|FL||Member in Good Standing||1994||01/29/2017|
|Partner||Himes & Hearn, P.A.||2009 - Present|
|Attorney||Himes & Boire, PA||2007 - 2009|
|Attorney||Fields & Foster||2001 - 2004|
|Associate||Holland & Knight LLP||1995 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Tampa Bay Collaborative Divorce Group||Member||2013 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Family Law Section||Member||N/A|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Next Generation Divorce||Past President||2014 - 2015|
|Next Generation Divorce||President||2013 - 2014|
|Mallard v. Mallard, 771 So. 2d 1138 (Fla. 2000)||Second District decision quashed; Supreme Court ruled in favor of Mr. Mallard|
|See all legal cases|
|Notre Dame Law School||Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||1994|
|Syracuse University||Public Relations||BS - Bachelor of Science||1990|
Posted by Rosemary
That first step into a law office after making the decision to get divorced was the biggest. Having endured more than a decade of my husband’s litigation over a business, which involved many attorneys from the least expensive to finally some of the best in their particular specialty, I knew the quickest way to a fair divorce settlement would be to skip right over the bottom feeders and go right to the best divorce attorney in the area. After a thorough search, Christine Hearn was the one.
With legs shaking, I walked into Himes and Hearn. Both Christine and the office itself are stunning and impeccable. Immediately I had confidence in Christine and she did not disappoint. She reviewed my circumstances and recommended a collaborative divorce. I was initially reluctant because there appeared to be a great deal of corruption throughout my husband’s lengthy litigation so two attorneys working together as a team with a shared forensic accountant was an especially scary thought. Still, I trusted Christine and we proceeded. In the end there was a fair settlement with creative details that made it as comfortable as possible for both of us, something we could not have accomplished in court.
At first it was really hard to understand why an attorney would want to handle a divorce in such a cost effective, expedient manner when most lawyers make big bucks from lengthy litigation. Christine explained that the work is so much more satisfying when the end can be accomplished in such a civilized manner. The whole process really did have a holistically rehabilitative feel throughout.
Here is a woman who honors the law, loves her work and is exceptional at it. If you want to start at the top and hire the best divorce attorney in the Tampa Bay area, I recommend Christine Hearn.
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