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Kristina Jill Sexton

Family Attorney at Huntsville, AL

4.9   76 reviews

also known as Kris Sexton, Kris Sexton Brown

  • State Years
    Alabama - AL 11 years
    Florida - FL 12 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State AL
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Kristina

Learn Kristina’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Family
    20%

    13 years

  2. Child custody
    15%
    Paternity, custody, child support, grandparent visitation, guardianship

    13 years

  3. Child support
    15%
    Contempt, enforcement, establishment, arrears

    13 years

  4. Divorce and separation
    15%

    13 years

  5. Mediation
    15%

  6. Uncontested divorce
    15%
    Settlement Agreements, dispute resolution, mediation

    13 years

  7. Wills and living wills
    5%

    13 years

Kristina Sexton earned her law degree from Barry University School of Law, with a specialization in Children and Families, and Trial Advocacy. Prior to that, Ms. Sexton earned her B.S in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida. Since 2005, Ms. Sexton has worked her way up from an assistant in a family law firm all the way to a Partner Attorney. Following graduation, Ms. Sexton sat for the Florida Bar where she was admitted and additionally she sat for the Alabama Bar where she was also admitted. Ms. Sexton moved to Huntsville and immediately became very active with the National Children Advocacy Center where she volunteered, and additionally she became trained as a Court Appointed Juvenile Advocate. Ms. Sexton is also licensed at a Guardian ad Litem, representing children in the Madison County, Morgan County, and Limestone County areas. In 2016, Ms. Sexton joined forces with Attorney Coby Boswell and they started NXTSTEP Family Law P.C.

In 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017, Ms. Sexton was nationally recognized as being the "Top 10 Under 40" as a family law practitione.

Ms. Sexton is active in a number of professional organizations including the Madison County Bar Association, Orange County Florida Bar Association, Limestone County Bar Association, Florida State Bar, Alabama State Bar, Family Law Division, American Academy of Justice, National Children’s Avocacy Center and Court Appointed Juvenile Advocates of Huntsville. Ms. Sexton is fully dedicated in giving back to the community and representing the best interest of families.

