Kathryn DeVane Hamilton

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Miami, FL

The Hamilton Law Firm, PL
 | 150 Southeast 2nd Avenue, Suite 908
Miami, FL 33131
Phone: 305-371-3788
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2011, 2013
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

When Kathryn DeVane Hamilton founded The Hamilton Law Firm, PL, she wanted to focus exclusively on handling family law cases and the short- and long-term implications these issues have for people living in Miami, Florida. She recognizes that the decisions she helps her clients make are among the most important choices in their lives. Accordingly, she assigns her full attention to every case that comes across her desk.

Several important events have shaped Ms. Hamilton's ability to provide clients with exceptional representation. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in society and justice in 1995 from the University of Washington, and then received a Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 1998. Following her graduation, she took a role as a public defender and represented clients in more than 40 trials.

Blending her education and real-world experience, Ms. Hamilton is able to bring her litigation skills and knowledge of the law to her practice. She also employs the people and resources available to her through memberships with The Florida Bar Family Law Section and The First Family Law American Inn of Court. She assists clients with valuing and dividing assets, enforcing child support and drafting pre- or postnuptial agreements. In any matter, her goal is to ease the financial and emotional strain that a family dispute creates.

This approach has resulted in numerous successes, which have earned Ms. Hamilton an Avvo "Superb" rating and the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Ms. Hamilton is a published author and frequently speaks to fellow attorneys about family law topics.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

Family Law: Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights


Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Super Lawyers: 2017 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2011, 2013

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About Kathryn Hamilton

Admitted: 1998, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.hamiltonfamilylaw.com/kathryn-devane-hamilton

Honors and Awards:

  • Honors Award-Litigation Skills Program, 1997
  • Winner -Moot Court Competition, 1996
  • Rated "Superb" by Avvo as a Top Family Attorney
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers
  • Moot Court Board Member

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • First American Inns of Court, Member, 2002 - Present
  • Washington State Bar
  • Florida Bar
  • Florida Bar-Family Law Section

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • ICU Baby:  Co-hosted the corporate event for ICU Baby, a South Florida Organization providing assistance to families and children born to the NICU, 2016
  • Dress for Success Miami- Helping clothe disadvantaged women in the community for job interviews when entering the workforce, 2009
  • Junior League Miami, 2009

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Lecturer/ author of written materials, Divorce Law Guide A to Z, National Business Institute, 2014
  • Article advising attorneys on proven mediation techniques and client control in family law matters, Co-Author, Successful Mediation Techniques, Family Advocate, Vol. 28, No. 3, 2005
  • Author of written materials for presentation at the 27th Annual Institute:  A Symposium:  A Family Law Case:  A Practical Multifaceted Approach, Co-Author, The Art of Mediation: Client Preparation, Florida Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2005

Educational Background:

  • University of Washington, B.A., Society and Justice , 1995
Office Location for Kathryn DeVane Hamilton

150 Southeast 2nd Avenue
Suite 908
Miami, FL 33131

Phone: 305-371-3788


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Last Updated: 1/5/2017

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