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I graduated from Notre Dame Law School in 1994, and for over 20 years I have practiced solely in the area of marital and family law in Tampa Bay and throughout the State of Florida.  I am a skilled trial lawyer, as well as an experienced collaborative divorce attorney. Throughout my career, I have represented doctors, lawyers, CEO’s and other corporate executives, financial advisors, business owners, professional athletes, and their spouses.


I have the knowledge and experience to help guide my clients and their families through the difficult legal and emotional issues that often arise in family law matters. I pride myself on efficiently and effectively advocating for my clients, while maintaining a logical approach to my cases and helping my clients remain focused on the "big picture."  My practice involves dissolution of marriage actions, post-judgment modification and enforcement actions, and pre- and post-divorce planning.  I have experience in nearly every aspect of family law, including property distribution, asset and business valuation, alimony, child support, complex tax issues, parenting plans, and timesharing arrangements.    


I have been formally trained as a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator and I often use these skills to successfully negotiate creative settlements for my clients.  I have also been extensively trained in Collaborative Law, and I am constantly striving to improve my skills by regularly participating in advanced trainings.  I have successfully completed a number of collaborative divorce cases, and I will advocate the use of the collaborative process as a peaceful alternative to litigating divorce disputes, when appropriate.  I am one of the founding members of what is now the largest collaborative divorce practice group in the State of Florida, Next Generation Divorce, and I served as the organization’s President from 2014-1015.  I am also an active member of the Tampa Bay Collaborative Divorce Group and the International Association of Collaborative Professionals, and I am currently serving as the Co-Chair of the Collaborative Law Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association.


I have been certified as a Guardian ad Litem volunteer and have served on the Board of Directors of the Child Abuse Council and the Forest Hills Youth Baseball League. I am a member of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, as well as the Hillsborough County Bar Association.  I received my B.S. from the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University in 1990.


 


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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Child Support: 20%
  2. Alimony: 20%
  3. Child Custody: 20%
  4. Divorce: 20%
  5. Family: 20%

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Himes & Hearn, P.A.

601 Bayshore Blvd Ste 615
Tampa, FL, 33606-2756

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199401/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHimes & Hearn, P.A.2009 - Present
AttorneyHimes & Boire, PA2007 - 2009
AttorneyFields & Foster2001 - 2004
AssociateHolland & Knight LLP1995 - 2001
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Next Generation DivorcePast President2014 - 2015
Tampa Bay Collaborative Divorce GroupMember2013 - Present
Next Generation DivorcePresident2013 - 2014
Florida Bar, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mallard v. Mallard, 771 So. 2d 1138 (Fla. 2000)Second District decision quashed; Supreme Court ruled in favor of Mr. Mallard
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Notre Dame Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Syracuse UniversityPublic RelationsBS - Bachelor of Science1990