Kristie Hatcher-Bolin Attorney At Law

Kristie Hatcher-Bolin - Attorney at Law


T 863.284.2200
F 863.688.0310
D 863.284.2256
Lakeland One Lake Morton Drive Lakeland, Florida 33801

Dedicated advocate guiding clients and counsel through the appeals process. Board certified by The Florida Bar in Appellate Practice. 

Kristie Hatcher-Bolin is a dedicated appellate practitioner serving clients throughout the litigation process. She is board certified by The Florida Bar in Appellate Practice and has represented clients in all of Florida’s District Courts of Appeal, the Florida Supreme Court, and the Eleventh Circuit. Clients turn to Kristie for her elevated approach, legal research and writing skills, and oral advocacy. She provides counsel on appeals covering a wide array of subject matter, including commercial disputes, civil rights, police liability, eminent domain, labor and employment, marital and family law, probate, ERISA, public records, and mortgage foreclosure decisions, among others. Kristie joined GrayRobinson after serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Susan C. Bucklew, U.S. District Court Judge in Tampa, Florida.

Kristie routinely collaborates with GrayRobinson colleagues across the firm in handling high-stakes matters on appeal. In addition to her appellate work, Kristie handles general civil and commercial litigation, serves as a contract city attorney, is a volunteer guardian ad litem in dependency cases, and serves as pro bono appellate counsel for the Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office’s Defending Best Interests Program, providing a voice for children in the courtroom.

  • Recognition
    • John R. Hamilton Pro Bono Award, The Florida Bar's Appellate Practice Section, 2023
    • Best Lawyers in America, Appellate Practice, 2021-2024
    • President’s Pro Bono Award, 10th Judicial Circuit, The Florida Bar, 2022
  • Insights
    • “Preserving Trial Error for Appellate Review,” Orange County Bar Association Insurance Law Committee, February 5, 2018 
  • Media
    • "Lawyer at Lakeland firm earns second honor from Florida Bar for volunteer work," The Ledger, February 6, 2023
    • "Florida Guardian Ad Litem Volunteers Well Represented at Bar President's Pro Bono Service Awards," The Florida Bar,  February 1, 2023
  • Affiliations
    • American Bar Association
    • Guardian Ad Litem
    • Judicial Nominating Commission, Second District Court of Appeal, 2014-2018
    • Humane Society of Polk County, Board Member 
  • Credentials
    • J.D., Florida State University College of Law, 2001, magna cum laude
      • Law Review, Associate Editor, Piece Selection Committee, Senior Articles Editor
    • B.A., Florida Southern College, 1996, summa cum laude
    • Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Appellate Practice
  • Admissions
    • Florida
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida