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Christina Andrea Mckinnon

Family Attorney at Miramar, FL

4.1   27 reviews

About Christina

Learn Christina’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    70%
    Specializing in all domestic relations cases, including divorce, child support, custody, visitation, domestic violence, paternity and prenuptial agreements & postnuptial agreements.

    18 years

  2. Personal injury
    20%
    Handles all premises liability matters related to slip and falls. Also procures insurance settlements for injuries resulting from car accidents and negligent security.

    18 years

  3. Guardianship
    10%

Attorney Christina A. McKinnon founded her South Florida law firm, the Law Office of Christina A. McKinnon, P.A., in 2004. In the 10-plus years since her firm's doors opened, she has earned a reputation for being a dedicated client advocate. Residents from all across South Florida, including those living in Miami, Pembroke Pines, North Miami, Hollywood, Weston, Davie, Fort Lauderdale and surrounding Miami-Dade and Broward counties, regularly turn to her for legal guidance.

Her legal career began in labor and employee relations in the health care industry, but Ms. McKinnon soon realized that her true calling lay in assisting individuals as they face some of life's greatest challenges. Since entering private practice, attorney McKinnon has focused her career entirely on personal injury and family law. Her abilities have earned her recognition from both the legal and business communities. She holds an AV Preeminent Rating on Martindale-Hubbell, a "Superb" Avvo rating, Success South Florida magazine honored her multiple times and The National Black Lawyers listed her among its Top 100 in 2015. She was also recognized by SuperLawyers Magazine and the South Florida Legal Guide.

In addition to her work in the courtroom, Ms. McKinnon regularly volunteers with a number of organizations in South Florida. Her Pro Bono work has resulted in a number of honors and awards, including a volunteer award from the Community Partnership for the Homeless, inclusion among the Junior League of Miami's Women Who Make a Difference and a Pro Bono award from Dade Legal Aid for her work with the Put Something Back program. Ms. McKinnon was the 2016-2017 Director of the West Broward Chapter of The National Association of Divorce Professionals and was appointed to the 17th Judicial Circuit's Judicial Nominating Commission for a term ending July 2020.

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Licensed for 19 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Christina

Law Office of Christina A. McKinnon, P.A.
3600 Red Road, Suite 307
Miramar, FL, 33025

