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Christa Lea Kirk

Divorce and separation Attorney at Suwanee, GA

5.0   29 reviews

also known as Christa Kirk

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  • Licensed for 19 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
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THE EXPERIENCE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Christa Kirk began her career as a lawyer in the Gwinnett County District Attorney’s Office. As an Assistant District Attorney, she prosecuted cases at all court levels, including Magistrate Court, Juvenile Court, and Superior Court. Additionally, she represented the State of Georgia at the appellate level at both the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Georgia. She has handled every kind of criminal case from simple misdemeanor thefts to felony aggravated assault, drug possession, and murder. During her tenure at the DA’s Office, Christa served as a Senior Assistant District Attorney. As part of her job responsibilities, Christa supervised other ADA’s and trained prosecutors and police officers on all aspects of criminal law and trial techniques. Having prosecuted and reviewed thousands of cases, she has a keen sense of how jurors, prosecutors, and judges will respond to legal and factual arguments. Christa successfully tried cases before juries and has been featured on nationally televised programs.

She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals and the United States District Court, Northern District.

Awards

Client's Choice 2016,2014,2013
Client's Choice
2016 2014 2013

Location

The Kirk Law Firm, P.C.
3453 Lawrenceville Suwanee Road
Suite A
Suwanee, GA, 30024

