Meet Chance C. Arias

Tampa, Florida - Associate Attorney

Phone: (813) 221-1331
Fax: (813) 223-7881
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chance-bio-400Chance was born in a small town outside of Chicago, Illinois. He was raised in Tampa and attended Jesuit High School. Chance received his B.S. in Finance from the University of Florida while on a full academic scholarship. He served as his fraternity’s President and Treasurer and was chosen to serve on the UF’s Greek Judicial Board. He then obtained his J.D. from Nova Southeastern University. While in law school, Chance clerked for two well-known insurance defense firms in South Florida.

Following law school, Chance had the honor of serving the citizens of Hillsborough County as a Assistant State Attorney. During his time as a prosecutor, Chance was tasked with handling a wide variety of felony and misdemeanor cases which included Attempted Homicide, Drug Trafficking, Armed Robbery, and other serious crimes against people and property. He is no stranger to a jury, having tried numerous cases to verdict during his tenure at the State Attorney’s Office.

Chance joined Smoak Chistolini Barnett in January 2015 as an associate. He is admitted to practice in the State of Florida.

Bar Admissions:

  • State of Florida


  • Nova Southeastern University
    – J.D.
  • University of Florida
    – B.S.
    – Major: Finance
    – Minor: Entrepreneurship

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Florida Bar

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