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Amy Christine Hamlin

Family Attorney at Altamonte Springs, FL

4.6   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Amy

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Location

Hamlin Family Law PLLC
999 Douglas Avenue
Ste 2216
Altamonte Springs, FL, 32714

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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thoughtful and knowledgeable
Amy is a thoughtful and knowledgeable attorney. She considers the case from a variety of angles and helps the client establish reasonable expectations and she works hard to meet them. She is compassionate and hard working.
Posted by Jacqueline | February 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody and Dissolution of Marriage
Amy Hamlin is professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate. My priority during my divorce was to protect and provide for my children. Amy diligently worked on my behalf to ensure their future was as secure as possible. She asked thoughtful questions and provided guidance so I was able to be informed and comfortable with key decisions. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Confident, Professional and Personable!
Amy served as not only my attorney but a good sounding board! She assisted me with a very difficult divorce and complicated child custody. My case(s) lasted several years as one issue led to another. I always felt that Amy was a good sounding board and offered me solid advice. She pays attention to details and anticipates every conceivable roadblock. Amy made sure I was prepared - every "i" dotted and all "t's" crossed! I highly recommend Amy for any family law question or service needed.
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Posted by Jennifer | May 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer!
I hired Amy to represent me in my divorce case. From the start I felt confident in her ability to represent me and she obtained a very favorable outcome with my case. Amy is very thorough, knowledgeable and treats her clients with the utmost kindness and compassion. A true professional! I would not hesitate to retain her services in the future or recommend her to anyone in need of a family law lawyer.
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Posted by Mark | February 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pragmatic, Thoughtful and Professional Lawyer
I hired Amy sight unseen after a couple of phone consultations regarding a child custody lawsuit. My case was somewhat unique because of my current residence. I was immediately impressed with her thought process and pragmatic approach to handling my specific circumstances. The lawsuit was quickly dismissed due to Amy's knowledge of Florida law and how it applied to my individual case. As we proceeded with the legal process, Amy provided me with sound advice and multiple options to solve each issue. In the end, we were able to settle the case in fair and equitable manner. I highly recommend Amy and refer her without hesitation.
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Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely Caring, Competent and Professional Lawyer
Amy was an outstanding lawyer who guided me through a difficult divorce process and went out of her way to assist in finalizing my divorce. It was an emotional time for me and Amy is so calm and level headed and answered all of my questions and walked me through the intimidating legal system in a timely manner. I knew the moment I met her that she was the right fit for me and that her skill level and knowledge of family law would help me finalize my divorce and cover all the important major and minor details. I would refer any friend or family member to this trustworthy and capable lawyer.
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Posted by Mike | September 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE Attorney You Want On Your Side
Even when it's "easy", you want to have representation that you can trust to help navigate through your divorce. Amy absolutely knows what she's doing! Her ability to give strategic advice, counsel on the law, and "talk down" a worked up client are second to none. I for one am so thankful to have been referred to Amy and the Aiken Family Law group. The entire divorce process was made so much easier knowing there was a competent, compassionate team on my side. Both Amy and Jenn made themselves available to me to answer questions, help with paperwork, and allay any concerns during a tough time. They even did what they could to keep MY costs to a minimum when possible without sacrificing top notch service. If you find yourself in need of a family law attorney, do yourself a favor and hire Amy and her firm. You'll be glad you did.
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Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Intelligent, Intuitive, Thorough, Thoughtful
Amy Hamlin gets the job done! She is Intelligent, Intuitive, Thorough, and Thoughtful. She has an ease and insight about her that allows her to present material in the case in a level headed manner to get the best result possible. I was very impressed with her thoroughness, intuition, and delivery. She had a gift in listening to my stories and facts and was able to quickly process and decipher what was pertinent to the case and what was not. She provided clear step by step instructions on what my responsibilities were and also what her responsibilities and timelines were to move the case quickly for me. Amy communicated with me on a level I could understand and was happy to educate me when I had questions. Her patience was appreciated and proved to be valuable since I could follow the process along with her. In a time of life where it was very difficult to see the silver lining, Amy provided a bright light of kindness, intelligence, humor, and effectiveness that all would benefit from in any case!
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not a litigator
Amy is a calm, pragmatic attorney and I believe she understands the law. And she may be perfect for a very low-conflict divorce... But in a highly-contested one such as mine, her assumptions about being able to "remain calm" and "do the right thing" only lead to poor decisions that ended up costing me tens of thousands of dollars (not including an absurd amount in attorneys fees) and only prolonged my divorce, which ended up taking more than two years to finalize. I ended up having to part ways with Amy and hire a real litigator. Bottom line, go with a litigator from the start. No matter the situation, it's always better to have an attorney with some teeth on your side. Divorces can go sideways really fast, no matter the intentions.
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Response from Amy Hamlin April 3, 2017
Before I joined the Aikin Family Law Group, I worked at an aggressive litigation firm for 9 years. I saw so many families torn apart and, inevitably, there was never a “winner.” I’m not opposed to litigation and do litigate many of my cases, but I also do try to settle before rushing to the courtroom. Thank you for the compliment about my calmness and knowledge of the law; they serve me well both in and out of the courtroom. There are so many factors to consider before taking the litigation path, and it was unfortunate in your case, that resolution could not be reached.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Firm Owner
  • Hamlin Family Law PLLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Aikin Family Law Group
  • 2013 - 2017