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | August 23, 2019
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She will fight hard for you
I went to see a lot of attorneys to make sure I could find the right one that could handle my case. Unfortunately, in many cases, it is challenging for the noncustodial parent to get additional time outside of every other weekend. Some attorneys said I had no chance of getting more time and I should not even try. The other parent was fighting hard to prevent me from getting additional time and trying to take my rights away. Christa was very passionate about doing whatever she could to get me more time while maintaining my final decision making rights. Christa was very responsive to any question that I had and walked me through everything to make sure I understood the next steps. She handled herself very well in the courtroom and did well countering statements that were raised. The judge awarded me additional days with my son and I maintained all the rights that I had previously. I am so thankful for everything that Christa did on this case.
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Posted by Alexia | May 18, 2019
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Above and Beyond
Seems inadequate to put only five stars on a person who fought for and obtained the BEST possible outcome for my most cherished gift- my child. My life, my child’s life, and thus generations to come in our family will be influenced by Christa Kirk. Will be forever grateful for her.
Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2022
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Professional & Empathetic
Christa and her team are the best. Family law cases are very stressful. Christa took time to fully understand my case and demonstrated her knowledge/experience time and time again. I rarely write reviews, but felt one was warranted in this case.
Posted by Mike | January 8, 2021
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Child custody
I don’t even know where to begin. This is my second time using Christa for legal representation regarding a child custody situation. There’s a reason I called her the second time. Christa is literally THE BEST. She got everything I wanted AND more! Words can’t describe the way I feel right now. Thank you Christa. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!
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Posted by Susan | December 31, 2018
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I'm so blessed to have Mrs. Kirk represent me
Prior to meeting Christa, I had a consultation with another top attorney in Gwinnett County and I did not feel confident at all. He just didn't seem to care and I felt rushed the entire time. Then I came across Avvo and read the reviews on Mrs. Kirk. What made me choose her was the review that a previous client wrote about her being very caring and compassionate- I am so glad I did because caring and compassionate is exactly what she is. She fought for me as if she were in my shoes. I suffered so much stress and anxiety from my ex trying to fight his child support order by trying to get custody of my children, telling lies and constantly harassing me. Mrs. Kirk is very knowledgeable and always made me feel confident. She helped to ease alot of my stress by just being there for me any time I needed her advice. She's helped me in so many ways I cannot thank her enough. I highly recommend her, you'll be so glad you've chosen her.
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Posted by Dana | March 9, 2018
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Divorce
Highly recommended, Christa showed enormous strength, yet compassion every conversation. She not only built me up, but thorough assisted and allowed me the opportunities I have today. Very fortunate to have her on my side. Beyond Reasonable to work with in every way!
Posted by Amanda | February 2, 2017
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Divorce
Christa was very professional but at the same time, understanding and caring. I was extremely pleased with her services and my outcome. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend her to my friends or family members.
Posted by Derek Leman | December 1, 2016
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Made My Divorce Less Painful
After a 25-year marriage and a career-ending scandal, my divorce brought me to the end of myself, almost literally. My estranged spouse had an attorney whose behavior was (in my opinion) strange, extreme, and unhelpful. Christa made it easy for me to have confidence in court. Here is an excerpt from my thank you letter to Christa, written the day after Final Settlement Mediation took place: "I want to thank you for the way you have listened to me, defended my interests in this divorce case, been fair to me and to my estranged wife, and have cared about what happens to my kids and me through this process. I know that at least half of the stress and pain of this case was taken off of me because of the trust and reliance I felt in your ability to handle this matter. I would not have wanted to go into the temporary hearing or final settlement mediation without an attorney I could place such confidence in. I was asked if I was nervous the might before the mediation and I said, 'Not terribly, because I know Christa can handle this.'"
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Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2016
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Consultation
She made me feel really comfortable. Before going to her and speaking with other lawyers I was feeling really down about my case and not feeling like those lawyers cared about anything but the money. After speaking with Mrs Kirk I felt releaved and hired her on the spot. She took the time to educate me on my case.
Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2016
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Life Changing
"2 years in prison, 13 years probation" That is what the judge said to me when I stood there in the courtroom, in front of my family, friends, and colleagues. I have never felt so helpless in my life. Here I am a 32 year old guy with a great job and a bright future now headed to prison. And along came Christa! I hired Christa after sentencing and she jumped in with both feet. She was understanding of my situation and worked harder than I ever imagined an attorney would. Because of her I served less than 30 days and had only 11 months probation! Quite the turnaround!!! I was released from jail because of her ongoing efforts and diligent work ethic. It felt as if one of my own family members was fighting for me and she is the only reason I am able to write this review today. Without her my life would have been quite different. Christa isn't just my attorney anymore, she is a friend and she is the first person I suggest if someone asks me about an attorney. She is THE BEST!!!
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Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2016
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Highly rated for a reason
I first came across Christa Kirk a yr and a half ago. I was arrested with a mountain of charges that included aggravated assault and 3+ felonies. I was facing 5 to 10 yrs prison time. Upon research i found she was one of the 3 highest rated for all of Gwinnett county, so i contacted them to see if they would take my case. From day 1 they put me at ease. She has a way of being a positive, but still a 100% honest. Throughout the process they kept me in the loop through every stage. When it was time to show up, she was extremely prepared. At the end i couldnt of asked for a better outcome.
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Posted by Mickey | August 29, 2016
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Permanent custody
Ms. Kirk navigated a complicated situation where we ultimately were granted permanent custody of our grandchildren. She was both strategic and compassionate. I highly recommend.
Posted by Gregory | April 6, 2016
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Arguez Family
Christa Kirk went beyond the call of duty for 31 months with the Arguez Rape case. She kept us informed and advised the family of new findings and options we should consider. But her true colors were revealed during trial. She is a true professional and a very caring attorney. We will never be able to repay her for the FREEDOM she brought our son. We will never forget waiting outside the prison waiting for the release of our son and seeing Christa show up to share the moment with the Arguez family. Christa Kirk is an outstanding attorney and a greater person.
