned out to be a life lesson. A task once dreaded as a chore gives you a skill that, in a new or later chapter of life, becomes an asset. You never know how you will be able to use a skill you pick up because someone invested the time to teach it to you.

Chris takes his passion into his work as your attorney. He worries about his clients and thinks about his cases all the time and how he can better help them with their legal challenges. He is thankful to each of his clients for the things that he learns from them.

Chris was recognized on the 2020 Florida Super Lawyers list that only 5% of all lawyers in the state of Florida are selected for. He continues to bring the best possible service to his clients!


  • Mississippi College School of Law, J.D. 1992
  • Graduate National Criminal Defense College
  • Graduate Western Trial Advocacy Institute
  • Graduate Vera Institute of Justice, Criminal Justice Program
  • Louisiana State University, B.S. 1989
    • Major: Psychology
    • Minor: English

Articles Authored

What can I do if I’m run off the road while riding in Florida?

Do I have to wear a helmet while riding in Florida?

Do I need insurance in order to ride my motorcycle in Florida?

What should I do after a motorcycle accident in Florida?

What equipment do I need to ride my motorcycle in Florida?

How long do I have to make a claim after an accident in Florida?

Can I ride my Motor Scooter or Moped on the road in Florida?

What are the requirements for a Motorcycle License in Florida?

Is my motorcycle license transferable from another state to Florida?

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Professional Associations J. Christopher Klotz is a Member of


  • Society of the Criminal Defense Bar, Pensacola, Past President, Board of Directors
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Inns of Court
  • Rotary Club International, Paul Harris Fellow
  • Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association: Lifetime Member
  • New Orleans Innocence Project: Case Volunteer
  • Mississippi Public Defenders Association: Past President, Lifetime Member Award
  • Mississippi Supreme Court: Criminal Code Revision Legislative Committee
  • Mississippi Legislature: MS Public Defender Task Force, Legislative Chair


  • NBI Criminal Law Lecturer
  • Mississippi College School of Law: DNA Evidence
  • Mississippi Public Defenders Association: Effective Opening Statements
  • University of Mississippi Law School: Guest Lecturer, Trial Practice Class.
  • MPDA Criminal Trial College Faculty.
  • Jackson Police Department Training Academy, Guest Lecturer

Community Involvement:

  • Federal Re-Entry Program Mentor
  • Rotary Club International, Paul Harris Fellow
  • Mississippi Bar Association: High School Mock Trial Judge

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