Practice Areas

Criminal Defense


Barry University School of Law, J. D.
University of Central Florida, M.S.
Florida State University, B.S.


Phone: (407) 661-1109

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Christopher J. Schisani

Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal Defense Attorney Christopher J. Schisani works alongside Attorney Rajan Joshi at the high profile criminal defense law firm, Joshi Law Firm, P.A. Each case that comes through the doors of Joshi Law is analyzed, critiqued, and strategized between both attorneys to ensure each case is attacked from every possible angle. Joshi Law Firm, P.A. was recently featured on Dr. Phil–as well as CNN and other major media news outlets–and is a top 10 criminal defense law firm in the state of Florida.

Mr. Schisani earned the Avvo Clients’ Choice Award in 2019 and 2020, respectively. Additionally, Mr. Schisani was selected and received the Elite Lawyer award for 2020, which recognizes exceptional attorneys that demonstrate a high degree of skill and success in their respective practice areas. He is a proud member of The Florida Bar, Orange County Bar Association, and the Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Criminal Defense Attorney Christopher J. Schisani was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, before he moved to Naples, Florida with his family. He graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and earned his Master of Science degree from the University of Central Florida. Upon obtaining his master’s degree, Mr. Schisani decided to pursue his passion of the law. He subsequently moved out to San Diego, California, where he attended his first year of law school. During his first semester he earned the Academic Achievement Award for superior marks in his courses. Additionally, he was invited onto his law school’s Moot Court Honors Board after an extensive interview process and exceeding academic benchmarks. As a member, Mr. Schisani competed in many interscholastic mock trial competitions, which aided in honing his advocacy and trial skills. After realizing that his heart remained in Central Florida, he moved back to Florida and finished his last two years of law school at Barry University School of Law where he received his Juris Doctor degree.

During his law school tenure, Mr. Schisani excelled academically. He earned the highly coveted Book Award—for the highest grade in class—in two courses and was invited onto the prestigious Law Review journal. In addition to working as an editor on Law Review, Mr. Schisani was a Senator for his school’s Student Bar Association and a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. Being an active member of SBA provided him the opportunity to get students involved in the Central Florida community, as well as allowed him to make a positive impact on those less fortunate. In addition to being extensively involved on campus and in the local community, Mr. Schisani also worked as a legal intern at the Office of the Public Defender in Orange County, Florida. It was this opportunity that fueled his passion for criminal law and advocating for justice.

Mr. Schisani took the Florida Bar Exam in July 2018 and passed on his first attempt. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in September 2018. Soon thereafter, Mr. Schisani commenced his legal career as an Assistant State Attorney at the Office of the State Attorney in Orange County, FL. As a prosecutor he successfully led numerous court proceedings, including Motion to Suppress hearings and trial.

Mr. Schisani joined the Joshi Law Firm, P.A. in June of 2019. He represents clients in felony and misdemeanor cases in the great state of Florida. Mr. Schisani brings his knowledge from the other side of the law to methodically dissect and analyze the unique facts of each case to find the best defense and ultimately get the best result for the client. He prides himself in putting the client first. Therefore, he strives to keep each client fully informed with their case and makes himself available as much as possible. Mr. Schisani believes a successful defense team is one that is aggressive, hardworking, compassionate, and with the client in mind. He strongly believes his team at the Joshi Law Firm demonstrates all those characteristics, and he attributes that to his firm’s successes.

If you have any questions or want to set up a consultation, please e-mail Mr. Schisani at or you can call our office at 407-661-1109.

  • Florida State (Statewide)

  • Orange County Bar Association (June 2019)
  • The Florida Bar (September 2018)

  • Criminal Law