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Posted by Jeffrey | October 19, 2015
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couldn't have asked for better
Facing what arguably may have been the most difficult time in my life, I met with Christa Kirk, after I had terminated an attorney that I had hired previously from a very large law firm. Christa did an excellent job calming my nerves and helping me cope with my impending divorce. She took my case on just prior to a scheduled hearing. She worked dilligently and when it was all said and done, I felt that the settlement was fair.
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Posted by Greg | October 14, 2015
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The Very Best Attorney I've ever come in Contact with! If you want to win your case, you need to Hire Miss Kirk.
My Case was Personal and involved Family Members and was very complicated and Scary for myself and a Family Member. Miss Kirk was referred to me by a Reliable source as being very reasonable and Knowledgeable of my type of case and very comfortable with the court system. From about the second visit with her I Quickly found that this was VERY TRUE. From the very first time I met with Miss Kirk she was the absolute Professional , But made me feel comfortable and confident about the possibilities of winning my case. She did not try to mislead me on a 100% win, but did Carefully gather the facts about my case and made me comfortable about moving forward with my case with her. She was very informative about what could or could not happen in my case. She was very easy to get along with and was easy to get InTouch with every time I had a question about my case. Every time either She would or someone on her staff would answer the phone or shortly call me back. She WAS NOT one of those that would never call you back or make you think she was just taking payment and not paying attention to your case. She kept me informed quickly of any change in my case. She also sent me reminders of court dates or changes in dates and also reminded me of things that I may have forgotten to do that would help to make my case stronger and move forward more quickly. Even though my case was a little drawn out she was always there for me when I needed her. She helped to keep me calm and not worry so much ,which I tended to do because of the nature of my case. She remained calm and kept me calm through out my case. But she did not hesitate to Stand up strong every time she needed to in my case. This Case was a very Important case for me and a Loved one. She knew that and took very special attention to it, as I'm sure she does to every case she takes. In the end SHE WON OUR CASE FOR US! For that to her I am Truly Thankful and grateful. If there was ever an attorney that I wanted to Refer to EVERYBODY, Miss Christa Kirk would be the one. She is a great person, a Great Attorney. She Knows the Law and Knows how to win cases. I would recommend her to anybody about any case they may have. If you talk to her first about your case , you wont have to talk to anyone else about it, Because You'll Know Miss Kirk is the one for the Job. Thank You Miss Christa Kirk For Putting up with me through it all and Winning My Case. Greg Lawrenceville GA.
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Posted by Thomas | October 13, 2015
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Delightful and Supportive from Day 1
Ms. Christa was a breath of fresh air when I found her through recommendation. She not only took the time to work diligently on my case but she also took the time to hear my needs and concerns. She showed a lot of care and concern and not once led me to believe she was just doing her job. She was very friendly and supportive throughout my entire case that involved custody of my baby girl. Christa gave great advice before, during, and after my case. Christa was very good at keeping me updated and informed throughout the entire process. Even AFTER, she still has contacted me to check on me and my situation to make sure everything is going fine. For my family and I, we feel like we will forever be grateful to Christa Kirk. We honestly felt like she was apart of our family and that we were going through this together. I mean, she even sent us a Christmas card during the holidays last year. Why? Because Christa takes the time to make sure you know she's got your best interest at heart and she's there for you. No words could honestly describe how truly awesome Christa Kirk is.
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Posted by Bek | January 19, 2015
Lawyer who can really protect you !!!
Want to tell you a little about this woman - my first meeting with her was very positive for me, because the first minute I felt something in her professional work, she instilled confidence in me. She's not 100% guaranteed, but she said that would make every effort to help me in this situation. My story happened in the summer of 2014, we are a young family, we love each other. We arrived at the USA couple of years ago .Our laws in our country are very different than here. In general we had a conflict on nervous breakdown due to lack of money, a new location, moving, another language, etc. My wife called the police and they took me to jail. Bail they let me go. My wife did not expect this turn of events, she just wanted to scare me. That's why I hurt her. But she did not want it so happened. A few months later the courts, I had to put in jails again, I really did not want to make my background was spoiled by some stupid mistake of youth and my future was horrible rest of your life !!! And the state has given us a free lawyer. Which is no good for me did not. When the remaining two weeks before the final decision that will be with me, I was on pins and needles. My wife and I discussed it and decided to borrow money in the long to solve our problem. Once on site, we were looking for a good lawyer. And we will see on the site Christa Lea Kirk, we were interested in it because-that she had reasonable price and the first 60 minutes free consultation. What we have seen enough to explain. The next day my wife and I went to her office, and have explained our situation. Taking us all the necessary documents she carefully read our case and said he could help, she did not promise anything, but said that worse than it is now will not. And we believed her - and she made us happy. We do not even have to go to court, she made herself. She's the best. Thank her again.
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Posted by Troy | December 4, 2014
Child custody
I couldn't ask for a better person to be represented by. Christa always kept me informed on what was going on and showed care and concern for my situation. Christa knew exactly what to do with no hesitation. She definitely made my life so much easier. I would definitely recommend Christa to anyone. I can't thank you enough Christa!
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Posted by Almaze | October 27, 2014
Christa
Christa always kept me up to date on the status of my case and what was going on. She was always at court on time and usually before I even got there. I got a ticket for hitting someone even though it was not my fault and Christa came with me to court and made sure the judge heard my side of the story unlike the police officer. My ticket ended up being voided and all I had to do was take a defensive driving course. She helped me so much throughout my process.
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Posted by Raquel | August 28, 2014
Excellence
I hired Mrs.Kirk to help me dismiss my felony charges I acquired as a young dumb teenager. I didn't have a good lawyer back than and young and scared that I was I pleaded guilty to a charge just to get out of jail quicker, not knowing that it would affect my immigration status in the United States. She was able to re open my case and get a great outcome for me, she always responded to my emails and phone calls and kept me informed of the process. Mrs. Kirk in my opinion is a well educated and experience attorney and I would recommend her always. Even though I didn't know nothing about her when I hired her over the phone (I live in Florida my felony charge in Georgia) I am happy I picked her.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Kirk Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Ryczek Law Firm, PC
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Supervising Assistant District Attorney
  • Gwinnett County District Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Gwinnett County District Attorney's Office
  • 2004 - 2009
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Education

