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Lisa F. Karges
Senior Litigation Partner

About Lisa F. Karges, Senior Litigation Partner

The emotionally complex issues family law presents are what 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.”

In addition to family law, Ms. Karges’ background includes work in bankruptcy law, and she has extensive knowledge of how military procedures affect divorce cases.

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Ms. Karges is licensed in Florida and admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

She is also board certified in marital and family law in Florida. Only about 7% of attorneys in Florida are board certified. There are fewer than 300 attorneys certified for Marital and Family Law in the State of Florida and fewer than 30 in Hillsborough County.


Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the 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.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Karges’ practice focused on domestic relations and bankruptcy law.


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).


In 2017, Ms. Karges received board certification in the area of Marital & Family Law from the Florida Bar, a designation earned by just seven percent of eligible Florida Bar members – approximately 4,800 lawyers.

In 2022, Ms. Karges was re-certified as a board certified lawyer in the area of Marital and Family Law from the Florida Bar. Attorneys must re-certify every five years completing additional requirements and maintaining rigorous standards.

Ms. Karges was recognized from 2014 to 2021 as a Florida Rising Star in the family law practice area by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers.


Watch Ms. Karges’ lecture from Cordell & Cordell’s 2014 Continuing Legal Education seminar on “Evidence for the Family Law Attorney: A Winning Strategy.”

Real-Life Experiences
Reviews from Our Past Clients
“It took years for me to come to a decision to end my marriage. I sought a law firm that is focused and prepared for trial if need be, and seeks to give me the best outcome possible. Cordell and Cordell has performed very well and is very supportive during this difficult time. I have full confidence in my representation and recommend them.”
– Mason B.
“Divorce is hard enough without trying to find a Lawyer who will truly work for you. I had several conversations with Lawyers that seemed only interested in winning somehow. No one wins in a divorce. I should have went to Cordell & Cordell first so I would have avoided a lot of headaches. I met a group of people that genuinely care for you.”
– Mark L.
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