Heskin Martinez Law Group

Firm Overview

Main Office
Main Office
800 North Magnolia Avenue, Suite 1500
Orlando  FL  32803
Phone
  • (407) 403-5990
Websites
Divorce
We specialize in Alimony, Child Custody/Support, Collabororative Law, Complex Asset Distribution, Contempt/Enforcement Matters, Dissolution of Marriage, Domestic Violence Injunctions, Mediation, Modification, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements.
The Heskin Martinez Law Group is located in downtown Orlando, Florida focusing its practice solely on family law. This includes Divorce, Complex Asset Distribution, Custody, Alimony, Paternity and Modification Proceedings. Our firm is committed to you, and to helping you successfully navigate through all of the decisions and negotiations of your family law case.

Family is everything. Let us help you protect yours.

The decision to divorce is never easy. When clients come to our offices, they are often most worried about what lies ahead for themselves and their children. We are here to protect you and your family's interests from the first moment you contact us. Our firm has experience in handling the most complex divorces, with significant assets at stake, to the most simple.

The Heskin Martinez Law Group is led by Keersten Heskin Martinez, who has over twenty years of experience practicing Family Law in the Orlando area. Given that family law cases are decided by judges, not juries, it is imperative to have an attorney knowledgeable not only in the law, but that is also knowledgeable about the judge that will decide your case if it cannot be resolved. In fact most cases are resolved without ever seeing a judge. Knowing the likely outcome in Court is helpful in allowing us to guide you to the best resolution possible. Keersten excels as a negotiator and at working out matters behind the scenes. She is also an aggressive litigator when a dispute must be resolved in a courtroom. She is one of the few Board Certified Family Law Specialists in Orlando, and devotes her entire practice to Family Law.

Keersten works with a team of other professionals so that she is prepared to represent you during all aspects of your case from mediation through trial, should that ultimately be necessary. Our team includes an in-house paralegal with forensic accounting experience to thoroughly review and help investigate the financial issues in your case.

The Heskin Martinez Law Group. Practicing and serving clients primarily in Central Florida in Orange, Seminole, and Osceola Counties.

Keersten Martinez

Keersten Heskin Martinez is an Attorney with over twenty years of experience helping families in all aspects of family law cases. Keersten is one of the few attorneys in the Orlando area who is Board Certified in Marital and Family Law. She specializes in Family Law including dissolution of marriage, custody proceedings, child support, paternity and modification proceedings.

Keersten graduated from the Florida Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science and majored in Aviation Management and Flight Technology. She received her J.D. in 1995 from the University of Florida College of Law with Honors. While there, she was a member of the Florida Law Review and served as Associate Articles Editor.

Bar Admissions:

Florida, 1996
U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida

Published Works:

"Easier Than Obtaining a Driver's License: The Licensing of Federal Gun Dealers", 46 Fla.L.Rev., 805 (Dec), 1994

Honors and Awards:

Martindale-Hubbell's "AV" Rating since 2007
Florida Legal Elite, 2009
Florida Super Lawyers, 2016, 2017
Honors Legal Research and Writing
Honors and Best Brief Award Appellate Advocacy
Book Award Civil Procedure II
Book Award Legal Drafting

Professional Associations and Memberships:

The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Member
The Central Florida Family Law Inns of Court
The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Family Law Rules Committee, 2002 2008
Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Co-Chair, Dinner With The Judiciary, 1998 2000
Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Member
Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Board Member, 2000 2009
Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers, President, 2008 2009
License
  • Bar Number: 077021
    Florida , 1996
Education
  • Florida Institute of Technology
    BS , 1990
    Keersten graduated from the Florida Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science and majored in Aviation Management and Flight Technology.
  • University of Florida College of Law
    JD , 1995
    Keersten received her J.D. in 1995 from the University of Florida College of Law with Honors. While there, she was a member of the Florida Law Review and served as Associate Articles Editor.

Avery Dawkins

Avery F. Dawkins is an Attorney with the Heskin Martinez Law Group and focuses her practice on family law. She is trained in the Collaborative Law Model, and strongly believes that parties and their children benefit immensely when settlements can be reached without court intervention.

Avery received her Bachelor of Science degree cum laude from the University of Florida in 2010. She graduated with her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia in 2013.

Bar Admissions

Florida, 2013

U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida

Published Works

Good Fortune Children: Unanswered Questions, The Florida Bar Family Law Section Commentator, Vol.XXVIII, No. 2 Winter, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

Florida Bar Family Law Section, Co-Chair of Membership Committee, 2015 2016

Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyer's Section, Member, 2013 2015

Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Member, 2013 2015

Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida, Member, 2015 2016

Central Florida Family Law American Inn of Courts, Member, 2015 present

Honors and Awards

Spotlight Award, Family Law Section 2016

Pro Bono Activities

Pro Bono Attorney for Harbor House, 2015

Pro Bono Attorney for Orange County Legal Aid Society, 2015

Guardian ad Litem for Orange County Legal Aid Society, 2013 2015
License
  • Bar Number: 104976
    Florida , 2013
Education
  • University of Florida
    BS , 2010
    Avery received her Bachelor of Science degree cum laude from the University of Florida in 2010.
  • University of Virginia School of Law
    JD , 2013
    Avery graduated with her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia in 2013.

Christina Vicari

Christina Vicari is an Attorney with the Heskin Martinez Law Group. Christina is an experienced trial lawyer and former prosecutor with a strong background in family law. Most recently, she served as Assistant State Attorney for Seminole County's 18th Judicial Circuit. Prior to that position, she served as Guardian ad Litem for Pinellas County's Sixth Judicial Circuit.

With her experience at the State Attorney's office she is particularly skilled at representing individuals in Domestic Violence Injunction proceedings. Thus, while she is still a young lawyer, her extensive trial experience and family law background gives her clients the benefit of an experienced advocate in the courtroom.

Christina received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from The University of Central Florida. While attending UCF for four years, full time she was a part time family law paralegal. She graduated from the Stetson University College of Law with a Certificate of Concentration in Advocacy and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2015.

Born and raised Orlando, Christina is a proud supporter of the UCF Knights.
License
  • Bar Number: 119435
    Florida , 2015
Education
  • University of Central Florida
    BS , 2011
    Christina received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from The University of Central Florida
  • Stetson University College of Law
    JD , 2015
    Christina graduated from the Stetson University College of Law with a Certificate of Concentration in Advocacy.

Keersten Martinez

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