I met Mr. Newkirk when I got my divorce from my husband in 1996. I didn't know much about this so I looked in the Yellow Pages back then and it's a good thing I still had my divorce papers because my daughter was in dire need of a lawyer and that's how we contacted Mr. Newkirk!
I found Mr. Newkirk through my mothers divorce papers. See I was coerced into marriage by some crazy person and I needed to find a lawyer quickly because I wanted to get out of the marriage before it was to late and my mom decided to look at her divorce papers and we found him on their. When I was finally able to put an Order Of Protection on him and once it was filed I was then able to start the process of my annulment and Mr. Newkirk was determined to get me an annulment and not a divorce because I didn't want it to show on my record as ever being married to him. I would highly recommend him because he did an amazing job and I truly thank him for that!
When I filed for divorce from my abusive x husband I was so scared. After meeting with Kiff and talking I felt so much better and felt confident Kiff would take care of everything for me. Anytime I had a question, he answered it where I could understand and he alays returned my call the day of our after I left a message if he was not in the office. My case was a very tough one because my x husband could not follow court orders. Kiff, along with the judge was able to get my x under control after 2 years. During this time, Kiff got me custody of my daughter and stayed on top of the game in every proceeding. I highly recommend Kiff Newkirk as an attorney for divorce and custody issues.
Posted by Zack
I have used Mr. Newkirk in the past and currently using his services now(probably for the next 16 years at no fault of his). Kiff had to get me out of a bad situation that a previous Attorney dug me into by not telling me about court dates. I respect the fact that Kiff will shoot straight with you when others will tell you what you want to hear. I want to hear what the laws will do for me not what I think the laws should do for me and thats exactly how he tells you. With that, Mr. Newkirk has fought hard for me to gain FULL Guardianship of my son which is unheard of for a father to get in our Judicial system. I have and I will continue to recommend Kiff and his staff to everyone I talk to. Thank You Kiff.
Posted by Jim
After 18 years of marriage with two beautiful children my then wife decided it was time for her to move on. I have had the pleasure of having Kiff Newkirk represent me over the past four years both with divorce representation and matters of parenting rights. I have found his knowledge, behavior and mannerism in the office and court room second to none. In my opinion his interest as it pertained to the children’s wellbeing has always been both fair and honorable. I will without hesitation recommend Kiff Newkirk to friends and family should they need the legal expertise he possesses. In reading the negative comments below I can personally say I have never over the four years Kiff has represented me both on the phone, office and court room have been nothing but positive. I will close saying his staff also has always been proactive when dealing with them.
Posted by Brett
I have had Kiff as my divorce attorney for over a year now. He one of if not the only pleasant surprise during this extremely difficult time. After serving 30 years in the US Army including many combat deployments in both Iraq and Afghanistan I came home to one of my biggest battles of my 55 years - the break up of my family. I was fortunate to be referred to Kiff and I have not regretted my decision to use him during this divorce. As a Colonel I had many opportunities to judge numerous individual's character and commitment. I can say without hesitation Kiff has both and more.
Posted by Michael
I just got done reading the other reviews posted by other customers of Mr. Newkirk and i have to say that YES, emotions do run very high in a child related Family Law case. Mr. Newkirk has been very straightforward and to the point with me about my case, there wasn't any beating around the bush which i liked. Mr. Newkirk has appeared in court on my behalf a half dozen times or so since i hired him 10 months ago and has returned my calls promptly. True i haven't gotten my way but it was through no fault of my lawyer due to our judicial systems deficiencies.. I paid $1500 to a previous lawyer to stand before the judge and say yes sir 3 times while Mr. Newkirk has earned his pay representing me. Mr. Newkirk has performed above par and I would recommend him and his staff to anyone seeking some "real" legal help.
Posted by a client
I hired Kiff in 2010 to get visitation rights on my child. He represented me for 2.5 years and we never saw a judge! I have receipts where I paid him OVER 10,000 dollars and he still says I owe him 13,000. how in the hell do you owe an attorney that much when they have done NOTHING for you? We have a totaled of 8 court dates and every single one of them always got "post poned" after he drove to juvenile court and charged me. He is worthless. After 2.5 years of falling for his head games and lies I hired another attorney who then got me more than my visitation within a 3 month time frame.
Posted by a Child Support client
I hired this attorney due to strong sense of concern for me and childrens well -being. I have 19 times documented he has not returned phone calls ,after one year, no court date . I am very displeased with the entire offices sense of uncaring and lack of concern .I was inquiring on first visit about overall cost and he assured me it would not extend over twice the amount I payed upfront ,however It has now quadrupled the 1100 and he never completed necessary steps we discussed that had to be completed at beginning of case.So very disappointing after once again thought had to be a few decent guys left.I had all documents,etc for him so not alot of discovery.He appears to have staff that are severely overwhelmed so my suggestion is avoid. I was told this by another attorney but Mr. Newkirks' presentation made me feel secure.Anyway another hard life lession for this girl! Have a blessed day oh yeah we are talking about a dad that has over 40,000 in arrears and no contempt for this.
Posted by a Child Custody client
I hired Kiff on February 23, 2009 to obtain custody of my daughter from her father. It is now June of 2011 and still haven't had a court date. He didn't even get temporary child support for my daughter until January 2011...almost 2 years after hiring him. He never kept me informed of all that was going on and has charged me well over $10,000. He withdrew from my case in March 2011 leaving me to represent myself in any upcoming court dates. I can not afford to hire another attorney, so I have no choice but to do this without an attorney. I do not recomeend him at all.