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Rhonda Kinard, Ph.D

Family Attorney at Mobile, AL

5.0   91 reviews
Virtual consultation available
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  • State Years
    Alabama - AL 12 years
    Virginia - VA 14 years
    California - CA 13 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State AL
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Rhonda

Learn Rhonda’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Family
    35%
    Contested divorce | Uncontested divorce | Separation | Child custody | Child support | Alimony | Adoption | Call Attorney Kinard for all your family legal needs.

  2. Criminal defense
    30%
    Both Federal and State levels.

  3. Personal injury
    20%
    If you have been injured due to someone else's negligence, you need to stop worrying and call Attorney Kinard now.

  4. Appeals
    15%
    Attorney Kinard can appeal the decision in your case.

PASSIONATE ADVOCACY. PERSONAL ATTENTION.

Rhonda Kinard, an Alabama native, has practiced law for several years in Alabama and Virginia courts. In 1999, she attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. After college, Dr. Kinard earned a Juris Doctor from Regent University School of Law, graduating amid the top of her class. She graduated from Regent University School of Business, earning a Masters in Business Administration, cum laude. Finally, she graduated from Northcentral University, earning a Ph.D in Business with a specialization in Criminal Justice. While at Regent Law, Dr. Kinard interned at the United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, for the Honorable Raymond A. Jackson. Additionally, Dr. Kinard completed an externship at the Supreme Court of Alabama for the Honorable Tom Parker.

After law school, Dr. Kinard began her legal career by accepting an offer to serve in one of the seven legal clerkships at the Supreme Court of Virginia. From 2009 - 2011, she served as a judicial law clerk to the late Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, the Honorable Leroy Rountree Hassell, Sr. She also served as law clerk to the Honorable Charles Russell, Senior Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia.

From 2011 - 2014, Dr. Kinard served as a prosecutor for the Newport News Commonwealth Attorney's Office, where she gained extensive litigation experience in both bench and jury trials. She has litigated thousands of criminal cases, including criminal and traffic misdemeanors, firearm offenses, drug offenses, white collar/property offenses, burglary, arson and violent felonies such as armed robbery, aggravated assaults, sexual offenses and homicide. Dr. Kinard's years as a prosecutor has shown her the devastating impact crime has on not only the victims but also on the defendant, as well as family members.

Dr. Kinard served as an Adjunct Professor at Regent University School of Law, where she taught criminal law and criminal procedure classes. Dr. Kinard also taught Business Law courses at ITT Technical Institute. Previously, Dr. Kinard served as an Adjunct Professor at ECPI University, where she taught criminal justice and business classes. Dr. Kinard is licensed to practice law in Alabama, Virginia, and California. She is also licensed to practice in all U.S. District Courts in the State of Alabama, which include the Southern District, Middle District, and Northern District of Alabama.

Location

The Kinard Law Office, P.C.

