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Jeffery Paul Alford

Child custody Attorney at Paducah, KY

4.8   45 reviews

also known as Jeff Alford, Alford Law Office

  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 23 years
    Kentucky - KY 23 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State KY
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Jeffery

Learn Jeffery’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    40%
    divorce, child custody, child support, adoption, dependency, neglect, abuse, visitation, paducah, kentucky, illinois, family law, relocation, show cause, mccracken county, dissolution, legal separation, primary custodian, joint custody, sole custody, primary residential parent

    24 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    40%
    divorce, child custody, child support, adoption, dependency, neglect, abuse, visitation, paducah, kentucky, illinois, family law, relocation, show cause, mccracken county, dissolution, legal separation, primary custodian, joint custody, sole custody, primary residential parent

    24 years

  3. Criminal defense
    15%
    State and Federal Courts; Felony & Misdemeanors; Violent crimes, theft, DUI, and Drug Offenses

    24 years

  4. Litigation
    5%
    Personal injury, Car accidents, Construction Law, Debt Collection, Mediation, Insurance Disputes, Contracts, Lemon Laws, Consumer Protection Act, Employment Law, Property disputes, Landlord tenant

    24 years

My office strives to provide comfort and reassurance during the most difficult times your life.  I have been practicing family law, child custody, divorce, child support, adoption and criminal & DUI defense since 2000.  I am licensed in both Kentucky and Illinois.  We will work hard to give you a fresh start without starting over.

