Testimonials & Reviews

These are actual reviews of the Tampa family law attorneys of Harris, Hunt & Derr, P.A. We appreciate our clients’ willingness to share their experiences. Please keep in mind that the success of any legal matter depends on the unique circumstances of each case: prospective clients may not obtain the same or similar results.

      "Nicole Gehringer, from Harris, Hunt & Derr, P.A, was the primary lawyer who handled my divorce from my wife and was a pleasure to work with."

      Nicole Gehringer, from Harris, Hunt & Derr, P.A, was the primary lawyer who handled my divorce from my wife and was a pleasure to work with. She made everything very easy for me to understand and was always willing to explain anything I was unsure about. She also did regular check-ins and was always very prompt with her work. She made the whole process very smooth despite it being an incredibly difficult situation. In the end, I was very happy with the marital settlement agreement that she produced and the final settlement we were able to agree upon. She was always available to call and the whole process was completed very quickly. She is a bright and very talented lawyer who I would recommend to anyone. Thank You, Nicole!

      Murtaza Q.
      "Working with Katherine and her firm was one of the best decisions I have made and I would recommend anyone in the unfortunate situation of divorce to consult with Katherine first when looking for legal expertise."

      Divorce can be one of the most challenging experiences anyone will ever have in their lifetime. After researching the collaborative divorce process and having young kids, I was certain I had to stay out of court and have control of my outcome. That is when through my research and referrals, I came across Harris, Hunt and Derr. At my initial meeting with Nancy Harris and Katherine Scott, I was confident this firm had the experience and approach that was right for me. They organized a team of professionals to help manage the collaborative process and make things flow smoothly. I called it my legal "dream team", quarterbacked by Katherine Scott. Katherine is a good listener, extremely empathetic, wise beyond her years, and possesses the perfect balance of tenacity and strategic thinking that undoubtedly was the difference-maker in getting a win-win solution for all parties involved. Working with Katherine and her firm was one of the best decisions I have made and I would recommend anyone in the unfortunate situation of divorce to consult with Katherine first when looking for legal expertise.

      Michael L.
      "Joe’s experience and wisdom in how my case could be fairly resolved was critical to achieving the desired outcome without needing to go to court."

      I took notice of Harris, Hunt & Derr’s website listing of High Asset Divorce as one of their specialty areas since mine fell into this category. They indicated that they have a network of respected financial specialists, such as forensic accountants, to assist in complex high net worth divorce cases. I selected Joe Hunt and his team to represent me. In my very first meeting with Joe and his team he immediately recognized that a highly respected forensic accountant would greatly strengthen my position. We collaboratively engaged this accountant and my case was expertly dissected whereupon a strong legal and financial strategy was developed. The case was subsequently resolved in mediation with a fair settlement for both parties. Joe’s experience and wisdom in how my case could be fairly resolved was critical to achieving the desired outcome without needing to go to court.

      David H.
      "I worked closely with Nancy, Cory, and Tracy and I know they were on top of everything and very knowledgeable."

      I worked closely with Nancy, Cory, and Tracy and I know they were on top of everything and very knowledgeable. They were able to get the best for me and my kids and I know I couldn't have chosen a better firm to represent me. It was a great pleasure working with them and I recommend them without any hesitation.

      Desiree M.
      "I would highly recommend Katherine Scott to anyone going through the collaborative divorce process. She is a class act and a very smart, thorough, and creative attorney."

      Katherine Scott was assigned to my case as a divorce attorney. I didn’t know her at first since I was referred to Nancy Harris. As I got to know Katherine and worked with her throughout the collaborative divorce process I was most impressed with her detailed understanding of the issues, rules, and procedures. She was a real asset to my case. I felt that she took a genius interest in the best possible outcome for not only me but also for my family. She made herself readily available to me at all times which was pretty amazing considering she was planning her own wedding. I would highly recommend Katherine Scott to anyone going through the collaborative divorce process. She is a class act and a very smart, thorough, and creative attorney.

      Todd W.
      "Nancy Harris and Cory Brandfon were a great team that helped me through my divorce successfully. They were with me from the start explaining the procedure and what to expect."

      Nancy Harris and Cory Brandfon were a great team that helped me through my divorce successfully. They were with me from the start explaining the procedure and what to expect. Whenever I had any questions or concerns they were always prompt with their response. The outcome was exactly what was explained to me and I couldn’t be happier that it went smoothly. I would highly recommend them.

      Carolyn E.
      "I highly endorse Nancy Harris, Joe Hunt, Christine Derr, and their impeccable legal team...You are 100% in good hands when you decide to use this firm for any of your family law needs. They are highly recommended."

      I highly endorse Nancy Harris, Joe Hunt, Christine Derr, and their impeccable legal team. I have been working with this firm for well over ten years in the Tampa legal community and cannot recommend them enough. You are 100% in good hands when you decide to use this firm for any of your family law needs. They are highly recommended.