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  91 customer reviews
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Posted by Chassity S. | October 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worth Every Penny
Attorney Kinard did an excellent job representing me. She is one who you can be open and honest with. She's upfront and does as she states during consultation. I had complete confidence in her abilities, so I didn't question her decisions. I literally did not worry about anything concerning my case. Even when I didn't understand decisions being made by court personnel, Attorney Kinard provided reassurance it was still working together for my good, and she was right. Now, if you want mediocre services, this is not your attorney. You will pay for the services rendered, BUT Attorney Kinard is worth every penny. Thank you, Attorney Kinard, for your due diligence and perseverance. I pray you continue to prosper in all you do. Let God be your guidance and voice of reason. Take care, God bless you. #Romans 8:28, #Psalm 37, #Hebrews11:1 #Proverbs 3:3-5
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Posted by Leah | December 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney!
I wish I could give Attorney Kinard 10 stars, because 5 stars isn’t enough to describe the level of service this firm provides. Attorney Kinard is a powerhouse! She is very confident and knowledgeable of the law. Attorney Kinard also employs the best assistant I’ve ever dealt with. LaTanya is so quick to respond and is on top of everything! I highly recommend Attorney Kinard.
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Posted by Justin | February 20, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great attorney.
Mrs kinard and her assistants was very helpful throughout the process of my divorce and were able to answer every question that was asked.
Posted by Breana | October 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
All Around Amazing Attorney.
Attorney Kinard took on my case and had to pick up where my last lawyer left off, and she came in with grace and grit. By far the most life changing times of my life, and still. I will say that Attorney Kinard had my and my children's best interest at heart. I have zero regrets and will continue to speak her name to everyone I know. If you are in a custody battle, You want an attorney on your side who is THOROUGH. Attorney Rhonda Kinard is that.
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Posted by Shauntell W. | September 5, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding lawyer..
Mrs. Kinard and her staff was very pleasant and extremely knowledgeable concerning my case situation. She had such a great aura about herself and knew exactly what she was talking about and how to get what we wanted the right way. I know exactly who I will be contacting for all my legal needs if needed in the future. Thank you lovely ladies again for taking care of my son and I needs.
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Posted by Mario | August 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DIVORCE
Attorney Kinard did a great job on my behalf. She explained everything In timely manner, kept appointment, and took care of business in the courtroom.
Posted by Eric | June 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal Charges
Thanks Attorney Kinard! Your knowledge and expertise with assisting me with my case was more than exceptional. Attorney Kinard and her staff were very professional, available to answer any questions and or respond without delay. Attorney Kinard was personable, understood my dilemma and was very compassionate throughout the process. Attorney Kinard was able to obtain pertinent information and begin the investigation which led to a dismissal in my case. Thanks Again to Attorney Kinard and her staff.
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Posted by McKenzie | May 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best there is!
Rhonda came through hard core! I waisted my time with two lawyers and finally found Rhonda. She saved my life! Thank you so much to her and her team always having my back! I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer.
Posted by Ms. Gamble | May 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
Mrs. Kinard is an outstanding Lawyer, a lady that really knows her stuff… I believe amongst a plethora of things this is truly something she was created to do..her staff was amazing and truly a team that you would want to work on a case for you! She’s worth every penny that she makes and to whom ever is in need of her services ..I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!
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Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
5 Felonies Dismissed!!!
Attorney Kinard is the absolute best! I was facing 5 felony charges and she went to work. I was working with another lawyer for the first 3 years of my case and he did absolutely nothing. I decided to go with someone that actually cared about my case so I selected Attorney Kinard. She immediately started working my case , studying the very specific details in preparation of my trial, as well as trying to work something out with the DA’s office. Due to her diligence and commitment she worked out a deal getting my FIVE felonies dropped and no criminal charges at all. Her office staff was also also the best, helping me with any question and need that I had. If you are looking for an attorney that actually works for you nad cares about your case, please give Attorney Kinard a call!
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Posted by Evelyn Gaines | March 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Custody Case
If your looking for a great lawyer who is very knowledgeable and will go above and beyond to assist you, then your in the right place my friend. With the headache of knowing you have to go to court for whatever reason, it is best to have the proper representation that knows the law and can get the job done. Mrs. Kinard made it super easy and stress free for me. She explained the process in which I understood. (broke it down to school level 0) I highly recommend, you wont be disappointed. Mrs. Kinard for THE WIN!!!!!
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Posted by Tyra | February 23, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Felony Charge dropped down to a misdemeanor
I recently hired Attorney Kinard to represent me in my Felony case, it has been a long two years, but Now it’s over. Attorney Kinard worked to her full potential to serve my best interest. I’m very grateful and thankful for her legal services. I was so lost at the thought of my life being turned upside down but Attorney Kinard gave me another chance in life by representing me. 10/10 Definitely recommend!!!
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Posted by Paul | November 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Attorney Kinard has represented me for 5+ yrs for various legal matters related to custody. She is exemplary in her conduct, professionalism and legal aptitude. I trust her. She cares about her clients. Picking the right lawyer is an important decision, and time has proven my decision to work with Attorney Kinard as one of the best choices I have ever made, bar none. Thank you Attorney Kinard and Ms. La'Tanya!
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Posted by Jason | August 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney Kinard is EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!
We hired Attorney Kinard for a case after the defendant appealed the first ruling. She was very motivated to get this settled for us. Although it wasn’t the exact outcome we wanted, we are very pleased with the settlement that was received. Thank you Attorney Kinard for you help!!!! We will definitely hire her again IF we need an attorney!!!
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Posted by Melva | August 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The Best!
Attorney kinard was the best representation I’ve had thus far! She is very sweet down to earth and understanding and to top it off she’s very knowledgeable and thorough. She was very aggressive in my case and definitely got results i court. You won’t regret hiring her!
Posted by Andrés Saucedo | August 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
an angel of help among us
If you are looking for justice for yourself and your family, she is the right person, the most professional and humble person I have ever met; Thank you La'tania for helping me reunite with my children, God bless you today and always, and please continue to be that angel who brings families together. My most sincere thanks for your help and may your life and that of your loved ones be filled with blessings today, tomorrow, and always, yours truly, Andrés Saucedo
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Posted by Monica | August 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Service
Attorney Rhonda Kinard provided outstanding estate planning services. She listened to what I wanted to accomplish, provided excellent guidance, presented viable options where needed, and gave me a plan that fits my needs. I walked away being extremely impressed with her and fully satisfied knowing my family will be taken care of when I transition.
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Posted by Aurious | March 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Simply Superb
Despite being in Washington state they, Rhonda and her legal assistant Latanya, expertly managed all required paperwork and proceedings keeping me abreast of all. There were times where some items seemed last minute, but when looked at objectively and against the backdrop of the COVID pandemic, I can only appreciate the lengths she went through on my behalf. Their no-nonsense approach kept me on the proper path. THANKS SO MUCH!!
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Posted by Glenn | February 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Greatly Appreciated
I am extremely satisfied with the service provided Attorney Kinard is knowledgeable and very professional Everything was in a timely manner and I was updated throughout the process Thanks You
Posted by Jennifer | December 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody Case
Attorney Kinard was very helpful through my case. I originally had a different lawyer he wasn't very good so I switched to Attorney Kinard. She was very prepared for court and had all of her facts in order. If you need an attorney she is definitely who you should hire. I appreciate her and her services so much. I wish I would've hired her first.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • ITT Technical Institute
  • 2014 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Regent University School Of Law
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Kinard Law Office, P.C.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • ECPI University
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Newport News Commonwealth's Attorney Office
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Clerk
  • United States District Court
  • 2008 - 2009
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Education

