Kristopher Kest has been practicing law since 2005. During that time he has represented clients in many different areas of the law including commercial litigation, real estate, foreclosure, contracts, non-compete agreements, and, of course, family law. After spending 9 years with the law firm of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A., Kristopher opened Kest Family Law, P.A. and now focuses his practice on the area of family law. Kristopher represents clients that are going through a divorce, are involved in a paternity case, or are otherwise involved in a dispute involving their spouse, former spouse, or minor children.
Kristopher is admitted to practice before all Florida state and county courts and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Kristopher has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in 2011 through 2015, and in 2009 and 2011 he was recognized by Florida Trend as a “Legal Elite, Up & Comer”.
Kristopher believes strongly in giving back to the community and has since his admission to the bar provided pro bono legal services through the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association. In 2010 and 2012, he received the “New Attorney Award of Excellence” from the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association.
An Orlando native and a fifth generation Floridian, Kristopher received his B.A. from Tulane University in New Orleans in 1999. After spending three years as a patrol officer with the Fulton County Police Department in Atlanta, Kristopher earned his J.D. (with honors) from Florida State University College of Law in 2005.
Kristopher is a member of the Executive Council for the Orange County Bar Association, and for five years was a member of the Board of Directors of the Young Lawyers Section of the Orange County Bar Association. During that time Kristopher founded and chaired the YLS-Law School Mentoring Program. He participates in the Florida Supreme Court’s “Justice Teaching” program, and is a member of the George C. Young American Inn of Court and the Central Florida Family Law American Inn of Court.
Also active in the community, Kristopher is the president of the Tulane University Alumni Club of Orlando, is a committee member for the Orlando Health Foundation’s Level One Trauma Center “One Night” event, was recently the chair of the WMFE 90.7 FM Community Advisory Board, and is a former member of the Board of Trustees for the Winter Park Public Library.
Kristopher is married and has two daughters. He enjoys inshore and freshwater fishing, camping, sand volleyball, water sports, snowboarding, and reading about Florida history and other non-fiction.