Protection Without Destruction


Thank you for ending my nightmare and bringing peace back into my family. I am forever grateful.

– A.M.

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 council interacted with the judge during the mandatory initial court appearance that even the Judge respected Katherine much more than the opposing council. My divorce moved quickly and my outcome was fair. I highly recommend Katherine and her team.

– K.K.

I wanted to take a minute and send to you B.’s 1st semester report card from Tampa Prep. I’m guessing that after you are finished with a client that you seldom have an opportunity to experience the rewards. Well thanks to you both and as you can see B. is doing very well both in school and at home. B. is playing basketball and is making friends. I can’t say that ‘I’ miss you guys 🙂 but your talents and intuitiveness have most definitely provided a better atmosphere for B. We can’t thank you enough for your efforts.

– B.M.

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 gen[uine] 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.

– T.W.

Thank you for being such a wonderful lawyer, support system, advisor and friend throughout this entire ordeal. You are gifted at what you do and I appreciate all you’ve done to bring this situation to closure. I can’t imagine working with anyone else! You’ve set me free to start over… I’m excited about the future and look forward to enjoying every minute. You’ve helped me more than you’ll ever know.

– Dr. A.B.

Just a note to thank you for your strength and guidance through my toughest times. You are one of a kind and I feel so lucky to have found you!

– N.D.

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.

– D.H.

I was looking for a family law attorney who specialized in amicable marital dissolution. She was recommended to me, and I could not have been more pleased. Katherine explained the process and what to expect, providing guidance along the way. She was professional, kind, competent and absolutely made the difficult process easier. Katherine was responsive, accessible, and followed through on everything in a timely manner. Most of what I appreciated about working with Katherine was the kind genuine care she showed for me and my situation throughout the process. She's great!

– A.W.

After an initial consultation, I hired the law firm of Harris, Hunt and Derr for my divorce in 2019. I worked with several members of their team but primarily Nichole Gehringer. She was with me for a day long mediation that was difficult, but ultimately successful. She was clear on the facts of the case and the law , and was firm in looking out for my interests. She effectively engaged with the opposing attorney on some thorny points of disagreement.

No denying it, the divorce was an ordeal. We had been married almost 3 decades. I found the entire legal team and support staff to be professional, knowledgeable, and empathetic. They promptly and effectively responded to my communications and concerns. Also they were true to the stated goal of minimizing financial damage to marital assets. I strongly recommend Nichole Gehringer and the legal team she works with.

– G.E.

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 which was 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.

– T.M.

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

– J.B.

* These are actual reviews of the Tampa Bay 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.

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Just a note to thank you for your strength and guidance through my toughest times. You are one of a kind and I feel so lucky to have found you!
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