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
Fax: 813-223-6127
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Christine L. Derr is an attorney at Harris, Hunt & Derr in Tampa, Florida. Ms. Derr focuses her practice on family law and represents clients in Tampa and throughout the state of Florida.

Ms. Derr has experience with all aspects of family law, including divorce, high-asset divorce, predivorce planning, alimony, child custody, child support, domestic violence, equitable distribution, injunctions, modifications, paternity, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements and property division. In addition to extensive litigation experience, she practices collaborative divorce, utilizing nonadversarial techniques such as mediation.

Honored for her contributions to the legal profession, Florida Trend magazine included Ms. Derr on the publication’s list of the “legal elite” multiple years in a row. She is qualified to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States and is a recipient of the Theodore Millison Professionalism Award.

In addition to her practice, Ms. Derr lectures at seminars and conferences, and authors articles for various publications. She is a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers, the Stann Givens Family Law American Inn of Court of Tampa, the Tampa Bay Academy of Collaborative Professionals and The Florida Bar.

Serving her community, Mr. Derr sits on the board of directors of the Rotary Club of Tampa and belongs to the Pearl Society. She volunteers with Bay Area Legal Services and Lawyers for Literacy.

Ms. Derr earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and received her law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. She obtained her license to practice law in 2005.

 
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 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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About Christine Derr

Admitted: 2005, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.harrishuntderr.com/family-law-attorneys/christin...

Honors/Awards:

  • Research Assistant, Professor Barbara Bennett Woodhouse
  • Top 100: 2018 Florida Super Lawyers
  • Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Rising Star, Family Law, Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Top 50: 2018 Women Florida Super Lawyers
  • Florida Trend's Legal Elite, 2015
  • Theodore Millison Professionalism Award, 2010
  • Florida Trend's Legal Elite, 2012
  • Leaders in the Law, Florida Association for Women Lawyers, 2015
  • Ted Millison Professionalism Award, an Annual Award voted on by Peers/Colleagues in the Family Law Inn of Court, 2010
  • Florida Trend's Legal Elite, 2013
  • Florida Trend's Legal Elite, 2011
  • Florida Trend's Legal Elite, 2014

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Marital and Family Law, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Safety Considerations in a Domestic Violence Case, Continuing Legal Education Course Taught, November 2017
  • Timing is Everything...Or Is It?, Lawyer Magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association, March 2006
  • Why You Should Consider Using a Final Expert, (two-part article co-authored with Kristin DiMeo, CPA), Lawyer Magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association, November 2009 and December 2009
  • Alimony: 2010 and 2011 Revisions to the Statute and Future Trends, Lawyer Magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association, February 2012
  • Cast of Characters: Professionals in a Family Law Case, Lawyer Magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer Magazine, 2013
  • Learn to Effectively Use a Guardian Ad Litem in your Family Law Case, Hillsborough County Bar Association Course Taught, October 2016
  • Guardian Ad Litem training seminar, February 2017

Newsletters:

  • 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
  • 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

Educational Background:

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

100 South Ashley Drive
Suite 300
Tampa, FL 33602

Phone: 813-223-5421

Fax: 813-223-6127

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Last Updated: 6/19/2019

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