HCBA Military and Veterans Affairs Committee Invites You to a Luncheon/CLE

Title: Florida Family Law Involving Active Duty, Reserve and Veteran Military Personnel and Spouses

Speakers: Donald DeCort, Kristin Kirkner, Judge Christopher C. Nash

CLE Credits: 2.0

When: Thursday, April 28, 12 – 2 p.m.

Where: Chester H. Ferguson Law Center

Cost: $40 for members, $70 for non-members, $30 for government, student and affiliate members.

Click here to register.


Kristin Kirkner Earns “10 Best Under 40” Award

For the second year in a row, Kristin R.H. Kirkner has earned Florida’s Ten Best Under Forty Award.

Being awarded one of the ten best Family Law Attorneys in the State of Florida, a state with hundreds of Family Law practitioners. This is the official press release from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys:

10 Best Under 40 Award FLA 2 Year The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of Florida’s Family Law Attorney Kristin Kirkner as 2015 10 Best Family Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction.

The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in each state. Attorneys who are selected to the “10 Best” list must pass AIOFLA’s rigorous selection process, which is based on client and/or peer nominations, thorough research, and AIOFLA’s independent evaluation. AIOFLA’s annual list was created to be used as a resource for clients during the attorney selection process.

One of the most significant aspects of the selection process involves attorneys’ relationships and reputation among his or her clients. As clients should be an attorney’s top priority, AIOFLA places the utmost emphasis on selecting lawyers who have achieved significant success in the field of Family Law without sacrificing the service and support they provide. Selection criteria therefore focus on attorneys who demonstrate the highest standards of Client Satisfaction.

We congratulate Kristin Kirkner on this achievement and we are honored to have her as a 2015 AIOFLA Member. You can contact Kristin Kirkner directly at: 813-254-0156 or www.kirknerfamilylaw.com.

We here are Kirkner Family Law are proud of this award as it can only be earned through client satisfaction, and through peer review. There are many Family Law Attorneys in Tampa, FL but choosing the right attorney for your difficult family matter makes a difference in both your experience and outcome on your case.

Looking for an experienced Family Law Attorney who is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law, in Tampa, Florida? Call Kirkner Family Law today and schedule your consultation today. (813) 254-0156.

Kristin R.H. Kirkner is #5 on Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 in Florida

When it comes to your family, having one of the best family lawyers in the state is a must.

Kristin R.H. Kirkner has just been named one of Florida’s Top 10 Family Law attorneys under the age of 40. The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys has created a thorough selection process to save consumers the leg work of researching qualified, experienced, ethical and well respected family law attorneys. There are thousands of family law attorneys in Florida, and we are thrilled to have one of the Top 10 as a partner at DeCort & Kirkner P.L. here in Tampa.

If you’re curious about the selection process, here is an excerpt from the National Academy of Family Law Attorney’s website, annotating the four major components to finding the best family law attorneys in Florida:

If you are undergoing a divorce, military divorce, child support, alimony or any other family law matter–don’t you want one of the best in the state, and a board certified family law expert? Contact the office of Kristin R.H. Kirkner by filling out the form below, and we will be in touch to schedule your consultation.

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Kristin R.H. Kirkner named Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine

Kristin R.H. Kirkner named Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine

Only 2.5% of all Super Lawyer nominees are awarded “Rising Star” award

Tampa divorce expert

2014 has proven to be quite an incredible year for partner Kristin R.H. Kirkner. At the end of May she earned the Board Certified Specialist designation in Family and Marital Law, and is recognized as a Legal Expert by the State of Florida in said field. At the end of June, Super Lawyers came out with their official list of 2014 Rising Stars which included Ms. Kirkner.

The Rising Star award nominees are initially nominated by their peers. After all candidates have been nominated independent research is conducted by an attorney-led, third party research team who investigate each candidate based on 12 key categories. Once the candidates have been vetted, they are categorized by area of practice, then evaluated further against their peers. Final selection is the last step! Only 2.5% of all attorneys named Super Lawyers are awarded the Rising Star award.

It is an honorable award with an extensive evaluation process leaving only the best of the best attorneys receiving the award. If you would like to work with an award winning legal expert, contact DeCort & Kirkner P.L. today to help with your divorce, military divorce or other family law related challenges in Tampa, Florida.

DeCort & Kirkner P.L. Celebrates its 4th Year

DeCort & Kirkner was established July 1, 2010




Happy Anniversary to us! Yesterday was our 4th year anniversary as DeCort & Kirkner P.L. although we boast a combined 30 years of experience as attorneys. DeCort & Kirkner P.L. was formed by attorneys Donald DeCort and  Kristin Kirkner on July 1, 2010. Their firm is located in downtown Tampa, Florida and focuses on Family Law, Marital Law (Divorce and we specialize in Military Divorce), Small Business Counsel and Mediation.

Don DeCort has been practicing law since 1994 after dedicating a career to the U.S. Army and retiring as a Colonel. He has earned the highest possible distinction for ethics and for legal ability, the AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell® award. Learn more about Don DeCort here.

Kristin Kirkner has been practicing law since 2004 and most recently received the highest legal certification in the State of Florida, the Board Certified Specialist (B.C.S.) designation in Family & Marital Law. By law, she is considered a legal expert in Family & Marital Law and was also a recipient of the 2014 Rising Star award, an award given by Super Lawyers (a peer review forum). To learn more about Kristin click here.

Together, Don DeCort and Kristin Kirkner create a powerful partnership that combines experience, knowledge, the highest ethical standards and excellence in the legal field. We look forward to another great year at DeCort & Kirkner P.L.

If you would like to learn more about us, or to become a client please get in touch today.

73 Lawyers Earn Board Certification, The Florida Bar’s “Legal Expert” Status

Tampa divorce expert

Kristin R.H. Kirkner 1 of 8 in Florida to earn BCS in Family & Marital Law

We were pleased to announce that our very own Kristin R.H. Kirkner earned the Board Certification in Family and Marital Law at the end of May, however; it has now been released that only 73 attorneys in the entire State of Florida who were awarded this elite certification, and only 8 attorneys were named Board Certified in Family & Marital Law. There is no official count on how many attorneys took the exam but it is estimated that approximately 100 attorneys took the exam for the Family & Marital Law area of expertise.  Check out the full article as posted on the Florida Bar’s website. 

Kristin is an expert in divorce, military divorce and family law in the Tampa Area of Florida. With situations as sensitive as divorce, paternity, child support, child custody and more…don’t you want a Board Certified legal expert working for you?