Attorney Caitlyn R. S. Waksler

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Attorney Caitlyn R. Shield Waksler focuses her practice on marital and family law. She has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2020 and belongs to the Family Law Section and the Young Lawyers Division.

Cait graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2016, receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies with a secondary concentration in Criminal Justice. Thereafter, she earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

While in law school, Cait served as a Senior Research Editor for the Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy and as a Certified Legal Intern with UF Law’s Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic. She was a teaching assistant for Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy and served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Scott D. Makar of Florida’s First District Court of Appeal. Cait was awarded the Book Award for receiving the highest grade for her clinical work and for her seminar paper in the Appellate Law and Policy course, as well as the Pro Bono Certificate of Excellence.

During her last year of law school, Cait authored the article “Restraining Justice: How Florida Can Better Aid Pro Se Survivors of Domestic Violence in Injunction for Protection Cases.” This article was published in the July/August 2019 edition of the Florida Bar Journal. Cait was awarded the Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section’s inaugural Law Student Pro Bono Award for outstanding pro bono service in the field of appellate practice.

Following graduation from law school in May of 2019, Cait briefly worked in the Personal Injury field and served as a Judicial Assistant to the Honorable Scott D. Makar and the Honorable Bradford L. Thomas of Florida’s First District Court of Appeal before joining the McCrory Law Firm in 2020.

Cait is committed to bettering the lives of local youth. In addition to her law practice, Cait volunteers as a Guardian ad Litem for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit.

When she’s not in the office or serving the community, Cait enjoys spending time with her husband, Ben and her son, Ezra.