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Christy L. Hertz, Esq.


Christy L. Hertz has been practicing law for nearly over 30 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 Estate, Guardianship and Trust 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 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, received a 10.0 Avvo Rating based upon her professional profile, years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition, and she has been awarded America's Most Honored Florida Lawyers and Top Professional since 2015. Ms. Hertz has earned the distinction of being named one of Florida's Super Lawyers in 2008 through 2024.

Ms. Hertz is regularly appointed by judges as an attorney ad litem, guardian ad litem, and mediator 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 has been a Florida Supreme Court Certified Marital and Family Law Mediator since 2002. Her experience in conflict resolution makes her both a successful litigator and mediator.

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.


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 Florida Lawyers, 2023

America’s Most Honored Lawyers, 2021-2022

America’s Most Honored Lawyers – Top 1%, 2022-2023

America’s Most Honored Lawyers – Top 10%, 2014, 2023

America’s Most Honored Professionals, 2016-2018

America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 1%, 2016-2023

America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 5%, 2015



Avvo Superb Top Rated Lawyer, 2024

Avvo Rated Top Lawyer, 2017-2021

Avvo Rated 10 Superb, 2013 and 2014


Florida Super Lawyers, 2007-2024


Florida Trend Legal Elite, 2015 and 2018



Martindale-Hubbell, 25th Anniversary, 2018

Martindale-Hubbell, 20th Anniversary, 2013

Martindale-Hubbell, Rated AV Preeminent for 15 Years

Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Attorney, 2012-2024

Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Attorney Judicial Edition, 2017-2023

Martindale-Hubbell, Lawyers.com AV Preeminent, 2019-2023

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

Martindale-Hubbell, Client Distinction Award, 2015

Martindale-Hubbell, Women's AV Preeminent Attorneys, 2012-2013

Martindale-Hubbell’s PRR AV Preeminent Lawyers.com, 2018

Martindale-Hubbell, PRR AV Preeminent Attorneys, 2008 and 2010

Martindale-Hubbell’s Top Rated Family Law Lawyer, 2015

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



National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers


South Florida Legal Guide - South Florida’s Top Lawyers, 2021-2022


Top Attorneys in the Miami Area, 2015

Top Attorneys in Florida, 2013-2014, 2017, 2019-2020, 2022-2024


Client Reviews
"Christy Hertz helped me tremendously with co-parenting issues concerning my daughter. She was fair, listened to me and gave me great advice. She was honest with me, and I have great respect for her because of it. Ultimately, my daughter's father recognized what he needed to do for our daughter's wellbeing. Thanks to Christy, he became much more cooperative, and his cooperation will help in my daughter's development now and for years to come. I'd say she is worth every penny." K. D.
"Christy’s polished demeanor is professional and highly effective. She ALWAYS has a plan and it's ALWAYS the correct one. In representing me from the divorce consultation to the final agreement, her practical, point-blank approach is a well appreciated one. If you are looking for the best attorney to help you achieve the best possible outcome, SHE IS IT!" Sarah
"This is a great firm. Christy and her colleagues represented us through a four year, highly complicated case. We were well represented throughout the whole process. The firm is professional, knowledgable, experienced, and highly effective. These are thorough, hard working attorneys who are competent in every aspect. Christy is quick on her feet, a wealth of knowledge, and an excellent litigator. No games here. Clients first and exceptional service. Look no further." Rob
"Katie made me feel comfortable and confident. She follows through and is very patient to answer any questions you may have. If you're feeling nervous she assures you everything will be ok because she will be there with you every step of the way. Katie is very detailed and available at all times. I will eternally be grateful for how she took care of my case. Thank you Katie!!!!" Ely
"Katie, Helped me with my modification for child support. Being in the military it is very complexed dealing with pay and state laws but Katie guided me the whole way and made the process seem easy. I highly recommend Katie she is very knowledgeable and I felt I could trust her to look for my best interest. Thank you Katie for your help!" Anonymous