Protection Without Destruction

Harris, Hunt & Derr, P.A. is a Marital and Family Law firm that will protect your family and financial future when you need it most. Ranked as a Best Law Firm by U.S. News Best Lawyers®, our strong and experienced team practices exclusively in family law and will guide you through life’s most difficult challenges. We value diligence, effectiveness, and problem ­solving, and take a multifaceted approach in formulating a winning legal strategy to achieve your goals in a cost sensitive process.


Founding partner Nancy Hutcheson Harris, was ranked Tampa Magazine’s #1 Divorce Lawyer in 2017-2020 and Top Lawyers winner in 2022-2023, and was named Best Lawyers® 2017 Family Lawyer of the Year. Nancy is a pioneer in the field of collaborative divorce and has helped make it a top choice for many couples choosing to end their marriages. Partner Joseph D. Hunt, a top family law litigator in the Tampa Bay area and Best Lawyers® Family Law Lawyer of the Year in 2020 and 2024, is both Florida Bar Board Certified in Marital & Family Law and a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, an achievement attained by very few attorneys. Partner Christine L. Derr, listed as Tampa Magazine’s Top Collaborative Divorce Lawyer in 2020-2023 and Top 50 Women Florida Super Lawyers® in 2016-2023, is Florida Bar Board Certified in Marital & Family Law and brings tremendous strength to our firm with powerful, dynamic representation across all aspects of family law. Partner Katherine C. Scott is Florida Bar Board Certified in Marital & Family Law and recognized in Best Lawyers®, Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, and Super Lawyers®, including the Top 50 Women in Florida in 2023. Katherine is a strong litigator, shrewd negotiator, and adept collaborative practitioner. Partner Nicole M. Gehringer, recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch®, and Florida Rising Stars, provides skilled legal guidance to clients navigating difficult times. 

Cory A. Brandfon, recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® and Florida Rising Stars, is an associate attorney, experienced and prepared to handle all aspects of your family law needs. James J. Wimsatt, recognized by Best Lawyers®, is an associate attorney that works diligently to get the best results for your family law issues. Grace M. Samarkos, recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® is an associate attorney with a background exclusively in family law and is ready to advocate for your case.


Let our team stand up for what matters most to you. Call for a consultation today!

Offices in Tampa and St. Petersburg | 813-223-5421 |