  • Impaired Driving Specialist
  • 2013
  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Georgia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • St. v. R.P.
  • Not Guilty
  • State v. W.W.
  • Closed
  • Stave vs. D.B.
  • Case overturned - Client released from custody

Associations

  • Gwinnett County Bar Association
  • General Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • General Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Georgia Defenders of Drinking Driving Group (DODD)
  • General Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Admitted
  • 2005 - Present
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Admitted
  • 2005 - Present
  • Northern District of Georgia
  • Admitted
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Target Murder Case featured
  • Snapped on Oxygen
  • 2012
  • Featured on Scorned
  • Walmart Murder Case
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Police Academy
  • Criminal Law
  • 2012
  • Police Academy
  • Criminal Procedure
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (18)
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Child custody Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer because she is not only a capable trial lawyer, but is also able to determine when to resolve a legal matter without litigation. She has committed her practice to helping people navigate the family law issues that come into most people's lives in the most effective manner possible."
Family Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Christa Kirk is an excellent lawyer that works hard for her clients. She knows the law well and approaches matters ethically and professionally. I fully endorse Christa Kirk."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Christa as a leader in the Gwinnett legal community since her time as an assistant district attorney. I have also been opposing counsel to her and have witnessed first hand her effective advocacy in achieving successful results for clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Christa for more than 10 years and I can say that she is one of the very best lawyers around - she is a brilliant advocate who goes above and beyond for every one of her clients"
Unknown Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Although I just met Christa a few months ago, I certainly knew who she was before then. Christa has earned a stellar representation in the legal community with judges, attorneys and clients. We have worked together as attorney coaches for our daughters' high school mock trial team and are currently collaborating on the same side of a Gwinnett County case. She is extremely knowledgeable of the law and trial and litigation ins and outs in particular.She is also quite pleasant personally. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I just completed a case where Christa Kirk was the opposing counsel. Ms. Kirk did an excellent job. We were able to resolve all of the issues at mediation, saving both clients the emotional and financial expense of a trial."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Christa for many years. I worked with her as a prosecutor in Gwinnett for many years. She has brilliant mind and she is absolutely relentless in the courtroom. She genuinely cares for the people she represents so when she's on your side, she'll work tirelessly for the best result. I strongly endorse Christa. It's been my privilege to know her and you couldn't ask for a better lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Having been on the other side of cases with Christa in both criminal and domestic cases, I can say that she is aggressive for her clients and professional, achieving her clients' objectives without alienating the opposing side."
Family Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Christa is a lawyer's lawyer meaning that if I personally needed help with a family law issue, I would turn Christa. She knows the law and is the perfect litigator in that she will attempt to work an out of court settlement if possible, but has no problem whatsoever in going to Court and aggressively representing her client if necessary."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. As a former judge, magistrate and prosecutor over the past 24 years, I can tell you that she is an exemplary attorney. I would recommend anyone and everyone for her services. There is no better decision that you could make."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Christa since she worked at the District Attorney's Office. When she was at the DA's office I could always count on her to be ethical and reasonable. She was also an excellent trial attorney. All of those traits have carried over to her private practice; making her a great lawyer to have on your side. I endorse Christa."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Christa for more than 10 years and I have the utmost respect for her. She is an experienced and skilled trial attorney who zealously and ethically represents her clients. She is well respected within the legal community and truly appreciated by those who have been represented by her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've had cases with Christa when she was a prosecutor in the DA's office. She was always prepared, knowledgeable, and professional. It's fantastic that we now have her on the other side, as a member of the criminal defense bar. I endorse Christa."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Christa since she was an ADA. And on behalf of myself and the criminal defense bar we are so lucky to now have her on her side. Her knowledge of the law is only surpassed by her courtroom expertise. I strongly endorse Christa Kirk."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Christa is a zealous advocate for her clients. She is an experienced, knowledgeable and skilled trial lawyer who is very well-respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christa is a serious and successful criminal defense attorney. I highly recommend her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Christa is highly knowledgeable about the ins and outs of criminal law, and has vast trial experience which she uses to help her clients. Formerly a prosecutor in the Gwinnett DA's office, she's plugged in with judges, support staff, and the prosecutors, and can use those connections to navigate clients through difficult and scary times. I highly recommend her services!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christa has years of experience dealing with criminal cases. She is extremely knowledgeable regarding the law and procedure, and has won many jury trials in serious and complex cases. I would be very confident if she were my attorney, and I endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Christa was a damn good prosecutor, and now that she's on the side of defense, I have no hesitation in making an endorsement for her abilities. I have already sent her a referral in Gwinnett County Superior Court."
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Suwanee Divorce and separation Lawyer Christa Lea Kirk
Christa Lea Kirk
Divorce and separation Attorney
Suwanee, GA
Licensed for 19 years
Virtual consultation available