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Christina L Adkins

Child support Attorney at Bradenton, FL

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2005
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Christina

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Practice area

I am an attorney with a focus on family law and general civil litigation. In this role I assist clients with dissolution of marriage, paternity, child support, modification and negotiating agreements. The newest addition to my area of practice is collaborative family law which helps families avoid litigation, minimize the legal expenses, and likely move forward in a more agreeable fashion than battling it out in a courtroom. I am very excited to grow this area of practice and help families resolve issues in a positive light. 

While I enjoy all aspects of my job, I think my favorite part of a matter is working with the client to assess the issues of a case and find the most effective and economical means of accomplishing a resolution. 

In 2012, I was honored in being awarded as a Legal Elite Up-and-Comer.


This past July, my husband and I summited Mt. Kilimanjaro along with two friends and the help of our guide, Wilfred Moshi, of Kili-Treks.  


In 2006, as a member of Team In Training, I ran the Walt Disney World Marathon. Since that time I have run a half-marathon a year. 

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Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court & Comptroller
P.O. Box 25400
Bradenton, FL, 34206

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Posted by Tristan | March 3, 2018
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Tristan Manbevers
Christina Adkins was an AMAZING lawyer. She was VERY thorough, thoughtful, & personable at ALL times. My case was not a typical open & close case, but she stayed persistent with the case & details when needed, and laid back & let's things, sort of settle down for a while when I needed it to. All in all, I would give her a SIX star rating if that was possible. There is LITERALLY not one thing that happened that I would give her a poor rating for, everything went ABSOLUTELY fantastic. And the secretary at the main office was AWESOME to work with as well,and kept me in the loop with everything that was happening. I would, and will in the future, recommended them to anyone, and will use her & her firm again if needed. Thank you for everything Christina Adkins
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Posted by Jonas Stonecypher | December 15, 2017
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Not only a good lawyer but a good person
My ex-wife refused to allow me to have any contact with my children. After many heartbroken and devastating years of representing myself and getting nowhere, in utter desperation, I realized I needed a lawyer. Choosing Christina was the best decisions I could have made at the time. After only a few minutes of consultation, I was completely impressed with her assessment of my situation, but even more so, I was totally reassured by her sincere compassion and empathy. She tenaciously studied my convoluted and nuanced case thoroughly. Not only did she perform her legal obligations exceptionally, her emotional support was priceless. Her expertise and diligence paid off. Because of her, I won the right to be reunified with my children. Words cannot express how grateful and impressed I am with her representation. Christina is one of the best. I encourage anyone in need of a lawyer to hire Christina Adkins.
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Posted by Lee Ann | November 14, 2017
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Christina, highly recommended.
Christina took my ex to court more than once to force him to sell joint property from a divorce. She is dedicated to the task. She watched out for me to make sure I didn’t get screwed by him. I recommend her highly. Lee Ann
Posted by Theresa | June 16, 2015
thorough and extremely knowledgeable
having a tough relocation case Christina showed poise under pressure & was very knowledgeable about the areas to be covered for such a case & was extremely thorough in presenting the best case for the relocation to be approved. Having knowledge in all areas of family law she was able to draw from them and she went above and beyond expectations in doing so. She was reassuring without giving unrealistic expectations for the outcome. I was very happy she was on my side of the court room & if there was to be another time where her expertise was needed I would not hesitate to call her again.
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Posted by Ken | February 14, 2015
Child Guardianship
We found attorney Adkins to be very responsive and willing to reach out to more experienced colleagues for assistance when necessary to complete our action. We are very satisfied with her work and would recommend her services.
Posted by Keaton | December 18, 2014
Excellent Service
I was in need of legal assistance in Florida, while residing in North Carolina, on a very tight timeline. Christina and her staff worked with me to resolve all of my issues within my given timeline despite the geographic difficulties. She was able to help me resolve my situation in a polite and professional manner. I highly recommend her services.
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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2014
Excellence and Eloquence
Attorney Adkins represented me (12/2014) and was outstanding. She was prepared with relevant case law and presented it eloquently. I was thankful to have Attorney Adkins as my advocate. She worked with me, comforted me during a difficult legal situation. She showed great integrity and was a blessing to have as my attorney. She was responsive and explained everything to me as well as demonstrating skill and preparation during the hearing. I would recommend her without reservation.
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Posted by Heather | November 25, 2014
Expect the best & you will get it!
As a former client of Christina Adkins, Atty I don't know how I would have gotten through the whole process without her. Not only was she very knowledgeable in every area needed for my case, she helped ease the stress & anxiety, leaving me feeling completely confident that I had made the right decision having her by my side. Christina was extremely professional and put my needs first while protecting my rights. She is truly an asset for any firm. If I need legal representation again, she is without a doubt who I will be calling. If you expect the best, you will get the best with Christina Adkins.
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Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2014
Kind and Careing
Christinia helped me with my divorce. She was there for me every step of the way. She made it so easy for me, I could not have had a better attorney.
Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2014
Christina Adkins really cares!
I am a fellow attorney and have known Christina in a professional capacity since 2008. Her compassion for her clients and her dedication to helping them through their family law issues is unrivaled. She has handled several complex cases involving domestic violence, paternity disputes, stalking charges, etc. and has always shown the highest level of professionalism and perseverance in her work. It is a pleasure to endorse Ms. Adkins, as I know her clients are always in very capable hands.
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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Bates-Buchanan & Savitsky Law Group, P.A.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate
  • Porges Hamlin Knowles & Prouty, PA
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Staff Attorney
  • Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc.
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Hamrick, Perrey, Quinlan & Smith, PA
  • 2005 - 2007
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  • University of Kentucky College of Law
  • Doctor of Law (J.D.)
  • 2005
  • University of Kentucky
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999
  • University of Kentucky
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999
  • Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France
  • Certificat Pratique d’Études Français (CPEF), mention bien
  • 1998
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  • Next Generation Divorce - Tampa Bay's Collaborative Divorce
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • 2006 - Present
  • Young Lawyers Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • 2005 - Present
  • Manatee County Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present
  • Sarasota Suncoast University of Kentucky Alumni Club
  • 2005 - Present
  • Manatee County Chamber of Commerce
  • N/A
  • Executive Women's Golf Association
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • 2012 - 2014
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Junior Achievement Sarasota
  • 2005 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Up-and-Comer
  • Legal Elite
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (9)
Endorse Christina
Family Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Christina is an excellent attorney that I have known for many years. I would trust her with any one of my clients for family law issues."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. In additional to exceptional skill, she brings kindness and compassion to a field where it is most needed."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Great family attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Christina for several years now and have been able to see her character and work ethic in the legal field. Christina works hard for her clients, giving each case the utmost attention and effort needed to represent her clients properly. Christina not only excels at her legal abilities, but is kind and considerate throughout the entire legal process. She treats fellow attorneys, clients, and opposing parties with dignity and respect. She is a true professional and a great representative of the legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Mrs. Adkins for several years and have come to know her as a client centered advocate, that eases her clients concerns while aggressively fighting their case. I would highly recommend her to anyone in Southwest Florida seeking a family law, trust and estate law, or land lord-tenant law."
Family Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have served with Chris for many years on the board of the Manatee Chapter of Florida Association for Women Lawyers. She has co-chaired several fundraisers with me for various organizations through that board. She is meticulous and detail oriented, qualities which serve her well as a family law attorney. I have referred many people to her over the years and will continue to do so."
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