Kathryn DeVane Hamilton
Kathryn DeVane Hamilton is the founding partner of The Hamilton Law Firm and has been practicing law in both Florida and Washington states since 1998. Prior to establishing the firm, Kathryn began her litigation career at the Miami-Dade County Public Defender’s Office where she was lead counsel in over forty trials and her zealous representation resulted in the acquittal of many clients facing years in prison or the dismissal of charges. She then went on to practice at the prestigious Miami boutique family law firm, Kutner and Associates, in matters limited to high asset and complex marital and family law litigation representing national and local community and political figures, athletes, entertainers, artists, prominent business owners, entrepreneurs, doctors and healthcare professionals, and attorneys, where she obtained creative settlements and positive trial results for the firm’s clients.
In 2008, Kathryn founded The Hamilton Law Firm, a boutique practice focused solely on complex or high asset marital and family law matters. Kathryn dedicates herself to providing high quality, skillful, and tenacious representation to her clients in all family law matters, including dissolution of marriage, alimony, child custody and time-sharing, child support, modifications of alimony and child issues, pre and post nuptial agreements, paternity, domestic violence, and same sex matters.
Kathryn DeVane Hamilton has been repeatedly honored by Super Lawyers, which recognizes preeminent attorneys in each state. Only 5% of attorneys are selected as a Florida Super Lawyer. Kathryn was named a Super Lawyer since 2017, and was previously named a Rising Star for 4 years, a distinction that only 2.5% of the lawyers in Florida receive. She is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating awarded based upon reviews from her peer attorneys, judges and clients for her professional excellence, legal abilities and ethical standards. Kathryn is rated "Superb" by Avvo as a 2018 Top Family Attorney. In 2019, 2018 and 2017, Kathryn was selected as a Top Rated Family Law Attorney by Super Lawyers. The Florida Bar Family Law Section has appointed Kathryn to serve on the Rules and Forms Committee for the 2017-2018 term. She has also been named a 2019 Best Lawyers for Family Law. She has also authored several publications and has lectured on family law to other attorneys in the state.
Originally from Seattle, Washington, Kathryn earned her Bachelor of Arts in Society and Justice at the University of Washington in 1995 before moving to Miami, Florida where she obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law, after being chosen for the Moot Court Board and earning Honors in the Litigation Skills Program. Kathryn is a member of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar and has been a member of the Florida First Family Inns of Court since 2002.