5.0 stars 26 totalReview Jonathan Hilty
Posted by Vik
I am very lucky to have found Blake Hilty from McKinley Irvin. He is very professional but what impressed me the most was his ability to quickly recognize the issues and work to find constructive and practical solution to solve them. He worked very hard to get me the desired and reasonable outcome as permitted under the law without generating unnecessary legal fees. I could trust Blake for his good advice. He keeps up to date with changes in family law and studies the case in depth and most importantly uses the LEGAL LEVERAGE to build the case rather than using false accusations or raising petty issues to win a case. I would recommend him because he is honest, diligent and very sharp in his work. This is what you need to get protection or justice or win a case because Judges are very intelligent and they can decipher easily between the truth and lies. I was very happy with the outcome which was fair and reasonable and also felt that he wanted to save attorney fees for me all the time.
Posted by a client
I was involved in a high-conflict divorce over a period of a more than year which culminated in a 4 day trial. As anyone can imagine, divorce is difficult in the best of circumstances, but when things are hostile and combative to the level of my experience, it can be soul-crushing. The time, effort and stress it takes to go to trial is overwhelming at best. I am so thankful I had Blake throughout this process. We didn't always agree, and I lost my cool a few times, but Blake was forever righting the ship and keeping me on track by focusing on the goals and appealing to my reason in lieu of emotion- not an easy thing to do when talking about your children.
He is the most detail-orientated professional I've ever met and when you have 1000 moving parts, as my divorce did, this is invaluable. There were moments in trial when I just watched him in awe. He is unassuming in his calculations, but do not be mistaken, he is calculating intelligently.
He was fair and consistent and calm under pressure. I would highly recommend Blake to anyone going through divorce.
Posted by Don
Unfortunately, I have been involved in a 5 year divorce and Blake was my 4th Attorney. I can unequivocally say that he was the best that represented me. Trust is important and you only have to meet Blake to know that he is trustworthy as well as professional. Clients will not go wrong with Blake at your side!
Posted by Steve
I hired Blake in an advisory capacity and he was excellent. He asked a lot of good questions, wanted to understand my goals, and was completely supportive of my objectives. He always coached me on how best to diffuse any tension with my ex-wife and her attorney and genuinely seemed to want me to stay out of court. If I wind up needing additional help dealing with my ex-wife I will definitely go back to Blake. He's a high integrity professional.
Posted by a client
Blake Hilty helped me with my divorce case. It was a long case with several complications, including inability to see my child. Blake was very responsive, returning emails very quickly and letting me know when he was in court or not available. He provided a strategy and was helpful in defining goals and sticking to them. He was responsive and in-line with my desire to not be aggressive or confrontational but to stick to the main goals of seeking a fair settlement and an equitable parenting plan, which we were able to achieve. There were times when I didn't think this would be the outcome. He was able to explain the way the law works and used examples that were easy to understand. He also would provide different scenarios. His knowledge of the case was excellent, recalling things pretty much on the spot. I highly recommend Blake Hilty and his work.
Posted by a client
Blake helped me win a summary judgement that was brought forth in the midst of an ongoing custody dispute with my child's father. The motion for this summary judgement was unexpected, very poorly done by the opposing counsel, and I had no choice but to spend that last of my legal funds in preparing my response to the motion. Blake volunteered to work with me in finalizing my response and he represented me at the hearing pro bono. Not only did we win but I was also awarded full attorney's fees. Blake's generosity and professionalism put some humanity back into this very difficult legal process for me.
Blake was clear and concise in the court room, he was firm and clearly has a strong confidence in the court room. He showed great compassion towards me and the situation I was in and I really appreciated that. He was fast in his communication and responses to me and I was always kept informed of what the next steps were. I am so grateful and satisfied with my experience with Blake and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an effective and compassionate lawyer.
Posted by Lisa
I was referred by a friend to check out McKinley-Irvin after being disappointed in a couple of other initial meetings I had w/other attorneys/firms. I didn't feel they had my best interest in mind. You will not be disappointed if you choose McKinley-Irvin & Blake Hilty.
Blake is professional, thoughtful, patient and knowledgeable. He always worked around my hectic schedule and I really appreciated his flexibility to accommodate me. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Val
The word divorce is one of the ugliest words to have to come out of your mouth. I was scared, I felt alone, I felt like my life was over, and that I would never recover. I interviewed five attorneys before I found Blake.
He was very busy at the time and I had to ask to be taken on as a client because I felt so strongly that this was the man that was going to help me after our initial consultation.
He very kindly took me on, which I am in his debt for because he does not mess around. He doesn't over talk, he doesn't overcharge, he doesn't mess around with things that don't matter.
He is very informative and concise and makes you feel like you have a warrior at your back. I was a complete mess and Blake helped bring me back to earth. He set a plan in motion for what needed to be done, even though I had absolutely no idea what Came next.
In every divorce case there is always a multitude of tiny things that must be dealt with. Blake and his paralegal were amazing!! If they didn't get back to me instantly, it was always very promptly, even if he was in court.
My story is different as my husband and I were able to reconcile after six months, and no one could've been happier for me than Blake and his paralegal. As a family law/divorce attorney he knew and supported what was right for me he didn't try to keep me on the divorce path to make more money.
He was caring, and he was happy that my husband and I were able to work things out. I know that this is not everyone's experience and I feel very fortunate.
To have Blake have my back when things are rough, but to be there when things turned better was one of the kindest things I've experienced in an attorney.
He has all of the qualities that you want when dealing with something so incredibly horrible it's impossible to face. Let him be your warrior, let him be your strong man, he is amazing. I literally cannot say enough good things about him.
I would recommend him to any single person that I know that needs his services.
Posted by Margaret
Blake Hilty was my attorney for my divorce. This was my first and only divorce and It was a difficult process for me. I had little experience with the legal system. Mr.Hilty was very knowledgeable about family law and was able to guide me through the process. I felt he always "had my back". What I learned was that the reasons for the divorce and my marital problems had little or nothing to do with the law. He gave me invaluable legal advice and provided a listening ear when I needed to talk or share my concerns. The opposing lawyer may have been well qualified, but was unnecessarily mean-spirited. Mr. Blake was always professional, well-prepared and considerate of both sides. Blake was always available to me in a timely manner. He or his support staff were responsive to my communications and provided me with accurate and detailed accounts of my charges. I felt he understood my financial situation and did his best to keep our agreed upon budget. Perhaps more importantly,
he is a proud dog owner, as am I.
Posted by Denise. A recent divorce client.
Blake is very responsive to emails and phone calls, he took the time to get back to me very quickly each time I contacted him. Very impressive. Blake maintains a very professional, yet approachable working style. Going through my divorce was the first time I have worked with a lawyer. Blake clearly answered all of my many, many questions. Blake has years of legal experience and he puts his knowledge to work. I appreciate all the hard work that Blake put into my case. The McKinley Irvin office is very pleasant and friendly. Choosing Blake as my attorney was one of the best business decisions I have made.