Chris N Kolos

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Chris N. Kolos is a partner in Holland & Knight's Orlando office. Mr. Kolos focuses his practice on the defense of products liability, toxic substance exposure cases, environmental contamination suits, CERCLA litigation, and pharmaceutical, nursing home, assisted living facility, and many other types of personal injury cases. He has substantial experience defending cases involving industrial chemicals and asbestos. He also defends insurers in bad faith and insurance coverage cases. He has served as national coordinating counsel and regional trial counsel for several Fortune 500 companies for product liability matters.

Honors & Awards

  • Florida Ninth Judicial Circuit, Pro Bono Service Award, 2017
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine, 2016, 2018 
  • Holland & Knight Public and Charitable Service All-Star, 2014
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Insurance Law, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2012-2019
  • Book Award, Commercial Paper for Highest Grade, Rutgers
  • Rutgers Law Journal, Associate Editor
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2010-2018
  • Guardian Ad Litem Award of Excellence, Orange County Bar Association, 2013


  • Defense Research Institute, Product Liability and Toxic Torts Committee
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association, Product Liability Committee
  • ABA Torts and Insurance Practice Section
  • ABA Corporate Counsel Committee
  • ABA Product Liability Committee
  • The Florida Bar, Civil Procedure Rules Committee