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Keith A Berkshire

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Family, Adoption, Juvenile, Child Support, Guardianship, Marriage & Prenuptials

About Me

Mr. Berkshire's practice focuses on all areas of domestic relations and family law matters, including appellate practice.  He has handled divorce cases of varying values from estates with a net worth in the tens of millions of dollars to single mothers with limited funds to presidents of corporations and those in between.  Mr. Berkshire focuses on mediation and settlement of disputed matters so clients have more control over the final outcome and do not spend funds on attorney's fees unnecessarily.  When settlement is not an option, Mr. Berkshire aggressively pursues his client's interests in court, including temporary child support, exclusive use of residences, and spousal maintenance.  Many cases he is involved with include the use of experts for business valuations, custody evaluations, forensic accounting, tax implications, vocational assessments, real estate appraisals, and retirement account division.  He has also successfully completed multiple family law appeals related to child support, property distribution and spousal maintenance.  As juvenile law is many times implicated in the family law arena, Mr. Berkshire also represent parties in parental rights terminations, guardianships and dependency actions. 

Although he is relatively new to the bar, Mr. Berkshire has been lead attorney on over 200 family law trials and has argued successfully in front of the Court of Appeals.  Mr. Berkshire is known by his peers to be an excellent attorney and advocate for his clients. 

Mr. Berkshire has presented lectures for moot court teams at Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and has taught legal symposiums at the University of Arizona. 

In the area of Family Law, Mr. Berkshire represents clients with dissolution (divorce), paternity, legal separation, appeals, child custody, spousal maintenance, relocation issues, temporary orders, orders of protection, child support, post decree matters and cohabitation agreements.  When handling Juvenile Law, he assists clients with termination of parental rights, guardianships and dependency.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
  2. Child Custody: 44%
  3. Marriage & Prenuptials: 1%
  4. Guardianship: 1%
  5. Other: 4%
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Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($325/hour), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Jill L Rogers

    I endorse this lawyer. Keith is an aggressive advocate for his clients!

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    Jill Rogers Divorce & Separation Attorney
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  • Launi Jones-Sheldon

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    Launi Jones-Sheldon Child Custody Attorney
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Contact Info

Berkshire Law Office

5050 N. 40th Street
Suite 340
Phoenix, AZ, 85018

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AZActive 200502/15/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Superlawyer ListingSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Certified Specialist - Family LawState Bar of Arizona2011

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Family Law SpecialistBerkshire Law Office2012 - Present
Family Law Department HeadRose Law Group2011 - 2012
AttorneyThe Cavanagh Law Firm2008 - 2011
Family Law Department Lead AttorneyCantor Simon2006 - 2008

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of ArizonaCivil Practive and Procedures Committee2012 - Present
Arizona State LegislatureSubstantive Law Workgroup of Domestic Relations Committee2012 - Present
American Inns of CourtN/A2011 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaFamily Law Practice and Procedure Committee2011 - Present
Maricopa County Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/A2006 - Present
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsN/A2006 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Keefer v. Keefer, 225 Ariz. 437, 239 P.3d 756 (App. 2010Successful on Appeal
Terrone v. Archer, 1-CA-CV-080543 (2009)Successful on Appeal
Groenewold v. Groenewold, 1-CA-CV-080456(2008)Successful on Appeal

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
State Bar of Arizona Family Law Section NewsletterHiding in Plain Sight III2012
State Bar of Arizona Family Law Section NewsletterHiding in Plain Sight II2011
State Bar of Arizona, Family Law Section NewsletterHiding in Plain Sight2010

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
U OF HOUSTONN/AlawN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Arizona Family Law InstituteMemorandum Decisions2014
Arizona Family Law InstituteChild Support Deviations2014
State Bar ConventionTrial Objections2013
Arizona Family Law InstituteMemorandum Decisions2013
Walsh v. Walsh Business EvaluationsBusiness Valuations2012
Divorce 101 for LawyersBasic Divorce2012
Young Lawyers DivisionPatterns of Non-Precedent2011
Family Law Trial AdvocacyExpert Cross-Examination2011
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsDomestic Violence2011
Arizona Family Law InstituteSubterranean Law - What Memorandum Decisions Teach Us2011