derren ciaglia


"Having you in my corner made all the difference. You pushed me but you let me stick to my gut. I couldn't have done it with anyone else."
- Family & Marital Law Client

Derren K. Ciaglia devotes her practice exclusively to challenging family law matters, including divorce, child support, child custody, alimony, paternity matters and family law litigation involving complex financial and parenting issues. 

As a mother of three, Derren understands the importance of minimizing the effect the legal process can have on families. She tries to find creative solutions that are tailored to each family’s unique circumstances.

Trained in the interdisciplinary model of collaborative family law, Derren is passionate about advocating for her clients and providing them with support and guidance during what can be difficult and uncertain times in their lives. She is a compassionate listener, a good problem solver and settlement focused, negotiating on behalf of clients both in and out of mediation.

Derren is active in the Orlando community, currently serving as vice president of children’s programming for the Rosen Jewish Community Center Board of Directors. She is also a member of The Florida Bar and the Orange County Bar Association.

Admitted to practice law in Florida, Derren also previously practiced in Illinois. She earned her law degree cum laude from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she received a Family Law Certificate and three Book Awards in perspectives of family, collaborative law, and intimate partner violence assistance. She has dedicated her entire legal career to matters involving families.

News & Insights



  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Ones to Watch, Family Law, 2023
  • Orlando Family Magazine, Awesome Attorneys, Family Law, 2022
  • Family Law Certificate, University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • Book Award, Perspectives of Family, University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • Book Award, Collaborative Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • Book Award, Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Committee, University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • Legal Extern, Honorable Judge Paul, United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • Legal Extern, Honorable Judge Hood, United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

Community & Civic

Community Activities

  • Rosen JCC: Jewish Community Center of Southwest Orlando, Board of Directors

Professional Certifications & Memberships

  • The Florida Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association

Practices & Industries


  • Florida


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2011
  • University of Michigan, B.A., with honors, 2008; Sociology
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