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Attorney Christina A. McKinnon founded McKINNON LEGAL in 2004. Over the years, we have become one of the most sought-after firms in South Florida for family law and personal injury cases.

We serve clients throughout Miami, Pembroke Pines, North Miami, Hollywood, Miramar, Weston, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, and the entirety of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Please contact us if you need quality legal representation that you can trust, and a dedicated advocate in your corner.

Christina A. McKinnon

Christina McKinnon is the founding attorney of McKINNON LEGAL and is the firm’s primary attorney. Her legal career began in labor and employee relations in the healthcare industry, but Ms. McKinnon soon realized that her true calling lay in assisting individuals as they face some of life’s greatest challenges.

Since entering private practice, Ms. McKinnon has focused her career entirely on Florida personal injury and family law. Her experience, tenacity, and incredible work ethic have earned her the respect and recognition from both the legal and business communities. Some of the many accolades she has received include:

  • AV Preeminent Rating on Martindale-Hubbell
  • “Superb” Avvo Rating
  • Honored multiple times by Success South Florida Magazine
  • Listed as among the South Florida Superstars in Attorney at Law Magazine
  • Chair of the Judicial Nominating Commission, 17th Judicial Circuit, 2018-2019
  • Miami Herald & Legacy Magazine’s “25 Most Influential & Prominent Women in Business & Leadership” in 2013
  • Director of the National Association of Divorce Professionals (West Broward), 2016-2017
  • General Counsel of the Broward Black Republican Club, 2016-2017
  • Listed as one of the Top 100 Attorneys by the National Black Lawyers in 2015
  • Chair of the Family Court Committee for The Dade County Bar Association from 2009-2013
  • President of the Wilkie Ferguson Bar Association from 2007-2008
  • Served on the Florida Bar YLD Board of Governors from 2006-2010
  • Recognized as a Woman Who Makes a Difference by the Junior League of Miami
  • Recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Recognized by South Florida Legal Guide in 2017 & 2018
  • 2018 Top Rated Lawyer, The Daily Business Review

In addition to her work in the courtroom, Ms. McKinnon regularly volunteers with a number of organizations in South Florida. Her Pro Bono work has resulted in a number of honors and awards, including a volunteer award from the Community Partnership for the Homeless (now known as Chapman Partnership) and a Pro Bono award from Dade Legal Aid for her work with the “Put Something Back” program for indigent litigants. Ms. McKinnon was appointed to the 17th Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for a term ending July 2020, where she presently serves as Chair.

Ms. McKinnon was selected to the Nova Southeastern University Ambassadors Board, which is comprised of leaders who are passionate about strengthening South Florida through education, economic development, healthcare, and civic service.

Annette Sanchez – Of Counsel

Annette Sanchez serves as Of Counsel to McKINNON LEGAL. A Miami native, she received her Bachelors of Science in Business Management and Organization from the University of Miami in December 2007, earning various accolades including President’s Honor Roll, Provost’s Honor Roll, and Dean’s List. She went on to attend Florida State University College of Law, attaining her Juris Doctor in 2011, where she had the following accomplishments:

  • Member of the Student Bar Association
  • Member of the Women’s Law Symposium
  • Member of LAWtinos
  • Drafted the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children in Spanish for Puerto Rico to adopt into law
  • Participated in drafting the Spanish Translation of the Florida Constitution
  • Awarded the Evidence in Criminal Litigation Book Award
  • Received the Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award

Annette began her career as an attorney at Children’s Legal Services, where she prosecuted cases of abuse, abandonment, and neglect against the children of Miami-Dade County. She subsequently entered private practice, primarily representing banks and businesses in commercial litigation matters in both state and federal court.

In 2013, desirous of serving the public again, she returned to Children’s Legal Services as a Senior prosecutor. Annette won several Termination of Parental Rights trials and many Dependency trials, receiving only one unfavorable verdict in her entire career as a prosecutor. She facilitated the reunification of parents with their children when appropriate, providing families with the necessary tools and services needed to achieve a safe home environment. When reunification was not viable, Annette took part in ensuring that the children of Miami-Dade County found a forever home either through adoption or guardianship. In 2016, Annette re-entered private practice focusing primarily on family law.

At age 15, having been a classically trained pianist for 9 years, Annette began her own small business as a piano instructor and continued teaching until she went to law school. She was also a cheerleading coach and mentor for girls ages 3 to 5 years old and 12 to 14 years old.


Michelle Del Pino – Associate Attorney

Michelle Lynn Del Pino began her career with McKINNON LEGAL in January 2015 as a Legal Assistant and is currently an Associate Attorney.  Ms. Del Pino received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology from Florida International University.  Ms. Del Pino graduated cum laude with her Juris Doctor degree in May 2019 from Nova Law Center, where she was a Board member for the Family Law Society, National Security and Law Society, and the Tort Law Society.  She was also the 3L Representative for the Student Bar Association Elections Committee.  Ms. Del Pino has a knack for family law and is a great addition to the firm!


Junieth Quezada–Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Ms. Quezada brings a wealth of experience to McKINNON LEGAL with over 16 years working in prominent law firms in South Florida.  Her attention to detail and people skills are unparalleled.  She is an independent worker who is an asset to any environment.




Jacqueline Betancourt – Case Manager

Ms. Betancourt has a certificate in both legal assisting as a paralegal.  She will acquire an Associates in Business Administration in July 2019.  She is very passionate about her work in the legal field and has extensive experience as a paralegal and court reporter over the past 4 years.