Kise named Crist's legal adviser
Chris Kise, the state's former solicitor general, will serve as counselor to incoming governor Charlie Crist.
"Chris is a remarkable lawyer who has served the people of Florida with great distinction," Crist said in a statement Wednesday. “I am pleased he has accepted the call to return to public service in my administration.”
A partner in Foley & Lardner, the 41-year-old Kise is currently deputy executive director of the Crist transition effort. Prior to joining Foley, Kise served more than three years under then Attorney General Crist as Florida’s solicitor general, the state’s top litigator.
Kise is a graduate of the University of Miami and Florida State University College of Law. During the election, Kise helped Crist with debate preparation by playing opponent Jim Davis.