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Justin R Key

Divorce and separation Attorney at Prospect, KY

4.7   42 reviews
  • State Years
    Indiana - IN 15 years
    Kentucky - KY 16 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State IN
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State KY
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Justin

Learn Justin’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    95%
    Make a key decision during your difficult time. Experience with all aspects of family law, including custody, child support, maintenance (alimony / spousal support), domestic violence (EPO / DVO) and complex property division and asset cases.

  2. Family
    5%

Making a key decision during a difficult time is not easy. Many times a divorce or separation, while usually months or years in the making, comes on suddenly and many spouses or parents enter a "fog" that may not vanish until well after important decisions are made in family court. It is critical that you have representation who can help on all fronts during that time when you may not be thinking clear.

Justin has experience guiding hundreds of individuals through this difficult process. Whether a case involves complicated financial issues and maintenance/alimony, or child custody and child support matters, Justin is devoted to securing a fair settlement or a just result in court depending on whether your spouse or former partner is willing to cooperate during a time when decisions will be made that dictate what your life looks like down the road.

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Location

Goldberg Simpson
Norton Commons
9301 Dayflower St
Prospect, KY, 40059
Goldberg Simpson
607 North Shore Drive, Suite 102
Jeffersonville, IN, 47130
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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  42 customer reviews
Posted by Lance | August 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Truly the best
Justin was recommended as one of the best. I’m a divorced dad of a little girl, and all I wanted was to spend more time with my daughter. While my ex threw everything she had at us, by Gods mercy and Justin’s experience, in the end I gained equal parenting time. I appreciated Justin’s expertise, professional demeanor, and guidance. While many times I would question the direction he was taking us, he would always ask me if I trusted him. Every time he proved himself right. I couldn’t have been more thankful to have his representation. I walked away achieving everything I asked for and dreamed of getting, whether parenting time, financial issues, or school related issues.
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Posted by Tom | August 4, 2021
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Tom
Justin made the divorce process that I went through very easy and simple to understand. He was great at responding to questions and was both empathetic of the situation and a good teacher when it came to explaining the intricacies of the process.
Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smooth as could be
Justin was great throughout the entire divorce process. He was honest and knowledgable and never pushed for anything I wasn't comfortable with. I made it through the whole process uncontested and was never pressured for anything other than that outcome.
Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Friendly, efficient, responsive
I reached out as a new client to Justin Keys in a pinch to help with having one document signed by a judge. Justin took the time to meet with me and allowed me to explain what I needed. He submitted the doc for me, kept me updated as to the progress, and notified me promptly when the process was complete. He was incredibly reasonably priced, especially compared with the other attorneys I talked to for help in this matter. I hope I will never have need for legal counsel in the future, but if I do, Justin will be my first call. Thank you Justin!
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Posted by Yi | November 22, 2019
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Thank you Justin!!!!
I am so blessed to have found Justin during a very long and stressful diorce process regarding child custody. He is so knowledgeable and experienced in laws, custody and the court process. I really appreciated his calm demeanor and honest and straight to the point way. But above all, the one thing that truly sets him apart is that him being so empathetic and caring about his client. During the whole process i knew that my attorney was not only good at what he does but also had my best interest in mind. This gave me so much peace and confidence. I relocated to another state right after the case was closed. To my surprise Justin emailed me a few months later to follow up and gave me good advice on child support. I truly can't recommend him enough. My heart goes out to anyone who has to go through divorce, and I am so thankful for someone like Justin who works so hard in this field to help and bring peace and restoration during a distressed process. Thank you Justin!!!!
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Posted by Delores | November 8, 2018
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Finally at Peace
When I first met Justin Key I was a very scared angry woman who had been in a very abusive marriage. Needless to say I wasn’t quite ready to trust anyone. Justin was very patient with me and in a short time I came to thoroughly trust him. He knows the laws and how the court system works. Due to unrealistic and hostile expectations by the opposing party in the divorce Justin was always prepared to counter and project what was the truth and what was fair. Now that the divorce is over I finally have a peaceful life thanks to Justin Key and his team.
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Posted by Dustin | July 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Tremendous Attorney
Justin Key, is a very knowledgeable attorney, and empathetic which is not what you can say about many in his profession. He never over promised, however, he over delivered, consistently. He was always able to respond to me in a very timely manner, typically within the day Exteremly prepared and organized. I would truly recommend Mr. Key to anyone that is seeking results. I have a wealth of respect for the man!
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Posted by Staci | March 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely wonderful experience
