Keith A Berkshire

Attorney

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Contact Information

480-550-7000
keith@berkshirelawoffice.com
Berkshire Law Office PLLC
1225 W WASHINGTON ST STE 307, Tempe, Arizona, 85281
http://www.BerkshireLawOffice.com

Discipline

None


Miscellaneous

Status: Active  

Board Certified Specialization: Family Law  

Professional Liability Insurance: Yes  

Admitted to Practice Law: 2005

Admitted to State Bar of Arizona: November 18, 2005

Other Language(s): None


Biography

As one of approximately 70 certified specialists in the State of Arizona, and one of the 36 Fellows in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Keith Berkshire is well versed in all areas of family law, including appellate practice. Keith routinely teaches at legal education seminars on various family law issues including legal decision-making (custody) and appellate matters. He has handled divorce cases with estate values in excess of a hundred million of dollars, to cases where there was only debt to be divided; he has represented presidents of corporations and single parents with little income, as well as those in between. Keith attempts to mediate most matters so his clients have more control over their final outcome and do not spend unnecessary attorney's fees. But when an equitable settlement is not an option, Keith aggressively pursues his client's interests in court for trial or temporary issues like temporary child and spousal support, exclusive use of residences, and orders of protection. On the more complicated matters, Keith frequently utilizes experts for business valuations, legal decision-making (custody) evaluations, forensic accounting, tax implications, vocational assessments, real estate appraisals, and retirement account division. As juvenile law is many times implicated in the family law arena, Keith also represents parties in parental rights terminations, guardianships and dependency actions.

Keith has been lead attorney on over 300 family law trials and has argued successfully in front of the Court of Appeals on appeals related to child support, property distribution and spousal maintenance. Keith is known by his peers to be a knowledgeable and professional attorney, while zealously advocating for his clients. Keith has also been appointed as a Judge Pro Tem through the Maricopa County Superior Courts. Keith was recently selected by Super Lawyers for inclusion on the 2012 and 2013 Rising Star List and the Super Lawyers list for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Keith was also listed by Super Lawyers as one of the Top 50 attorneys in Arizona, across all areas of law, not just family law in both 2017 and 2018.  Keith is also rated as a "Preeminent" attorney (AV - the highest rating) by the peer review process in Martindale-Hubbell®, the oldest and most widely known peer review attorney process in America.


Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Appellate Practice Civil Appeals, Criminal Appeals
Family Law (QDROs), Agency Adoptions, Adoptions, Child Abduction, Child Abuse and Neglect, Alimony, Annulment, Child Custody, Child Custody Mediation, Child Care, Child Advocacy, Child Support, Child Sexual Abuse, Child Dependency, Child Protection, Day Care, Divorce, Collaborative Family Law, Community Property Law, Cohabitation Agreements, Civil Unions, Childrens Rights, Child Welfare, Legal Separation, Juvenile Law, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Dependency, Marital Property Distribution, Marital Agreements, Marital Property Law, Marital Property Settlements, International Family Law, International Child Custody, International Child Abduction, International Adoptions, Assisted Reproductive Technology, Juvenile Criminal Law, Interstate Support, Interstate Adoptions, Interstate Child Custody, Gay and Lesbian Family Law, Grandparents Custody, Independent Adoptions, Grandparents Visitation Rights, Foster Care, Fathers Rights, Family Arbitration, Family Mediation, Domestic Violence, Equitable Distribution, Domestic Torts, Domestic Relations, Divorce Taxation, Domestic Partnerships, Divorce Arbitration, Divorce Mediation, Visitation Rights, Spousal Support, Step Parent Adoptions, Same Sex Marriage, Restraining Orders, Orphans Court Practice, Surrogacy Law, Termination of Parental Rights, Third Party Custody, Uncontested Divorce, Parenting Time, Parental Rights, Paternity, Post-Divorce Modification, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, Private Adoptions, Premarital Agreements, Postnuptial Agreements, Palimony, Parental Kidnapping, Non-Traditional Family Law, No Fault Divorce, Matrimonial Bankruptcy Law, Matrimonial Law, Military Divorce, name Changes
Juvenile Law Juvenile Criminal Law, Juvenile Education, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Dependency

Jurisdictions

  • 9th Circuit (Active), Arizona (Active), Federal Court (Active), US District Court (Active), US Supreme Court (Active)

Law School

  • U of Houston

  • Last Updated: September 26, 2021
  • Typical Hourly Fee: $400
    Typical Fixed Fee:
    Typical Contingency Fee:
  • Tempe, Arizona, Maricopa County
  • Accept Credit Cards: Yes
  • Free Consultations: No

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