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Christina Anton Garcia

Family Attorney at Tampa, FL

4.9   58 reviews

also known as Christina J. Anton - Anton Garcia Law

  • Licensed for 17 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2007
    Status
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CHRISTINA HAS PRACTICED FAMILY LAW EXCLUSIVELY FOR 14 YEARS. HER EXPERTISE IN MARRIAGE DISSOLUTION, CONTESTED CUSTODY, PATERNITY, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, AND OTHER AREAS OF FAMILY LAW ARE MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FIRM.

 

 

Christina Anton Garcia graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in criminology and cum laude with a B.A. in psychology from the University of Florida in 2003. She earned her J.D. from the University of Florida's Levin College of Law in 2006. After graduation from law school, Christina Anton Garcia worked for nearly four years as an attorney at the law firm of Older & Lundy, where she practiced marital and family law.

In 2010, Christina formed Anton Castro Law. Her expertise in marriage dissolution, paternity, domestic violence, and other areas of family law represent major contributions to the firm. On a broader level, she combines energy, conscientiousness, and dedication with legal knowledge and experience in helping clients achieve the best possible outcomes.

Christina Anton Garcia is a third-generation native of Tampa and is actively involved in the Tampa Bay community. Christina was recently named to the Florida Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in Florida for 2013 and 2012. Furthermore, she was nominated as a 2013 BusinessWoman of the Year Finalist by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Christina was honored as one of Tampa's top 10 Leading Ladies for 2011 and was featured in Blu magazine in recognition of her business ventures, philanthropic efforts, and community involvement. In 2011 she was invited to join the Tampa Connection class of 2012. She was selected as a 2010 Up & Comer by Tampa Bay Business Journal and was a finalist for the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce's Young Lawyer of the Year award in 2009.

Christina holds positions on the Tampa Public Safety Council and the Greater Tampa Chamber Policy Council, The Women of Influence Committee, Emerge Tampa Bay's Voice segment (chair), and was selected to participate in the Tampa Chamber's protégé program. She is an active member of the Junior League of Tampa and Tampa Connection class of 2012. She has presented on community- and law-related issues to audiences in public forums, such as the Business Transition Council of Tampa Bay and to professional organizations such as the Tampa Bay Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, where continuing education credits were offered to attendees. Christina currently serves on the board of Angels for Foster Kids.

Christina Anton Garcia served as the chair of the Hillsborough County Family Law Section newsletter. She is a member of the Hillsborough County Family Law Executive Council, Tampa Bay American Inn of Court, the Tampa Gator Club, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, and University of Florida Alumni Association and actively supports the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay and many other local charities.

