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About Me:

Meet Christine

“My practice is about so much more than just aggressive legal advocacy.  I like to think of it as taking a more holistic approach to my clients’ cases."

"The justice system can be intimidating, frustrating, even traumatizing.

My goal is to see my clients walk away from their experience with my firm not only satisfied with the outcome of their case, but also feeling empowered to move forward with their lives.”

Experience & History

Christine Diorio is a member of the Florida Bar with almost a decade of experience as both a prosecutor and public defender. The emphasis of her practice includes both family law and criminal defense cases. Christine is known for combining her years of courtroom experience with an openness and natural ability to connect with her clients. She prides herself on providing her clients with concierge-level legal services and compassionate representation.

Christine was born in Gainesville, Florida and literally grew up inside the courthouse where her step-father is a now a Senior Judge and her mother recently retired after 48 years of service as the Chief Deputy Clerk of Court for the 8th Circuit. She always knew she would go to law school, and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2006 after receiving her Juris Doctor from Florida State University College of Law. She graduated with High Honors from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2000 with B.A. in Political Science.

In 2007 she began her career as a state prosecutor in the 8th Judicial Circuit where she spent three years prosecuting and trying DUI and domestic violence cases in court. This experience in particular allowed Christine to better defend her clients when she moved to her new role at the Public Defender’s Office in the 8th circuit in 2010.

While working as an assistant public defender, Christine was quickly promoted to the felony division where she represented 100’s of clients accused of serious crimes such as robbery, aggravated battery, sexual battery, drug trafficking, and firearm charges. From 2011 to 2014 Christine was promoted to head of the Gilchrist County satellite office in the 8th Circuit. There she oversaw all cases for the entire county. In 2015 Christine moved to the Tampa area, where she opened her own practice.

Her many years of handling numerous jury trials from both a prosecution and defense perspective makes Christine uniquely prepared to represent her clients in court. It also provides her with the negotiating skills necessary to achieving the best possible outcome for her clients in both family and criminal law.

Christine’s deep commitment to her clients stems from her own personal experiences with the justice system- including her own divorce and DUI arrest from years ago. Christine is very open about how she overcame these personal challenges and how they make her a better attorney and to better understand and serve the needs of her clients. Knowing what it feels like to stand in their shoes, she hopes to offer a new way through the justice system based on respect and compassion.

Currently, Christine resides in Tampa, Florida with her beautiful blended family. Outside the office, she enjoys photography and is active in her church and local Moms Club, She also enjoys leading self- empowerment workshops, and writing and speaking about substance abuse issues as they relate to the law.

educations

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida 2000

Juris Doctor, Florida State University-College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida 2006

Bar Admissions

Florida Bar

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Groups and Associations

Hillsborough County Bar Association

West Pasco County Bar Association

Florida Bar Family Law Chapter

Florida Association of Women Lawyers

Hillborough County Association of Women Lawyers - Community Outreach Committee 

The James C Adkins Jr American Inn of Court 2007-2009

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Volunteer and Community Involvement

2018-2020 Member: Westchase Business Women – Tampa

2015-2020 Member: Moms Supporting Moms (MOMs) Club – Westchase Chapter

2015-2019: Volunteer Photographer for “Sensitive Santa” Sessions for Kids with Special Needs in cooperation with the Inspire Foundation

2018: Eckerd Connects Silent Auction to benefit Foster Kids

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