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Karri Bertrand

Family Attorney at Dallas, TX

5.0   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2018
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Karri

Learn Karri’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Family
    50%
    Divorce; suits affecting the parent-child relationship; second parent adoptions; temporary restraining orders; child support modification; paternity; motions for new trial; modifications; LGBTQ cases.

    6 years

  2. LGBT+ Law
    40%

  3. Appeals
    10%

    6 years

A tenacious and fierce advocate, Karri Bertrand’s approach to family law embraces both the role of protector and champion, a philosophy which stems from growing up the oldest child of 10. Her passion for family law was ignited when she witnessed a close friend’s traumatizing divorce, which then fueled her through 8 years of night school to finish her undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Karri brings a unique foundation to the practice of law, having been a certified paralegal for 15 years prior to obtaining her law degree. This experience provided her with many hands-on opportunities, including trials, depositions, and mediations, as well as knowledge in handling complex legal matters reserved for more senior attorneys. Further, she assisted renowned family law appellate attorney Michelle O’Neil in her preparation and presentation of an oral argument before the Supreme Court of Texas.

As a law student, Karri received training in advocacy both in the classroom and representing clients at UNT Dallas College of Law’s Community Lawyering Center (CLC), where her achievements earned her special recognition. Because of her diverse experience and background, Karri has the unique ability to analyze family law from every angle - from client to paralegal to lawyer.

Karri graduated summa cum laude with Major Honors from the University of Texas at Dallas with a B.A. in Literary Studies. While an undergraduate, she was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, the Golden Key Honor Society, and on the Dean’s List. At the University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law, Karri received many accolades, including appointment to the Accessible Law law review, multiple appearances on the Dean’s List, the CALI Awards for the highest grade in contracts and trial practice, and a Dean’s scholarship. Additionally, she was an inaugural appointee to the Board of Advocates for demonstrating strong advocacy skills in performance-based coursework.