  • Northcentral University
  • PhD - Doctorate
  • 2022
  • Regent University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Regent University School of Business
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2009
  • University of Alabama - Birmingham
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003
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Associations

  • Alabama State Bar
  • N/A
  • Mobile Bar Association
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California
  • N/A
  • San Francisco Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Virginia State Bar
  • N/A
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in Criminal and Family Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2023
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Black Lawyers Association
  • 2022
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Regent University Preview Week
  • "Don't Fail The Bar"
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (12)
Endorse Rhonda
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Other
"Attorney Kinard is punctual and diligent. I recommend hiring her for your case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Rhonda in the Newport News Commonwealth's Attorney's Office. She is very professional and can litigate an incredible case. I would hire her in a split second."
Family Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have personally had the opportunity to oppose Ms. Kinard in several bench and jury trials. I found Rhonda to always be well versed in the law and a zealous advocate for her clients. Her demeanor was always amicable although firm in her position. Anyone seeking a competent zealous attorney will not be disappointed in her representation. I endorse Ms. Kinard."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I'm not sure I've met a lawyer who takes her work more seriously than Ms. Kinard. She is intelligent, motivated and skilled, and her experience as a prosecutor gives her a unique perspective as a defense attorney. Don't hesitate to ask her for help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney. Your rights will be protected."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Kinard is an excellent attorney. Very knowledgeable, she is the consummate professional whose work ethic is second to none. I highly endorse Ms. Kinard."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Capable and pleasure to work with!"
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Mobile Family Lawyer Rhonda Kinard, Ph.D
Rhonda Kinard, Ph.D
Family Attorney
Mobile, AL
Licensed for 14 years
Virtual consultation available