Florida's Children First

Christine Smith – Staff Attorney


C. Christine Smith graduated with honors from Stetson University College of Law in 2006. While in law school, Christine clerked in the staff attorney’s office at the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, clerked for the judiciary in the East Division, as well as an internship at the Hillsborough County Attorney’s Office. After law school, Christine began her career in child advocacy at the L. David Shear Children’s Law Center of Bay Area Legal Services, a nonprofit Children’s law center. In 2011, Christine joined the firm of Hernandez & Smith, P.A. as a partner focusing on juvenile and family law.

In July 2023, Christine joined Florida Children’s First as a part-time staff attorney, dedicating herself to representing young adults in dependency court and related proceedings as well as legislative and executive branch advocacy.

Christine has been a foster parent, has hosted students in her home studying abroad, and has one teenage daughter.   Christine loves spending time outdoors and traveling.

Please Contact Christine HERE.


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