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charis campbell


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Charis A. Campbell was born and raised in New Providence, Bahamas. In 2002, she moved to South Florida with her family to pursue an education that ultimately led to her career in the legal profession. Charis obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude, with a major in Criminology and a minor in African Studies. Charis obtained her Juris Doctor Degree from Stetson University College of Law. While at Stetson, she served as a Teacher’s Assistant for Research and Writing and a Research Assistant for the American Caribbean Law Initiative. She also worked at a full-service real estate firm gaining experience in foreclosure and title curative work assisting with the representation of major lending institutions throughout the United States. She was the recipient of the Dean Richard Dillon Excellence in Real Property Award for having shown commitment and interest in the field of real property law. Post-graduation, Charis served as an attorney at Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc., non-profit legal aid. She gained invaluable experience serving indigent clients of Pinellas County providing legal services in the area of foreclosure defense. She assisted numerous clients with loan modifications throughout Tampa Bay. She diligently strived and succeeded in helping to keep her clients in their homes, safe and secure. Soon after, Charis became one of the founders and managing partners of Legally Modern Law Group. While at LML, she discovered her love and appreciation for family law and dependency. She primarily handled most of the Pinellas and Hillsborough county family law and dependency cases. Her goal as an attorney has always been to spend the necessary time understanding her client’s needs and facilitating a plan to diligently pursue them under the law. As an active volunteer of the Guardian ad Litem Program, she understands the unique dynamics of every family and the circumstances that can affect the dynamic of the same. Recently she joined the board of Adoption Related Services of Pinellas, an organization that supports foster and adoptive families through counseling and related services. In 2015, Charis founded Golden Key Law Group, PLLC. Her practice focuses on family law, real estate and property law, criminal defense, social security, and estate planning. Charis is currently the President-Elect of the Pinellas Latin Bar Association, Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the Clearwater Bar Association and active Past President of the Fred G. Minnis, Sr. Bar Association. She is also on the Family Law Rules Committee for the Florida Bar and a board member of the Mt. Zion Human Services Organization.  Lastly, Charis is an active member of The Canakaris Inn of Court, an association comprising of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals who share a passion for professional excellence in family law.

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