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Keith Warren DeForge

Probate Attorney at Houghton, MI

4.1   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Keith

Learn Keith’s areas of practice.

If you are investigating this page you more than likely have questions or concerns pertaining to a legal matter.  The areas that I mostly practice in are probate court, divorce, criminal, real estate, personal injury, driver license restoration, and OWI (operating while intoxicated).

Often my clients benefit from my earlier profession as a banker. I have had high level positions in banking and have an undergraduate degree in finance and also hold a real estate license.  This practical knowledge has been invaluable in many of my cases.

I feel that I have good insight as to what makes an attorney valuable to their clients. I have been divorced and I have lost a child to a hit-and-run accident and in both cases I needed an attorney; More importantly, I needed someone advocating for me- because I was so consumed by my circumstances. I also know due to those circumstances the sense of urgency that often comes with being involved in a legal dispute. That is why I have a “call or text anytime” policy that really sets me apart from most attorneys. All of my clients have my cell phone number and are invited to use it for calls or texts whenever they need to reach me.

I am committed to making myself available because cultivating strong relationships with my clients also promotes a better understanding of the details and a deeper awareness of their issues and defense. I hold myself accountable for discovering all the information because that is how I navigate a plan to win your case. This has been at the heart of my success in helping individuals to attain a favorable and desired result.

 

Contact me however is most convenient for you for a free phone consultation or to set an appointment.

 

