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Milena Christopher

Founding Attorney
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Dripping Springs Family Law, Estate Planning, and Probate Attorney

Attorney Milena Christopher has decades of experience in successfully handling legal matters for family-related issues. With a Master’s Degree in Psychology as well as years of experience as a Prosecutor in the Sex Crimes and Child Abuse division in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, she has the understanding and fortitude to help her clients navigate through difficult times in their lives. She has seen so much in her years of practice that she can also assist people in avoiding issues down the road by effective Estate Planning. A leader in collaborative law and mediation, Ms. Christopher uses her experience in these areas to offer many benefits to individuals and families going through divorce.

She has a long history as an active and respected member of the Dripping Springs community and was voted Best Attorney in Dripping Springs 6 years in a row! She also held the title of Best Attorney for Collaborative Law in Hays County and was awarded the prestigious Chris Barbury Award by the Hays Caldwell Women's Center for her many years of service.

You may also recognize her from her involvement in the following organizations:

  • Dripping Springs Women's Club, Current Legal Advisor and Board Member
  • Hill Country Senior Center, Current Board Member
  • Patriot's Hall, Founding Member
  • Texas Bar College, Longstanding Member
  • The Board of Directors for the Hays-Caldwell Women's Center (HCWC), Past President of the Board and long-time member
  • The Texas Association of Mediators (TAM), Former Newsletter Editor and board member
  • Business Law, Texas State University, Former Adjunct Professor
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution for the Master’s Degree program, Texas State University, Former Adjunct Professor
  • Former Adjunct Professor of Wills and Estates for the Master’s Degree program, Texas State University
  • Former Attorney for Students, Texas State University- 11 Years
  • Former Board member of "It's the Law Y'all" Radio Broadcasts, KDRP Radio Station 103.1
  • "It's the Law Y'all" Radio Broadcasts, KDRP Radio Station 103.1, Former Host
  • Achieved the level of Advanced Credentialed Mediator, credentialed by TCMA, the Texas Mediation Credentialing Association
  • Hays County Dispute Resolution Center, Former Board Member and Secretary
  • The Family Mediation Program at the Hays County Dispute Resolution Center (DRC), Former Lead Trainer
  • Basic Mediation Program, Hays County Dispute Resolution Center (DRC), Former Trainer
  • Dripping Springs Rotary Club, Former Member
  • The American Heritage Girls program, Troop leader
  • Co-founder and Vice President of the Hill Country Collaborative law Group (HCCLG)

She has been a respected presenter to various local groups, including:

  • Texas State University (staff education and student groups)
  • Dripping Springs Women's Club
  • Hill Country Dispute Resolution Center's Divorce Workshop (Trainer for Prospective Mediators)
  • Hays County Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Mediators

She is a Member of three State Bars: Texas, Florida, and Maine.

Her proudest achievement, however, is raising three wonderful daughters with integrity and caring hearts.

In her spare time (which she has very little of!), she enjoys traveling with family, arranging fun adventures, photography, and writing.

Pictured Right: Milena is a former Board President of the HCWC and has been on two different Capital Campaign Committees, as well as a volunteer legal advisor. HCWC has just built transitional housing that will give more long-term shelter to victims of abuse.

Other Accomplishments:

  • Masters Degree In Psychology
  • Recognized six years in a row for Best of Dripping Springs (2016-2021)
  • Negotiated hundreds of disputes to a successful resolution
  • Persuasive speaker, with an extremely high success rate as a trial prosecutor
  • Owned the largest female-run law practice in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • Managed a staff of 26 employees; extensive leadership experience
  • Virtual Groundbreaking due to Social Distancing and COVID-19 concerns, for Hays-Caldwell Women's Center Transitional Housing

Areas of Practice

Litigation Percentage

  • 30% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1988
  • Texas, 1996

  • Law Offices of Milena Christopher, Owner, 1992 - 2000
  • Bench & Bar Mediations, Certified Family Mediator, 1992 - 1993
  • Broward County State Attorney's Office, Assistant State Attorney, 1987 - 1992
  • Broward County Courthouse, Judicial Intern, 1986 - 1987
  • Therapist, Dr. Hugo Waldheim, Psychologist/Counselor and Biofeedback, 1977 - 1978
  • University of West Florida, Counselor, 1977
  • Furman University B.A. - University Greenville, SC 1976
  • University of West Florida M.A. summa cum laude - University Pensacola, FL 1977
  • Nova University Center for the Study of Law J.D. - Graduate School Fort Lauderdale, FL 1987
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Texas Association of Mediators, TAM (Board of Directors; Editor, Newsletter)
  • Texas Mediation Credentialing Association, Credentialed Mediator
  • Austin Bar Association, ADR Section Member; Family Law Section Member
  • Hays Caldwell Women's Center, Board of Directors; 2nd Vice President; Auction Chair
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What Makes Us Different?

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  • Compassion

    Our legal team is passionate and understanding about helping our clients get through these difficult times.

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  • Responsiveness

    Our legal team is available when you need them most. We make ourselves available after hours, by appointment.

  • Experience

    Our founding attorney has decades of experience and understands the Texas divorce system inside and out.

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