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Kristopher John Kest

Family Attorney at Orlando, FL

5.0   23 reviews
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  • Licensed for 18 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Kristopher

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EXPERIENCED, DILIGENT, & EFFICIENT REPRESENTATION FOR YOUR DIVORCE OR PATERNITY CASE.

Awards

Client's Choice 2021,2019
Client's Choice
2021 2019

Location

Kest Family Law, P.A.
4767 New Broad St
Orlando, FL, 32814-6405

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by Cristina | June 6, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Divorce Case Representation!!!
I had the pleasure of working with Kristopher Kest and his team at the Kest Family Law Firm for my divorce case that took over a couple of years. Kristopher was diligent, knowledgeable, and personable. What truly impressed me was Kristopher's unwavering commitment to my best interests. He invested the time and effort to thoroughly analyze every aspect of my case, ensuring that no detail was overlooked. His expertise in family law was evident as he confidently navigated through legal complexities, providing me with a sense of confidence and reassurance. Also, the entire team was professional and responsive, making the experience seamless. I highly recommend the Kest Family Law Firm for anyone in need of exceptional legal representation.
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Response from Kristopher Kest June 10, 2023
Thank you Cristina. It was a pleasure representing you.
Posted by Mike | April 3, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Smooth experience
Kristopher and his team are extremely responsive and knowledgeable and catch on quickly to the needs and requirements of your case. He is very objective and pays attention to the details and will lay out all of the options you are able to take.
Response from Kristopher Kest April 7, 2023
Thank you Mike. We enjoyed representing you.
Posted by Richard | November 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Very Happy
I am very happy I hired Mr. Kest to represent me. Mr. Kest and all of his staff were very professional and knowledgeable. They were also very punctual and responsive in anything I needed help with. Mr. Kest also did a very good job explaining everything to me and preparing me for everything throughout the process.
Response from Kristopher Kest November 21, 2022
Thank you Richard. It was a pleasure representing you.
Posted by Marc | February 18, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and thorough to say the least!!
The entire Kest staff has impeccable communication and professionalism!! Kristopher was no doubt an awesome recommendation!! I always felt like I was their top priority!
Response from Kristopher Kest February 25, 2022
Thank you Marc. I wish you all the best.
Posted by James E Bina | February 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
PERFECT
A true gentlemen. He know his stuff, he's polite, he's professional and most of all he's understanding.
Response from Kristopher Kest February 25, 2022
It was pleasure representing you Jim.
Posted by Dave | October 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
An Attorney and Mentor
After two recommendations and my consult with Kristopher, I hired Kest Family Law with confidence. Helping me through a life changing divorce, Kristopher and his staff guided me through the legal process, eased my stress and kept me well informed every step of the way. Many thanks to you and your staff.
Response from Kristopher Kest November 3, 2021
Thank you Dave. It was a pleasure representing you.
Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, skilled, attentive
Kristopher took my dragging divorce/child custody case from a previous lawyer and resolved it in a timely manner despite Covid times and the other party not being cooperative. Kristopher and his team are extremely professional, skilled, and attentive to every detail while sensitive to what matters to the client. Throughout the process I always felt that Kristopher was resolving things with the mindset of listening to me as a client, but putting the best interest of the children first while knowing the law. Definitely recommend Kest Family Law.
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Posted by Lynne | July 2, 2021
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Divorce
I had hired two different Attorney’s before I found Kristopher. He was the one that listened and followed through on my requests and brought us to a conclusion. I am very pleased with Kest Family Law and his team for making this transition professional and respectful.
Posted by Alvia | February 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
Mr Kest and his team were beyond professional and very friendly. They informed me of every step in the process and made sure I understood and agreed with everything being done. Working with them took a burden off my shoulders as I was secure in their capabilities and how effective they were in getting the job done. A very big thank you to them for their hard work and persistence.
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Posted by Keri | January 31, 2021
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Great attention to detail
Kristopher's office represented me through my divorce. His staff was thorough, professional, and friendly. They had great attention to detail. Although that I would not have enjoyed working through this process with anyone, his office always made it as pleasant as possible. They have a calming energy and professionalism that was comforting. You will pay for the level of service you get, but they crossed every t and dotted every i.
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Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2020
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Excellent
Kest Family Law represented me in my divorce and I am so grateful to have been referred to them. My case involved the dissolution of a 29 year marriage, with my husband and I being residents of different states. The team at Kest Family Law went above and beyond to see my case resolved successfully and quickly during a national pandemic. Mr. Kest is extremely professional, honest and responsive. I knew where my case stood at all times and had answers to any questions quickly answered. I highly recommend Kest Family Law.
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Posted by David | March 19, 2020
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The Right Choice
In April of 2018, I found myself with a difficult legal problem that would require hiring a good lawyer in order to have any hope of winning. It was a stressful situation, but after consulting with Kristopher Kest, I knew I had the right attorney to help me. He was patient in listening to my problem and he gave me reassurance by developing a strategy that would ultimately bring my case to a favorable conclusion. Mr Kest always kept me advised on the progress of my case and was always available to answer my questions. Mr Kest's assistants, Jeremy and Josh, were always polite and professional and were quick to return my calls. I'm so glad I hired Kristopher Kest and I highly recommend him. A true credit to his profession.
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Posted by Rhonda | October 27, 2019
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Skilled and Reasonable Attorney
Mr. Kest was very insightful in dealing with my case. He was very professional, maintained contact with me throughout the case, and has a very pleasant staff. I highly recommend Kristopher Kest.
Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2019
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Excellent representation.
I retained Mr. Kest to handle my divorce. He first “listened” then advised. Filings were made promptly. I was kept informed of each step in my case and told what to expect. He was thorough beyond my expectations. I have no doubts that I received the best representation possible in the most timely fashion.
Posted by Danielle | June 5, 2019
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Professional and Thorough
Mr. Kest took over my case one month before my trial date which I thought would be almost impossible. He, and his team of professionals, gave me confidence and never hesitated to answer key concerns I had about my situation. Mr. Kest and his team were very detailed throughout all my consultations and the trial itself. Mr. Kest, in my opinion, is very skilled and qualified in his profession and seeks after positive results with determination and honesty. I didn't really expect that the outcome would be what it was but I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Kristopher did everything in his power to get the best result possible. I am very pleased with what Kristopher accomplished and would highly recommend him and his wonderful team to anyone. Thank you Kristopher for everything. I not only consider you my personal attorney, but also a friend.
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Posted by Brian | May 5, 2019
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A recommendation that I am grateful I got
I did not realize what amount of work a divorce consisted of. Mr Kest and his helpful associates were with and beside me the entire ordeal. Their professional and caring work was so helpful, that I could never be more grateful for what they did for me. Thank you so much Kristopher!!!
Posted by Brigid | February 10, 2019
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Highly recommend.
Kristopher Kest handled my divorce case in 2016. I knew, every step of the way, that I was in excellent hands. Kristopher is unflappable and highly ethical. There is no doubt in my mind that, because of Kristopher and his team, I had the best possible outcome. Choosing Kristopher to be my lawyer was one of the most important and best decisions I have ever made.
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Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2019
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A Wonderful Family Law Attorney
I was very pleased with the experience I had with Mr. Kest as my attorney. I hired Mr. Kest for two different family law matters and thanks to his expertise, they both worked out in my favor. He was knowledgeable, professional and always prompt to address my legal questions or concerns. I am beyond grateful for the service Kristopher Kest provided for my family and would absolutely recommend him to others.
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Posted by Shuli | January 23, 2019
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Knowledgeable and Strategic
Mr. Kest and his staff were helpful and demonstrated professionalism while paying personal attention to key details. He explained every process and developed counter strategies that defended my unique concerns with great skills. Mr. Kest is diligent, honest and well qualified professional.
Posted by Nicolas | January 20, 2019
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Honest and Respectful
In addition to his superior technical knowledge, Mr. Kest routinely displays a client first attitude. His respectful nature and systematic approach cannot be understated. Mr. Kest had an immediate responsiveness, especially during times that were less than ideal or when emergency's did arise. The most important reasons of choosing Mr. Kest as my attorney, was his unrelenting professionalism and attention to detail.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Founder
  • Kest Family Law, P.A.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate, Senior Associate, & Of Counsel
  • Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, PA
  • 2005 - 2015
  • Patrol Officer
  • Fulton County Police Department
  • 1999 - 2002

