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John Fraser Himes

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Marriage & Prenuptials, Domestic Violence, Child Custody

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About Me

I encourage clients going through a divorce to do so with dignity and in a manner which is as sensitive as possible to the continuing need to co-parent the rest of their lives if children are involved.I also encourage the use of collaborative law procedures to settle cases rather than traditional litigatiion which is far more expensive and adversarial. The parties agree to settle rather than go to court, and their lawyers are obligated to partner that process for the benefit of their clients.


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   Mr. Himes practices only in the specialty area of marital & family law. He has been board certified as a specialist by The Florida Bar continously in the field since 1987. He primarily represents high wealth individuals and has done so in many jurisdictions in Florida. He also prepares all sorts of marital agreements, including but not limited to premarital agreements, post-nuptual agreements, marital settlement agreements, and cohabitation agreements. 


    He has been trained as a family law mediator and is currently also handling collaborative divorces which involve an agreement between both lawyers and the clients to settle their case themselves rather that depending on the court system.


    He strongly encourages dignity and privacy in his cases and discourages conduct injurious to children often caught up in their parents' problems.


    His experience includes frequent court experience as a prosecutor and as a partner in a large firm for almost 15 years as head of its Family Law Department.


    He has been recognized as a "Community Hero" by Easter Seals and sits on the Board. He is past president of the Vanderbilt Alumni of Tampa Bay and many other civic organizations. He, his father, and grandfather have all practiced law in Tampa, and all had the distinction of being elected president of the local Bar association.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1971

  1. Divorce & Separation: 70%
    44 years
  2. Marriage & Prenuptials: 20%
  3. Child Custody: 5%
  4. Domestic Violence: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($460-485/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Donna Caruso Baccarella

    Worked with Fraser on a collaborative divorce case. Found him to be a conscientious and skilled advocate for the collaborative divorce process. I look forward to working with him again in that regard.

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    Donna Baccarella Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael Paul Sampson

    Fraser Himes has seen it all in family law. He is meticulous, practical, experienced and tough - clients going through difficult family law cases want him on their side.

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    Michael Sampson Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Himes & Hearn P A

101 E Kennedy Blvd
Suite 2430
Tampa, FL, 33602-5895

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing197108/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Av RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Selected Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2008
Florida Super Lawyers - Family LawFlorida Super Lawyers Magazine2008
Selected to Who's Who in American Law and Leading AttorneysWho's Who in American Law & Leading Attorneys2007
Bar Register- Family LawMartindale Hubbell2007
Life FelowFlorida Bar Foundation1988
Board Cerified as expert in Marital & Family LawN/A1987
BOARD CERTIFIED, MARITAL & FAMILY LAW- THE FLORIDA BARTHE FLORIDA BAR1987
Life FellowAmerican Bar Foundation1987
RED MCEWEN AWARD FOR GREATEST CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE BARHillsborough County Bar Association1976

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
SHAREHOLDERHIMES & HEARN. P.A.2009 - Present
PartnerHIMES & BOIRE, P.A.1996 - 2009
PartnerHOLLAND & KNIGHT LLP1992 - 2006
AttorneyLaw Offices of J. Fraser Himes1981 - 1992
PartnerHimes, Ketchey, & Horan, P.A.1976 - 1981
AttorneyLaw Offices of J. Fraser HImes1974 - 1976
AssociateHimes & Talley1973 - 1974
Assistant State AttorneyHillsborough County State Attorney's Office1973 - 1974
Assistant County SolicitorHillsborough County Solicitor's Office1971 - 1973

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
THE FLORIDA BARCHAIR OF FAMILY LAW RULES COMMITTEE2006 - 2007
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2005 - 2008
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationExecutive Committee - Family Law Section1987 - 1988
The Florida BarCommission on Professionalism1987 - 1990
THE FLORIDA BARBoard of Governors1982 - 1986
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationPresident1980 - 1981
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationDirector1975 - 1981
American Bar AssociationMember1973 - 2008

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
MALLARD V. MALLARDsucceeded in reversing award of "savings alimony"

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
The Florida Bar JournalThe Family Law Court System - An Indictment from Within1987
Hillsborough County Bar JournalEditor 1974-19761974

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawN/AlawN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Florida Bar SeminarEquitable Distribution Statute1988
Florida Bar CLEUse of Psychological Experts1987
Bridge the gap SeminarFamily Law1984
Bridge the Gap SeminarFamily Law1981