Reviews

4.1 / 5.0
  27 customer reviews
Posted by Thomas | June 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Caring Firm
This attorney and firm are the truth! Direct, effective and hard-hitting. The staff are amazing and kept me updated regularly. Professional service for the working professional. I can't say enough good things about Attorney McKinnon and her staff. They are worth every cent.
Posted by Nicole | December 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Family Law Attorney
Going through a nasty divorce that I never imagine I would of experienced in my life I can highly recommend the Law office of Christina McKinnon. From day one she has defended me at my best interest and getting what I deserved every step of the way. I was happy she settled my case before stepping into mediation and causing more of a financial burden on me specially with the holidays!
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Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2021
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What an amazing job
I had the pleasure of having attorney McKinnon represent me in a family law matter involving a postnup and she was outstanding. Very prepared and effective. She destroyed the opposing counsels argument ,anticipated and shut down every argument opposing Council made.. I would not want to go up against her. I highly recommend attorney McKinnon and her team.
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Posted by Cornelius | October 29, 2020
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Former Client
Attorney McKinnon, represented me in my Child Modification Case and she was very thorough and very familiar with Family Law, with her 17 years of experience. She is very honest and upfront about what you should expect without giving you false hope. Well respected in the Legal Community. I have recommended her in the past and will continue to do so.
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Posted by Tameka | August 20, 2019
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Very Professional.....Pitbull In A Dress
Christina is a very wonderful attorney. I hired for 3 separate cases. The 1st case was my divorce. She got me a fair child support settlement & visitation order. Also showing me how to put my personal feelings aside while going through those difficult moments.
Response from Christina Mckinnon September 16, 2019
It was a great pleasure working with you and your family! Stay blessed always. McKINNON LEGAL
Posted by Daphne | May 30, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Family Attorney
Christina is an outstanding attorney; very compassionate and knowledgeable. She has fought for me more than once and I am very grateful and pleased with the outcome. She’s definitely not all bark and no bite. Her staff is also very efficient and professional. I would highly recommend Christina and her firm to anyone seeking assistance for their family needs. Thank you, Christina.
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Posted by Thomas | June 23, 2017
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Exceptional Family Court Lawyer
Mrs. McKinnon is extremely diligent and trust worthy. Hired her at the beginning of the year and so far so good. Very passionate and knowledgeable about her work with a no nonsense approach. Tough as they come.
Posted by F.D. | December 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
Attorney Christina McKinnon is an outstanding attorney. My boyfriend had issues being able to see his daughter because the mother was always playing a lot of games. She was able to get him 50/50 shared custody plus more and it alleviated a lot of the stress and problems he was going through! She's extremely tough and direct and doesn't play any games. She's straight to the point and doesn't cut any corners! She fights to the end for her clients and doesn't disappoint! Her assistants and office atmosphere is also amazing. They answer all your calls and respond to all your emails very quickly. I will send anybody I know to her in a heartbeat!
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Posted by Joan B. | December 1, 2016
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Amazing
Ms. McKinnon is a very professional attorney. I originally hired her t help me after a car accident and then hired her to help get me more time with my kids. She was very thorough and was on top my case and filing. Will keep in touch with her office in case I need her in the future. Do yourself a favor and hire her she will get you what you want!
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Posted by Kimmy | February 29, 2016
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Phenomenal Job!
She was more than what I hoped for in hiring an attorney! Ms. McKinnon is quick and diligent, and got me divorced with a great settlement outcome for me and my children. She is professional but let the other side know she meant business. I am truly grateful to her and will all my contacts to her.
Posted by LATISHA | January 7, 2016
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CHILD SUPPORT & CONTEMPT
Mrs. MCKINNON HAD MY CHILD FATHER HELD IN CONTEMPT. FOR NOT PAYING CHILD SUPPORT.ALSO SHE HAD IT TO WHERE HE HAD TO PAY A LUMP SUM OF MONEY WITHIN 30 DAYS OR HE WILL BE SENT TO JAIL. I WILL GLADLY RECOMMEND HER TO ANYONE SHE IS A BEAST AT WHAT SHE DOES. AND FOR MEN TRYING TO INTIMIDATE HER IT WON'T WORK. YOU WON'T BE BACKING HER UP IN NO CORNER.AND I CURRENTLY RECOMMEND HER TO FRIENDS AND COWORKERS. MRS MCKINNON STAYS ON POINT.
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Posted by Mara | January 7, 2016
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Happy Client
I hired this lawyer in an injury case, and she delivered above my expectations. Personable and reliable representation throughout the entire case. She got me a large settlement, too! I will send all my friends and family to her!
Posted by Susan | January 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Solid Results
I hired this lawyer in my divorce, and she got me alimony, child support and a better share of the assets than my husband. Great court presence gets good results.
Posted by Harry | July 30, 2015
The Right Choice
This great lawyer brought my daughter back when her mother left the state with her last year. Now I have an equal timesharing schedule, and my daughter's mother must pay part of my attorney's fees.
Posted by Bridgette | February 20, 2015
Got me a large settlement
I hired this lawyer a few years back and am glad to see she is still around and doing well. She got me a hefty settlement in a slip and fall suit against a major supermarket chain. I broke my wrist and was in excruciating pain for months. Nothing is worth all that pain, but the nice big settlement check certainly helped out a lot! Looking back, the time put into the settlement was well spent. I am so glad for her continued success. She's the best!
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Posted by Ced | January 22, 2015
The Real Deal
Real talk...she's very aggressive and gets straight to the point. She got me an equal timesharing schedule with my now ex-Wife and I pay virtually no child support! I didn't think this was possible, but it happened. She even worked with me in paying her legal fees. I am sending every guy I know to this lawyer!
Posted by Patrick | October 22, 2014
Excellent attorney!!
I came to Ms. McKinnon after a really bad experience with another attorney. She is very professional, diligent and fair with her pricing. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone!!
Posted by Martin | October 13, 2014
A Great Find
I found out a hid a child with a girl I only knew briefly, and I also found out that she was an unfit mother. I located Ms. McKinnon, and we were able to terminate the parental rights of my child's mother. It was a long hard-fought process, but we won! She is definitely worth the money, time and effort that goes into emotional family cases. I thought I would be fighting a losing battle as a man seeking to terminate the parental rights of a woman, but not so. Ms. McKinnon got me equal, unbiased justice in the Courts. I'm so happy to have my daughter out of a bad situation and at home with me and my new wife.
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2014
Brought my kids back!
My wife left the state and move across the country with my kids. Ms. McKinnon promptly filed an Emergency Pick Up motion, which was granted. She was on point every step of the way. Very intense at times, but you need that in someone fighting for you. Nice to talk to and down to earth. Seems to be well-liked by the judge and opposing counsel. I got more than what I expected!
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Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2014
Great Outcome! Very Happy!
A busy lawyer with lots of cases, yet always returns calls within 24-hours. She was successful in getting me custody of my child, child support, alimony, a large payout on my husband's pension and share of the assets. She's determined and aggressive! Well respected by the judge.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-33%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Sr. Labor & Employee Relations Specialist
  • Jackson Health System
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Manager
  • The Beacon Council
  • 2000 - 2002

