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Christy L. Hertz

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chertz@christyhertz.com
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Phone: 305.444.3323
Facsimile: 305.444.3324

3081 Salzedo St #201
Coral Gables, Florida 33134

Christy L. Hertz has been practicing law for over 24 years and has dedicated the majority of her legal career to the practice of family and marital law. Ms. Hertz specializes in Divorce, Modification and Enforcement of Marital Settlement Agreements, Paternity, Time-Sharing and Parenting Plans, Alimony and Child Support, Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements, Domestic Violence and Probate and Guardianship Litigation and Administration. Ms. Hertz has experience in representing both individuals and corporate entities in civil litigation, collections and real estate transactions and Receiverships and Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors.

In addition to having vast experience and knowledge in the legal field, Ms. Hertz is also well respected among her peers in the legal community. She has earned the AV rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which signifies pre-eminent designation in family law by her peers for experience and professionalism. She has also received a 10.0 Avvo Rating based upon her professional profile, years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition. Additionally, Ms. Hertz has earned the distinction of being named one of Florida's Super Lawyers in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Ms. Hertz is regularly appointed by judges as a Guardian Ad Litem, Mediator, and Special Master in family law cases. A guardian ad litem represents the best interests of the child and is used in divorce and family law cases to act as next friend of the child, investigator or evaluator. A guardian ad litem is not an attorney or advocate for the child. Throughout her career, Ms. Hertz has represented the interests of many children as a court-appointed guardian ad litem.

Ms. Hertz is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Marital and Family Law Mediator and is a member of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators.

The court-appointed Special Master acts in accordance with the court’s order appointing to assist in the progression and resolution of the particular case. As a special master, Ms. Hertz has been appointed to monitor discovery disputes, to assist with the distribution of personal property, and to preside over other contentious family law matters.

Education

JD, St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami, FL, 1993

BA, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, 1990
Psychology and Political Science

HS, Ransom Everglades School, Coconut Grove, FL, 1986

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Southern District of Florida, 1994
Southern District of Florida Trial Bar, 1995
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

The Florida Bar
Member Since: 1993
Family Law Section

Dade County Bar Association
Member Since: 1993
Family Law Section, Probate Law Section

Coral Gables Bar Association
Member Since: 1998

Ransom Everglades School Board of Alumni
Member Since: 1999

Legal Specialties and Certifications

Florida Supreme Court Certified Marital and Family Mediator, 2002

Legal Recognition

America’s Most Honored Professionals 2015 – Top 5%

America’s Most Honored Professionals 2016 – Top 1%

America’s Most Honored Professionals 2017 – Top 1%

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Florida Trend Legal Elite, 2015

www.floridatrend.com/legal-elite

 

Florida Super Lawyer, 2007-2017

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Martindale-Hubbell, AV Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence 2017

Martindale-Hubbell, AV Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standard and Legal Ability

Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Attorney Judicial Edition 2017

Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Attorney 2014-2017

Martindale-Hubbell, Client Distinction Award 2015

Martindale-Hubbell, Rated AV Preeminent for 15 Years

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National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers

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Articles/ Interviews

WSVN Evening News, July 7, 2008
Legal Commentary on the prenuptial agreement in the case of Cynthia Rodriguez v. Alex Rodriguez

"Collaborative Law on the rise, attorneys say" by John T. Fakler

The South Florida Business Journal, April 10, 2006

Featured Pro Bono Activities

2006 Dade County Bar Association Pro Bono Outstanding Firm Award
Recognized by the Dade County Bar Association for outstanding contribution to pro bono work.

Ransom Everglades School Board of Alumni since 1999