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Heather C. Keith

Divorce and separation Attorney at Westfield, NJ

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 16 years
    New York - NY 15 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Suspended No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Heather

Learn Heather’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    25%
    Specializing in all aspects of New Jersey family law including divorce/separation, alimony, child custody, child support, prenuptial agreements, guardianship, adoption, collaborative law, and mediating family law cases.

  2. Child custody
    15%

  3. Child support
    15%

  4. Mediation
    15%

  5. Alimony
    10%

  6. Domestic violence
    5%

  7. Family
    5%

  8. Marriage and prenuptials
    5%

  9. Uncontested divorce
    5%

SPECIALIZING IN FAMILY AND DIVORCE MATTERS, MEDIATION, AND COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE LAW.

Ms. Heather Keith is the founding member of Keith Family Law Group in Westfield, NJ. Since starting her legal career, she has devoted her practice almost exclusively to divorce and family law, successfully representing clients in the Superior and Appellate Courts as well as outside of Court.

 

Ms. Keith received her Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law, where she distinguished herself by being selected for membership of the Seton Hall Circuit Review and winning awards in appellate advocacy. Ms. Keith represented at-need clients, in Court and in mediation, through the Family Law Clinic at Seton Hall University’s Center for Social Justice. An accomplished musician, Ms. Keith founded Seton Hall University’s Arts Law Society and served two years as President.   

 

Ms. Keith is trained in mediation and conciliation skills and has completed training in Divorce Mediation through New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. She regularly mediates cases in the Superior Court’s Intermediate Special Civil Part Mediation/Settlement and Landlord-Tenant Settlement programs in Union County.

 

As part of her commitment to offering her clients alternatives to litigation, Ms. Keith is a collaboratively trained attorney. She is a member of the New Jersey Collaborative Law Group and the International Academy of Collaborative Law Practitioners.

 

Ms. Keith enjoys advocating for her clients, performing with her singing groups, and mentoring other young attorneys.

 

Location

Keith Family Law Group

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Posted by Zorina | April 18, 2019
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HEATHER IS A GIFT FROM HEAVEN! (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!)
“I was represented better than I could have ever imagined. My needs were put first and were treated as a friend rather than a number. My opinions were valued and my doubts were always reassured. My nerves were calmed and the process was always explained. Heather fought hard for me. She went above and beyond and did everything she could to ensure a great outcome. I couldn't have asked for a better law firm or attorney. My case was about 4 years ago. Heather has reached out to me every year, numerous times per just to see how my children are doing. She has a big heart and kind soul. Thank You Heather and your Great Staff! Sincerely Zorina
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Posted by Elizabeth | April 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The Finest Family Attorney
Heather is the absolute best. She helped me through a very painful divorce process with professionalism, patience, and class.
Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Very happy with all services provided by Keith Law
I was very satisfied with Keith Law which handled my divorce case. I was happy with all services offered by Keith Law, particularly Heather Keith. She was very supportive of me throughout the entire process, and I felt she always had my back. She did everything she could to make the outcome as positive as it can possibly be under the circumstances. I was always treated kindly by her entire staff, which helped to make things that much better. I was grateful to have chosen Heather as my attorney!
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Posted by Michael Brown | March 7, 2017
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Fantastic Attorney
Heather did everything and more. Not even in reference to concepts like financials or the custody aspect, but in regards to everything in my divorce. She constantly was on top of things, was always there to calm me down by explaining the process, and let me know that things would work out despite my fears they might not. Heather is the kind of attorney that makes you sleep at night, knowing that your case is in the hands of someone who is competent AND confident. Her staff also consistently got me things in a very timely manner, as well as ensured that messages got to her when needed (shout out to Sarah, her paralegal!). Every court appearance, Heather was there with her information, prepared, and always put forth a professional effort. Her documents and all correspondences with the opposing attorney and the court were not only impeccable, they were positive and honest representations of me and my desires for my divorce. Throughout the ups and downs, the twists and turns of my case, Heather was the rudder that steered me safely, that allowed me to maneuver the storms of divorce without losing my mind. I couldn't have asked for a better captain in the tempest that I was in. I'll put it simply - I could go on and on about how great she was, and how important the efforts and professionalism of a divorce attorney are, but truthfully, I couldn't have had a better person working for me. It's that easy - if you or anyone you know is going through a divorce, and you want a trustworthy, hardworking, badass attorney - come to Heather.
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Posted by Kat | January 18, 2017
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Highly Recommend
I worked with Ms. Keith for years on my case and she was nothing short of amazing. The entire time we worked together she was caring, understanding and gave me her full attention. Not only did Ms. Keith help me resolve my case (in my favor) but she also helped me understand what I needed to do for myself and for my child to keep our lives moving forward in a positive direction. I would highly recommend Ms. Keith to anyone!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Keith Law Firm, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Ceconi & Cheifetz, LLC
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Superior Court of New Jersey
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Legal Intern, Juvenile Division
  • Union County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Legal Intern
  • Avaya
  • 2005 - 2005
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Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Oberlin College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Associations

  • Union County Bar Association
  • Trustee
  • 2014 - Present
  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Barry Croland Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Richard J. Hughes American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Union County Bar Association
  • Young Lawyer Trustee
  • 2010 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • 2014
  • Best Brief; Best Oralist for Appellate Advocacy
  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • 2006
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Publications

  • New Jersey Family Lawyer, Vol. 33, No. 1
  • Editorial: Alimony Guidelines – If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It, with Cary B. Cheifetz, Esq.
  • 2012
  • New Jersey Lawyer
  • Custody and Religion: Are Church and State Separate in New Jersey Family Court?
  • 2009
  • 3 Seton Hall Cir. Rev. 565
  • United States v. Rapanos: Is “Waters of the United States” Necessary for Clean Water Act Jurisdiction?
  • 2007
  • New Jersey Family Lawyer
  • New Jersey Fee Arbitration: A Primer for Practitioners (pending)
  • N/A
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Family Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Heather is an excellent family lawyer. She zealously advocates for her clients."
Family Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Heather is an excellent lawyer with a strong work ethic, who always fights for her client's best interests."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Heather is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show her commitment to serving clients as well as her level of experience.She is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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Westfield Divorce and separation Lawyer Heather C. Keith
Heather C. Keith
Divorce and separation Attorney
Westfield, NJ
Licensed for 16 years