Belinda B. Lazzara is an experienced litigator who appreciates the benefits of a well-negotiated out-of-court resolution to a case.  Belinda offers representation and mediation services in Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough, and the surrounding Tampa Bay counties through her law firm Lazzara Family Law in St. Petersburg, Florida. 

Excellence in the legal profession is Belinda’s priority.   She has chaired the Marital and Family Law Certification Committee of The Florida Bar.  She is also a long-time active member of the Executive Council of The Family Law Section of The Florida Bar, having chaired many Section committees and served on the Section’s Legislation Committee.  Belinda has also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Pinellas County Community Law Program, and on the Board of Governors of the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division 2006 through 2011. 

Helping Florida’s families is at the heart of Belinda’s practice.  Belinda has served as a Guardian ad Litem in the 6th Judicial Circuit since 1999 providing a voice to the best interests of minor children involved in family law cases.

Her peers and the community have acknowledged Belinda’s leadership.  She was awarded the Newcomer Award from the Community Law Program in 2001 and 2003.  She was listed as a Rising Star of Family Law from 2009 through 2011.  Also, Belinda served as a special magistrate on the Pinellas County Value Adjustment Board from 2007 through 2017.

Select Leadership Roles in The Family Law Section of The Florida Bar

  • Executive Council (2015-Present)
  • Legislation Committee (Co-Secretary, 2020-2021, Member 2009-Present)
  • Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee (2020-2021)
  • Co-Chair, Membership Committee (2020-2021)
  • Co-Chair, 2017 Trial Advocacy Workshop
  • Co-Chair, Commentator, Publications Committee (2017-2018)
  • Marital & Family Law Review Course Committee (Chair 2013-2014; Member 2010-2014)
  • Equitable Distribution Committee (Chair 2017-2018; Member 2006-Present)
  • Rules and Forms Committee (Co-Chair 2014-2015; Secretary 2013-2014); Member 2004-2016)

Select Leadership Roles in The Florida Bar

  • Chair, Marital & Family Law Certification Committee (2023-2024)
  • Member, Board of Specialization and Legal Education Committee (2019-Present)
  • Young Lawyers Division 6th Circuit Representative, Board of Governors (2006-2011)
  • Grievance Committee “6D”, 6th Judicial Circuit (Chair May 2007 – March 2008; Member March 2005-2008, 2011-2015)
  • Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee “6A”, 6th Judicial Circuit (Chair May 2006 – June 2007; July 2003 – 2006)

Voluntary Bar Organizations

  • Member, Tampa Bay Academy of Collaborative Professionals (2017-Present)
  • Member, Next Generation Divorce Practice Group (2015-Present)
  • Member, St. Petersburg Bar Association (1999-Present)
  • Member, Canakaris Inn of Court (2000-Present)

Community Involvement

  • Fellow, The Florida Bar Foundation (2004 – Present)
  • Trustee, The Community Law Program (2006-2013)


  • American University Washington College of Law - J.D.
  • American University - Master of Business Administration
  • University of Florida - B.S.
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