Christina Harris Schwinn

Partner / 
Joined Firm - 2005
Christina Harris Schwinn
Office: 
Fort Myers
1833 Hendry Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone: 
(239) 336-6228
Fax: 
(239) 332-2243
Admitted to Practice 

Florida Bar 1991
Florida State Court
Federal District Court, Middle District of Florida (2009)

Education 

Truckee Meadows Community College, Associates in Arts (1983)
University of Nevada, Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice (1985)
Thomas J. Cooley Law School, Juris Doctor, Cum Laude (1990)
University of Miami, Master of Laws, Real Property Development and Finance Law (LL.M. 1991)
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School, Master of Laws, Employment Law (LL.M. 2012)

Bar and Professional Association Memberships 

The Florida Bar
Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Committee
Florida Bar Condominium and Planned Unit Development Committee
Employee Law Committee
Lee County Bar Association
National Association of Women Business Owners
Florida Gulf Coast University Small Business Development Council (SBDC) Advisory Board
Board of Directors, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida
Legislative Chair, HRMA Southwest Florida

Awards & Recognitions 
  • Michaeline A. Doyle Volunteer Leadership Award from the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (2001)

  • Robert F. Krinock Outstanding Senior Award from Thomas M. Cooley Law School (1990)

Community Service 
  • Lee County Alliance for the Arts

  • Dress for Success SW Florida, Inc.

Biography 

Christina Harris Schwinn joined the firm in 2005. Her primary practice areas are employment law, business transactions, community association law and real estate law. Prior to joining the firm, she served as General Counsel for two large companies that provided human resource and staffing services: HR Logic, Inc. and The Vincam Group, Inc., which was later acquired by ADP, Inc. As general counsel for both HR Logic, Inc. and The Vincam Group, she was responsible for managing the legal and legislative affairs of both companies. She was also a national vice president for AIG Risk Management, Inc., where she was responsible for overseeing the marketing and development of insurance products for the temporary staffing and the professional employer industries.

She has served in numerous leadership roles in the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations, Mid-Atlantic Association of Professional Employers, Florida Association of Professional Employers, and California Association of Professional Employer Organizations.

She received the Michaeline A. Doyle Volunteer Leadership Award from the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations in 2001.

Ms. Schwinn is an accomplished public speaker and regularly writes articles that have been published both locally and nationally in a variety of publications. Locally, Ms. Schwinn writes a monthly article for the Lee County Building Industry (BIA) on employment topics.  Ms. Schwinn has served as a volunteer attorney for Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc. in Sarasota and performs pro bono work for the Lee County Alliance for the Arts.