Christopher PoleAdjunct Professor
B.S., Medical College of Georgia, 1973
J.D., Nova Southeastern University, 1980
Mr. Christopher Pole was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on December 6, 1950. He was raised in Hollywood, Florida and graduated from South Broward High School in 1968. He attended Florida State University from 1968 thru 1971 and then transferred to the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy in 1973. Mr. Pole worked as a Registered Physical Therapist in the Broward County area from 1973 through 1984.
In 1978 Mr. Pole started law school at Nova University Center for the Study of Law and graduated in 1980. He started working as an assistant state attorney with the Broward County State Attorney’s Office and held several positions including DUI supervisor for Broward County, supervisor of felony divisions and as a prosecutor in the Narcotics and Drug Trafficking Division.
In 1985 Mr. Pole took a position as an associate with in-house counsel for AIG Insurance Company and then with Conroy, Simberg & Lewis, P.A. In 1988 Mr. Pole opened a private office specializing in criminal defense, personal injury law and civil commitment defense. He closed his office in 2012 after being appointed to the county court bench by Governor Rick Scott. Mr. Pole now presides over a criminal division as a county court judge at the main courthouse in Broward County.
Mr. Pole has been a Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer by the Florida Bar since 1993 and taught as an adjunct professor of law at Nova University Center for the Study of Law from 1993 through 1996. He has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1981, the United States District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida since 1983 and a member of the Colorado Bar since 1988. He is also a member of the Broward County Bar Association and The Americans Inns of Court.