Dedicated to Family Law Resolution
I grew up a few miles outside of Gainesville, Florida and graduated from the University of Florida in 2002. While attending the university, I worked at the Kirkpatrick Center, Gainesville's police academy. My father was a police officer for 40 years so I was a good fit for work at the academy. I continued with the police academy after graduation for several years until I entered law school, attending the University of Tulsa.
Since becoming an attorney, I have exclusively practiced family law in the Tampa Bay Area since 2009. In 2013, my husband, Joe Cairns, also a family law attorney, and I opened up our own family law practice in Largo.
I strive to help my clients obtain the best resolution for their family and their family's needs. It is a primary goal of mine to help my clients settle all their matters before allowing a judge to decide what to do with their children and their money. However, if my clients have to go to trial because settlement is no longer an option, then we go to trial. Litigation is expensive and long so it is always my goal to help my clients through this emotional process.
I also serve as a Guardian Ad Litem in Pinellas County for both dependency court and family court matters helping children through their parents' divorce and parenting issues.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2009||09/12/2019|
|Attorney at Law||Cairns Law, P.A.||2013 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||The Law Firm For Family Law||2011 - 2013|
|Associate||Steven Glaros & Associates||2010 - 2011|
|Legal Intern||Savage O'Donnell Affeldt Weintraub & Johnson||2006 - 2007|
|Program Support Specialist||Santa Fe College (formerly Santa Fe Community College)||2002 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Canakaris American Inn of Court||Member||2010 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||2009 - Present|
|Phi Delta Phi||Alumni/Magister from 2006 to 2007||2005 - Present|
|Tulsa Journal of Comparative and International Law||Lobbying the Lobbyists: A Comparative Analysis of the Lobbying Regulatory and Disclosure Models of the United States and European Union||2006|
|University of Tulsa College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|University of Florida||BS - Bachelor of Science||2002|
|University of Florida||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2002|
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