Education

  • Florida State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997
  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Associations

  • 17th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission
  • Chair
  • 2018 - Present
  • NSU Ambassadors Board
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • 17th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission
  • Commissioner
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Association of Divorce Professionals, West Broward Chapter
  • Director
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Broward Black Republican Club
  • General Counsel
  • 2016 - 2017
  • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation (Solo Small Firms Committee)
  • Subcommittee Chair, Diversity
  • 2012 - 2014
  • The Dade County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Dade County Bar Association, Family Court Committee
  • Chair
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors, Diversity Committee
  • Chair
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association
  • President
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Dade County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Horizons Commitee
  • Chair
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors
  • 11th Judicial Circuit Representative
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Dade County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Membership Committee
  • Chair
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Dade County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Board of Directors
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2004 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Top Up & Comer
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2018
  • Top Rated Lawyer
  • Daily Business Review
  • 2018
  • Top Up & Comer
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2017
  • South Florida Superstar
  • Attorney at Law Magazine
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Attorney
  • National Black Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Dade Legal Aid Put Something Back Pro Bono Award in Family Law
  • Dade Legal Aid
  • 2013
  • 25 Most Influential & Prominent Women in Business & Leadership
  • Miami Herald & Legacy Magazine
  • 2013
  • Most Accomplished in Law
  • ICABA
  • 2009
  • Outstanding Career Mentor
  • Urgent, Inc.
  • 2009
  • Top Leader Under 40
  • Success South Florida Magazine
  • 2008
  • Woman Who Makes a Difference
  • Junior League of Miami
  • 2006
  • Business Advocate of the Year
  • In Focus Magazine
  • 2006
  • Volunteer Award
  • Chapman Partnership f/k/a Community Partnership for the Homeless
  • 2005
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Children's Psychiatric Center
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Realtor Niching in the Legal Sphere
  • How Family Law interfaces with Real Estate
  • 2019
  • RAINMAKERS ACADEMY
  • Marketing & Branding
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (18)
Family Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney McKinnon is dedicate, savvy, and caring family law attorney. Passionate about her work, she always works towards getting her clients what they need, want, and more. If you ever need to hire a lawyer for custody/divorce, Attorney McKinnon is as far as you need to look."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christina McKinnon is the founder and principal of McKinnon Legal. She has extensive subject matter experience in personal injury matters and family law. She is a gifted litigator who serves her clients well. She offers a true concierge legal practice to her clients. She is a tireless advocate and obtains exceptional results for her clients. Without hesitation I recommend and endorse Christina."
Family Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of meeting Christina at an event recently. She is the consummate legal professional. Her legal knowledge in family law is unmatched and her attention to detail is impressive. Christina advocates zealously and successfully for her clients. I would not hesitate to recommend her services to my clients and also to my friends and family."
Family Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christina is an amazing lawyer. I would have no reservations about referring my friends, families and clients to her should they ever need a family lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christina really cares about her clients and is passionate about family law!"
Family Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christine is an excellent attorney, with many years of experience. I have no doubt that she and her staff will go above and beyond for you."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christina is a savvy attorney that leads an efficient and compassion legal team."
Family Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Other
"Christina is an excellent attorney for. Oath personal injury and family law. She is recognized for her legal knowledge and I do not hesitate to refer cases to her."
Family Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Other
"Christina is a dedicated and compassionate individual. Her background and experience enables her to effectively represent her client's interests in the delicate and sensitive issues involved with a family law practice. I absolutely endorse Christina!"
Family Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christina is a bright, articulate, aggressive and dedicated attorney who does what's necessary to ensure her clients get what they deserve and need when involved in family law matters. I strongly recommend Christina McKinnon if you have a family law matter."
Family Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very soon after meeting Christina you will know that she is a caring and compassionate family law attorney. If you are looking to hire someone to help you through the difficult process of divorce or custody, look no further than Christina."
Family Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney McKinnon is a seasoned Family Law Attorney who aggressively advocates on behalf of her Clients. She has also been highly-involved in the local legal community and has held a number of leadership positions which means her fellow lawyers hold her in high regard."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a hardworking advocate for her clients. She is well respected in the community and very knowledgeable. She is a great attorney."
Family Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer! She is a hardworking advocate for her clients and is very active in the community professionally and personally."
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