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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2004||01/30/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Attorney, Partner||DeCort & Kirkner P.L.||2010 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Law Office of Donald P. DeCort P.A.||2005 - 2010|
|Associate Attorney||Bay Area Legal Services||2004 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association, Family Law Section||President||2014 - Present|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Executive Council||2008 - Present|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Vice President||2013 - 2014|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Secretary/Treasurer||2012 - 2013|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association Leadership Institute||N/A||2008 - 2009|
|Family Law American Inn of Court of Tampa||N/A||2005 - 2008|
|Hillsborough County Association of Women Lawyers||N/A||2004 - 2007|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer Magazine||Use Caution when Representing Servicemembers and their Families||2011|
|Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law||N/A||Juris Doctor||2003|
|Colorado State University||Communications and Journalism||Bachelor of Arts||1999|
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Kristin is the most outstanding, intelligent, and supportive attorney I have ever worked with, and I have interacted with many top attorneys both professionally and personally. She handled my divorce and continues to handle occasional post judgment issues for me. My divorce was a nightmare and especially challenging due to issues involving child custody, military service, domestic violence, division of property, and Federal tax liabilities. She persevered and prevailed, and I am eternally grateful for her outstanding representation in addition to her more than reasonable fee structure. She dug me out of a financial nightmare that would have crippled me for life and compromised the quality of my children’s lives. Her depth of experience ensured that me and my children are financially protected and physically and emotionally safe. She listened to every detail, painstakingly read every long and drawn-out email, and helped me separate the facts and emotions. When I initially presented my case to her, it was a mess to say the least, and she initially protected me with a postnuptial agreement that was iron clad and later survived an assault of challenges from my ex-husband’s attorney that had many years of experience in both trial and appellate matters. She took the time to explain every step of the process and alternative avenues. She was always attentive and diligent in ensuring the best interests of the children were served, and she was able to diffuse highly volatile legal and personal issues between me and my ex-husband. She went above and beyond to respond to my emails after office hours, on weekends, and even when she was on vacation. She was masterful both strategically and in the courtroom. She is highly intelligent, articulate, efficient, experienced, and displays the highest level of integrity. I quickly observed that the judge in my matter respected her, and Kristin prevailed on every motion and issue in my matter. She has a positive relationship with everyone at the courthouse which was extremely helpful in scheduling matters. She is highly respected by her peers and has a reputation for being one of the best. Her staff is likewise incredible, always pleasant, professional, highly skilled, attentive to every detail, and there were never any mistakes, oversights, or delays. Words cannot express how grateful I am to Kristin for her outstanding representation, and I highly recommend her as the “best” without hesitation. She has enabled me and my children to move on to the next chapter in our lives. We are happy, emotionally healthy, financially secure, and -- for the first time in many, many years -- I see a positive relationship growing between the children and their father.
Joryn Jenkins, Family Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
Kristin Kirkner is a knowledgeable and intelligent collaborative attorney who zealously advocates for her clients, at the same time as she offers caring and warm counsel as they make crucial decisions for the well-being of their restructured families. She is well-respected in the legal community and upholds the highest ethical standards of our profession. I cannot endorse Kristin highly enough.
Kelli Mitchell, Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Kristin Kirkner is a knowledgable, compassionate, and very effective family law attorney. Her experience is second to none, and she sets a very high standard of professionalism. I highly endorse Kristin in all areas of family and military law.
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