4.5 stars 15 totalReview Philip Kratz
I hired Mr kratz yrs ago roughly 12 and he not only got me my divorce he got me custody of my kids and enabled me to live and teach a life long life with my children I recommend him to everyone of my friends I would hire him again in a heart beat best attorney ever ty Mt kratz the best
I hired Mr. Kratz to help in my very high conflict family law case. We had an initial disagreement over billing but Mr. Kratz saw my viewpoint and refunded me $750!!! I am so grateful for that. I do not have the funds to continue to retain him. He gave me my closing file with his word as evidence as to the contempt situation with my ex husband. He wished me well and hopes my situation with my child turns out in my favor and we have a happy life together. I would rehire Mr. Kratz if ever I am able to. Kim S.
Posted by Rachel
"Last year I went through a pretty nasty divorce and my first attorney got me royally screwed over, I went to Mr. Kratz to help me get everything straightened out. Mr. Kratz did an amazing job and was able to get me exactly what I wanted in my divorce and custody fight. He was thorough and did not allow my exes attorney to control the situation (as my previous lawyer had). I am extremely grateful and very appreciate of all of his efforts on my behalf. I also appreciate that he continues to stay in touch and allows me to ask questions when things arise.
Posted by Addy
I hired Mr. Kratz over 10 years ago to establish my child support and custody of my son. I was so grateful he represented me back then, that I hired him again to represent me in another matter. I trust Mr. Kratz completely because he is a straight shooter and I refer everyone I know to him. He is worth every penny and to be perfectly honest people that do not use him have spent far more on their attorney. He is the best in town and if you truly want a chance to win your case he is your man!!
Posted by Frank W
I have been battling with my ex in court using Mr. Kratz as my attorney for a few months now. Mr. Kratz has always been exceptional. I work in the military and he is extremely knowledgeable about military family situations, needs and circumstances. His long time Paralegal Shelley has always been prompt in her responses to me and often times took the time to listen over the phone when I seemed frazzled by my case. I have the upmost confidence in this team and really appreciate all they have done for me and my kids. Mr. Kratz is ethical and deals with facts, his paralegal shelley will be the one who you talk to most and she is extremely efficient and great to work with.
Posted by a Family client
To start their billing practices are atrocious. Charging to leave a message all the time while leaving you in the dark. When a bill does show up months later there is no explanation. I have never seen him argue with actual law references.
I would never recommend this lawyer except for who to stay away from. Over promises, under delivers. Period
Posted by a Divorce client
When clients don't pay their bills and expect an attorney to work for free, I find that most people get what they pay for... which does not include free legal assistance. I have been a client of Mr. Kratz and have worked with Shelley for years off and on during my struggles in my divorce case. My guess is the previous review was yet another client who didn't pay their bill, complained they didn't have money etc. and expected both Mr. Kratz and Shelley to keep on working on their case. I know both of them work very hard on my case and those I have referred to them. The level of personal service and professionalism is stellar and I have worked with a couple of attorneys prior and not one has ever been at the level Mr. Kratz and his Paralegal Shelley are. Divorce is tough and I would not want any other team on my side !!!
Posted by a Divorce client
I have reviewed this lawyer before on this site. However in the last year I have found that ALOT of loose ends where never taken care of. Once my divorce was filled ($3000 retainer, $1000 more, and $2,500that my ex was ordered to pay later) Phil and Shelley quit responding to me. I found out yesterday that my Qdro paperwork had never been filed since March 15,2011 and that DRS has no record of my divorce. I have mixed feelings about this lawyer because at the time of the process he fought very hard for me but once it was done he didn't care and dropped the ball. when I called to ask him why the paperwork was never submitted he didn't have an answer other than that he could do it now but he would have to charge me. I told him no, I will take care of this on my own. He also questioned me about unpaid bills to him which my ex husband was told by the court to pay and he is receiving payments of 50 a month which he agreed to I said that he could send me a bill once my ex had completed his payments to him.
Posted by a Divorce client
Phillip and his paralegal Shelly worked on my case for over a year. When I called his office his paralegal was always very friendly and helpful even if I just needed to vent or talk she listened to me. Phil fought in court for me and was always prepared and knew what was best for me and my kids. Thank you to this law office for all of your help and I will absolutely recommend you to anyone who needs a great divorce lawyer!!! You will not be disappointed!
Posted by Christine
There aren't enough words to express my thankfulness to Phil for the wonderful work he did in my divorce case!! It was a LONG drawn out fiasco that lasted 1 1/2yrs and ALOT of emotional stress...Phil was very very patient and kind thru this whole ordeal!
Without going into huge detail I want to explain that not ALL lawyers have your best interest at heart....some of them decide "for you" what your settlement should be with the attorney for the other side and then try and "talk you into" what you should settle for....this was what happened to me PRIOR to finding Phil!
Phil really listened to me...most times when I would meet with him, he would start the meeting by updating me on my case and TOGETHER we would decide what our next action should be. He was thoughtful, and considerate...he truly gave me a voice and my opinion mattered!!
I had gone thru two lawyers before finding Phil...it was a nightmare to say the least...and the sad part is that you learn as you go...never having gone thru ANYTHING needing an atty I "didn't know what I didn't know"...until it was too late! Luckily I was referred to Phil and consulted with him, from the beginning I liked him and mainly the reason was he asked very specific questions, got all of the details, kept track of data w/spreadsheets...was so prepared that I knew if this ended up at trial he would be on top of everything! We did not end up in trial...three days prior we settled..and it was only because of Phil that I made out with anything close to what I feel I deserved!