Maria G. Pitelis, Esq. Family Law Attorney

Practice: Family Law

Memberships: International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Clearwater Bar Association, Canakaris Inns of Court, Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, Chair of the Family Law Section of the Clearwater Bar Association

Maria G. Pitelis was born in Bristol, Connecticut and moved to Pinellas County Florida in 1991. Having an interest in law at an early age, Maria participated in the Executive Internship Program at Tarpon Springs High School, interning at the Pinellas County State Attorney’s Office and the Law Firm of Yanchuck, Berman, and Kasaris in her senior year in high school.

Maria majored in Political Science at Stetson University in Deland, Florida and participated in Mock Senate and received numerous awards for her participation as foreign relations committee chair in her senior year. As the president of the pre-law society at Stetson, Maria also went to Washington D.C. to participate in a mock trial competition at George Washington University.

Maria continued her studies at Stetson, by enrolling in Stetson University College of Law in 1999. During her third year at Stetson, she participated in an internship at the State Attorney’s Office which allowed her to participate in criminal hearings on behalf of the prosecutor’s office.

Maria continued her career at the State Attorney’s Office following her graduation from Stetson in 2002 and has been a practicing family law since 2003. She handles all aspects of family law from simple uncontested cases to complex litigation, including but not limited to Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Asset Division, Relocation, Domestic Violence Injunctions, Dependency (DCF cases) and Alimony. She has also completed training and represents clients in collaborative divorce.

Maria lives in Tarpon Springs and is an avid runner, participating in half marathons and other distance races. She also enjoys exercise boot camp, hiking, classic car shows, and keeping up on the constant changes in her family law field, by participating in Canakaris Inns of Court.

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