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Donald F. Kohler Jr.

Probate Attorney at West Chester, PA

4.9   12 reviews

Licensed for 24 years

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Learn Donald’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Probate
    30%
    We represent Executor through the probate process. Also, we represent parties when there is a dispute over a will, estate or power of attorney.

    24 years

  2. Business
    25%
    We represent business owners in all aspects. We can set up your Limited Liability Company (LLC) and Corporation. After your business is established, we are there to assist you when you need a lawyer.

    24 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    20%
    Our experience includes: Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Alimony, Spousal Support, Adoptions and Guardianships.

    24 years

  4. Child custody
    15%

    24 years

  5. Child support
    10%

    24 years

Licensed for 24 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1998
Updated 10/01/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1997
Updated 11/04/2022

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

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Kohler Law Offices, LLC
27 South Darlington Street
West Chester, PA, 19382

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Donald Kohler is a professional, experienced, knowledgeable, and responsive attorney. He provided me with expert guidance as an Estate Executor throughout the process. I appreciated Don’s willingness and availability to provide information, discuss options, and assist as needed. I highly recommend Donald Kohler for Estate matters.
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Posted by Michael | May 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
CPA, PhD
Don was very knowledgeable in the matters at hand, and, equally as important to me, he was very responsive. Don kept me abreast of all the developments in my case as they occurred.
Posted by Olivia | April 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Respected, meticulous attorney
I have been so fortunate to have Don represent me in everything from child support agreements to actual custody trials. Having had other attorneys in NJ prior to our jurisdiction being moved to PA, I was blown away at his organization in preparation for the trial as well as his recollection for details during the courtroom proceedings. Don and his office are always responsive and his exceptional communication skills helped me feel prepared going into the courtroom. During the proceedings Don was assertive, well versed, and is highly perceptive. He’s also a people person and an all-around likable guy with a great amount of integrity, and is widely respected in the Chester County area. Anyone would be very fortunate to have his representation.
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Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Experienced, Professional...An Excellent Attorney!
Don Kohler has helped me and my children tremendously in a very contentious and lengthy custody case. His knowledge, professionalism and kind sensitivity have been extraordinary throughout this extremely difficult time. His filings are right on the mark and he fights for justice in the court room. His availability and willingness to answer all my questions and concerns is remarkable. The advice and help I received has always in the best interest of my children. Don is a phenomenal lawyer and a class act! His office staff is also very kind and understanding. Don has also helped me with a tough support case and he diligently seeks answers to the tough questions to get the best support outcome. Thank you, Don!
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Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Case
Don was referred to me by a friend. I knew at our very first meeting that he was the attorney I wanted to represent me. It was important for me to hire someone who was patient, understanding, and attentive, considering I was going through one of the most difficult times in my life. Don was very patient with me, clearly explained the process, gave me guidance, and made me feel secure with my decisions. I would recommend Don in the future.
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Posted by Tom | December 23, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Don was recommended to me by another attorney because of a conflict of interest for my separation and divorce case. Throughout the whole course of the case, Don was up front and honest as to how the proceedings would go and what the possibilities were that lay ahead for me. Just as Don explained the way it would go is the way it went. Don is extremely knowledgeable in the family law which I benefitted tremendously. I would highly recommend Don because of his knowledge and expertise.
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Posted by Brenda | August 22, 2014
Contested Estate
Handled complicated estate with knowledge and kept us informed throughout the process. Was very honest about the possible outcomes and used the best method to proceed.
Posted by Valerie | July 9, 2014
Handled a contested Will with ease and confidence
Don came recommended by a local estate attorney to handle the contest of our relative's Will. The relative had been declared incompetent, my sister and I were appointed her Guardian, and she rewrote her Will after the fact. It was a small estate, and in another County. Don took on the matter and treated us as if it were a million dollar estate. He kept us informed, put up with our nagging of questions, and represented us with complete confidence. The outcome was in our favor. His patience and confidence kept my sister and I at ease and we highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2013
Excellent Lawyer
He is a very quick communicator. He lets you know of things as soon as he finds out. He is an excellent lawyer and is very confident in what he does. I am very happy with the outcome of my situation and appreciate everything he has done for my family and I. My family and I greatly recommend him for any family law cases.
Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2013
Custody
My husband and I contracted Don to assist us with a child custody matter. Don handled this matter as though our child was his own. He was prompt with all his communications and filings. Most of the time it felt as if we were his only client. His expertise in custody matters is top notch. His knowledge and familiarity of court house personal is worth every dollar.
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Posted by Mike | April 16, 2013
Highly Recommend
After researching local family lawyers on the net, I considered Don Kohler based on his reputation, accomplishments and proximity. I new he was the right choice after one phone conversation. We met at his office for a consultation. I immediately retained his services after that meeting. Don handled my sensitive family matters with the utmost care, professionalism, and dedication. He works with a personal touch. He’s informative and responsive in a way that makes you feel like you’re more than just another client. Not only was I happy with the speedy resolution of what seemed to be a complicated case but he also exceeded all of my expectations. An all-around great guy, Don was a pleasure to work with. I will definitely recommend him to anyone searching for a great family law attorney.
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Posted by Barbara | May 22, 2013
Great Attorney for a Small Estate
Don came highly recommended and I found him to be caring and extremely caring of our situation and extremely responsive during a stressful time. He treated the estate of my father professionally even though it was small but still had to go through Probate.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Kohler Law Offices, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner
  • Lieberman & Kohler, LLP
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Buckley Nagle
  • 1999 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Waters, Sherman & Puma
  • 1997 - 1999
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Education

