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Kari Lee MacDonald

Family Attorney at Brandon, FL

5.0   8 reviews
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  • State Years
    Florida - FL 19 years
    Michigan - MI 22 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2004
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2001
    Voluntary Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Kari

Learn Kari’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Family law is my primary practice are. I handle cases involving child custody, divorce, child support, paternity, judgment modification, step parent adoption, name changes and domestic violence. My passion has been in this area since I became licensed and for the past three years I have limited my practice to almost exclusively family law cases.

    19 years, 80 cases

  2. Estate planning
    I do provide some limited estate planning services for my family law clients. These services include the preparation of wills, powers of attorney and deeds to real estate.

    16 years, 8 cases


Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice


Law Office of Kari L MacDonald


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  8 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
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Posted by Ben and Viv | March 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Child custody/ Parenting Plan
Kari has been representing me in a long drawn out custody battle. I couldn't be more pleased with the honesty and professionalism that has been shown . Her office staff are always able to assist at any time and are prompt in returning calls. Kari's knowledge is evident at every hearing that we attend. She not only has my best interest, but she represents the best interest of our child. She has been more than fair and reasonable with the cost of her services. I would highly recommend Kari
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Posted by Trisha | March 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy and Honest Attorney
Kari is a brilliant attorney. I've had the opportunity to work with Kari when my brother was getting a divorce. This was a difficult time for him so I was involved in the process. She immediately made my brother comfortable and at ease when working with him. She did this with compassion, patience and understanding. She is a caring, knowledgeable, and trustworthy attorney who puts the interests of her clients first. I wholeheartedly and with the highest confidence recommend Kari for all your estate planning needs.
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Posted by Brett | October 30, 2014
Child Custody
Kari offered to sit, listen, and advise an employee of mine's daughter that was struggling with a pending child custody situation... That woman was scared and depressed over the situation prior to meeting with Kari, and after leaving Kari's office... she felt educated and empowered!! I highly recommend Kari MacDonald for any family law situation that you, a friend, or a family member may be facing.
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Posted by Susan | October 29, 2014
Divorce attorney
A top notch attorney that listens to the needs of her clients and does what's best for them. She's been practicing family law for 15 years! Kari has helped a few of my friends through divorces. She is the ONLY lawyer I recommend.
Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2014
Best Family Law Attorney
Kari Macdonald representeded me in a child custody case and did an outstanding job. She did a great job litigating with the opposing council and won hands down. She came very prepared and was ready to battle. She really does a good job on advising what is best for all parties involved. I highly recommend using Kari Macdonald as I am pleased with her results, her advice, and her preparedness.
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Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2014
Coatings Inspector Mackinac Bridge
Kari MacDonald is representing me in a child custody case in Tampa, Florida. I would be at a great loss without her knowledge of the legal system and her amazing ability to represent the best interest of my child and I during a drawn out legal process. Kari MacDonald was selected to represent me by a well known attorney family in Northern Michigan. Kari won them over from a huge listing of attorneys that practice in Tampa and surrounding areas. If ever I need an attorney for anything I would select Kari MacDonald hands down
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Posted by Troy | March 28, 2014
Best Attorney that I have ever worked with!!
I have had opportunity to work on both sides of the litigant field; as a participant and as a professional. Kari is hands down the best. First, she handled my case with my best interest at heart; not her wallet. She was the most knowledgeable person I have worked with she read a proposed settlement agreement that was penned by a "Senior" attorney in a multi-lawyer firm and noted ALL of the mistakes. she rewrote the agreement in the proper language, with correct law application and did it in less than a week. For convenience, economy and thoroughness; I am confident that she is the TOPS! Further, she referred me to a QDRO attorney consultant that benefitted me greatly in the division of my retirement assets. Not only is she herself GREAT she has great consultants for referral. One who aligns oneself with winners is by association a winner. Kari Lee MacDonald is simply the BEST!
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Posted by Matthew | March 28, 2014
amazing attorney
Kari is an amazing Family Law attorney. I interviewed 5 attorneys before meeting her. Within minutes of my first consult, I knew I wanted KLM Law to represent me. The services provided were great. Very straight forward about everything. Was very glad to have her on my side. The best advice I can give you is to retain her before your spouse, or ex-spouse, does.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Kari L. MacDonald, P.A.
  • 2009 - Present
  • Associate
  • Dixon and Associates, P.A.
  • 2004 - 2009


  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Michigan State University
  • BA
  • 1998
  • law
  • N/A


  • National Association of Professional Women
  • 2009 - Present
  • Brandon Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Business Networking Institute
  • Cares and Concerns Champion
  • 2009 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • 2004 - Present
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • 2001 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
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Family Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kari was the opposing counsel on two recent post judgment family law matters. Fortunately, Kari and I were able to settle both cases with little expense to our clients. Kari and her staff are professional and easy to work with. I endorse Kari!"
Family Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kari is well respected in the legal community and a civil and professional attorney. She is a straight shooter who gets results for her clients. Our mutual clients are always impressed by her knowledge and caring."
Family Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with Kari on a contested divorce. Thank goodness it was her on the other side and not anyone else. She’s smart, she knows what she’s doing and she’s a straight shooter. Anyone who hires her is going to get the best possible representation on their case."
Family Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Kari has been opposing counsel on several of my cases. I confidently refer cases to her. I have found her to be intelligent, she knows the law and she is attentive to detail. I feel that Kari works hard for her clients but is reasonable in negotiation, which in the long run saves her clients from unnecessary litigation fees and costs."
Family Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kari is a great Family Law attorney. If my clients need a family law attorney, Kari is who I recommend! I endorse this lawyer."
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Brandon Family Lawyer Kari Lee MacDonald
Kari Lee MacDonald
Family Attorney
Brandon, FL
Licensed for 22 years
Free Consultation