Katherine C. Scott

Top rated Family Law attorney in Tampa, Florida

Harris, Hunt & Derr, P.A.
Katherine C. Scott
Harris, Hunt & Derr, P.A.

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 2007

Education: Stetson University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2017

Harris, Hunt & Derr, P.A.

100 South Ashley Drive
Suite 300
Tampa, FL 33602 Visit website


A shareholder at Harris, Hunt, & Derr, P.A., board certified attorney Katherine C. Scott provides clients in Tampa Bay and beyond with the experienced and compassionate counsel they need when facing difficult family law situations. Focused exclusively on marital and family law for the past twelve years, she is adept at finding solutions in even the most complex cases. She helps Florida families facing disputes, decisions, and conflicts involving the following:

  • Pre-divorce consultation and planning
  • Dissolution of marriage
  • Collaborative divorce
  • Child custody
  • Parenting plan determination
  • Timesharing
  • Relocation
  • Child support
  • Paternity determinations
  • Modifications
  • Enforcement
  • Mediation
  • Divorce litigation
  • Alimony
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Domestic violence injunctions

Known for her skill as a litigator, Ms. Scott is also a savvy negotiator and is experienced with the collaborative divorce process. Ms. Scott has served as the Chair of the Hillsborough County Bar Association Marital & Family Law Section and the Collaborative Law Section, and she is also Vice Chair of the Florida Bar's Standing Committee on Diversity & Inclusion. Ms. Scott is also a member of the Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers and the Stann W. Givens Family Law American Inn of Court of Tampa.

Ms. Scott is committed to giving back to the community as an active member of the Junior League of Tampa and a volunteer for Lawyers for Literacy.

Ms. Scott graduated with her undergraduate degree from Emory University in 2002, and she went on to earn her law degree from Stetson University College of Law in 2007. During her law school career, she was active with moot court and interned with a U.S. magistrate judge with the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida in 2006. Before joining the firm in 2010, she served as an assistant state attorney in the 12th Judicial Circuit and as an assistant public defender in the 13th Judicial Circuit.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 2007, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.harrishuntderr.com/attorney/scott-katherine-c/

Educational Background:
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association Leadership Institute
  • The Florida Bar William Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy class, 2016
  • Emory University, B.A., 2002
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Junior League of Tampa, Member
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Family Law Inn of Court of Tampa, Member
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Executive Committee
  • Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers, Member
  • Served as Moot Court Associate Justice, Stetson University College of Law
  • Moot Court competition, Stetson University College of Law

Office location for Katherine C. Scott

100 South Ashley Drive
Suite 300
Tampa, FL 33602

Phone: 813-906-7921


6 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2017

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Top 50: Women Florida Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024 Top 100: Florida Super Lawyers: 2024 Top 50: Tampa Bay Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024

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