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Christina M. Castellano-Mesa

Divorce and separation Attorney at Tampa, FL

2.3   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Christina

Learn Christina’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    70%
    Divorce, separation, family law, child custody, paternity and support issues.

    20 years

  2. Business
    10%
    Includes pre- and in-suit disputes involving employment claims, contracts, individual and business matters.

    28 years

  3. Lawsuits and disputes
    10%
    Includes pre-suit claims and negotiations, pre-trial and discovery matters and both jury and non-jury trials. Experience includes over 85 jury trials, hundreds of non-jury trials. Former Assistant State Attorney in Hillsborough County. Certified circuit/county court mediator in Florida.

    29 years

  4. Criminal defense
    5%
    These years of experience include 3+ as a prosecutor - former Assistant State Attorney in Hillsborough County. Cases include traffic, misdemeanor and felony matters.

    32 years

  5. Probate
    5%
    Guardianship, testate (with Will) and intestate (without Will) matters.

    20 years

I strive to provide quality representation to each client who gives me the opportunity and affords me the privilege of representing his/her interests.  Throughout my career, I have participated in over 100 jury trials and hundreds of non-jury trials/final or administrative hearings.  I have been certified as a Circuit and County Court Mediator in Florida since 2003.

 

 

Location

MESA LAW, PA
304 S MacDill Ave
Tampa, FL, 33609

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Reviews

2.3 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
Posted by Paul | June 22, 2012
A Father can win.
I have gone through a modification of time-sharing, primary residence, and child support process for the past 2.5 years. I started this process due to choices made by my ex-wife. Mrs. Mesa has been a godsend to me concerning this. She was always very communicative by explaining not just what is going on, but why things are going a certain way and suggested options. In trial, she was very professional and excellent when questioning parties that were on the stand. I had my motions for modification or child support, permanent relocation, and time-sharing granted. It was because of how Mrs. Mesa prepared and delivered the case. After 10 years I will now be the primary parent for my son and I still can't believe it!
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Posted by OSCAR | December 18, 2012
Defending Father' rights Custody
SHE WAS VERY INVOLVED AND LOOKING FOR THE BEST INTEREST OF MY CHILD AND MINE. SHE WAS ABLE TO GET ME 50% 50% WITH MY CHILD ON MEDIATION. SHE WAS ABLE TO FIGURE OUT THE OPPOSITION, DEVIOUS INTENTIONS, MANIPULATION,AND ABUSE OF THE SYSTEM AND WITH NO FEAR WAS ABLE TO GET THE OTHER PARTY TO AGREE TO MY FATHER RIGHTS.
Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good lawyer
She did a good job and works really hard. I like her and would ask you to give her a chance.
Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST FOR OPPOSING SPOUSE IN DIVORCE
Just because you hired her, don't think she will not do her best to represent your former spouse. When you need an attorney you can count on, run away.
Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Protecting mothers rights
Christina has done a wonderful job of helping me keep custody of my children. I was able to keep my house and car. I have referred plenty of family and co-workers to her who are going through a terrible divorce.
Posted by Stephen | August 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
She can help
C. Mesa is wonderful and savy. She helped me get retain my children when I was going through a heavy divorce. I have complete trust in her. She has been able to work with me and make sure my wife and her lawyer did not take advantage of me. I am able to see my kids more and able to get the help I need. I will continue to rely on her and her smarts.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • MESA LAW, PA
  • 2006 - Present
  • Managing Partner (Tampa)
  • Quintairos, Prieto, et al
  • 2001 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Gunn, Ogden & Sullivan
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Greene, Donnelly, et al
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office
  • 1993 - 1996
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Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1991
  • University of South Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988
  • Universita' per Stranieri - Perugia, Italy
  • n/a
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • RM v KT and CT
  • Client adjudicated to be legal and biological father, awarded shared parental responsibility and time-sharing over presumption in favor of mother and her husband.
  • SG v HG
  • Resolved/settled
  • AH et al v SF et al
  • Six figure settlement pre-suit in favor of clients/plaintiffs.
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Associations

  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • 1992 - 2019

Languages Spoken

  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Florida Trend’s 2008 Florida Legal Elite (Civil Trial)
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2008
  • AV Rating
  • Matindale-Hubbell
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • FHCA monthly meeting
  • Litigation updates
  • N/A
  • CME meeting "Litigation 101"
  • Aspects of litigation related to health care
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
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Unknown Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christina Castellano-Mesa is one of the best lawyers that I have encountered in my 15 years of practicing law! She is an A+ litigator who works doggedly and effectively for her clients. She practices law with great skill and daring. Christina is highly respected and by her fellow lawyers. I would strongly recommend Christina Mesa."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Christina for approximately 15 years and know of Christina's abilities not only becasue of her excellent reputation but also becasue she and were on opposite sides of a case when she was a state court prosecutor. Christina is not only a top flight litigator but she is also skilled negotiator. I endorse this lawyer's work without reservation."
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