Christine L. Derr

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Tampa, FL

Harris, Hunt & Derr, P.A.
 | 100 South Ashley Drive, Suite 300
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-223-5421
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Christine L. Derr is Board Certified in Marital and Family Law.  Her practice is devoted entirely to marital and family law.a solutions-oriented attorney who focuses on resolving marital and family legal issues with efficiency and effectiveness. While she possesses advanced training in collaborative law to help parties resolve disputes cooperatively and respectfully, she is always prepared for litigation.

She and her partners at Harris, Hunt & Derr, P.A., focus exclusively on the practice of family law. Specific areas include collaborative divorce, divorce, alimony, child custody and support, property valuation and division, modifications, relocations, paternity and domestic violence.

Based in Tampa, Christine Derr represents clients throughout Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas Counties. Since receiving her Juris Doctor from the University of Florida and being admitted to The Florida Bar in 2005, she has developed a reputation for providing exceptional legal services.

Ms. Derr has also received professional recognition that includes Florida Trend's Legal Elite (2011-2017); Florida Association of Women Lawyers Leaders in the Law Award in 2015; and The Ted Millison Professionalism Award in 2010 by her peers in the Family Law Inn of Court.

Christine Derr maintains a high profile in her community through participation in various associations and boards. Those include serving on the board of the Tampa Bay Collaborative Divorce Group, The Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers, Hillsborough County Family Law Section, Family Law Inn of Tampa, Hillsborough County Bar Association (Collaborative Law Section, Mentoring Committee and Diversity Committee), The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, The Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa Bay, Are You Safe, Lawyers for Literacy, and as a Director of Tampa Rotary Club.

As a dedicated and diligent family law attorney, Christine Derr helps her clients through an emotional and legally complex process by developing and delivering solutions consistent with their needs and goals.

 
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, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board Certified

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About Christine Derr

Admitted: 2005, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.derrlawfirm.com/christine-l-derr-esq/

Honors and Awards:

  • Leaders in the Law, Florida Association for Women Lawyers, 2015
  • Florida Trend's Legal Elite, 2015
  • Florida Trend's Legal Elite, 2014
  • Florida Trend's Legal Elite, 2013
  • Florida Trend's Legal Elite, 2012
  • Florida Trend's Legal Elite, 2011
  • Ted Millison Professionalism Award, an Annual Award voted on by Peers/Colleagues in the Family Law Inn of Court, 2010

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Marital and Family Law, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers representative for Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers, 2015
  • Stann W. Givens Family Law Inn of Court, Secretary, 2014
  • Co Chair - Collaborative Law Section - Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2014
  • Co-Presenter - Using the Guardian ad Litem in Complex Parenting Cases, Hillsborough County Bar Association, CLE , 2014
  • Co-Presenter - Representing Your Client in a Domestic Violence Injunction Hearing, Hillsborough County Bar Association CLE., 2014
  • Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers - Director, 2013
  • Co-presented (with Jennifer Mockler, Ph.D.) "Serving as a Guardian ad Litem in Family Law Cases" CLE for Hillsborough County Bar Association., 2013
  • Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2013
  • Collaborative Law Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2013
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Cookbook Committee, 2012
  • Chairperson -Hillsborough County Bar Association Family Law Section, 2011
  • Member, The Tampa Connection, 2010
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, 2005 - 2014
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2005-2014
  • Executive Council - Mentoring Committee Chairperson for Tampa Family Law Inn of Court 2010-2014
  • Chair, Articles Committee, Executive Council, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2009 - 2010
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Executive Council, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Family Law Section 2009-2010
  • Chair, Mentoring Committee, Executive Council, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2009 - 2010
  • Mentoring Committee Co-Chair, Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers, 2011-2012
  • Network of Executive Women
  • Outreach Committee, Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers, 2006 - 2007
  • Treasurer, Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers, 2007 - 2008
  • VP Programs, Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers, 2008 - 2009
  • President-Elect, Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers, 2009 - 2010
  • President-Elect, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2010 - 2011
  • President, Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers, 2010 - 2011

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board Member, Are You Safe (non-profit benefitting victims of domestic violence), 2012
  • Volunteer Attorney, Are You Safe, Inc. (provides legal assistance to victims of domestic violence), 2010
  • Lawyers for Literacy, Inc. , Volunteer Tutor to 3rd graders, 2007
  • Bay Area Legal Services, Inc., Pro Bono Legal Assistance Provider
  • Pearl Society Member, Bay Area Legal Services Women's giving circle, 2010-2013

Newsletters:

  • Cast of Characters: Professionals in a Family Law Case (co-written with Richard P. Mockler, Esq), Summer 2013 issue, Lawyer Magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Feb. 2012 Alimony: 2010 and 2011 Revisions to the Statute and Future Trends; Nov. 2009 and Dec. 2009 issues (2 part) What You Should Know About Using a Financial Expert; March 2006 Timing is Everything. . .Or is it?, Lawyer Magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association

Educational Background:

  • University of California at Berkeley, B.A., 1990
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Office Location for Christine L. Derr

100 South Ashley Drive
Suite 300
Tampa, FL 33602

Phone: 813-223-5421

 

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Last Updated: 2/1/2018

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