  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • B.A.
  • 1989

Associations

  • Chester County Council of the Boy Scouts of America
  • Chairman of the Octoraro District
  • 2015 - Present
  • Chester County Bar Foundation
  • Chair, Swope Scholarship Committee
  • 2008 - Present
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Immediate Past President
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Chester County Bar Foundation
  • President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Vice-President
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Chair, Judicial Evaluation Committee
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Chester County Bar Foundation
  • Member, Swope Scholarship Committee
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Chair, Golf League Committee
  • 2003 - 2010
  • Chester County Bar Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2002 - 2016
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Chair, Young Lawyer's Division
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Merit Award
  • Chester County Bar Foundation
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyer
  • Mainline Today
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyer
  • Mainline Today
  • 2016
  • Board of Drector's Award
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer-Family Law
  • Mainline Today Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer-Family Law
  • Mainline Today Magazine
  • 2012
  • Honored for 50 platelet donations
  • Blood Bank of Delmarva
  • 2011
  • One of the best lawyers in the area of Family law
  • Mainline Today Magazine
  • 2011
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Publications

  • Chester County Bar Association-New Matter
  • President's Message
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Chester County Bar Association-Law Day Event
  • Law Day
  • 2012
  • Lecture on Estate Documents
  • Estate Planning for Seniors
  • 2012
  • Chester County Bar Association-Law Day Event
  • Law Day
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (11)
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Don for several years. He is a very capable attorney and is a pleasure to deal with."
Probate Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Good and hardworking attorney"
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Don has been a friend and mentor to me for 5 years. He is passionate about his practice and cares about his clients. I endorse Don's work as a fellow lawyer in the community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Don is a supremely capable lawyer with vast knowledge in many areas of the law. He is especially known to be a zealous but ethical advocate in the areas of Divorce and Family Law. Don is highly respected amongst his peers and is a true credit to the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I recently represented a client in a divorce case in which Don represented the opposing party, and I was able to observe first-hand that Don is a hard-working, diligent attorney who zealously represents his clients. Don is a credit to the legal profession, and I strongly endorse him."
Family Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Don Kohler, Esquire is a fine attorney. He genuinely cares about his clients and works hard to ensure that he attains the best possible result for them. He works hard for his clients, his family and, through his various volunteer efforts, his community. I would be happy to refer a family law matter to Don because I know the client would be in capable, honest hands."
Guardianship Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is great to work with and knows what he is doing!"
Family Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Don's smooth approach with client's overshadows his tenacity in court and with opposing counsel"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Don as a diligent, bright,ethical and hard working attorney devoted to achieving results on behalf of his clients. He is easy for clients to understand and relate to and very willing to listen to the client and their concerns and goals before recommending a course of legal action."
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