About Us

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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 Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top Attorney, South Florida Legal Guide, 2019 & 2020
  • Top Rated Lawyer, Daily Business Review, American Lawyer Media, 2018 & 2019
  • 2018-2019 Chair, Judicial Nominating Commission, 17th Judicial Circuit
  • 2017-2020, Commissioner, Judicial Nominating Commission, 17th Judicial Circuit
  • NSU Ambassadors Board, 2017-Present
  • South Florida Superstars, Attorney at Law Magazine, 2017
  • Broward Black Republican Club, General Counsel, 2016-2020
  • National Association of Divorce Professionals, Director (West Broward), 2016-2018
  • ABA, Litigation Section, Solo/Small Firms Ctme, Diversity Subcommittee Chair, 2012-2014
  • Dade County Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2010-2013
  • Dade County Bar Association, Family Court Committee Chair, 2009-2013
  • Dade Legal Aid Put Something Back Program, Pro Bono Award in Family Law, 2013
  • 25 Most Influential & Prominent Women in Business & Leadership, Legacy Magazine, 2013
  • Outstanding Career Mentor, Urgent, Inc., 2009
  • Most Accomplished in Law, ICABA, 2007 & 2009
  • Wilkie Ferguson Bar Association, President, 2007-2008
  • FL Bar YLD Board of Governors, 11th Circuit Representative, 2006-2010
  • FL Bar YLD Board of Governors, Diversity Committee Chair, 2008-2010
  • Top Leader Under 40, Success South Florida Magazine, 2008
  • Wilkie Ferguson Bar Association, President-Elect, 2006-2007
  • Dade County Bar Association, YLS Board of Directors, 2005-2010
  • Dade County Bar Association, YLS Horizons Committee Chair, 2006-2010
  • Wilkie Ferguson Bar Association, Vice President, 2005-2006
  • Dade County Bar Association, YLS Membership Committee Chair, 2005-2006
  • Top 100 Attorney, National Black Lawyers
  • Wilkie Ferguson Bar Association, Treasurer, 2004-2005
  • Gwen Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association, Executive Board, 2004-2005
  • Woman Who Makes a Difference, Junior League of Miami, 2006
  • Business Advocate of the Year, In Focus Magazine, 2006
  • Volunteer of the Year, Children’s Psychiatric Center, 2005
  • Volunteer of the Year, Chapman Partnership f/k/a Community Partnership for Homeless, 2005

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.

Danielle Levin – Associate Attorney

Ms. Levin has extensive experience in litigation with the 17th Judicial Circuit Office of the State Attorney and the Public Defender’s Office.  After which time, she handled Dependency matters for the Office of the Attorney General.  She is a former legislative aid with the Florida Senate and interned with a former US Congressman.  She has held judicial clerkships in both the 17th & 8th Judicial Circuits and was a sergeant in the Israeli Defense Force’s liaison unit.

 

 

 

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.

Grace Cuadros–Client Relations Specialist

With years of experience developing client relationships, and the last 15 years in sales as a Senior Sales Manager, Grace specializes in business development and sales. She will use that expertise in generating new clients and maintaining current clients to ensure that all of their needs are met.  In her spare time Grace enjoys spending time with her family exploring the neighboring areas and reading mystery novels.

 

Genesis Martin – Paralegal / Case Manager

With years of experience, exclusively in family law, Genesis brings a strong client-centered approach to our firm. She graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with an emphasis in the Pre-Law track. After completion of her first year of studies at St. Thomas University School of Law, she was awarded a Certification in Legal Research and finished in the top 30% of her class. Genesis uses her legal education and extensive experience to help families in transition by providing detailed support to both her clients and the attorneys. Having direct involvement from beginning to end in cases ranging from complex litigation to uncontested matters, Genesis is devoted to providing all of her clients with the support they need. In her spare time, Genesis loves to immerse herself in fiction novels, true crime documentaries and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Junieth Quezada–Legal Assistant

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.