Kayla is an Associate in the firm’s Divorce, Marital and Family Law practice area. She handles dissolution of marriage (divorce), custody, paternity, child support and domestic violence injunctions. Kayla is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts and in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
In 2016, Kayla was recognized by Florida Super Lawyers® magazine as a “Rising Star” in the field of family law, which recognizes the top 2.5% of young attorneys in the State.
Prior to joining Henderson Franklin’s Family Law division, Kayla served as a summer associate in 2012 and worked as a law clerk for the Honorable David A. Demers in Florida’s 6th Judicial Circuit Court, doing Appellate work.
In law school, Kayla served as the Chief of the Stetson Ambassador Program. She was also Secretary of the Business Law Society, President of the Running Club, and participated in Inns of Court. Kayla received the Dean’s Award and William F. Blews Pro Bono Award.
Kayla was in the Honors College at the University of South Florida, a member of Honors College Student Council and conducted undergraduate research on the effects of student leadership on the college campus. She also was a 400 hurdler for the Women’s Track and Field Team.
Kayla is a Fort Myers native, graduating from Fort Myers High School in 2006. When not working, she enjoys photography, traveling, running and spending time with her dog, Adelaide. Kayla is also in the process of getting her private pilot’s license.
Kayla is active in the legal community and serves as Secretary and Chapter Representative for the Lee County Association of Women Lawyers, President-Elect for the Lee County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division and is a member of the Association of Family Law Professionals. She also devotes time to serving community organizations and is a mentor for the Take Stock in Children Program and a committee member for Harry Chapin Food Bank Hunger Walk.
While attending Stetson University College of Law, Kayla participated in the Lawyers for Literacy program, tutoring third graders in the Tampa Bay Area to help them pass the FCAT.