Christina Harris Schwinn
Partner / Joined Firm - 2005
Fort Myers 1833 Hendry Street Fort Myers, FL 33901
Christina Harris Schwinn is a partner with the Pavese Law Firm. Her primary practice areas are employment law, business transactions, community association law and real estate law. Prior to joining Pavese, 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 and overseeing the Human Resource Departments of both companies. Additionally, she served as 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.
Over the years, Ms. Schwinn has served in numerous leadership roles in a number of trade organizations and on the boards of many not for profit entities, including the Junior Achievement of Southwest, Florida, the Human Resource Management Association of Southwest Florida, Inc., a SHRM affiliate, serving as its Legislative Director, the Advisory Board for the Small Business Development Council at Florida Gulf Coast University, Southwest Florida Community Foundation’s Women’s Legacy Fund and the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations.
She has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Nevada at Reno with a major in Criminal Justice and an undeclared minor in Psychology, a Juris Doctor degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, a Master of Laws in Real Property Development and Finance Law from the University of Miami’s Graduate Law Program and a Master of Laws in Employment Law from Atlanta’s John Marshall School of Law.
She has received numerous awards, including the Michaeline A. Doyle Volunteer Leadership Award from the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations in 2001, Robert F. Krinock Outstanding Senior Award while in law school, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, Inc.’s 2014-2015 Over-the-Edge Achiever award, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s Lifetime Achievement Award for 2015-2016, and Apex Award Finalist 2016.
Ms. Schwinn is an accomplished public speaker who speaks frequently to groups on a number of employment law topics and regularly writes articles that have been published both locally and nationally. 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.
- Christina Harris Schwinn, Half-Time or Time and One-Half? Recent Developments Deprive Employees of Their Rightful Overtime Compensation under the FSLA, Northeastern University Law Journal, Vol. 6 No. 2, 411-434.