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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
Fax: 305-371-3768
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2011, 2013
Licensed in Florida 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, the highest peer and judicial rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America as a Top Attorney in Family Law.

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
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

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


6 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2009 - 2011, 2013

About Kathryn DeVane Hamilton

First Admitted: 1998, Florida

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • ICU Baby:  Co-hosted and Sponsored the corporate event for ICU Baby, a South Florida Organization providing assistance to families and children born to the NICU
  • Junior League Miami, 2009
  • Dress for Success Miami- Helping clothe disadvantaged women in the community for job interviews when entering the workforce, 2009
  • ICU Baby:  Co-host and Gold Sponsor for the annual event by ICU Baby, a South Florida Organization providing assistance to families and children born to the NICU, 2017

Educational Background

  • University of Washington, B.A., Society and Justice , 1995


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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • 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
  • Article about Florida's ever-changing alimony laws., Author and Selected Haute Lawyer, Florida's Alimony Chameleon- Where Do You Stand? Part 1, Haute Living , 2020
  • 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
  • Lecturer/ author of written materials, Divorce Law Guide A to Z, National Business Institute, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Women Leaders in the Law, 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America- Family Law, 2020
  • Florida Bar
  • Best Lawyers in America- Family Law, 2019
  • Florida Bar-Family Law Section
  • Appointment to the Rules and Forms Committee, The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, 2017-2018 Bar Cycle 
  • First American Inns of Court, Member, 2002 - Present
  • Washington State Bar
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Office Location for Kathryn DeVane Hamilton

150 Southeast 2nd Avenue
Suite 908
Miami, FL 33131

Phone: 305-371-3788

Fax: 305-371-3768

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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