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Christine's is Board Certified in Marital and Family Law and her practice is devoted entirely to marital and family law.  Christine was born in San Francisco, raised in California and has lived in Tampa, Florida since 1999.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 65%
    10 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 20%
  3. Marriage & Prenuptials: 10%
  4. Domestic Violence: 5%



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Paul S. Maney

    I have had the pleasure of opposing Christine on several highly contested cases. She is an extremely knowledgeable and skilled family practitioner, always well prepared, and extremely professional. I endorse her without hesitation.


    Paul Maney Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Damien LaRue Mckinney

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Ms. Derr for several years now and have always found her to be professional, competent and insightful.


    Damien Mckinney Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

306 South Boulevard
Tampa, FL, 336063793


FLMember in Good Standing200509/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2014
Super Lawyer in Family LawFlorida Super Lawyers2014
Rising Star in Family LawSuper Lawyers2013
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2013
Board Certified Specialist in Marital and Family LawThe Florida Bar2013
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2012
Rising Star in Family LawSuper Lawyers2012
Rising Star in Family LawSuper Lawyers2011
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2011
Theodore Millison Professionalism AwardFamily Law Inn of Court2010
Rising Star in Family LawSuper Lawyers2010
Rising Star in Family LawSuper Lawyers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Christine L. Derr, P.A.2009 - Present
Associate AttorneyHarris & Hunt, P.A.2004 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Family Law American Inn of Court of TampaSecretary2014 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar Association, Collaborative Law SectionChairperson2014 - 2015
Rotary ClubMember2013 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar Association, Family Law SectionBench-Bar Committee2013 - Present
Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa BayMember2013 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2013 - Present
Are You Safe, Inc.Board Member2013 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar Association, Family Law SectionPresident2011 - 2012
Hillsborough Association for Women LawyersPast President2011 - 2012
Hillsborough Association for Women LawyersPresident2010 - 2011
Family Law Section of Hillsborough County Bar AssociationPresident-Elect2010 - 2011
Family Law Inn of CourtExecutive Committee2010 - Present
The Tampa ConnectionClass of 20102010 - 2010
The Pearl Society (women's giving circle for Bay Area Legal Services)Member2010 - Present
Hillsborough Association for Women LawyersPresident-Elect2009 - 2010
Family Law Section of Hillsborough County Bar AssociationExecutive Counsel - Secretary/Treasurer2009 - 2010
Hillsborough County Bar Association, Marital and Family Law SectionExecutive Council2009 - Present
Hillsborough Association for Women LawyersVice President of Programs2008 - 2009
Lawyers for LiteracyTutor to 3rd graders2008 - Present
Hillsborough Association for Women LawyersTreasurer2007 - 2008
Network of Executive WomenN/A2006 - 2010
Family Law Inn of CourtN/A2005 - Present
Florida BarN/A2005 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
The Lawyer (HCBA)Alimony: 2010 & 2011 Revisions to the Statute and Future Trends2012
Lawyer (HCBA)Why You Should Consider Using a Financial Expert (2 part article co-authored with Kristin DiMeo, CPA)2009
Lawyer (HCBA)Timing is Everything. . .Or is it?2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of California - BerkeleyHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Legal EducationUse of Guardian ad Litem in Family Law Cases2013
Tampa Bay Paralegal AssociationFamily Law2009