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Location

NXTSTEP Family Law, P.C.
1000 Church Street NW
Huntsville, AL, 35801

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  76 customer reviews
Posted by Joseph | December 8, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Family Law attorney
Kris helped guide me successfully through a pair of extremely difficult and tumultuous child custody and divorce lawsuits.   Kris's wise counsel, advice, and great communication at critical junctures helped bring peace and confidence to an otherwise chaotic set of circumstances!   When the situation required quick responses to situations, or a motion to be filed, she was always on top of the situation.  I always felt like I had someone in my corner that was ethical, very knowledgeable of legal precedent and Alabama statutes, and fair in giving a fair assessment of the situation at any given point in time.  I truly credit Kris's wise decisions to helping make my home life more stable and safe.   The entire team at NXTSTEP, from Coby to Hannah to Katie to Kennedy to Taylor were always extremely responsive, professional, and kind.   They truly take a team approach and I would recommend them to anyone needing help in the areas of family law, child custody issues, divorce (contested or uncontested).  I can't thank Kris and her team enough for being in my corner this past year!
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Posted by Anna | November 26, 2023
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Awesome lawyer
I felt confident going into a child support issue because Kris was my lawyer. She responds quickly to questions and has great support staff. She is very straight-forward and will only tell you facts (and not just what you want to hear). She has a great reputation among lawyers and judges and this makes it easier for mediations to go well.
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2023
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Excellent lawyer and team
Kris and team made a very bad situation go as smoothly as possible and were very responsive with requirements and questions. Kris was frank with expectations and never offered any unnecessary advice or guidance. The process was rather fast for my situation and over quicker than anticipated with cost being manageable. Kris also demonstrated excellent job knowledge along with local court ins and outs that seemed to benefit my needs. She also successfully guided me in mediation with an above satisfactory agreement.
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Posted by Kyle | January 27, 2023
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A great firm
I was referred to NXTSTEP to see about dissolving my marriage, I met with Kris and discussed my situation. She is extremely knowledgeable and personable. An awesome lawyer.
Posted by Lori | January 13, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Top Lawyer and Firm in Alabama, Incredible Wins
Kris Sexton and her team took on my case with a clear direction after my consultation and had victories in every request and battle we fought. I hired NXT Step to take over my custody case which was extremely complex and in my situation life threatening to myself and my child. Her and her team were concise, moved quick, answered all my questions and helped me understand the law, guided me through each process, and most importantly to me aggressively fought for me and my son. My expectations were so far exceeded so many times. Not only because she fought so hard and won each time, but because I knew she was dedicated to my case and treated it as it was as important to her as it was to me and my family. Her team was extraordinary as well! She saved my family time and time again. She knows the system, she has an outstanding reputation with the Judges’, she knows the law. I could not have had a better experience considering the situation I was in. She is known as one of the best lawyers in the South and now I know why.
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Posted by Steven | June 17, 2022
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Fair, honest and professional
Kris and her staff were very professional and fair throughout the divorce process. They are awesome!
Posted by Lilian | November 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Review
kris is a very good attorney. She is great at her job and very passionate and caring. She goes over and beyond to help. I can not forget Coby as well and kris's legal aide. They all work together and do their best. They are always their and available to answer questions you might have and walk through with you about everything you will need for your case. I appreciate them and have nothing but good to say about the work they do at their firm.
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Posted by Bryan | October 15, 2021
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Supportive and tough
Made everything easy and was tough as nails. Great job all the way around.
Posted by Mallory | October 14, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation ih high conflict divorce
Loved working with Kris, Hannah, and the rest of the NXTSTEP team. While going through a high conflict divorce, you want to know you have someone on your side and they did just that. Experienced, knowledgeable, professional, and always prepared.
Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Extraordinary Representation
I almost didn't bother to fight. I've lived in Madison, Alabama my whole life and anyone who is from here is aware of Alabama's rightfully perceived biased on a fathers custody arrangement with their kids. Traditionally, a "weekend warrior" was the best possible outcome for the lucky fathers here. Allow this bright little review to shine through as encouragement. Fast forward to 2020: I decided to fight... The influence I knew I deserved in my son's life was well worth it. After much research & conversation with others that had their finger on the pulse of this town, I gave Kris Sexton a call. Kris and the NXTStep family whole-heartedly committed themselves to my son and I. Fully equiped for the strongest representation around, by far! We went in against what seemed like adverse odds in the beginning. Kris at the helm, we fought... and fought some more. After what seemed to be forever, NXTStep Family's dominant litigation structure made it crystal clear to the Madison judge that it was my pure intent and desire to have a healthy relationship with my son. And we won! Your choice is clear. If you need the best representation in Madison County, give Kris Sexton a call.
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Posted by Mallorie | September 30, 2021
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Excellent Work!
I will ALWAYS recommend Kris and Hannah as a legal team!! They are astounding in their field and are very thorough!!! I trusted them with the most important things in my life and they never let me down. Both are very relatable, dependable, detail oriented and absolutely driven to help you with any and everything you need. They knew how to calm me down and reassure me when I was worried, they went through everything with a fine toothed comb and took great care of me and my case. Forever grateful for these two amazing women and the amazing work they do!!! Mallorie Warren
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Posted by Holly | June 16, 2021
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Best child custody lawyer in town
Where do I start?! Kris is a GAMECHANGER for Family Law. She is organized, responsive, caring, and more importantly...she gets results! She listens and does her homework and cheers you along the way. Her paralegal Hannah is amazing as well...they tag team and get the job done! These ladies would even respond in the evening at times...well after hours if it was really important. She knows the key players in the court system which helps as well. I am so grateful to have met her. She is someone that you can tell your issue to once and she knows what you are thinking and how to fix it before you do. Nobody ever wants to go to court and I was a nervous wreck even though I was the one that filed. Kris was so compassionate, told me to relax...that she's got it and she was right. She will have your back! To achieve that level of trust that quickly when dealing with your family is priceless to me. I will forever be so grateful to have met her. Kris Sexton is definitely who you need to hire for custody issues, etc. Hopefully I will not need her again...but she offered to be on stand by if I needed anything else. What a great lawyer!
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Posted by Adrian | February 10, 2021
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Adrian Drake
Kris and her staff are amazing. These ladies will take care of you from day one. I got a bill summary at the beginning of each week that included a break down of the work that was being done on my case. I was never left in the dark. They make sure that you get your money's worth out of every phone call and email. Not many people can confidently say they have the best lawyer in Huntsville. But Kris and her staff are definitely the best.
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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2021
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A True Child-Advocate
Kris Sexton became a true advocate for my children. She made certain their voices were heard every time they nearly gave up their hope that any one would ever listen. Mrs. Sexton was unrelenting and laser-focused in her efforts to stay-abreast of the children’s emotional state & well-being, well-beyond Judicial Hearings & Court dates.
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Posted by Anna | February 4, 2021
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Best Lawyer!
Kris and her team were excellent in response times to questions! She is so organized and that made me trust her even more. She is a bulldog and will fight to get you what you deserve!
Posted by Scott | February 3, 2021
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Could not have asked for better support
Mrs. Sexton took my case and protected my children. I had no idea how to proceed but she walked me through every step and court date.
Posted by Mary | February 2, 2021
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Attention to detail
Kris represented me and did a phenomenal job. She is understanding and pays attention to every detail. Kris is extremely knowledgeable and professional. I couldn’t have been more pleased with having her as my attorney. Her staff is also amazing and very kind, especially Hannah.
Posted by James | February 1, 2021
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Great Attorney for a Horrible Time
Kris is an intelligent, calm, and inclusive attorney that I highly recommend. Her and her team (partner and staff) provided excellent support and explanations on all pros and cons of each decision. This support continued after my mediated divorce to include providing information on actions to take to ensure adherence to the agreement. Although successfully-busy, she provides helpful recommendations to navigating difficult post divorce issues with directness that is both warm and sincere. She focuses on the children's best interest, for which I'm grateful. Again, I highly recommend Kris Sexton and Nxt Step Family Law.
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Posted by Stephen | February 1, 2021
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Couldn’t have done it without her
Ok to start I had no idea what to do or how to handle what was being thrown at me and I reached out to nxtstep and they hit the groin running and I couldn’t have been more happy. Kris and Coby are amazing and I never felt any doubt that they were fighting as hard as they could for me. Also a big shout out to Hannah for alway being available to answer any questions I had, and making the most difficult thing in my life as comfortable as possible. All I can say is I will always use them for anything I need in the future.
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Posted by Ross | February 1, 2021
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Client - Family Law
Greatly appreciate Kris' assistance. She understood and seeks reconcilation; offers sound counsel and genuine in her approach - esp if children are involved. And she replies to calls and emails. Yes, I would certainly recommend her.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • NXTSTEP Family Law, P.C.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Huntsville Law Firm
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Law Clerk/ Intern
  • Orange County, Florida
  • 2010 - 2011

