Mike Chionopoulos, founder and owner of Absolute Law, is pleased to announce that Paul E. Liles, Esquire has joined Absolute Law. Liles previously owned his own general trial and appellate law practice handling cases in the areas of civil rights, construction litigation, criminal defense, family law, foreclosure defense, personal injury, and school law.
Liles was on the Executive Council of the Lee County Bar Association from 2003 to 2007 and served as its President in 2007. He has spoken at numerous local seminars and workshops about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or “IDEA,” and its application in Florida. Liles has also given several presentations to schools and civic organizations in Lee County on a variety of other legal topics and he has served as an attorney mentor in the Teen Court program in Lee County for 15 years.
For 16 years, Liles was involved in the Florida High School Mock Trial program, serving initially as an attorney coach and then as coordinator for the Lee County High School Mock Trial Competition. From 2000 through 2008, he also served as a coordinator for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit High School Mock Trial Competition, which was held in Lee County. Since 1994, he has been active in Lee County’s Law Week activities, serving on the Law Week Committee, and participating in the “Law in the Mall” function.
“Our firm is extremely pleased to have such a dedicated community advocate join our firm. Paul brings great depth to the Absolute Law team and our clients will benefit tremendously from his knowledge, skill and expertise. I am very pleased to welcome Paul back to the community and excited to have him at the Firm” Chionopoulos said.
Liles is admitted to practice in the state court of Florida, as well as the following federal courts: U.S. District Courts for the Middle District, Northern District, and Southern District of Florida; Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; and United States Supreme Court. He is a member of Lee County Bar Association. Phi Kappa Phi; and Phi Alpha Delta. He is a past member of the Professional Advisory Board for the Lee County Chapter of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (“CHADD”) and past Board Member of the Healthy Start Coalition of Southwest Florida.
About Absolute Law
Absolute Law was founded by Mike Chionopoulos and provides legal services in the areas of civil litigation, contracts, family law (including divorce, paternity, custody and child support), foreclosures, sexual harassment, corporations (including formation, maintenance and litigation), insurance claims, personal injury, wills and trusts and criminal law. Chionopoulos is a member of the Florida Bar Association, and the Lee County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and is admitted to practice law in the states of Florida and Oklahoma, in the United States District Courts of the Middle District of Florida, Western District and Northern District of Oklahoma, and the Eastern District of Wisconsin, as well as the 6th,7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th United States Circuit Courts of Appeal. He is also admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeal of the Armed Forces, the Veterans Board of Appeals, the Court of Appeals of Veterans’ Claims, as well as the United States Supreme Court.
Chionopoulos served as a trial litigator and was a judge in Oklahoma’s 7th Judicial District prior to moving to Florida. He also served as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army, and was decorated for his service as a field-grade officer in the Middle East. For more information about Absolute Law, please visit www.absolutelaw.net or call 239-349-8010.