Christopher T. McRae

Christopher McRae and David Metcalf established McRae & Metcalf, P.A., in 1997 to serve the construction industry. Mr. McRae is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named among Florida’s Legal Elite multiple times.

Mr. McRae graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Brigham Young University in 1986 and received his law degree from Stetson University College of Law with honors in 1990. He is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and has litigated cases in almost every state, federal and administrative court in this region.

Mr. McRae has published numerous articles on current developments in construction and surety law and is a frequent lecturer at seminars on Construction and Surety related matters.

Mr. McRae was born in Jacksonville and comes from a family that is actively involved in the construction industry. Before law school, he worked in the field with a large construction firm and later in the office as a contracts administrator. Mr. McRae is a fifth generation Floridian, who is active in his church and community. He and his wife are the proud parents of three children, and one grandson.



– Construction Law, including litigating and arbitrating complex claims

– Public Contract Law

– Surety Law

– Complex Commercial Litigation

– Administrative Law


Stetson University College of Law, J.D.


Brigham Young University, B.S.


Bar and Court Membership

  • Florida Bar, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida

Professional/Industry Involvement and Affiliations

  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubble
  • Surety & Fidelity Claims Institute
  • American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • Florida Transportation and Road Builders Association
  • Big Bend Contractors Association
  • Defense Research Institute