Attorney at Law
Chris has been a longtime resident of Naples. He moved with his family to Naples from Philadelphia, PA in 1980. Earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Florida State University (1992) paved the way for a Masters in Business Administration from Mercer University (1995). He then moved to California to obtain his Law Degree at California Western School of Law (1998). While in law school Chris was active in trial advocacy, business and telecommunications law. He interned at the San Diego Public Defender’s Office and with the Office of General Counsel-Bell Atlantic Corp. in Philadelphia, PA. With sunny Southwest Florida calling him home, he moved back to Naples with his wife, Madi, to raise their three daughters and continue his career in law.
Over 20 years later, after periods of both entrepreneurship and practicing law, Chris started Cona Law PLLC to establish lasting relationships with his Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning clients through practical, economical and innovative legal counsel. Chris is a member of the Florida Bar Association and the Collier County Bar Association.
Real Estate Paralegal
Deborah Needles, paralegal and Florida Licensed Title Insurance Agent, was born in Bronxville, New York and spent her formative years living in New York City and Westchester County. Moving to Marco Island during high school in 1988, she witnessed the tremendous growth of Southwest Florida and the great opportunities that brought. She graduated from Saint John Neumann High School in 1991 and continued her education at Saint Leo College, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1995 with degrees in Pre-Law and International Relations. Deborah now has over 10 years experience in the real estate transaction field, as both a real estate paralegal and branch manager of a large title company on Marco Island with offices in Naples.
After moving back home to Marco Island, she was reacquainted with her future husband, Scott, who was her neighbor on Marco Island during high school. They are now parents to two daughters, Diane and Emma. In Deborah’s free time (when not driving her children to cheerleading and softball practice), she enjoys boating, traveling with her family, and crochet. She has also been involved with Optimist Club of Marco Island as Secretary and volunteer work on Marco Island and Goodland during the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
Madi Cona is a native Neapolitan who settled back into Naples life twenty-plus years ago with her attorney husband, Chris, Madi found relief from the hectic hustle and bustle of raising three young children when a friend produced a chance to become an entrepreneur. Little did she know, that would open doors to many more opportunities where she was able to fine tune her skills in marketing, business operations and development, and interpersonal relationships in a rapidly changing internet-based world. Now, having embarked on a journey to grow a family business, she is utilizing those skills to maintain the accounting and organization of Cona Law.
Audrey was born in Oviedo, Florida and is an 8th-generation Floridian. Having previously lived out of state in both South Carolina and Texas, Audrey now calls Naples home. She graduated from Gulf Coast High School in 2015 and is working towards an International Business degree at FIU. In her free time, Audrey enjoys hiking, kayaking, and traveling.