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Donald P. DeCort

Donald P. DeCort

Practice areas:

Family, Divorce & Separation, Alimony, Military Law, Business, Real Estate

About Me

Don DeCort entered private practice in 1994 after an illustrious career in the U.S. Army, which culminated with his retirement as a colonel. He practiced with the firm of Anderson & Artigliere, PA from 1994 to 1995 and spent eight years as a partner in Holcomb & DeCort, P.A., from 1995 to 2003. He opened the Law Office of Donald P. DeCort, P.A. in 2003 and, along with Kristin R. H. Kirkner, Esquire, opened DeCort & Kirkner, P.L. on July 1, 2010, and continues to concentrate his practice in the areas of family law, including military aspects of divorce and small business.


Don is admitted to practice in Texas, Florida, and the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy with his B.S. in 1970 and received his J.D. from St. Mary's University School of Law in Texas in 1978.


He is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell®, earning the highest distinction possible for ethics and legal ability from his peers.


Don belongs to the Hillsborough County and American Bar Associations, the State Bar of Texas, the Florida Bar, and American Inns of Court. In 2007, he received the Hillsborough County Family Law Inn of Court Professionalism Award.



Don's practice focuses on the following:


  • Family law

  • Divorce

  • Child custody

  • Child support

  • Alimony

  • Military law

  • Mediation

  • Corporate and business law

  • Contracts




Practice Areas

Licensed since 1978

  1. Military Law: 20%
    37 years
  2. Alimony: 20%
    21 years
  3. Divorce & Separation: 20%
    21 years
  4. Family: 20%
    21 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Hourly ($350/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Donald. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Paul Edwin Riffel

    I endorse this lawyer. Don is a receipent of the family law inn of court award for professionalism and it is well deserved. He is of the highest integrity and it is a pleasure working with him as a mediator or opposing counsel.


    Paul Riffel Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

DeCort & Kirkner, P.L.

215 West Verne Street
Suite A
Tampa, FL, 33606-2320


FLMember in Good Standing199405/07/2015
TXInactive 197805/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Rated Since 1998Martindale-Hubbell2013
Professionalism AwardHillsborough Family Law Inns of Court2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Partner, AttorneyDeCort & Kirkner, P.L.2010 - Present
Partner, AttorneyLaw Office of Donald P. DeCort, P.A.2003 - 2010
Partner, AttorneyHolcomb & DeCort, P.A.1995 - 2003
Associate AttorneyAnderson & Artigliere, P.A.1994 - 1995
Judge Advocate, ColonelU.S. Army1970 - 1994

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida Bar, Grievance Committee BChairman2003 - 2006
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationN/A1995 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1994 - Present
American Inns of CourtN/A1994 - Present

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
St. Mary's University School of LawLawJuris Doctor1978
United States Military AcademyGeneral EngineeringBachelor of Science1970