Location

Jeffery P. Alford, PLLC
Po Box 7525
1701 Kentucky Avenue
Paducah, KY, 42002-7525

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  45 customer reviews
Posted by Larry | March 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Abigail was great. I would highly recommend this Law Office to anyone in need of some high quality professional assistance.
Posted by Jeff | January 25, 2021
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Satisfied Client
As a client of Jeff, my experience with him has been exemplary. He possesses a strong knowledge of Family Law: further he demonstrates a strong and professional court room presence. I have been extremely happy with his work and am most pleased with the results.
Posted by Courtney | January 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended!
Jeff Alford was a symbol of hope to my family during a scary time in our lives when we quickly needed an attorney. When we felt that our situation was in dire need and we needed successful results fast, Jeff was there. He immediately dove right in without hesitation and I knew from day one that he had our back 100%. Jeff offered a confidence that eased our mind, while also offering us a soft place to land and a calm empathetic demeanor when we needed it most. He educated us and kept us informed throughout the entire process. Jeff Alford is professional, efficient and he protected our family! He is easy to talk to, does his homework, and his knowledge of the law is impressive. He has worked tirelessly on our case and guided us through every step of the way. You will pay for this lawyer, but the peace of mind you gain knowing he is phone call away is priceless! I write this review with an ongoing case of over a year. This review is not based on a win or lose, because regardless of the outcome I am confident that Jeff gave his ALL to our case and there is no other attorney that would have went to the great lengths that he has and still is. Jeff is determined to reveal the truth and make sure justice is served! I also applaud his office staff, as they have been absolutely wonderful as well. I would recommend anyone to this firm!
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Posted by Joey | January 17, 2021
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Highly recommended
Jeff has done an amazing job with my custody case. He is very knowledgeable and gets things done quickly. Everyone at the office is very friendly and easy to work with. I highly recommend for anyone needing help in a custody case.
Posted by Fred | December 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very Responsive!!!
Jeff and his team represented me during my recent divorce. I cannot give high enough praise. He is very knowledgeable, professional and responsive. Divorce is stressful enough so having an attorney that you can count on means a lot! I would highly recommend.
Posted by Jill | December 15, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best Divorce Attorney in Paducah
Jeff Alford and his legal staff at Alford Law are second to none. Jeff is tenacious and well-prepared in the courtroom. If you find yourself needing excellent legal protection and representation you can count on Jeff and his team to get what you deserve.
Posted by Justin | August 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
The best attorney in the tri-state area
I consulted with Mr. Alford and retained his services for a custody matter. He thoroughly explained how everything would happen, and what I should expect. There are no hidden fees with Jeff, and he always keeps you up to date on your case. The best thing you can do during separation or custody matters is make sure Jeff is YOUR attorney and not theirs. He is a real stand up guy, funny, down to Earth and honest.
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Posted by Dallas | May 6, 2020
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Hard-working
I had a very tough custody case that lasted over two years. But Mr. Alford did everything possible to help me through that time. Always kept me informed on what was going on and he made it very easy for me to give him all the information that he needed for case. Would recommend him to anyone. Does amazing job and very personable. Always makes you feel like he wants the best for you no matter what.
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Posted by Trad | March 25, 2020
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Mr.
In September of 2019 I contacted Jeff Alford about potentially/hopefully adopting my stepson. The biological father was not in the picture and we were hoping that it would be an easy open/shut case. That didn't turn out to be the case. Once the biological father knew of our intentions he all of a sudden wanted to be a part of his life. Jeff and his staff took the case and proved to the judge that it was in the best interest of my stepson to be adopted by me. He was very tenacious in court and did an awesome job.
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Posted by Dustin Bohde | March 2, 2020
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Best lawyer
Best lawyer in this area. Always professional and always got back to me when I has questions. Took care of everything. Highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Vaccination Dispute
My ex-partner has refused vaccinating our child for years. Jeff helped me in court through thorough preparation and great argumentation to get my daughter the medical treatment she deserves.
Posted by Justin | November 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
highly recommend Jeff for child custody cases worked with me for 2 years and never gave up fighting for me had nothing but good experiences , great all around person and lawyer. Very informative on what is going on always ready to answer any questions when needed. 100% would recommend him to anyone battling for custody or time sharing for there child, he helped me where I no longer have to worry about my daughter finally can sleep good at night, so thankful for finding him as a lawyer.
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Posted by Shannon | June 12, 2019
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Amazing
Jeff is amazing and helped us so much!! Was always a call away, alway great advise and very knowledgeable in what he does.........Thank you for all you do!
Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Finally believe in the system again
After issues with other lawyers I found Jeff Alford, Jeff listened to my needs and concerns and walked me each step of the way. Jeff was able to help me accomplish something that 2 other lawyers left sloppy. I now have a clean file and sole custody of child. My child and I are extremely thankful GOD put us in Jeff’s path. If your looking for a lawyer to tell you how it is and not leave you in the dark Alford law is where you need to be
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Posted by Mark | July 20, 2018
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Excellent service and resulta
Used Jeff’s service for my father’s divorce. Jeff represented our interests with precision and care. He is the best family lawyer hands down!
Posted by Stacy | October 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent choice!
I highly recommend Jeff! He has represented me very well in child custody and various other matters involving my ex and our children. He's very smart, thoughtful, and I feel always does his best to help me stand up for my children.
Posted by Shawn | March 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney! Forever grateful...
I had a complicated and sensitive custody case that involved criminal accusations. Being unknowledgeable and timid about how the law works, it required guidance that I do not feel I would have received from another attorney. My case(s) had already begun before I was able to hire Mr. Alford, but once on-board, his demeanor offered comfort in the midst of a terrible and scary time for me. He immediately went to work and began consultation with other agencies that were involved to help me resolve the situation and guide me through a very long, arduous process. I was very intimidated by all that was going on, but Mr. Alford and those in his office gave me hope where my experience with other attorneys had left me feeling lost. The entire staff is warm and friendly rather than stiff, detached, and overly professional like I had experienced with others prior to hiring Jeff; everyone made an effort to make me as a client feel comfortable. Because of the criminal accusations, it was difficult but Jeff fought to prove my case and I was cleared of any alleged misconduct. We won! Jeff saved my custody and my relationship with my child. I can never thank him enough. P.S. He's a pretty spiffy dresser too!
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Posted by francie | March 23, 2017
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Super attorney
Several years ago Jeff Alford represented me in a divorce. It was a stressful time for me. Jeff was very efficient and professional. Recently, when my son needed the best child custody attorney that he could have, he chose Jeff Alford. Jeff did a great job. We are all happy with the outcome. I would, without hesitation, recommend Jeff Alford to anyone who is in need of a professional, intelligent attorney who will go the extra mile for his client.
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Posted by Cheslie | March 21, 2017
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Love my Lawyer
Hi... well, most people don't want to relive their experiences with lawyers; and actually I don't either!! I do however want to tell others what a great attorney Jeff is! When I first visited him, I was possibly at one of my lowest points in life. What I liked about Jeff is that he asked me straight forward questions and gave me straight forward answers. He was compassionate, kind, and sensitive to my situation without being condescending! He took me at my word but asked to back what I said! I liked him because it was like talking to a real person not a "lawyer!" He was personable and tried to keep everything in perspective for me throughout the course of my ordeal( which was over 2 years long)! It had us in court on numerous occasions and Jeff was there every time without fail! I have always been able to contact him with a response from someone through the office or e-mail or even his cell phone when I really needed it!!! Some of this is general information but it is none the less relevant! I have just won my most recent case and obtained full parenting responsibility for my son which keeps him out of harms way! You can't put a price on that as a Mother.. well as a parent!! Thanks Alford Law!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2016
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Skilled and Knowledgeable Attorney
Mr. Alford has been helping me with my divorce case since 2011. In addition to handling the divorce decree, he has advocated on my behalf at least three other times regarding child support, maintenance and other financial concerns in the case. He knows the law very well, but he is also skilled at applying it to the issues. I have witnessed him in court and in a deposition. Mr. Alford is professional, direct and clear. He is not afraid to confront anyone. Mr. Alford keeps my family protected, and there is nothing I value more than that.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Alford Law Office
  • 2007 - Present
  • Managing Partner/Attorney
  • Zimmerman, Long & Alford
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Managing Partner/Attorney
  • Holloway, Zimmerman, Long & Alford
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Managing Partner/Attorney
  • Holloway, Long & Alford
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Associate Attorney
  • McMurry & Livingston
  • 2000 - 2002
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Education

  • Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2000
  • Murray State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Associations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2017 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Kentucky Legal Aid Board
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • BNI - Impact Chapter
  • Past Secretary/Treasurer & Education Coordinator
  • 2009 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 2001 - Present
  • McCracken County Bar Association
  • 2000 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • 2000 - Present
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • N/A
  • Kentucky Justice Association Domestic Relations Section
  • Former Secretary
  • N/A
  • BNI Impact Chapter
  • President
  • 2014 - 2015
  • McCracken County United Way
  • MC Elimination Dinner
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Maiden Alley Cinema
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - 2014
  • March of Dimes
  • Signature Chefs Auction Board Member
  • 2005 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • CLE Award
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Publico Award
  • Kentucky Legal Aid
  • 2008

Publications

  • 2013 Kentucky New Lawyer Program
  • Kentucky Family Law Materials
  • 2013
  • Kentucky Bar Update Materials
  • Kentucky Bar Update: Making MySpace Your Space
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Zion's Cause Baptist Church
  • Divorce Lawyer's Guide to a Good Marriage
  • 2016
  • West Kentucky Paralegal Annual Meeting
  • Ethical Use of Social Media
  • 2015
  • Murray State Honors Program Law School Forum
  • Law School in Your Future
  • 2015
  • Kentucky Law Update
  • Kentucky Family Law Update
  • 2015
  • Kentucky Bar Update
  • Kentucky Family Law Update
  • 2015
  • Impact Chapter
  • A Divorce Lawyer's Guide to a Good Marriage
  • 2015
  • Kentucky Law Update
  • Ten Family Law Cases, Hot Tips and Cutting Edge Practices Every Attorney Should Know
  • 2014
  • West Kentucky Paralegal Meeting
  • Ethical Use of Paralegals
  • 2013
  • Impact Chapter Meeting
  • Kentucky Family Law in a Galaxy Far, Far Away
  • 2012
  • New Kentucky Family Law Rules of Practice
  • New Kentucky Family Law Rules of Practice
  • 2011
  • Kentucky Bar Update 2011
  • Family Law Rule Revisions and Amanda's Law
  • 2011
  • Kentucky Justice Association, Annual Convention Committee
  • Family Law Basics
  • N/A
  • Kentucky Bar Update
  • Collabrative Law
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (13)
Endorse Jeffery
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Alford for at least 20 years. He is an excellent attorney. I have sent several of my own clients needing help in divorce and custody matters to him. I would trust him as my own attorney if I ever had a divorce or custody problem."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff and I have been colleagues for almost 20 years. His commitment to his clients and to his quality of work is top notch! I am proud to endorse him here and wherever I have the opportunity."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Alford’s knowledge of family law is extensive. Any client is fortunate to be represented by Mr. Alford."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is a very passionate lawyer who is dedicated to achieving the best results for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jeff for many years, since we went to Murray State University for undergraduate degrees. Jeff's family law practice is very successful, which is a reflection on his ability to serve his clients well."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Other
"I first met Jeff at a conference several years ago. We discovered that we were both family law attorneys and musicians. Since that time, Jeff and I have kept in touch and share information related to our practices and technology. We've continued to see each other at conferences over the last few years. Jeff is smart and committed to providing great results and service to his clients, all while being as efficient as possible so client's legal fees stay under control. It was clear to me that he was well-versed in family law matters. Although our practices are in different states, I would absolutely refer Jeff without hesitation to anyone in need of an effective advocate or mediator in the Paducah, KY area."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff is a wonderful person and a great attorney. He has a very good rapport with his clients and is able to communicate difficult concepts with clarity and compassion. He is professional in dealing with other attorneys as well as judges and clerks. Very good attorney."
Family Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. When I worked in Western Kentucky, Jeff and I had several cases against each other and he was extremely well prepared and throughly aware of the law and any new developments therein."
Family Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jeff for several years and have practices cases against him. He is very competent in Family law. He is also a compassionate individual who can help clients in emotionally difficult times."
Family Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked on cases with Jeff. He is very knowledgable about family law. He cares about his clients and is very personable and straightfoward. When I have been to court with him, he always has been thorough and prepared. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
Family Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Mr. Alford since law school, and know him to be a highly competent individual and a very good attorney. I would recommend Mr. Alford to anyone seeking a family law attorney without reservation."
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Paducah Child custody Lawyer Jeffery Paul Alford
Jeffery Paul Alford
Child custody Attorney
Paducah, KY
Licensed for 23 years