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
2016

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Location

Numinen, DeForge, & Toutant , PC
400 E Houghton Ave
Houghton, MI, 49931

Reviews

4.1 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
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Posted by Brad | December 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Competent and Confident lawyer highly recommended
I hired Keith for a drunk and disorderly charge this past summer. He was very competent and ready to handle the situation. I liked his personality and his confidence in and out the courtroom. I would absolutely hire him again anytime I found myself in a situation requiring legal assistance in his fields of practice. The case ended the best it could have possibly ended. Very happy.
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Posted by Rob | July 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
OUI
I found Keith to be informed, prepared and realistic in his advice. My case was resolved better than I had hoped.
Posted by Sharon | July 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody and Support
I have worked with Keith twice now in dealing with my recalcitrant ex husband. He encouraged me to not settle for a custody arrangement that made me uncomfortable, and politely suggested I not serve as a door mat for my ex (guilty). I would recommend him to a friend (Keith, not my ex husband).
Posted by Marcie | February 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My ongoing mess
Keith has been an essential part in my dealings with an ex husband. He thinks on his feet, which takes a special intelligence. In any case, make sure you prepare and document so your lawyer can do their job well.
Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attention to detail. Fair. Great Result.
Charged with OWI for first time. Keith was great in explaining options and in orchestrating a very fair plea deal. I recommend him without reservation for similar offenses. My father is an attorney, and this is what he said of the result, "Wow, what a great deal. I hope you realize what a wonderful deal you've got with that plea".
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Posted by Susan | November 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
In my life, I never imagined I'd need a lawyer!
In the last few years, I’ve had two (criminal and civil) life altering situations that I (family) needed representation from a lawyer, believe me, this is something I never imagined I’d ever need. Mr. Deforge and his staff exceeded all of my expectation on all levels, from information to communication to making the best decisions based on what we were dealing with. Mr. Deforge pushed the system in the criminal case and achieved a ruling that was out of the normal protocol, record setting! The consulting that Mr. Deforge provided me with in the civil case, protected my future, something that I wasn’t thinking about, as at times we only focus on the immediate because we can’t see clear, as emotions at times cloud our thinking.
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Posted by Timery | November 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Keith DeForge is the best Lawyer I have ever encountered. No matter how many times I called with questions about my family case, Mr. DeForge would immediately answer all of my questions. Upon hire, he gives his personal number so he is available to contact at any time. He is very straight forward, and tells you what your chances are in a court of law. Mr. DeForge helped my family tremendously, as he is very caring when it comes to family matters. He guided me through all steps of the process, and helped me to be more confident about my case. We won our case by a landslide, and I couldn't be happier. Hiring Mr. DeForge was the best possible decision I could have made.
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Posted by Susanna | November 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer!
Best lawyer ever! Keith went far and beyond what I ever thought a lawyer would! I would recommend him to anyone looking for a great lawyer. He was always on top of my case and informed me on everything. Keith was very understanding and answered all my million questions I asked in regards to my case. He is a very smart guy, if I ever need a lawyer again Keith would be my first call. Do not hesitate and call Keith today, you will be glad you did!
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Posted by Jan | November 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Tribal Court
We contacted Keith and explained what paperwork came to us from tribal court. He asked us to fax him all the paperwork to him. He then informed the court that he was representing us and needed to get a convenient date for everyone concerned. When arriving at court the prosecutor presented their case. Keith presented ours and after the judge reviewed it the case was dismissed.
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Posted by Michele | November 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Best lawyer I could have found.
I was a mess... trying to decide if I was going to head my divorce on my own. Then I contacted Keith because I needed guidance. If I hadn't I would have been bullied into just walking away. He was very informative with me. I had contacted others but he was the one that gave me the most advice and saw me to the end. He talked me off the ledge of loosing my mind many times . I'm proud to say that he was then and is still now and will always be my lawyer. Not sure what I would have done without his knowledge.he knows the ins and outs of law very well. Thank you Keith for being an amazing lawyer.
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Posted by karen and deserae | September 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
child custody
I am the gandmother of rhe young single mother who paid alot of money to hire this attorney..I felt he did nothing to help my grand daughter and allowed the judge and defendents to bully her very disappointed..had to pay a flat rate for one court apperance..sad
Response from Keith DeForge February 6, 2018
It is sometimes difficult being hired by a parent or grandparent of a client. When attorneys are hired, we represent the client and not the person that paid us. The person that authored this comment was not present for either the contested PPO hearing against her granddaughter or the contested custody trial. The author also failed to mention that the court district that the case was in is a 100 mile round trip from my office. This particular author has no idea how much time I spent with her granddaughter prepping for this case because she was not present for any of it. It is unfortunate that some cases are lost when the facts are against us, but I spend hours trying to turn a losing case into a winner!
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Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Called my inlaws
I went to Keith to consult for a divorce. He called my husband's parents to get ahold of me for reasons I have no idea for, yet he had my phone number. Why????? Hmmm. Good lawyer!
Posted by John | October 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stay Away
We hired Keith and paid him $5,000.00 to appear in Luce County Court, the hearing never happened a year went by and did not hear from him. I contacted his office for a parcel refund after many phone calls $1,000.00 was refunded. So I paid $4,000.00 for an Eight Page Brief. WAY TOO much!
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AVVO RATING 6.6 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Numinen, DeForge, & Toutant PC
  • 2012 - Present

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011

Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
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Family Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Keith is a very solid and thorough attorney. His attention to detail is keen and he always has a creative solution in his back pocket. It's nice to see fellow attorneys who's knowledge and expertise includes, yet transcends, knowledge of the law. Keep up the good work."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've known Keith for several years and I endorse him enthusiastically! He works tirelessly for his clients and is a zealous advocate. He is a skilled negotiator and fearsome trial lawyer. I recommend him without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keith is an awesome attorney! I have known Keith now for a number of years, and he is a meticulous lawyer who is willing to fight for his clients. It's nearly impossible to find a great lawyer in the UP, but Keith fits the bill. If you're charged with a crime in Michigan north of the bridge, you can put your faith in Mr. DeForge because he's one of the few lawyers up there who is willing to put in the effort that you deserve in your case."
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Houghton Probate Lawyer Keith Warren DeForge
Keith Warren DeForge
Probate Attorney
Houghton, MI
Licensed for 11 years