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Milena Christopher

Founding Attorney
  • Profile
  • Credentials
  • Associations

Dripping Springs Family Law Attorney

Attorney Milena Christopher has decades of experience in family law. She is a leader in collaborative law and mediation and uses her expertise 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 and Hays County communities.  You may recognize her as:

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

She is a respected presenter to various local groups, including:

  • Texas State University (staff education and student groups)
  • Dripping Springs Women's Club
  • Hays County DRC Divorce Workshop
  • Hays County Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Mediators

Other Accomplishments: 

  • Masters Degree In Psychology 
  • 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
    • Pictured Right: Milena is a former Board President of the HCWC and is currently on the Capital Campaign Committee, as well as a volunteer legal advisor. HCWC is building a transitional housing that will give shelter to victims of abuse. 

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Adoption
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Wills
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Litigation Percentage

  • 30% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1988
  • Texas, 1996

Employment
  • 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
Education
  • 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

What Makes Us Different?

Dedicated to Finding Your Best Resolution
  • Compassionate

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

  • Attentive

    We listen to what is most important to YOU, as our client, and work hard to help you achieve your goals.

  • Responsive

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

  • Experienced

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

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