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Kevin Lee Hickey

Child custody Attorney at Fort Smith, AR

4.8   53 reviews

Licensed for 21 years

About Kevin

Learn Kevin’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    40%

    22 years, 950 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    40%

    22 years, 1,100 cases

  3. Family
    20%

    22 years, 1,700 cases

Provides a full range of litigation services including direct representation in divorce/custody cases and representing parents and grandparents in DHS/CPS juvenile cases.

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Licensed for 21 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2002
Updated 06/08/2022
State AR
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 10/07/2022

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

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Kevin L. Hickey, Attorney at Law
Kevin L. Hickey, Attorney at Law
1120 South Walton Blvd
Suite 142
Bentonville, AR
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4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job on complex custody case
My custody case was complex and took some turns that no one could have predicted. Kevin and his team handled it all with complete professionalism and kept me well-informed through timely communication. Whenever questions or issues arose on my end, I was always able to communicate with someone quickly, if not immediately. I highly recommend Kevin and his firm.
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Posted by Brian | June 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr.
The Hickey Law Firm is exceedingly intelligent, highly professional, and a class act; they are genuine, kind, and real. They genuinely cared about me, and my case. They were great counselors for me during the process. Kevin and Courtney sought and obtained the route of less personal pain for me. And he did not try to take advantage of me in regards to cost, in fact I say he puts in a lot more work than what they get paid for, because they care.
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Posted by Crystal | July 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service!!!
After being blindsided by DHS taking my child, I felt it necessary to hire the best lawyer to help me defend my family and work for the best interest of my son. Kevin Hickey and his team have been extremely helpful and worked with my family every step of the way. I was always kept in the loop of everything that happened during the case, and always had great representation in court and during negotiations. Any time I had a question or got overwhelmed with the whole situation, I could always call the office and speak with someone about my case. I finally have my son back now and we can start a new chapter of our lives going forward as a happy family! I am forever grateful for Kevin Hickey and his paralegal, Crystal.
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Posted by Debra | June 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Kevin Hickey Law
Kevin Hickey’s reputation is known beyond Arkansas. We were guided to his firm here in Arizona. With an impossible need for an excellent law firm in Arkansas, Kevin Hickey went above our hopes and more than won our case and we now have full and permanent custody. By all account every party is happy with the outcome. His detail and commitment to our case was inspirational. We will always be grateful to Kevin and his law firm. Anyone who hires his team will be glad they hired him to fight for them.
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Posted by Rachel | September 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb
Mr. Hickey and his staff (Crystal and Rachelle) are the absolute best. They navigated me through one of the hardest, scariest situations in my life. He represented me through both a DHS case and also a divorce with the BEST outcome. They are compassionate, knowledgeable and professional. They always return emails and calls promptly. I would recommend them to my family, friends, and would hire them again in an instant. I could not have done it without them. 5 stars for sure
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Posted by Brenda | September 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reconciled
On August 19 I wrote a one-star review, since then Mr. Hickey had gotten in touch with me and refunded the appropriate amount of money. I believe that he is very busy and it was just an oversite. I appreciate that he reached out and corrected an oversite.
Posted by Kristal | April 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Custody Hearing
Kevin was my lawyer in my divorce proceedings and most recently in a child custody hearing. My ex sued me for custody of our children. We went to court and as Kevin kept reassuring me there were no grounds to change custody. He was right! I still have custody of my boys!! He's a great lawyer who really does care about his clients. I would highly recommend Kevin Hickey.
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
One of the best
I’ve talked to many attorneys in my time and I can honestly say Kevin is one of the best. Goes the extra mile for his clients and easy to get in touch with.
Posted by Shannon | March 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Kevin and his staff are very friendly and helped tremendously with our case in the adoption of my daughter, I highly recommend them and I have already referred them to a friend!!! ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Posted by Tony | October 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very quick process
I contacted Kevin about my divorce and explained the situation. He helped me understand the process and what to expect. I worked mostly with Crystal throughout the process and everything moved quickly. From filing to final was only about 34 days.
Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One & Done
We used Kevin for my brother's divorce & it could not have been easier! He was finalized in under 3 months - AMAZING! Kevin's paralegal, Crystal is the most responsive, hardest working person in the biz BY FAR! Love her! He got everything we negotiated for in the shortest time period I have ever witnessed. Thx guys!!
Posted by Cyd | November 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We Knew Kevin Was the Right Choice