      Damien M.
      "I have started writing this review a few times and simply couldn’t find the right words to express just how grateful I am to Harris, Hunt, and Derr, especially Cory Brandfon."

      I have started writing this review a few times and simply couldn’t find the right words to express just how grateful I am to Harris, Hunt, and Derr, especially Cory Brandfon. He was handed a very complex set of circumstances and extremely difficult parties. I couldn’t be happier with how he handled it. The toxicity of the situation was immeasurable and we heavily relied on Cory for guidance. It’s been two years since the final judgment was handed down and we couldn’t imagine our lives had we not decided to follow Cory’s advice.

      Alex P.
      "Nancy accepted my case and executed a brilliant strategy that was fair-minded to all parties. Her calm graceful representation of my interests quickly gained the cooperation of opposing counsel."

      It is with great enthusiasm that I endorse the work of Nancy Harris and her legal team at Harris Hunt & Derr. When I met Nancy in January 2019 my divorce had been dragging through mediation for over three years. I was frustrated, opposing counsel was alienated and I was concerned that my divorce would be finalized with a trial. Nancy accepted my case and executed a brilliant strategy that was fair-minded to all parties. Her calm graceful representation of my interests quickly gained the cooperation of opposing counsel. Further, during the ensuing negotiations, Nancy and her staff always apprised me of developments that were always reassuring and gave me hope that mediation could work. In short, with pitch-perfect professionalism and compassion, Nancy flawlessly handled my divorce. Her tireless efforts rewarded me with the best possible outcome 8 months to the day after we met and turned my nightmare into a dream of rebirth.

      Tom M.
      "I am extremely pleased with the firm in general and Katherine Scott in particular. Katherine (and paralegals Phil and Cece) were competent, professional, responsive, and easy to deal with."

      Choosing the right divorce lawyer is incredibly important, particularly when the opposing attorney is aggressive and willing to push all boundaries to get an advantage for their client. Harris, Hunt, and Derr came highly recommended from one of the top Attorneys practicing in another specialty in Tampa. I am extremely pleased with the firm in general and Katherine Scott in particular. Katherine (and paralegals Phil and Cece) were competent, professional, responsive, and easy to deal with. The firm has everything to do with the divorce process well established even including details like valet parking to avoid scrambling to find a downtown Tampa parking place. It was obvious when Katherine and the opposing counsel interacted with the judge during the mandatory initial court appearance that even the Judge respected Katherine much more than the opposing counsel. My divorce moved quickly and my outcome was fair. I highly recommend Katherine and her team.

      Ken K.
      "This is an incredible law firm. I was in a bad divorce and my team was nothing but supportive."

      This is an incredible law firm. I was in a bad divorce and my team was nothing but supportive. If you need family law counsel you won’t go wrong employing HH&D.

      Andrew S.
      "Joseph Hunt and his assistant Belinda are amazing!"

      Joseph Hunt and his assistant Belinda are amazing! Kind, compassionate, and most helpful

      Jeana B.
      "Katherine and the entire team at Harris, Hunt & Derr get my personal praise and highest professional recommendation possible."

      My experience with Harris, Hunt & Derr, P.A. and specifically Katherine Scott as my lead attorney was nothing short of stellar! While I could easily provide a lot of negative feedback on the permeant alimony laws in the State of Florida, Katherine and the entire team that I worked with gave me complete confidence from day one that I/we would ultimately prevail in the end, and over time, by simply taking the high road and being 100% ethical in our words and actions....we did prevail! The entire staff that I worked with was extremely professional but also very personably in our time together. Their accessibility and willingness to listen to my thoughts and ideas were both amazing and refreshing. Divorce is never fun for anyone but, divorce with permeant alimony awarded as part of the equation can be overwhelming and very stressful. For me, they gave me sincere hope from day one based upon my personal situation that everything would turn out the way it should and that is exactly what happened for me. Katherine and the entire team at Harris, Hunt & Derr get my personal praise and highest professional recommendation possible.

      David
      "These are AMAZING people and even better lawyers."

      I have nothing but great things to say about this law office. From the front desk to Nancy to Cory Brandon (who worked my case specifically). These are AMAZING people and even better lawyers. I am so thankful for everything they did to make sure I was comfortable, in control and just doing okay throughout my divorce. Cory is a go-getter and wants the best for his clients. Truly would go no further if you are looking for the best attorney out there!

      Hayley F.
      "Cory eased the stress of what was one of the most difficult times in my life."

      Cory eased the stress of what was one of the most difficult times in my life. He made me feel comfortable and clearly explained often confusing legal matters, outlined my options along the way, and help me understand what to expect through every step in the process. He was an advocate for me while also engendering respect with all those involved.

      Lori L.