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Krista Mahalak is a family law and general litigation trial lawyer who has been practicing for 13 years and places excellent communication with her clients as a top priority. Having tried over 100 cases to a jury, Krista is comfortable in a courtroom. Krista also feels strongly that because of the potential emotional and financial toll of prolonged litigation, a successful mediation may often be a better alternative to a trial.




Practice areas


  1. Family: 50%
    8 years, 200 cases
  2. Litigation: 45%
    13 years, 300 cases
  3. Appeals: 5%
    13 years, 30 cases



Hourly ($250/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Kelli Lynne Mitchell

    I highly endorse Krista Mahalak as a superb family law attorney. We were opposing counsel on a post judgment family law matter, and her professionalism, knowledge of the law and dedication to her client was second to none.


    Kelli Mitchell Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Shawn A. Jiles

    Mrs. Mahalak I one of the best lawyers around town, and she is an even better person. I Highly endorse this attorney.


    Shawn Jiles Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Sharit, Bunn & Chilton, P.A.

99 6th Street SW
Winter Haven, FL, 33880


FLMember in Good Standing201006/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono AwardFlorida Bar2015
Pro Bono AwardFlorida Bar, Young Lawyers Division2014
Pro Bono Service AwardFlorida Bar2012
2002 Student Advocacy AwardInternational Academy of Trial Lawyers2002
Outstanding Clinical Trial Student of the YearUniversity of Nebraska College of Law2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneySharit, Bunn & Chilton, P.A.2016 - Present
AssociateFrost Van Den Boom, P.A.2010 - 2016
ProsecutorLancaster County Attorney's Office2002 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar, Family Law SectionMember2015 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Florida BarMember2010 - Present
Lakeland Bar AssociationMember2014 - 2015
Willson American Inn of CourtMember2010 - 2014
Robert Van Pelt American Inn of CourtMember2002 - 2003
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Interest of E.M., 13 Neb.App. 287 (2005).Case affirmed by Court of Appeals on Appeal.
State v. Hense, 276 Neb. 313 (2008)The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the trial court.
Campbell v. Campbell, 138 So. 3d 445 (Fla. 2d DCA 2014)Affirmed on appeal.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Nebraska College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Bethany CollegeEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Tenth Circuit Professionalism RoundtableProfessionalism Panel Member2016
Dollars & Sense Radio ProgramFinancial Issues Related to Florida Divorce2016
City of Winter Haven Lunch and LearnModern Family Law Issues2015