|MO||Good Standing, Active||2007||08/08/2016|
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2005||09/10/2012|
|Owner/Attorney||Law Offices of Kelly Garrett Hicks||2012 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|St. Clair County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Illinois State Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Missouri State Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Attorney at Law Magazine||Law Firm of the Month||2012|
|Alton Telegraph||Civil Unions Mark One Year in Illinois (interviewed)||2012|
|Southern Illinois University School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctor||2005|
|Saint Louis University||Political Science||Bachelor of Arts||2002|
Posted by Steve
I have a little more experience with attorneys than I probably should, as my custody and child support issues were ongoing for about 8 years, through multiple states. When an extremely negative issue affecting my child during visitation with the non-custodial party was discovered through professional services, the "lawyer hunt" began once again, in a new state to us. After discussing the case with several attorneys who vaired in approach and experience, my own personal experience pointed me toward Kelly Garret-Hicks. As it turns out, I've learned something over the years about good and bad counsel, and my trust was well placed in Kelly. For as difficult as our situation was, Kelly handled all things with complete professionalism, composure, and compassion. Her knowledge of local area procedures was an asset, as was her grounded approach to issues. While a case's outcome is not always 100% representative of counsel alone, I do believe that Kelly navigated rough matters quickly, and with efficiency that is rarely found in counsel these days. Kelly is well versed in family issues, and her advice is centered on realistic, goal-oriented informtion that is consistent with law and best interests. Representation by Kelly brought an end to years of courtroom combativeness, and I think anyone would be making a good decision to have her as an advisor.
Posted by anonymous
Empathetic, fighting for your rights, and listens to what your needs are to help determine the best interests of your child or divorce proceedings. By far one of the best attorneys I have ever had/known.
Posted by anonymous
Kelly is a wonderful lawyer. She has enough empathy to understand your situation, as well as, advocate for your needs according to the law. Kelly is fantastic at giving reasonable advice, being realistic in her explanations relative to client's goals, and is responsive to the situation at hand. Kelly has handled my custody issues and has exceeded all my expectations. While my situation is slightly more difficult than the typical custody dispute with ornate issues, Kelly has handled it smoothly and aggressively when need be.
I would recommend her to any family law issues that anyone has. Having been around and worked with other attorneys, she is one of the very top.
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