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Ky M. Koch

Divorce and separation Attorney at Tampa, FL

5.0   6 reviews

About Ky

Learn Ky’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    70%

    37 years

  2. Marriage and prenuptials
    20%

    37 years

  3. Family
    10%
    Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Marital and Family Law and Fellow in prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

    37 years

Mr. Koch is a life-long resident of Clearwater, graduating from Clearwater High School, and later the University of Florida in 1975. Mr. Koch received his legal degree in 1978, and has been admitted to practice in Florida since that time.

As an advocate for Collaborative Law, Mr. Koch is a founder and current co-chair of the Tampa Bay Collaborative Divorce Group (www.tampabaycollaborative.com) and is recognized as a leader and innovator in the integration of Collaborative Law for Family Law matters. Throughout his years of experience, Mr. Koch has realized that settling cases out of court rather than battling in court, proves to be more effective and cost-efficient for the parties. He is an attorney committed to doing what is best for his clients and he works hard to get them the best results possible without the extraordinary cost of an expensive court battle.

In 1979, Mr. Koch was appointed an Assistant State Attorney for the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida, a position he held in excess of three years. Since that time, Mr. Koch has engaged in the private practice of law. Mr. Koch is admitted to practice in all courts of the State of Florida, the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the United States Supreme Court; he has also represented clients in various parts of the United States. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Florida Bar. Mr. Koch’s practice is limited to Marital and Family Law. He is board certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in Marital and Family Law and was honored to membership in the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is a fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is listed in “The Best Lawyers in America,” Florida Trend Magazine’s “Legal Elite,” and Florida’s “Super Lawyers.” Additionally, he was named Tampa Bay’s Top Family Law Attorney by “The Best Lawyers in America.” He was recognized as one of the “Top Attorneys in Florida” by the Wall Street Journal in 2011.

Mr. Koch was President of the Clearwater Bar Association in 1987 to 1988, previously serving that organization on its board of directors, as its treasurer and its secretary. He served as a member of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee from 1984 to 1987 and as its chairman from 1986 to 1987. In 1989, Mr. Koch was elected to the Board of Governors of the Florida Bar (the governing body of the State’s lawyers). He served three consecutive two-year terms. Mr. Koch is the past president of the Florida Council of Bar Association Presidents and is the former chairman of various Florida Bar Committees. He has served three consecutive terms as the vice-chairman of the Florida Bar’s All Bar Conference and two consecutive terms on the Executive Committee of the Florida Bar.

Mr. Koch is a past chairman of the Clearwater Bar Association Marital and Family Law Committee and is the former chairman (1999-2000) of the Florida Bar Family Law Section.

Mr. Koch is a founding member and former president of the Executive Committee of the Canakaris Family Law Inn of Court. As an informative and entertaining presenter, he frequently has been invited to lecture for Continuing Legal Education programs in Florida and throughout the country. He has been an invited instructor of Domestic Relations and Litigation Practicum at Stetson University College of Law.

Part of Mr. Koch’s success is due to his lifelong Clearwater residency and his passion to help the area prosper. His community involvement has been extensive. Mr. Koch served as president of numerous charitable organizations and events and has served two terms as the president of Belleair Country Club.

Mr. Koch enjoys an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

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Licensed for 44 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1978
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Older Lundy Alvarez & Koch
1000 West Cass Street
Tampa, FL, 33606

