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.
Posted by Jennifer
Mr. Newkirk is and exceptional attorney. I have been in and out of court for over 18 years with two ex's, fighting for child support. I have hired attorneys who have done some really corrupt things and attorneys who don't seem to care about the cases or people they represent. Seems most of them are only concerned with the check they are getting and then try to push the case through without much effort, or other attorneys continuously procrastinate, lose documents, fail to follow through in a reasonably timely manner, and other similar problems. Kiff Newkirk is an exception. He is very knowledgeable, efficient, works to get the best result possible for his clients, and keeps his clients well informed. I have been pleased each time Mr. Newkirk has represented me. I have recommended him to other people who have gone on to hire him and have been equally pleased as well.
Posted by Tony Scott
Mr. Newkirk is such a fine individual that he makes me reconsider my adulthood animosity towards lawyers. I know I am not unbiased, since he helped us with a custody case involving our grandson, who is completely precious to us. My reason for this review is not simply based on a successful conclusion to our case, but over the subsequent years, I have called Mr. Newkirk numerous times with questions about some new wrinkle that had arisen from our original problem.
Mr. Newkirk NEVER failed to respond promptly, and with obvious care and concern. DESPITE our requests to bill us for these phone calls--because we know how valuable his time is--he never did so. He simply said, "Call me whenever you need me, that's what we're here for."
God bless you Kiff, and you have our eternal thanks and our heartfelt respect.
Posted by a Child Support client
Though before now I have never had to hire an attorney, my profession puts me in contact with many people who do hire family law attorneys. I have seen and heard many stories about what can go very right, and what can go very wrong, in family law cases.
When I had to retain an attorney for a child support case, I hired Kiff Newkirk.
Mr. Newkirk has been working diligently with me through what has turned out to be a very lengthy child support case. Though the length of the case has been unavoidable, the time frame has allowed me to see Mr. Newkirk's work in a variety of situations during the case. Throughout, Mr. Newkirk has consistently proven himself to be a solid, ethical attorney. In family law cases client emotions often run high, and it's very easy to get knocked off course. Mr. Newkirk was able to keep things focused and to sift through all the noise to find what was really arguable and important from a legal perspective. He is able to negotiate when appropriate, and fight and stay strong when appropriate. He is trustworthy and does not in any way have his own agenda other than to do what is legally right for his clients.
Without hesitation I would refer, and have referred, others to this top-drawer attorney.