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.

Florida Supreme Court Certified Marital and Family Mediator, 2002

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, 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, 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


  • St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami, FL - J.D. - 1993
  • University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL - B.A. - 1990

    Psychology and Political Science

  • Ransom Everglades School, Coconut Grove, FL - H.S. - 1986

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

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...

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...


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...


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...


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...


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