Chris Donegan, Esq.
Chris Donegan is a member of Kemp, Ruge & Green, P.A.’s statewide litigation department. Prior to joining Kemp, Ruge & Green, Mr. Donegan was a partner at one of the largest and most prestigious law firms in Florida. Through hard work and earning the respect of his peers, Mr. Donegan was named a partner before he was 30. During his time working for some of the country’s largest insurance companies and institutional clients, Mr. Donegan ran one of the firm’s largest litigation practice groups, as well as helping to develop and launch several new practice areas, including the firm’s pharmaceutical and medical device litigation group. Over his career, Mr. Donegan has lectured nationally for various defense organizations, insurance professionals, institutional clients and corporations.
Mr. Donegan has tried many complex and significant cases to verdict for his clients in the areas of catastrophic personal injury, car accidents, slip and fall accidents, wrongful death claims, negligent security and alcohol service cases, product liability and food contamination cases. He also routinely handled and investigated complex trucking accidents, mass tort claims and professional malpractice matters. In 2018 alone, Mr. Donegan tried 6 civil jury trials. His practice focuses on providing aggressive representation to his clients in both State and Federal Court, whether locally or on the national level.
Mr. Donegan was raised in Hernando County and graduated from Central High School. His family has lived in the greater Tampa Bay Area for the last 20 years. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he majored in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship. Upon graduation, Mr. Donegan earned his Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law, graduating cum laude. He was also inducted into the National Order of Barristers and the legal honors fraternity Phi Delta Phi. During law school, Mr. Donegan earned his Master of Business Administration from Stetson University’s School of Business Administration, maintaining a 4.0 GPA and was inducted into the business honors fraternity Beta Gamma Sigma. He is married and currently lives in Pinellas County.
Mr. Donegan was raised with the core belief that you should treat others the way you would like to be treated. He has carried this belief over into his legal carrier and provides clients the same level of representation that he would expect to receive.
Mr. Donegan is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Florida and all State Courts within the State of Florida and the United States District Court for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida. He also assists as local counsel in national lawsuits that are part of a Multi-District Litigation.