Katherine C. Scott is a partner at Harris, Hunt & Derr, P.A. and has practiced exclusively Marital and Family Law for over ten years. Ms. Scott is Board Certified in Marital and Family Law. Board Certification is an accomplishment achieved by only 7% of eligible Florida Bar members.
Ms. Scott is experienced in litigating high end cases with complex financial and parenting issues. With prior experience as both a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney, Ms. Scott is proficient and quick on her feet in the courtroom. However, Ms. Scott also focuses on the collaborative divorce process for settlement-oriented clients who want to resolve their disputes respectfully and privately, without going to court.
Ms. Scott prides herself on providing tough but compassionate representation to her clients. Ms. Scott feels privileged to practice family law because she gets to guide her clients through challenging times and often complex situations, and helps them move towards a happier and more secure future.
In addition to divorce representation, Ms. Scott has considerable experience in handling cases involving post-judgment and contempt issues and domestic violence injunctions. Ms. Scott is also experienced in drafting prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements.
Ms. Scott was selected as a 2017 Super Lawyers Rising Star in the area of Family Law. Only 2.5% of attorneys are selected for this honor. Ms. Scott is also rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, a rating which indicates that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. Ms. Scott holds leadership positions within the Hillsborough County Bar Association Family Law Section, the Florida Bar, and the Junior League of Tampa, and lectures at CLE seminars.
Ms. Scott earned her undergraduate degree from Emory University and graduated cum laude from Stetson University College of Law.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2007||04/19/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Family Law Attorney Runner-Up||Tampa Magazine||2017|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Best Marital & Family Law Attorney - Gulf Coast||North America News Legal Elite||2017|
|Partner||Harris & Hunt, P.A.||2017 - Present|
|Senior Associate Attorney||Harris and Hunt, P.A.||2010 - 2016|
|Assistant State Attorney||Office Of The State Attorney 12th Jud.Cir.||2009 - 2010|
|Assistant Public Defender||Office of the Public Defender 13th Jud. Cir.||2007 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Bar, Diversity Committee||Member||2016 - Present|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association Family Law Section||Executive Council Member||2013 - Present|
|Junior League of Tampa||Member||2011 - Present|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2010 - Present|
|Family Law American Inn of Court of Tampa||Barrister||2010 - Present|
|Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers||Member||2010 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Family Law Section||Member||2010 - Present|
|Florida Bar Leadership Academy||Fellow||2015 - 2016|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association||Leadership Institute Member||2014 - 2015|
|Junior League Tampa||Leadership Program Member||2013 - 2014|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer Magazine||Hearsay Exceptions: Evidence in Contested Parenting Cases||2015|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer Magazine||Kaaa-boom! Kaaa Case Resolves Conflict But Creates Questions||2011|
|Stetson University College of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||2007|
|Emory University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2002|
|HCBA Family Law Section CLE||Complex Issues in Equitable Distribution||2016|
|Thirteenth Circuit Family Law Training CLE||Alimony||2015|
|Florida Bar Basic Discovery CLE||Discovery: Responding, Avoiding, Complying||2013|
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