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Location

Anton Garcia Law
106 S. Tampania Ave
Tampa, FL, 33609

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2024
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Matt Wilson/Christina Anton Gargia Anulment Case
I met with Christina regarding a complicated divorce/anullment which involved immigration. Matt Wilson was the lead attorney and did an amazing job continuously strategizing through the many obstacles dealing with Florida Law and Immigration Laws. He drew up detailed Post Prenup, divorce and anulment affidavits, connected me with an Immigration lawyer to answer legal questions, drew up immigration cancellation affidavits, got PI to serve husband, helped with communication with defending lawyer and promptly set trial dates with judge resulting in an approved Anulment. Matt was extremely thorough, knowledgable, patient, communicative, flexible and available to respond to the many obstacles that occurred from June-Feb for a successful outcome. I highly recommend Matt Wilson and Christina Anton Garcia. Their expertise, honest work ethic and ease to work with including all their support staff made this difficult situation so much easier. I am very happy with the outcome!!
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Posted by Raina | August 19, 2023
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Amazing Divorce Lawyer
I hired Christina to handle my divorce case which had become more complicated than expected. Her and her team were extremely efficient, taking care of every detail. Christina stood up for me and my child, which I will be forever grateful. I am very satisfied with the outcome and my decision to hire Christina.
Posted by Robin | December 14, 2022
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Boss lawyer
Christina is amazing, she is fair, honest and personable. She works extremely hard and gave my case so much personal attention. Her office is staff is incredible. Everyone in the office is detail oriented and personable.
Posted by Jojo | August 31, 2022
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Tough and Caring Lawyer
Divorce is the worst nightmare after 29 years. Christina was meticulous and transparent from beginning to the end. She explained thoroughly my rights and benefits in the collaborative process. I presented her legal team all documents relevant in the process. Christina made sure my rights were protected and fairly rewarded.
Posted by Dorothy | August 23, 2022
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My lawyer
I love Christina. She’s so kind and has such a good sense of humor along with all her family knowledge. She’s a winner. She was so smart with my divorce. She knew exactly what to do when it comes to divorce and settlement. We won . I wouldn’t have any other later than Christina Garcia.
Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2022
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Great communcation
Christina came highly recommended from a friend which helped the decision to use her and her firm an easy one. From the first phone consultation I felt comfortable and that my case was in good hands. She guided me through the collaborative process and helped me understand what was happening each step of the way. During frustrating times, she truly listened to my concerns and helped guide my decisions for the best outcome. Highly recommend.
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Posted by Carmella | October 13, 2021
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Divorce Client;
Christina was a great ally to have in my corner through the toughest time in my life. She came to me highly recommended, So there was no need to keep looking. I trusted her, knowing she would have my best Interest. She is highly knowledgeable, highly experienced, compassionate, and TOUGH. Her office staff is top notch as well. Stephanie made sure I was on track with required documents and not to loose focus. There were times I just wanted to throw in the towel. They were there to hear me vent and cry at times. They guided me through keeping me from not falling apart. They return calls immediately and prepare documents in the same fashion. Not to mention keeping me informed of important dates to be aware of for my divorce hearings. I couldn't have made a better choice of an attorney. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by David Wasielewski | March 12, 2021
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Exceeded every expectation.
Christina was on top of everything from the get go. She and Brad handled my case. Every exchange with her or her team was always prompt, polite, and more than I could ask for. Their knowledge and experience in their field truly paid off. Divorce is never easy. But rest assured that you have this amazing team of attorneys on your side.
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Posted by Rena | March 9, 2021
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Passionate me Professional
I can’t describe how grateful I am to be referred to Christina from a friend that knew what I was dealing with. I was broken and confused and at the end of my rope, literally crying walking in until I met Christina for our first consultation. I immediately felt her warmth and compassion as she sat and heard my story and cry for help. She helped me beyond words through the worst time of my life with divorce and child custody. For the first time in years I felt confident and my nerves were calmed. Then Katrina started on my case as well and that duo is extraordinary!! They had my back helping me fight and always available with prompt responses. They’re detailed knowledge of the law during mediation made sure I received what I was entitled to and not take the easy way out. They felt like family the entire process. Highly recommended!! 100 stars!!
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Posted by Erica | August 19, 2020
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Thank You!
Christina and her team represented me through a painfully long and contentious divorce. She was wonderful to work with and so supportive, and she fought hard to get me through it with as little stress possible. I will forever be grateful to her for all of her work and generous kindness, and for getting me the best possible settlement in the end.
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Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2020
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Good Attorney and Advocate
Christina was very responsive and filed all necessary documents in a timely manner. Updates were sent daily if not more often, which is rare from a lawyer. She also stayed after hours to help settle and kindly negotiated and advised me on my options.
Posted by Amy | September 6, 2019
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Best family lawyer
Nicolette and Christina were quickly responsive to all of my needs. Anton Garcia Law had the experience and resources to see that my case had the best possible outcome.
Posted by Elizabeth | September 3, 2019
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Partners for Life
Christina Anton and Matt Wilson along with the team have stood by me and supported my family through many situations and they've always provided excellent results. I would never use any other firm - especially with how sensitive many situations are. Every time I've been to court, I always feel blessed to have them on my team. Thank you for being there for us.
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Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2019
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Saved my daughter's life
Matt Wilson and Christina Garcia are incredibly professional, intelligent, and knowledgeable. I can't count the number of times Matt was able to put me at ease. He was able to fight off false allegations of parental alienation against me, while at the same time exposing the disturbing reality of the situation. He is a hero both to me, and to my child (whom he has never even met, but was always caring and courteous enough to inquire regularly of her well-being). He knew exactly how to handle this complicated case at each and every turn. From skilled deposition questioning techniques, to advice in navigating the system with a GAL and a court ordered counselor in tow, to a systematic, patient unveiling of "gray-area" abuse that finally saw the light with indisputable, hard, red-handed evidence, I couldn't have asked for a better guide and swordsman. I will never be able to thank Matt, Christina, and Meghan enough for giving my child what remains of her childhood back to her.
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Posted by Timothy | February 14, 2019
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So this happened....
Christina is my 3rd lawyer in this process. I should have gone to her FIRST!! Her firm picked up my case (which she all but considered a losing case given the circumstances) and, with some help from the other side, have turned our situation COMPLETELY around! I am getting my daughter back 100% at least on a temporary basis but this, in my opinion, bodes extremely well for my daughters' future. Her partners/coworkers (not sure how to title that) have been a mighty hammer at our greatest time of need. Referencing case law as though they SLEEP on their books, my daughter is coming home today!! There is more road to travel but i am completely happy with everything so far and will recommend Anton Castro Law to EVERYONE who needs help like we do. I am confident that with all the information they have, that my daughter will have the future she needs and deserves. I cannot say enough positive things about my lawyers. yes, they are pricey..........but you cannot spend your money more wisely when dealing with this tough situation.
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Posted by Albert | February 13, 2019
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Highly Recommended
During the darkest of times, someone of high regard referred me to Christina. If not, divorce may have been the death of me. Christina assessed my specific scenario and we moved quickly on a plan of action. After the initial consultation, Christina worked tirelessly to ensure everything was done properly, in accordance with the plan. I received timely procedural updates and availed herself for questions and/or concerns. At a crucial time, Christina and I met and discussed the case for more than two hours. The result of this conference was equanimity. With worry abated, I moved on her sound advice. My divorce was soon final, with a most desirable outcome. I am not proud to be a divorce’, but I am thankful to have had Christina on my side. She preserved my future.
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Posted by JRH | January 28, 2019
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Family Law Matter
Very direct, to the point, engaged, and involved. The goal was not to take the matter to court but they were very prepared to do so. I would highly recommend.
Posted by Eisy | January 25, 2019
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GREAT LAWYERS!
Going through a tough time in your marriage can be so scary however, Mr. Brad McDonald had my best interest at heart and gave me honest advice and opinions, rapid responses, and did not make me feel pressured for a second. He gave me all my options and did not push me one way or another instead was there if I had a question about a process, paper work, etc. He allowed me to make my decision based on all information that was true to the law (which gave me so much comfort for someone to break it down). Thank God my husband and I have decided to work it out and he was so happy and supportive. He did not make me feel bad, instead wished me the best. Mrs. Christina Anton Garcia, was there to guide me in the right direction (Brad) and shown compassion and understanding and when I told her we decided to reconcile, she really supported me and my decision. Brad and Christina are part the story in the restoration of my marriage. I'm forever grateful for you guys. You are heaven sent! **Eisy**
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2019
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Moses
Christina and Brad are awesome! Took great care of me during my case. Brought light to a tiresome situation. Would choose them again!
Posted by Allison | November 21, 2018
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The best!
Christina and her team came highly recommended by several friends of mine. They did not disappoint. During my custody case Christina and Nicolette were attentive, patient, and kept things organized and prepared. Although the entire process was not fun, they made it bearable. I would use them a million times over!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Anton Garcia Law
  • 2010 - Present
  • Family Law Attorney
  • Older & Lundy
  • 2007 - 2010

Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • 2006
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003
  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Relocation
  • my client prevailed on every issue

Associations

  • Tampa Public Safety Council
  • N/A
  • Women of Influence Committee
  • N/A
  • Emerge Tampa Bay
  • Chair
  • N/A
  • Junior League of Tampa
  • N/A
  • Tampa Connection
  • Class of 2012
  • N/A
  • Angels for Foster Kids
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Executive Council
  • N/A
  • University of Florida Alumni Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Best in the U.S.
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Lawyers of Distinction 2019
  • ASLA
  • 2019
  • Avvo Clients’ Choice Award 2017
  • AVVO
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyers 2012-2017 Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • 10 Best in Client Satisfaction
  • AIOFLA
  • 2016
  • Superlawyers
  • Superlawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 40 under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • 2013 BusinessWoman of the Year Finalist
  • Tampa Bay Business Journal
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • 10 Leading Ladies of 2011
  • Blu Magazine
  • 2011
  • Up & Comers Winner
  • Tampa Bay Business Journal
  • 2010
  • Emerge Tampa Bay Leader
  • Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce
  • 2010
  • Finalist- Young Lawyer of the Year
  • South Tampa Chamber of Commerce
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Divorce Care
  • Divorce 101
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (17)
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Family Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Christina as a co-worker and opposing counsel in several cases over the years and find her to be a confident, qualified and aggressive attorney who is dedicated to her clients and ensuring a fair outcome."
Family Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I know Christina from the legal community and I've also been involved in a case as a GAL, where Christina was involved. Christina is professional in all aspects, she is knowledgable in family law, and she zealously advocates for her clients. I am happy to endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I've worked with Ms. Garcia on several cases and always found her to be professional, aggressive and competent."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. When my client's ask me for a referral for a family law or divorce lawyer, I always have Christina's card handy. She is an excellent lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christina is an excellent resource to our legal community. She has a firm command of the law and is a leader within our local bar. She's always available as a helpful resource to her fellow attorneys (who respect and certainly appreciate her judgment) and is a genuine professional in all aspects of her practice. I recommend her as well as her entire firm for anyone seeking family law counsel."
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great with clients and strong in the courtroom. solid legal knowledge and great client contact. Knows her stuff!"
Family Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christina's experience together with a reputation of zealously representing her clients makes her an exemplary attorney readily recommended by her peers."
Family Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christina is a great lawyer with a wonderful reputation in the community. I have known Christina for several years now and often turn to her with questions regarding Family Law issues. She is extremely knowledgeable in her field and always has the best answer for the particular situation. I feel comfortable sending my clients her way when they need representation in Family Law matters and I have received 100% positive feedback from everyone who has spoken with her."
Family Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have personally worked with Ms. Anton and I am pleased to report positively on her professionalism and her advocacy on behalf of her clients. I am pleased to endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Christina Anton Garcia works diligently to provide her clients with excellent legal representation. Her experience and care ensure that each client receives just that."
Family Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Christina represents everything a lawyer should be. She is loyal, smart, and passionate about providing her clients with expert legal representation."
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