A newcomer to the United States, I lost custody of my children because I did not know the law and did not have any money to pay for an attorney. When I got on my feet, my new husband and I began our search for an attorney. Kevin’s name kept appearing and we were sure that he was the right man for the job. Once we hired Kevin, he was very thorough in keeping us informed of our options and our best course of action. It took some time, but Kevin was relentless in fighting for me and my children. Thanks to Kevin and his incredibly talented staff, my children, my husband and I are finally reunited. Thank you and God bless you all to everyone at the firm!
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Posted by Trish | September 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
In the war!
Kevin is currently representing our son for custody and my husband and myself for grandparents rights. If the 'mother' decides to go all the way to court, I have all the confidence in Kevin and his team to win!
Posted by Darin | June 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Service From Beginning Until The End
We were referred to Kevin HIckey and one of his associates, Brad Hull. From the initial consultation until the case reached mediation we were treated with respect and dignity. Our complaint was handled very professionally by Kevin and his team. Our case was an extremely complicated case with many different factors and several groups that were represented buy their individual attorneys. Kevin and Brad remained fair, firm and considerate to each attorney and every defendant throughout the case. It took approximately 1.5 years from the time Kevin agreed to accept it for us to reach mediation and complete the final steps of our case. Throughout the process, both Kevin and Brad as well as their team could not have been more supportive. Their insight and knowledge of civil law helped us to feel reassured that our case was being handled appropriately and that every option for each level of the case was explained with great detail. They were able to closely predict the course of the case at each level and were extremely respectful and quick to respond to any question or concern that we had. Their work in our case was always handled professionally and expeditiously and we were always well informed each step of the way. I would highly recommend this firm for any of your legal needs and would not hesitate to use them in the future.
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Posted by Stephanie | April 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Handled it right and well!!
When I first did my consultation with Kevin back in Sept 2012 I asked him about how long it would take to get a divorce done... he told me average was 6 months... well, after 5 years of I can't make up my mind, back and forth, up and down, it's really finally settled! It's been a L O N G time coming, but thank you for putting up with me for so long and getting it done right!! You dealt with me through an array of emotions, while at the same time, educating me about the process, as well as keeping the best interest of our kids at heart! I couldn’t recommend a better lawyer for going through something so complicated!!
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Posted by Joni | June 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, knowledgeable, and reasonable cost
Kevin Hickey worked my case with proficiency and thoroughness. All communications were always responded to in a timely manner, and I felt I was heard on every issue, question, or concern I had. Very knowledgeable and adept in the field. Cost for services was very reasonable.
Posted by Michael | January 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody Case
Mr. Hickey helped me get custody of my boys. All told the process lasted over a year and he was there every step of the way. If I ever need these type of services again I can say without hesitation I will be seeking his services. I was informed every step of the way as to how things looked for my case and if I had any questions they were always answered promptly and thoroughly. This made a very scary experience much less scary.
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Posted by Dallas | October 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Kevin was there through every step of my divorce and following custody battle with great advice and legal knowledge. I couldn't recommend him more highly.
Posted by Michael | September 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional and genuine.
Long story short: Custody case with father going for full custody of 2 children. In Arkansas, this is not an easy win no matter the circumstances. Kevin and his staff were amazing! Was supposed to be a 3 month case and was drawn out for over a year and yet Kevin stayed on top of everything with absolutely excellent communication. I never went without any information and all emails were answered either by himself or his staff very promptly. Kevin handled the case as if it were his only case and didn't let me down and we WON! I now have custody of both my kids thanks to Kevin and his team. Hopefully I am never in another situation where I have to use Kevin's services, but if I am, then I know who to call!
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Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Testimonial
Kevin was an exceptional attorney who fought hard all the way to the end for my family. No one wants to have to go to court when it comes to divorce/child custody, but if you do, Kevin has the insight, skill, and experience to truly stand for your best interests. As a member of the armed forces while going through this process, it was certainly comforting to know that Kevin truly had my back. His personable, yet straight-forward approach, helped provide clarity to a very complex/complicated process. His office staff was top-notch and their communication exceeded expectations. With Kevin at your side, you can't go wrong."
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Mediator
  • Kevin L. Hickey, Attorney at Law
  • 2006 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Kevin L. Hickey, Attorney at Law
  • 2000 - Present
  • Judge for mock trial and moot court competitions
  • University Of Arkansas School Of Law, Fayetteville
  • 2011 - 2018

