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Krista Mahalak

Krista Mahalak

also known as Krista Hendrick

About me

Krista Mahalak is a family law and trial lawyer who has been practicing for 13 years and places excellent communication with her clients as a top priority. Having tried over 100 cases to a jury, Krista is comfortable in a courtroom. Krista also feels strongly that because of the potential emotional and financial toll of prolonged litigation, a successful mediation may often be a better alternative to a trial.




Practice areas


  1. Family: 50%
    7 years, 200 cases
  2. Litigation: 45%
    12 years, 300 cases
  3. Appeals: 5%
    13 years, 30 cases



Hourly ($300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Shawn A. Jiles

    Mrs. Mahalak I one of the best lawyers around town, and she is an even better person. I Highly endorse this attorney.


    Shawn Jiles Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Bradford L Stewart

    I endorse this lawyer for family law, personal injury/wrongful death, and general civil litigation. We have worked together on medical malpractice matters and, of all things, a patent infringement matter. Krista is tenacious and not the least bit intimidated by any opponent, yet she retains an empathy for her clients that serves them (and her) well.


    Bradford Stewart Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

395 S Central Ave
Bartow, Florida, 338304622


FLMember in Good Standing201009/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Service AwardFlorida Bar2012
2002 Student Advocacy AwardInternational Academy of Trial Lawyers2002
Outstanding Clinical Trial Student of the YearUniversity of Nebraska College of Law2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateFrost Van Den Boom, P.A.2010 - Present
ProsecutorLancaster County Attorney's Office2002 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar, Family Law SectionMember2015 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Lakeland Bar AssociationMember2014 - 2015
Willson American Inn of CourtMember2010 - 2014
Florida BarMember2010 - Present
Robert Van Pelt American Inn of CourtMember2002 - 2003
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Interest of E.M., 13 Neb.App. 287 (2005).Case affirmed by Court of Appeals on Appeal.
State v. Hense, 276 Neb. 313 (2008)The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the trial court.
Campbell v. Campbell, 138 So. 3d 445 (Fla. 2d DCA 2014)Affirmed on appeal.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Nebraska College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Bethany CollegeEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1998