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2005
  • Tulane University
  • B.A.
  • 1999

Associations

  • Historical Society of Central Florida (Orange County Regional History Center)
  • Board Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Central Florida Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Founding Chair, Mentoring Program
  • 2014 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Executive Council Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • George C. Young First Central Florida American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Tulane Alumni Club of Orlando
  • President
  • 2014 - 2016
  • WMFE 90.7 FM
  • Chair, Community Advisory Board
  • 2014 - 2014
  • WMFE 90.7 FM
  • Member, Community Advisory Board
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Winte Park Public Library
  • Chair, Governance Committee
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Winter Park Public Library
  • Chair, Strategic Plan Committee
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Winter Park Public Library
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Board of Directors
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Orlando Heath Foundation
  • Committee membrer, Level One Trauma Center "One Night" event
  • 2007 - 2015
  • Tulane Alumni Club of Orlando
  • President
  • 2005 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Family law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2023
  • Rising Star, General Litigation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • New Attorney Award of Excellence
  • Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Up & Comer
  • Florida Trend's Legal Elite
  • 2009
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Publications

  • The Matrimonial Strategist (LJN)
  • Where Do I Turn for Jurisdiction? Illustrations of the UCCJEA
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Pizza & Professionalism
  • Professionalism
  • 2014
  • Lunch CLE
  • Ethicial Issues in GAL Representation
  • 2014
  • August luncheon
  • Mentoring
  • 2014
  • CLE Luncheon
  • eDiscovery - The Now and Soon to Be
  • 2012
  • Luncheon CLE
  • eDiscovery Readiness - Getting ahead of the curve
  • 2011
  • Money Matters, Financial Literacy Series
  • Underwater/Upside Down Mortgages
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"To my knowledge, Attorney Kest is one of the most active and involved attorneys within his community. His sole focus on family law lends itself to his expertise in the area. He is a pleasure to be around and he is a great example, not only for a young attorney, but for all attorneys."
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Orlando Family Lawyer Kristopher John Kest
Kristopher John Kest
Family Attorney
Orlando, FL
Licensed for 18 years
Virtual consultation available