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Jennifer Kirkhart Curcio

Family Attorney at Gainesville, FL

3.8   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Jennifer

Learn Jennifer’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Family
    80%
    At the Law Office of Jennifer Kirkhart Curcio, Jennifer is committed to assisting her clients in finding the right balance of collaboration and assertion to ensure good outcomes. She is committed to efficient and cost effective representation. And, finally, she is committed to building a lasting ongoing relationship with her clients based in trust and communication. Jennifer practices in the areas of family law, collaborative law, criminal law, and business law.

    26 years

  2. Contracts and agreements
    10%

    10 years

  3. Criminal defense
    10%

    10 years

At the Law Office of Jennifer Kirkhart Curcio, Jennifer is committed to assisting her clients in finding the right balance of collaboration and assertion to ensure good outcomes. She is committed to efficient and cost effective representation. And, finally, she is committed to building a lasting ongoing relationship with her clients based in trust and communication. Jennifer practices in the areas of family law, collaborative law, criminal law, and business law.

Location

Law Office of Jennifer Kirkhart Curcio
2835 NW 41st St Ste 240
Gainesville, FL, 32606-6985

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Reviews

3.8 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
Posted by Eric | April 17, 2015
Great help at a tough time
Jennifer provided expert council tempered with a real caring that made the divorce process as painless as possible. I am confident that my interests were well cared for. She and her assistent, Keith, proved to be reliable and very responsive. Whenever a time sensitive issue arose, they took care of it quickly. I have no reservation about recommending Jennifer. I feel fortunate to have had her represent me.
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Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2015
Great Family Law Lawyer
Jennifer assisted me with filing a paternity action and establishing a parenting plan. My mind was put at ease from the first phone call to her office. Upon calling her office, I spoke with her Paralegal, Keith, who spent 15 minutes of the phone gathering basic information and setting my initial consultation. Keith was extremely nice and helpful. Although I was nervous meeting with Jennifer, after the meeting, I felt really good about my case and extremely comfortable with Jennifer. I was looking for an attorney that was competent, easy to get along with, knowledgeable, and experienced. Jennifer has the best interest of my son from the moment I stepped into her office. I was well informed about the process and was involved throughout the whole process. Jennifer consulted with me prior to drafting documents and I was able to review them and give approval before she filed. I was provided with documents in a timely fashion and Keith kept me informed about upcoming hearings and helped me prepare for mediation. My case was contested, which made me nervous, Jennifer and Keith did an outstanding job preparing me for mediation. My case ultimately settled at mediation and the parenting plan was great fit for me, my son and my son's father. I trusted Jennifer 100% and I would recommend her to a friend or family member!
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Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2015
Excellent Criminal Defense
Jennifer did an outstanding job with the handling of my felony case and resolved my case with a PTI within 2 months of charges being filed. She held my hand every step of the way and made a difficult time in my life very manageable. Ms. Curcio is experienced, knowledgeable, and kept me informed of the process. Jennifer's paralegal was outstanding and went out of his way to assist me getting home from jail. Great lawyer, great paralegal!
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Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2014
Strong Family Law Attorney!
Ms. Curcio handled my uncontested divorce. She is extremely diligent, knowledgeable, and explained the process every step of the way. I was impressed with her efficiency and she always kept me well informed about my case, and provided copies of documents on a timely basis. Her office location was convenient and her paralegal was outstanding.
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Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2014
Disappointed client
I retained Ms. Curcio for a paternity action. She responded to the action without consulting me first. I did not agree with her decisions and had to retain a new lawyer to sort this out. I do not feel like she had my best interest in mind through this process. Her paralegal is fantastic. He truly earned the 2 stars.
Posted by Peter | August 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not truthful about costs
I approached Jennifer about representing me in a “Collaborative Divorce.” Collaboratives are where each person has a lawyer, plus there is a “financial neutral” and a “mental health coach.” At my first meeting with Jennifer, she assured me that she had done numerous “collaboratives” and could represent me well. She explained how collaboratives are different from litigated divorces, and I understood those differences. I eventually asked, “How much will all this cost (ie, for all four professionals)?” She hemmed and hawed and did not want to give me a number. She said that each situation is unique and costs can vary greatly. I told her that I understood this, so I then asked her for the costs for her last five collaboratives, since she had done so many. She was even more uncomfortable with the question. I told her that perhaps a collaborative process wasn’t for me, at which time she said, “About $10,000 total.” I asked, “Worse case scenario?” She said, “$12,500.” I retained her at that time. The billing was slow at the beginning, but once my financial information was provided to the team, the billing picked up. When those subsequent bills hit, the total cost was at $24,835, and we were only half way through the process. While Jennifer has the right to bill whatever she deems is appropriate, misrepresenting those costs made me quite upset. Jennifer and the other ‘professionals’ told me that in exchange for paying current invoices, all future billing would be suspended. I expressed my disgust with Jennifer in very clear terms. Her response was, “Had you litigated the divorce in court, the costs would have been much higher.” I replied, “That may very well be true, but it is irrelevant, as I did not ask for the cost of a litigative divorce.” I challenged Jennifer and told her that if she produced the total costs for her last five collaboratives, and the average cost was $10,000 or less, I’d donate a $1,000 to the charity of her choice. She declined my offer. In closing, I can’t tell you who to retain as your divorce lawyer. What I can tell you however, is that Jennifer and her colleagues were not truthful about the collaborative divorce process. Jennifer is also being reported to the Bar for this. It is frustrating when you’re paying someone to professionally represent your interests and that person looks you straight in the eye and and is not truthful on Day 1. As others here have noted, her assistant, Keith, is very good. I had no issues with him.
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AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Jennifer Kirkhart Curcio
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office Of Stephen K. Miller, PA
  • 2000 - 2009

Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1994

Associations

  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Gainesville
  • President Elect; President 2007
  • 2006 - Present
  • Clara Gehan Women Lawyers Association
  • Member (President 2006)
  • 2001 - Present
  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Corpus Juris Secundum Award
  • University of Florida
  • 1995

Speaking Engagements

  • Guardian ad Litem - Volunteer Attorneys
  • Guardian ad Litem Panel
  • 2016
  • Collaborative Law Class
  • Collaborative Law Panel (speaker)
  • 2016
  • 2016 Professionalism Seminar
  • Professionalism in the Digital Age
  • 2016
  • Continuing Education
  • Divorce without Fighting
  • 2014
  • Divorce 101
  • Basics of Divorce
  • 2013
  • University of Florida Law School `
  • collaborative law
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (2)
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Family Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Curcio is an effective, resolution-oriented attorney. She is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of family law, and puts this knowledge to good use whether resolving cases at mediation or litigating them when necessary. She clearly has her client's best interest at heart throughout her representation. I highly recommend Ms. Curcio."
Family Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jennifer is focused on helping her clients obtain the best possible outcome, whether through a collaborative solution or through litigation. Jennifer works hard and makes sure the client is involved in their case."
Family Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jennifer does a great job for all of her clients. She is intelligent, diligent and clearly works hard to stay up to date on legal developments in family law. She is an excellent family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Jennifer as opposing counsel on several cases. She is resolution oriented, and open with her communication. She looks out for her client's best interest, but is also willing to work to resolve cases when they need to be resolved."
Family Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have used Jennifer for several of my clients. For clients who are going through a very stressful period in their lives, Jennifer is very calm and supportive helping them through the many decisions. She truly cares about her clients."
Family Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She represents her clients with intelligence, integrity and diligence, always helping them to obtain the best result possible but doing so without alienating the opposing party."
Family Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a young lawyer, I worked with and was mentored by Ms. Curcio. She has the unique ability to resolve matters with minimal litigation in most circumstances. I found Ms. Curcio has compassion for her clients and always has their best interest in mind. I would highly recommend her for family law matters."
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