Meet Chance C. Arias

Tampa, Florida - Senior Associate Attorney

Phone: (813) 221-1331
Fax: (813) 223-7881
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CHANCE C. ARIASChance is a fourth-generation Tampeño and proud graduate of Jesuit High School. He joined Smoak, Chistolini & Barnett in January 2015 following a successful tenure as a prosecutor in Hillsborough County. During his time as a prosecutor, he was tasked with resolving a wide variety of felony and misdemeanor cases, which included attempted homicide, drug trafficking, armed robbery, and other serious crimes against people and property. In this capacity, he refined his courtroom prowess with a string of successful trial verdicts.

Chance now uses his invaluable courtroom experience for the benefit of national and international corporations and insurance carriers with a primary focus on handling catastrophic injury matters. He has extensive experience being on the front lines defending complex civil matters, including wrongful death, commercial trucking, motor vehicle accident, premises liability, FDUTPA, FCCPA, and negligent security matters, both pre-suit and through verdict.

Bar Admissions:

  • State of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida


  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center
    – Juris Doctor
  • University of Florida
    – Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance
    – Minor in Entrepreneurship

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA)
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association (FDLA)
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)


  • “Statute of Repose Change Favors GCs.” CLM Magazine, Nov. 2018, p. 49.

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