I have been practicing family law in the Tampa Bay area for six (6) years. I graduated from St. Joseph's University with my bachelor of arts in English and received my law degree from Stetson University.
In my time of practice I have determine that litigation and mediation must go hand in hand. The best results for my clients have always begun with a strong and reasonable approach to settlement coupled with an attention to the details of each particular case so that my clients are successful in the event of litigation. It is always my goal to achieve a result that is best for my clients and their families.
Litigation can take an unnecessary toll on families. I strive to lessen the emotional impact by explaining the process and being available to my clients beyond the hours I am in my office. Life happens beyond the hours of 9 to 5 during the week. As such, my goal is to be availalbe when my client's have questions. This allows my clients the peace of mind to know that I am looking out for their interests at all times and helping them avoid the pitfalls that are so typically found in family law situations.
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I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Cairns and I have opposed each other on a number of cases. He is always well prepared, know the law and can apply the law to the facts in such a fashion that protects his client, and the family all the while attempted to preserve the dignity of the parties and minimize the expense to the family.
Thomas Donnelly Family Attorney
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2007||01/11/2016|
|Founding Partner||Cairns Law, P.A.||2013 - Present|
|Senior Associate Attorney||The Law Firm for Family Law||2009 - 2013|
|Junior Associate Attorney||Catherine W. Real Pa||2007 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Easter Seals, Florida||State Board Member||2015 - Present|
|Easter Seals Tampa||Board Chair||2009 - Present|
|Bishop v. Bishop||Almost all facets of the case were overturned by the Second District Court of Appeals based upon the record made at the trial level and the excellent appellate work of Ellen Ware, Esq.|
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|Stetson University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|Saint Joseph's University||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|