Areas: Tampa, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Sand Lake, Sarasota, St. Petersburg and their surrounding areas.
Licenses, Admissions & Associations: Ms. Karges is licensed in Florida and admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Karges’ practice focused on domestic relations and bankruptcy law. She is a member of the Florida Bar Association Marital and Family Law Section; Hillsborough County Bar Association Marital and Family Law Section; and Family Law Inns of Court (Hillsborough County).
Background of Attorney Lisa F KargesLisa F. Karges earned a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from University of Wisconsin-Madison; Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law, graduated cum laude with a certification in Family Law and Advanced Legal Writing. Florida Coastal School Law Review, Member, 2006 – 2007, Editorial Board, 2007-2008; Dean’s List, 2005 – 2007; Dean’s Scholar’s List, 2007.
In addition to family law, Ms. Karges’ background includes work in bankruptcy law, and she has extensive knowledge on how military procedures affect divorce cases.
The emotionally complex issues family law presents are what attorney Lisa F Karges found appealing about representing men in divorce.
“Unlike other areas of law I feel personal satisfaction in knowing that I actually help people by obtaining definitive positive results that impact their entire lives,” she said.
One case that had a huge impact on a client’s life was Ms. Karges’ ability to obtain primary custody for a father who had been systematically shut out of his children’s lives for years because of the mother’s actions.
“There is no simple or easy divorce,” Ms. Karges said. “In order to obtain successful results the attorney and client must constantly work together throughout the process to develop a strategy, communicate, and prepare for all circumstances.”
Ms. Karges was named one of the firm’s Regional Top Performers in 2013.