Reviews

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Posted by Bob | March 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The Best
I asked all over town "Who is the best divorce attorney?" and the same answer came up every time, Ky Koch. Ky treated my case as if it was his only case and stayed in constant communication through out the whole process. Divorce is hard, and Ky made the process clear and concise. I highly recommend Ky to anyone.
Posted by Lauretta | March 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce attorney
Mr. Koch was very informative and thorough. Being very unsure of what to expect, I was made to feel confident with the procedure and am very hapoy with the professionalism of this firm.
Posted by Johanna | March 7, 2016
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Caring professional
Mr. Koch was very thorough and informative. As my divorce progressed through different stages, he prepared me for various possibilities and respectfully advised me. Sometimes I wished he had advised me to be more aggressive. His counsel was obviously based on decades of experience and expertise with the collaborative process.
Posted by Michael | March 7, 2016
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Michael
I retained Mr. Koch, Esq. in June 2014 to handle my separation and pending divorce. My decision was based on recommendations from local attorneys that I have befriended during my career. Mr. Koch's Firm and his staff have provided superb service and counsel during a long process. I would highly recommend "Ky" to anyone who needs such legal assistance. Their Firm is not the least expensive, but you 'get what you pay for' in most cases. Excellent Law Practice! (and my son is an attorney and agrees with me). Also Ky has become a friend and I would enjoy his company at any non-business related social function. PLUS, he's a "GATOR" - (he knows how to CHOMP the competition). MPC
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Posted by Sheila | March 7, 2016
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More than a Client
There is nothing beautiful about divorce! Regardless of who initiates the divorce, it's down-right awful. Fortunately, I was referred to Ky Koch. Ky made me feel like I was more than just a client. I felt an immediate connection to him, which allowed me to trust him from the get-go. I felt like Ky truly had my best interest at heart. I felt comfortable asking him questions and seeking his advice. Ky is caring, empathetic and attentive, but also an expert in his field. He helped me understand the collaborative process and why it was advantageous to my situation. The divorce process was long, my emotions were constantly changing, but in the end, I finished strong! I would highly recommend Ky and his team.
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Posted by Lana | November 17, 2014
Highly Recommend
Ky Koch represented me in a very sensitive and emotion case. Ky, Courtney and their staff were professional, and caring in all our interactions. They were attentive to details and I never had to worry that they had my best interest at heart. I felt comfortable calling when I had a question . I miss talking to them.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-600 per hour
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Koch & Hoffman, P.A.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Senior Partner
  • Koch, Smith & Hoffman, P.A.
  • 2003 - 2010
  • Koch, Ley & Harrington, P.L.
  • 1992 - 2003
  • Boyer & Koch, P.A.
  • 1989 - 1992
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Education

  • Hamline University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • University of Florida
  • 1975

Associations

  • Canakaris Family Law Inn of Court
  • Founding Member and Former President
  • N/A
  • Clearwater Bar Association, Marital and Family Law Committee
  • Past Chairman
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Florida chapter)
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Former Chairman
  • 1999 - 2000
  • The Florida Bar
  • Board of Governors
  • 1989 - 1994
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • President
  • 1987 - 1988
  • Florida Bar Grievance Committee
  • Member and Chairman (1986-1987)
  • 1984 - 1987
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Florida Bar Presidents Award
  • The Florida Bar
  • 1995
  • "Legal Elite"
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • N/A
  • "Tampa Bay's Top Lawyers"
  • American Registry
  • N/A
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • N/A
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Drafting Marriage Contracts in Florida
  • Chapter One (rewrite)
  • 2007
  • Marital and Family Law Certification Examination Review Course
  • Agreements and Equitable Distribution
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Asset Protection
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • 2015
  • Annual Meeting
  • Family Law
  • 2014
  • April 2010 Institute
  • Getting Started: Building a Client Relationship
  • 2010
  • AAML Conference
  • When is Unequal Equitable
  • 2008
  • Advanced Seminar on Family Law
  • Agreements
  • 2007
  • Advanced Matrimonial Trial Advocacy Workshop
  • Direct and Cross Examination of Financial Experts at Final Hearing
  • 2007
  • Out of State Practitioners
  • Family Law
  • 2005
  • Family law in Florida: "Winning for Your Client"
  • Divorce Taxation
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (5)
Endorse Ky
Family Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Koch is the ultimate professional. I wholeheartedly endorse him for any Family Law Matter."
Family Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ky Koch for decades, and his reputation in the legal community for competence in family law matters and for professional integrity are unassailable."
Family Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ky . He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Truly excellent lawyer. Well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ky is an outstanding professional who is extremely knowledgeable in his fields of practice. When I see he is on the opposite side of a case, I am thrilled because I know that even though he is a very formidable lawyer, he will conduct himself with dignity and class and I can fully rely on his representations, which makes him a joy to deal with."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Ky for over 25 years. He is the consummate professional. He is always a prepared and zealous advocate on behalf of his client. Ky is a specialist in his field, and maintains an ethical and pragmatic approach."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Tampa Divorce and separation Lawyer Ky M. Koch
Ky M. Koch
Divorce and separation Attorney
Tampa, FL
Licensed for 44 years