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Associations

  • The Florda Bar, Family Law Section
  • Executive Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • Central Florida Family Law Inn
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Executive Council Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • 2000 - Present
  • Florida State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Co-Chair of Publications Committee
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Publications Committee Chair
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Seminole County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Co-chair
  • 2003 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Attorney Advocate of the Year
  • Seminole County Bar Association Legal Aid Society
  • 2019
  • Pro Bono Award
  • CIRCUIT AWARD WINNER OF THE FLORIDA BAR PRESIDENT’S PRO BONO AWARDS
  • 2008
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Seminole County Legal Aid
  • 2006
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Seminole County Bar Association
  • 2005
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Publications

  • The Commentator
  • “Profile: The Honorable Michael J. Rudisill”
  • 2010
  • The Young Lawyer (ABA)
  • “The Toughest Job You’ll Ever Love: Family Law”
  • 2010
  • The Commentator
  • “At What Point In Time Does A Court Use To Determine The Parties’ Financial Positions for Attorney’s Fees And Costs Post Trial”
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Webinar
  • Robert's Rules of Order
  • 2020
  • Leadership Retreat
  • Robert's Rules
  • 2016
  • CLE
  • "Foolish Games: Understanding Unique Children’s Issues in Your Family Law Practice,”
  • 2011
  • CLE
  • "Building an Effective Legal Team”
  • 2011
  • Webinar
  • “Family Law Ethics Jeopardy, II”
  • 2010
  • Webinar
  • “Health Insurance Issues in Family Law”
  • 2010
  • Webinar
  • “Using And Training Your Registered Family Law Paralegal”
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (4)
Endorse Amy
Family Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Hamlin is a fine lawyer and a terrific person."
Family Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have previously worked with Amy. During that time I have found her to be a bright, capable and creative attorney who cares about her client and does things the right way. I would not hesitate to refer a family member or friend to her for representation."
Family Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amy is a skilled attorney with a caring heart. She knows the law, is collaboratively skilled, and treats her clients well."
Family Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Amy Hamlin is a wonderful attorney. She honestly cares about her clients and will do everything she can to bring the matter to a peaceful resolution that is in everyone's best interest, with the focus on the children. Instead of wasting her clients' time and money filing extra pleadings and fighting over minute details with excessive litigation, Amy seeks to concentrate on the "big picture" and bring the entire case to a place where the family can settle the case. She understands that Family Law is a unique area of law and that "fighting" in court only leaves emotional scars on both parents and the children. I respect her integrity, compassion, understanding, and professionalism. I wish there were more family law attorneys in our community like Amy Hamlin."
Family Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. Amy is a very experienced practitioner with a commitment to the greater good as it pertains to families in Florida. Not only does she served as a board member of the Executive Council of the Florida Bar Family Law Section, but she is the current Editor in Chief of the Florida Bar Family Law Commentator magazine. Her legal preparation, research and analysis skills are superior and she brings her collaborative law knowledge to bear in any case she handles. Clients are secure in the knowledge that she always has their back and will creatively problem solve to achieve the best outcomes for everyone involved."
Family Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Amy is a dedicated professional who is always prepared to advocate for her client. She is well versed in the law and applies it in her practice."
Family Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Amy is a consummate professional. Her legal knowledge, preparedness and problem-solving skills make her a respected advocate for her clients. She is a leader in the legal community, a caring and compassionate collaborative professional, and I endorse her wholeheartedly."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Amy on a number of cases over the years. I greatly appreciate how talented she is and how hard she fight for her clients."
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Altamonte Springs Family Lawyer Amy Christine Hamlin
Amy Christine Hamlin
Family Attorney
Altamonte Springs, FL
Licensed for 24 years