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Keith R Havens

Divorce and separation Attorney at Rockville, MD

4.6   10 reviews

Licensed for 29 years

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About Keith

Learn Keith’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    30%
    Handle uncontested and contested divorces.

    29 years

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    25%
    Assist clients in stopping foreclosure, harassment from collection agents, repossession and litigation. Help clients get a fresh start from their debts.

    29 years

  3. Business
    20%
    Handle the formation of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and other entities. Handle the acquisition of ongoing businesses. Handle business in connection with employee and contract issues.

    29 years

  4. Mediation
    10%
    Represent clients in mediation proceedings and act as a mediator.

    29 years

  5. Child custody
    5%
    Handle cases related to the institution or modification of custodial rights for parents or step-parents.

    29 years

  6. Family
    5%
    Handle family matters including, divorce, custody, child support and adoption.

    29 years

  7. Wills and living wills
    5%
    Prepare wills, trusts, and powers of attorney. Assist with the filing and prosecution of estates.

    29 years

At Havens & Associates, LLC, our clients come first. Every client is treated  with  personalized attention and is guaranteed effective representation. Our expertise and integrity have earned us a reputation as one of the premier legal firms in Maryland and the District of Columbia.  Havens & Associates, LLC is dedicated to achieving the best outcome for every client.

 

Havens & Associates, LLC represent clients in all state and federal courts located in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia.

The main offices of Havens & Associates, LLC are located in Rockville, Maryland.  However, in addition to our Rockville offices, we meet with clients at offices in Frederick, Maryland and Greenbelt, Maryland. 

Havens & Associates, LLC recognize the need to keep legal costs and expenses to a minimum.  We work closely with our clients to keep costs and expenses to a minimum.
Licensed for 29 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1993
Updated 06/08/2022
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 07/12/2022

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

Contact Keith

Havens & Associates, LLC
2401 Research Boulevard
Suite 308
Rockville, MD, 20850-6253
Havens & Associates, LLC
Upon Appointment
Frederick, MD
Havens & Associates, LLC
Upon Appointment
Greenbelt, MD
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Reviews

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Posted by Laura | August 24, 2011
A great attorney on so many levels. . . !
I have seen Mr. Havens for several matters. He continues to be extremely trustworthy, diligent, and always on top of his game. He has not only helped and advised me with personal divorce and custody matters, but went above and beyond in assisting me with disability approval matters with work. I was approved through Social Security before my employment first. With Mr. Havens sound advice and direction my appeal was approved and I am now in a secure place until age 65. I would recommend him without a doubt again and again. Now he is assisting me with home ownerswhip & Wills.
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Posted by Julie | September 16, 2011
Great Attorney!
I saw Keith in court in action and immediately fired my current attorney and hired him. Keith is very well prepared. Professional, respected, quick, and very detailed. Also, honest and truly cares about his clients. He is out to win your case, period. His fees are reasonable and very, very fair. I'd hire him again in a heartbeat!
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Posted by JBR | December 9, 2013
If your soon-to-be former spouse refuses to resolve a divorce in a reasonable manner...Keith could be your guy.
Keith is probably the most knowledgeable family law attorney I have met. I interviewed several before hiring Keith Havens. Keith makes no promises, but he is a subject matter expert regarding marital law. I was surprised that his hourly fee was $250...lower than most.. My divorce was fairly uncomplicated except my career is federal law enforcement and there was property involved...those in my career field no what I'm talking about. FYI - even at $250 per hour, my divorce cost me approximately $15,000 in attorney fees, but his trial preparation is impressive. He is not perfect, but he is definitely looking out for your best interests. Keith takes charge when he needs to, but doesn't need to hear the sound of his own voice, i.e. mediation etc. My former spouse began to experience psychological issues before and during this process which made negotiations very tough. Her attorneys were competent, but they turned a simple 1 year wait into a 2 year hassle...typical for most attorneys that squeeze their clients for every dollar. If you need a family law attorney in Maryland, you need to contact Keith Havens. And if you get married without a prenuptial marital agreement...bad idea...
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Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2013
Great lawyer!!
Great lawyer! Always prepared sometimes late but it is always understandable. Very nice to talk to and is always helpful. You should defiantly hire him to be your lawyer!
Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2013
Highly recommended
Mr. Havens is a wonderful attorney! I retained him to deal with a sensitive harassment issue. Keith approached the situation very professionally and clearly outlined all of my options. He never pushed me into an services I didn't need. He would provide me updates immediately and was always in communication regarding my situation. I highly recommend his services to anyone needing family law help.
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Posted by Larry | March 16, 2012
Great Attorney
Keith proved to be an unusual combination of personal advocate and professional attorney. His honesty was unparalleled and his ethics superb. If you are looking for an attorney who will fight for you with all he has, this is the gentleman you want.
Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2011
Overall legal advice for child custody issues
Excellent strategic guidance on child custody issues providing sound, realistic advice and helped me see not only the strengths/weaknesses of my case/situation, but also those of my former fiancé. Keith also has a unique ability to quickly process/understand information, remember facts, think on his feet, and articulate facts in a contentious environment.
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Posted by Ashley | February 16, 2011
An amazing help
Every step of the way Keith made sure that I was informed of the process, aware of all possible outcomes and loopholes, and comfortable through it all. He did not hesitate to work hard on my behalf and for the best possible outcome in my favor.
Posted by Jerry | February 11, 2011
Lawyer you can depend on. Trustworthy and responsive.
I have used and recommended Keith several times in the past to friends and associates. I am presently using Keith in a situation where trust and confidence is critical. He always does a great job as proven by the results.
Posted by Connie | January 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unresponsive and poor time managment
I met with Keith Havens 11/6 to discuss a matter with a neighbor and asked for assistance to draft a letter. I paid the consultation fee and the retainer in full that day. I emailed him on 11/14 with the tenant information he had requested. I called 11/20 as I hadn't received any email or response to find out when the letter would be ready. Keith Havens advised that sometime next week I would get the draft since they would be closed for Thanksgiving and the day after. On December 10th, I called his office again to find out the status of the letter and his secretary advised he would call me back. On December 11th, I sent an email since I didn't hear anything back by 2pm and requested to cancel my request and to refund me back. He responded back that I would receive a refund check. I tried to send an email to him on 1/8 twice to find out the status of my refund check and the email bounced back advising my email address is blocked. I called his office and was advised I would get a call back. I have not heard back from him. I am very dissapointed in his lack of communication and professionalism. I simply requested a letter to be drafted and if your work load is unable to allow you to do this simple task then don't agree to do it and take someone's money.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 175-325 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-34%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Havens & Associates, LLC
  • 1995 - Present
  • Associate
  • Harab & Rosenberg, PC
  • 1990 - 1995

Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • SUNY Binghamton
  • B.A.
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • Bromley v. Brown
  • Obtained Custody for Clients
  • Kirschner v. Klees
  • My client was awarded sole legal and physical custody with the mother having supervised access.
  • Mason v. Herb
  • Judgement in favor of Masons (my clients) as to all claims

Associations

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Clients' Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2021
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Admitted
  • Montgomery County Inn of Court
  • 1995
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (10)
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I was opposing counsel in an acrimonious divorce. Although I disagreed with his views of the evidence, and it's potential impact on the merits, I came to respect him for the manner in which he represented his client. He clearly understands the issues and passionately advocates for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Havens is an outstanding Attorney with an excellent reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly endorse him."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent family law attorney who is dedicated to client success."
Family Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Keith Havens is the truest definition of a gentleman. What a kind, gracious and effective advocate for his client. Both sides had challenging situations to deal with, but Mr. Havens immediately diffused the situation, came to the "table" to discuss a fair and reasonable resolution, and was an absolute pleasure to deal with. I wish all domestic attorneys had his demeanor."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer, wholeheartedly and without reservation. Keith is professional, intelligent, and knowledgeable. His ethics are beyond reproach. His "bedside" manner is excellent. And, he is a pleasure to work with."
General practice Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Keith for years. He is a true professional, and is held in extremely high regard by both his clients and peers alike. I would not hesitate to use Keith for any of my legal needs."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A knowledgeable bankruptcy practitioner. I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Havens."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He provides detailed and insightful analysis to questions posed by AVVO subscribers. The detailed responses and thorough explanations provided here display a vast knowledge of the law. He is an asset to the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.This attorney has a strong reputation, is a zealous advocate for his clients and is a credit to the legal community."
Family Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've been reading Mr. Havens answers to the questions on Avvo for months and I find Mr. Havens to be very knowledgeable. He clearly has a passion for this work and gives his time in order to help people who have questions and need some help. He is a leader in the legal community and he should be commended for his efforts and time on this website and in the community where he practices. I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer, he is diligent, creative and very knowledgeable."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Rockville Divorce and separation Lawyer Keith R Havens
Keith R Havens
Divorce and separation Attorney
Rockville, MD
Licensed for 29 years
Free Consultation