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Krista Runte is a litigation attorney in the firm’s Melbourne and Orlando offices, where she represents businesses and individuals on a wide range of complex civil matters. Her practice includes commercial litigation, employment litigation, family litigation, and trust and estate litigation.

With a comprehensive approach to managing client relationships and cases, Krista takes the time to understand her clients’ goals and works closely with them develop a legal strategy tailored to their unique needs. She has deep experience handling the many components of the litigation process, such as developing case strategy, authoring pleadings and motions, managing all aspects of civil discovery, taking and defending depositions, and representing clients at motion hearings.

Prior to joining Lowndes, Krista was a litigation attorney at a boutique business law firm in Melbourne. She also worked as a law clerk for the Honorable G. Kendall Sharp at the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

While in law school, Krista was executive symposium editor for the Florida Law Review and a member of Florida Blue Key and Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society. She was also a judicial extern for the Honorable Gary R. Jones at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida.

Krista is active within the local community and a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters. She is also a member of the Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court and a graduate of Leadership Brevard.

Outside the office, Krista enjoys spending time with her family.

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Community Activities

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Leadership Brevard, Class of 2019

Professional Certifications & Memberships

  • Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court, Associate
  • The Florida Bar
  • Brevard County Bar Association
  • Florida Blue Key


  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2016
  • University of Florida, B.S.; Psychology, cum laude, 2013
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