Our Team

Christina C. Alvarez, Esq.


Attorney Alvarez received her Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies and minor in Spanish language from the University of Central Florida. During her undergraduate studies, Ms. Alvarez worked as a paralegal for small and large law firms in the Orlando area. This experience confirmed her lifelong dream to attend law school and advocate for justice.

Ms. Alvarez graduated with her Juris Doctor from Barry University School of Law in Orlando, FL, in 2014. While in law school, Ms. Alvarez worked as a Certified Legal Intern for the Department of Children and Families in the 9th Judicial Circuit in Orlando, FL. This allowed her to represent the State’s interest in protecting abused and/or abandoned children under the supervision of licensed attorneys.

After receiving her license to practice in 2014, Ms. Alvarez became Of Counsel at a small Central Florida family law firm, where she managed the family law department and maintained her solo practice.

Attorney Alvarez served on the executive board of the Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida “HBACF” starting in 2015. She served as the 2019 President of HBACF. Ms. Alvarez is committed to advocating for the rights of minority communities and is passionate about being the voice for the voiceless.

Ms. Alvarez has handled hundreds of cases with complex legal issues throughout the Central Florida region, particularly in the areas of divorce, paternity, modifications, custody, and prenuptial agreements.  Attorney Alvarez prides herself on effective communication with all parties involved to reach the best resolution possible for her clients without the cost of litigation.

Ms. Alvarez seeks to provide compassionate and zealous legal representation for her clients in the practice of family law to help families come to a peaceful resolution.


  • Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida
  • Florida Hispanic Bar Association
  • Central Florida Family Law Inn of Court (by invitation only)

Additional Languages:                                    

  • Spanish 

Jessica L. Richert

Of Counsel Attorney

A five-year-old’s desire to be Judge Wapner (People’s Court) when she grew up has developed into a passion for the law. Jessica received her bachelor’s degree in Criminology from the University of South Florida in 2006.

In 2013, Jessica and her son started school together: Jessica began her legal education at Barry University School of Law, and her son began preschool.

While participating in Barry’s Juvenile Defense Clinic, Jessica represented juvenile clients against criminal charges and co-authored a successful appeal to the Fifth District Court of Appeal of Florida. Additionally, her article, “Victims with Responsibilities: Requiring Male Victims of Statutory Rape to Pay Child Support with No Escape,” was selected for publication in Barry’s Child and Family Law Journal (under Jessica Persaud). Jessica received her Juris Doctor from Barry University School of Law in 2016, graduating in the top 5% of her class.

Since receiving her license to practice law in Florida in 2016, Jessica has focused her career on family law. She has represented individuals in divorce, custody, child support, and other family matters in Florida and Indiana, where she has been licensed to practice since 2018.

Jessica is a registered domestic relations mediator, a trained Guardian Ad Litem, and a Parenting Coordinator in Indiana. She focuses on assisting families in reducing conflict and resolving disputes outside of court. Jessica knows from personal and professional experience the legal, financial, and emotional challenges that families face when deciding to divorce. When children are involved, these challenges can continue when dealing with child custody issues, parenting time, and child support.  Because of this, she helps clients focus on their long-term interests. She believes that interest-based negotiations generally lead to better results and can keep clients in control of outcomes.

Jessica is a member of the Florida Bar, Indiana State Bar Association, and International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. 

“Peace is not simply the absence of war. It is not a passive state of being. We must wage peace, as vigilantly as we wage war.” ― 14th Dalai Lama

Mayerli Pulido

Intake Coordinator/Legal Assistant

Mayerli Pulido (May) is our intake coordinator/legal assistant. She is the first point of contact with our office and goes out of her way to make our clients feel comfortable. May believes that kindness and communication are critical elements in assisting our clients.

May graduated from Tourism and Hotel Management in 2018, and thanks to her determined nature and positive attitude, she has been able to work in different service-oriented positions.

 May is fluent in Spanish.

She likes to cook, crochet and travel.

Corrine Kandris


Corrine brings her caring and encouraging spirit to C. Alvarez Law. She received her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in May of 2022.  She now plans to attend law school to pursue a career as an attorney, hoping to assist those facing challenges they simply cannot resolve alone.  

Drawing on her years of experience in law firms and her passion for helping others, Corrine provides exceptional service to our clients.

“Your profession is not what brings home your weekly paycheck, your profession is what you’re put here on earth to do, with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling.”  ― Vincent van Gogh