John Fraser Himes

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Tampa, FL

Fraser Himes, P.A.
 | 601 Bayshore Boulevard, Suite 615
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-666-0311
Fax: 813-261-4707
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1971
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Fraser Himes has been a Florida board-certified specialist in family law for over 30 years.  Mr. Himes helps people who are having difficulties in their family lives.  He serves clients throughout Tampa Bay and across the state going through divorce.  People need help navigating the emotionally and complex process.

Trained in both mediation and collaborative law, Mr. Himes listens to what’s important to you, and strives to help you find common ground with regards to divorce settlements, and encourages open communication and empathy as you seek to resolve disputes and reach agreements for your issues in a manner that is efficient, cost-effective and non-adversarial.

A champion of alternative dispute resolution techniques, he speaks frequently on their effectiveness, and he even founded the first collaborative law section of a local bar association. In addition, he served as president of the Tampa Bay Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and he is a graduate of the inaugural class of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals' Leadership Academy.

Regarded as one of the leading family law attorneys in the region, Mr. Himes primarily represents individuals of high net worth who have complex legal issues involving property distribution, taxation, business valuations and other financial matters. He also delivers solid, effective prenuptial and postnuptial agreements in order to help his clients protect themselves and their wealth in the event of divorce.

A native of Tampa, Mr. Himes followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather when he became an attorney. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, he received his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He also studied international law at the University of Exeter in England.

Recognized for his professionalism and exceptional legal abilities, he holds an AV-Preeminent peer-review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell in addition to his other numerous accolades, and The Best Lawyers in America has named him among the top legal professionals in family law since 2007.

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Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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About John Himes

Admitted: 1971, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.himesdivorcelaw.com/fraser-himes-tampa-family-la...

Honors/Awards:

  • Martindale Hubbell rated AV (Highest Rating)
  • Life Fellow, American Foundation
  • The Best Lawyers of America (Family Law), 2012
  • Fellow, Florida Bar Foundation
  • Who's Who in American Law and Leading American Attorneys (Family Law)
  • AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Specialist in Martial and Family Law
  • Florida Bar Board Certified expert in Family Law 

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Family Law Rules, 1984-86
  • Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Committee 1995-99
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Certification Committee, 1988-91
  • Clearwater Bar Association, Family Law Committee 1995-03
  • Co-Chairman, The Florida Bar, Bench/Bar Committee, 1986-89
  • President, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 1980-81
  • Board Member, Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
  • Executive Council, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1987
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Rules Committee, Chair, 2006-2007
  • President, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 1987
  • The Florida Bar, Grievance Committees 13B and 13D, Designated Reviewer, 1982-1986
  • Orange County Bar Association, Judicial Relations Committee, 1995
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Liaison to Executive Council for Board of Governors, 1985-86
  • Chairman, The Florida Bar, President's Special Committee on Equitable Distribution Legislation, 1985
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Rules Committee, 1993-01
  • Master in Family Law Inns of Court
  • Editor, Hillsborough County Bar Journal, Executive Council, 1974-76
  • Past Chairman, Tampa Bay Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Education and Liaison Committee, 1983-1985
  • Board of Governors, The Florida Bar, 1982-1986
  • Orange County Bar Association, Professionalism Committee, 1995
  • The Florida Bar, Florida Bar Commission on Professionalism, 1987-1990
  • Member, American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Executive Council Member, The Florida Bar Family Law Section 1987-90
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals ("IACP"), Member
  • Director, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 1975-81
  • Past President, Collaborative Law Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker, Florida Bar Seminar on Equitable Distribution Statute, Separate Property, & Phantom Assets, 1988
  • Speaker, Bridge-the-Gap Seminar (1981 -1984)
  • Seminar Chairman & Lecturer, Complex Accounting Issues in Divorce for Central Florida Chapter of AICPA
  • Lecturer, Florida Bar CLE & Family Law
  • Author, Florida Bar CLE & Family Law
  • Speaker, Florida Bar CLE on Use of Experts (Psychiatrist and Psychologist) in Domestic Relations, 1987
  • Speaker, Florida Bar CLE Bridge-the-Gap-- Marital and Family Law - 1987

Educational Background:

  • University of Exeter, Devon, England
  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, B.A.
  • Phillips Academy-Andover, Mass.
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Leadership Academy, 2013 - 2014
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Office Location for John Fraser Himes

601 Bayshore Boulevard
Suite 615
Tampa, FL 33606

Phone: 813-666-0311

Fax: 813-261-4707

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Last Updated: 4/25/2019

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