Very impressed with Justin Key after being referred to him. Fast friendly professional service. I felt very well represented and informed throughout the process.
Posted by Catherine | September 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Client
Justin Key is a very professional attorney that is always a few steps ahead of the competition. He goes above and beyond for his clients. His hard work, dedication, and experience is priceless. I am very thankful for the success he brought me. I recommend his excellent service.
Posted by Colleen | June 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stellar!
Justin Key is the man! He is so professional, kind, and did a phenomenal job for the family. He took on a case that was being ignored and handled improperly by a former attorney. He took the case and put us at ease. We landed in a safe place with an honest, caring attorney which was a total blessing. I recommend Justin Key to anyone who needs an Attorney. I didn't know there were Attorney's out there with such care for their clients. There is...
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Posted by Marcy | January 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Justin Key Law Firm
Justin went above and beyond through my divorce. He and his staff were courteous, answered my questions, kept me up to date on the process and made this difficult procedure as smooth as possible. I would recommend him/his staff to others in the same situation as myself.
Posted by James Thomas | December 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer in Kentucky and Indiana
I went through a difficult time with my child's mother, Justin was excellent in handling my case. For all you fathers out there that wants a lawyer that will be on your side and will not sell you out then Contact Justin. I had worked with Justin for almost three years and he got me the rights I deserve as a father.
Posted by Kellie | July 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!!
From the beginning, Justin brought a sense of calmness to the entire process of divorce. He was extremely accessible, and always took the time to fully answer all my questions. The entire process went extremely smooth and I was able to complete my divorce with no contention or difficulty, and this is largely due to Justin's calm demeanor and experience in settling divorces as amicably as possible. I would very highly recommend Justin and am honored to call him MY attorney!
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Posted by Morgan | February 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Glad I chose Mr. Key as my attorney
Mr. Key is a phenomenal lawyer. Knows the ins and outs of child custody court. Pretty much told me everything that would happen along the way and everything went exactly as he said, no surprises which is good in a child custody case. Mr. Key handled my case very professionally, no stringing along, straight and to the point. I would recommend his services to anyone seeking. I plan to call on him again should the need arise.
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Posted by susan | February 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
client
My experience with Justin couldn't have been better. On our first meeting we established a good repoire and he heard what my goals were. As we went through the process of enforcing the settlement determined by the court at the time of my divorce, he was able to convert my desires into legal jargon. He continued to educate me as we went through this process. I was very pleased with his performance.
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Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Best Decision I made
Justin is as professional as they come. His attention to detail as well as patience with his clients seperate him from other lawyers that are really only out to make money. Justin truly made a difference in my family's life and helped me find closure both mentally and financially to a very messy divorce.
Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quick and easy - all electronic!
Justin and his team were quick and efficient processing our uncontested and simple divorce. We had everything sorted out ahead of time but needed help with the paperwork. Everything was transferred electronically or sent through the mail which made it easy to deal with during my work travel.
Posted by Yi | June 6, 2015
a lawyer you can trust
I chose Justin based on the good reviews here from his previous clients and my experience of working with him has confirmed that the reviews are true. He is knowledgeable and professional, always looking after my best interest, and most of all he has provided me wise counsels in a few very difficult situations throughout my divorce process. I am glad that I found a lawyer that is trustworthy, knowledgeable, honest and always working hard to help me, and has walked me through this very stressful process with calmness and good counsels.
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Posted by Jennifer | March 4, 2015
Amazing
I had a wonderful experience from beginning to end. Everyone in the office was kind, patient and understanding. From the paralegal work to my constant questions.
Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2014
Honest and right on taget
I've dealt with 5 Attorneys in the past and it was a trying experience with only unsatisfactory results. From my first meeting, Justin was on target, and was able to handle a very abusive New York attorney who has been making my life hell for the last 7 years. Justin proved to be honest and sincerely looking after my interest. Justin was able to diffuse my situation in very little time and I can say my life is much less stressed having him in my corner. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a solid, honest attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Parents Attorney (Louisville)
  • Jefferson Family Court Division Nine (9)
  • 2013 - Present
  • Faculty
  • Solo Practice University
  • 2012 - Present
  • Owner/Attorney
  • Key Law Group
  • 2012 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Jones Ward PLC
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Member
  • Dodd & Dodd Attorneys, PLLC
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Conliffe, Sandmann & Sullivan
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Law Clerk
  • Frymire, Evans, Peyton, Teague & Cartwright
  • 2005 - 2005
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Education

  • Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Murray State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A
  • Providence High School
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Dotson v. Dotson
  • Affirmed
  • Crawley v. Murphy
  • Affirmed in part, vacated in part & remanded
  • Hutchison v. Laughbaum
  • Client's motion to relocate with child granted
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Associations

  • Indiana State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Website Committee Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Domestic Relations Section
  • 2007 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Family Law Section
  • 2007 - Present
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Chair, Solo & Small Firm Section
  • 2013 - 2014
  • American Association for Justice, Family Law Section
  • Section Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2012
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2009 - 2012
  • AOC Guardian ad Litem Training
  • Participant
  • 2009 - 2010
  • American Bar Association
  • 2007 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Continuing Legal Education Award
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • 2012
  • CLE Award
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • 2011
  • National Certification of Competency
  • LexisNexis
  • 2007
  • Marlin M. Volz Scholarship
  • Brandeis School of Law
  • 2006
  • Lively Wilson Professional Skills Program
  • Brandeis School of Law
  • 2006
  • Aademic Achievement
  • Brandeis School of Law
  • 2005
  • Legal Research
  • Brandeis School of Law
  • 2004
  • CS Achievement
  • MSU CSIS Department
  • 2004
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Solo & Small Firm
  • Probate
  • 2013
  • Solo Practice University
  • Estate Planning & Practice in the 21st Century
  • 2012
  • Alumni Conference
  • Computer Science and the Law
  • 2012
  • Jefferson County Pro Se Divorce Clinic
  • Divorce
  • 2011
  • Collaborative Family Lawyers
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • 2011
  • C.A.R.E. Louisville Bar Association Bankruptcy Program
  • Credit Use for High School Seniors
  • 2010
  • Wills Clinic for Elderly & Underprivileged Citizens
  • Estate Planning
  • 2005
  • Legal Aid Society Wills Clinics
  • Estate Planning
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (28)
Endorse Justin
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I work in the same office as Justin, and see him tirelessly working long hours taking care of the needs I his clients. If I have a client with a complex family law situation, I would not hesitate to refer them to Mr. Key."
Family Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've sent several clients that needed help in the Family Law area to Justin and they were all happy with his services. He works hard and he's extremely bright. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Justin was extremely professional and knowledgeable as an opposing counsel."
Family Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Justin is a great attorney and representative of his clients. His knowledge, experience, and preparation serve his clients well."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin is a hard working and conscientious young attorney. We've used him in the past to refer family law as well as probate cases to. He's always done an excellent job."
Family Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Justin Key is well respected, aggressive and tech-savvy attorney who practices in Indiana and Kentucky. I would recommend his services in family law as well as bankruptcy law."
Family Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A zealous advocate for his clients. I do not hesitate to refer clients to him that need assistance with Indiana legal matters."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I regularly practice cases against Justin. He is a perfect gentleman and an aggressive advocate-a combination that can be difficult to achieve. I regularly refer him clients with family or divorce matters in Indiana."
Family Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin is impressive. I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Other
"Justin is a bright attorney and one of the most tech-savvy attorneys practicing today."
Probate Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Key and I have practices that overlap in only very minor ways. Despite that, I share his desire to help others and you can tell from his profile that Justin does more than give lip service to this. He volunteers to help seniors, children and other vulnerable individuals through the volunteer work that he does. Most lawyers know the law and are competent practitioners. The kind of lawyer you want when you need a lawyer is the attorney that truly cares about people. Justin is that kind of lawyer, which you can readily see from scanning his profile. He is the kind of lawyer that other lawyers recommend their clients, friends and family members to. He is the kind of lawyer that you want to contact, if you are dealing with challenging life circumstances and do not know what to do. For these reasons, I am happy to endorse Justin and to recommend his services. James Frederick"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Justin knows the law and how to help clients. Would refer a client to Justin with confidence."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse Justin because he is a diligent and detail oriented professional."
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