Location

KB Family Law, PLLC
12222 Merit Drive
Suite 1200
Dallas, TX, 75251

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Reviews

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Posted by Michael | January 5, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
The Best!
Karri Bertrand and her team have represented me in a lengthy custody suit. Her deep knowledge of family law combined with her intelligence and that of her teams is unmatched in my opinion. I highly recommend KB Family Law and everyone in their firm. I have not only been well represented in court and mediation, I have been supported by their care and concern for myself and my child.
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Posted by Tiffani | December 28, 2023
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Exceptional Attorney Who Goes Above and Beyond
From the moment we began working with Karri Bertrand, it was clear that we had an exceptional advocate on our side. In our complex and emotionally challenging custody battle, she has been nothing short of a superhero. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, finding an attorney who not only understands but also passionately fights for our rights is rare and invaluable. Her fierce advocacy for our family's rights has been both inspiring and reassuring. Her ability to be a "shark" in the courtroom when necessary is awe-inspiring. Yet, what truly sets her apart is her unique blend of fierce advocacy and genuine compassion. She and her team fight tirelessly for our rights, demonstrating a deep understanding of the law and a relentless dedication to our case. What we appreciate most is her straightforward approach. Karri is always honest with us, providing clear, no-nonsense advice that is both refreshing and immensely helpful. She is not just our attorney; she is our steadfast guide through one of the most difficult times of our lives. Her support extends beyond legal counsel. She and her team lift us up when we feel overwhelmed and have stood by our side with unwavering commitment. Her ability to balance professionalism with empathy is a rare find in the legal world. We are endlessly grateful for Karri's unwavering commitment to our family and to the broader LGBTQ+ community. She is not just a phenomenal lawyer but also a fierce ally and advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. We wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone facing legal challenges, especially those within the LGBTQ+ community. Thank you, Karri and the whole team at KB Family Law, for your immeasurable impact and for fighting tirelessly on our behalf.
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Posted by Michael | December 27, 2023
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Best in the Business
Karri Bertrand helped me to resolve my case quickly and efficiently. I was in a difficult situation after my previous attorney dropped the ball on several items. Karri was able to have these items reversed in my favor saving me time and money. She showed she cared in each conversation with step by step guidance through the process. My case is now resolved and I am thankful for Karri and her team. If you are looking for an attorney who cares and will fight for you look no further than Karri Bertrand.
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Posted by Laura | December 19, 2023
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Best Attorney There Is
The absolute best attorney there is!!! I should know as she stepped in and won a very difficult child custody case after 6 long years and 3 previous attorneys. Since this case was already in the Appellate courts she had a very difficult task, as previous representation had allowed so many mistakes to occur. The day she was hired, she told us it would be difficult but that she believed she could win it. And win it she DID! She is the best attorney I’ve EVER seen in a court room and the best Appellate attorney that exists. Karri and her team are very knowledgeable and will fight hard for you. She is very supportive and accomplished what we had started to believe was the impossible. If you want the best and have a difficult case she is the one you need!!
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Posted by Mary | December 13, 2023
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Highly Recommend KB Family Law
I highly recommend KB Family Law. Karri Bertrand is very helpful, knowledgeable, and prompt with a diligent, passionate, and dedicated team of professionals. They have helped me enormously.
Posted by Tanya | December 8, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
WE are the Winners
KB Law Firm came HIGHLY recommended from a few of our friends. Our consultation was awesome and gave us hope we were going to get more time with our son than what the Papers stated. Once we got all things ironed out through mediation, we now have super expanded time with him. We have since referred a friend of ours and their outcome has come out #WINNING!! Thank you KB Law Firm for handling this and fighting for us and our kiddos!
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Posted by Brittany | December 5, 2023
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Divorce
Karri and her team were amazing. I was in a longer than normal divorce but they were able to keep things moving and get the result we wanted.
Posted by Sarah | September 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Karri is extremely great about communicating and making sure that I understood everything that was going on. She knows her stuff and is the superior lawyer to make sure to have on your side! She listened to my concerns and requests but also let me know what was realistic and legal.
Posted by Savannah | April 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Victory
Went through a tough and lengthy divorce, and opposing counsel was a nightmare. Karri ethically won me custody of my 3 kids in an impossible situation. Worth every penny. & she won me every penny! Victory is in sight -- hire Karri!
Posted by Leslie | January 16, 2020
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Awesome person and lawyer
Karri is knowledgeable, caring, and efficient in every aspect. She made the entire process seamless. She came highly recommended and I see why. Her tenure and experience abounds. I could have not chosen anyone better suited than her to help me through my divorce. Thank you so much Karri for all you’ve done!
Posted by Willy | January 10, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
One of a Kind
I hired Karri Bertrand for a family matter. She strikes an amazing balance between competence and compassion. She has a fighting spirit and a superb work ethic. You can expect quality work and a positive outcome in a timely manner with Karri. I am so proud to have been her client and to see her living her full potential while helping others in need. Highly recommended.
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2019
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Terrific Lawyer to Work With
Karri Bertrand was terrific to work with. She navigated me through big life changes with patience and understanding. She was very clear about what was needed on my end and answered any questions I had. Karri is very prompt in replying to emails and made sure I was prepared for mediation. I would highly recommend Karri to anyone who needs legal advice regarding family matters!
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Family Law Attorney
Karri was able to take on my complicated family situation and relieve me of any concerns that I had. She was quick to respond when I had a question, explained things in great detail, and always put my sons safety first. She is an excellent Family Law Attorney and I am glad we chose her to represent us.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • O'Neil Wysocki
  • 2018 - 2022

Education

  • University of North Texas At Dallas
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2018

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Motion for New Trial
  • The court denied opposing party's Motion for New Trial.

Associations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2018 - Present
  • Dallas Gay and Lesbian Bar Association
  • Board Member, Officer
  • 2018 - Present
  • National LGBT Bar Association
  • Family Law Institute
  • 2018 - Present
  • Collin County Women Lawyers Association
  • 2018 - Present
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • 2017 - Present
  • Dallas Gay and Lesbian Bar Association
  • 2017 - Present
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2024
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar
  • Top 10 Paralegal Responsibilities, with Michelle O'Neil
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (7)
Endorse Karri
Family Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Karri's clients are fiercely loyal to her based on her zealous advocacy and dedication to their cases. She has unique knowledge and many years of experience in the legal field to use to her clients' advantage."
Family Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Karri is a wonderful attorney that goes above and beyond to advocate for her clients"
Unknown Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Karri is a knowledgeable, compassionate and skilled advocate that fights hard for her clients."
Family Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Karri is a zealous advocate for her clients and always has their best interest in mind."
Family Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Karri on a number of contested litigation matters. Karri is a tenacious and zealous advocate for her clients while maintaining the highest level of professionalism. I endorse this lawyer."
Dallas Family Lawyer Karri Bertrand
Karri Bertrand
Family Attorney
Dallas, TX
Licensed for 5 years