Education

  • Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of Central Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Domestic

Associations

  • Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Limestone County Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Court Appointed Juvenile Advocate
  • 2012 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • 2012 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • 2011 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Chairman
  • 2015 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best 2016 Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Best Female Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Best Overall Advocate
  • American Bar Association
  • 2011
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Publications

  • Barry Law
  • The Prosecution's Puppet
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • On the Road with the Latest and Greatest
  • Guardians ad Litem and Child Custody
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (35)
Given (19)
Endorse Kristina
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kris. She is an outstanding Divorce and Family Law attorney."
Family Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kris Sexton is a compassionate, yet fierce advocate for her clients. People that are going through domestic or family cases may be suffering some of the most difficult experiences of their lives, but she is able to provide, empathy, straight-forward guidance, and effective advocacy to help her clients navigate through such troubling times. If you need help, don't hesitate to contact Kris Sexton."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She's well respected in the field."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kristina is a smart, hardworking family law attorney who cares passionately about her clients."
Child custody Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I find her to be knowledgeable, honest and strong."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kristina is an excellent family law attorney. I recommend without hesitation."
Child custody Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Sexton is a skilled and valuable asset to our legal community. I endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Huntsville Family Lawyer Kristina Jill Sexton
Kristina Jill Sexton
Family Attorney
Huntsville, AL
Licensed for 12 years