Education

  • University of Arkansas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Southern California
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991
  • University of Tulsa
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • Deputy Circuit Clerks v. Sebastian County Circuit Clerk
  • Confidential settlement reached
  • Castaneda v. Bob Ikenberry Custom Homes
  • $236,000 jury verdict in client's favor (incl. atty fees)
  • 67 Plaintiffs v. Jim Ray Nissan
  • Confidential settlement for all plaintiffs
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Associations

  • Crawford County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Sebastian County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • United States Tennis Association
  • Lifetime Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Mock Trial Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • 2011 - 2013
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Excellence in the Field of Family Law
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top 10 Family Law Blog
  • Criminal Justice Degree.Net
  • 2011
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Marriage Strengthening Retreat
  • Marriage Strengthening - Divorce Attorney's Perspective
  • 2012
  • Sebastian County Bar Association
  • Mediation Overview
  • 2010
  • Celebrate Recovery
  • How to Survive After Your Divorce
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (25)
Family Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've known Kevin for several years, worked both with him on cases, and as opposing counsel, and am always impressed with the respect he shows his clients. He's a top-notch attorney who isn't afraid to go to the mat for his clients. I highly endorse him."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Kevin for twelve years and he is one of the smartest and most dilligent lawyers I know. We worked together years ago on a large, multi Plaintiff lawsuit and Kevin was always on top of things and easy to work with. I haven't worked with him on a divorce case, but I know many people who have and his reputation as one of the best divorce lawyers in Arkansas is well deserved."
Child custody Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Kevin Hickey is Fort Smith's premier family law attorney. Whenever I need guidance on these issues I call Mr. Hickey. If you want your kids back, Kevin is your best chance."
Child custody Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I unequivocally endorse Mr. Hickey for all child custody matters. He is a bright experienced attorney with great work ethic."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"He might be the best divorce and family law attorney in the river valley."
Child custody Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kevin is a skilled attorney and passionate advocate for his clients. He is a valued asset in his community and an all-around great guy."
Family Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kevin is an excellent attorney who has a wide knowledge of the law and fights for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked opposite him on a few cases. I was impressed by his knowledge of the law and his handling of his client's case."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kevin is an excellent attorney. He is caring and compassionate about his clients and their individual needs. I would recommend Kevin without hesitation."
Child custody Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kevin practices with integrity while advocating fiercely for his clients. He demonstrates great working knowledge of the law and encourages his clients to behave in a manner that diminshes extraneous drama. He is personable without being a pushover. Kevin has earned my trust. I enjoy having cases in which he is involved."
Child custody Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kevin is a down-to-earth and dedicated attorney who represents his clients with professionalism, ethics and a practical view towards a positive outcome. He is a credit to the legal profession."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kevin is a knowledgeable lawyer. I recommend him to the fine folks in the Western Arkansas River Valley."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kevin's skill and tremendous experience in are all great advantages for his clients. I recommend him without hesitation."
Child custody Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Other
"I know for a fact that Kevin goes out of his way to ensure his clients receive the best possible experience."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"One of the most energetic, caring, thoughtful and knowledgeable attorneys I have ever had the pleasure of meeting."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kevin is a very hard working, dedicated attorney. He is extremely skilled and knowledgeable and works diligently for his clients. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kevin is a great lawyer and very professional. I enjoy working with him and would refer my own friends and family to him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've know Kevin for several years now, he has hosted one of myparalegal students as an intern in his office, he has served on the Bar Association's Mock Trial Committee with me and helped in judging the Mock Trial Competition. He knows what he is doing and can do it well."
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