Dedicated to protecting innocence and fighting for fairness since 1999Putting your child first is not an option, it is a requirementWhen "I do" is only the beginning of the sentenceWhen "forever after" is not the end of the story
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1999||02/26/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Featured Columnist||Longview News Journal||2014|
|Beuatification Award||Keep Longview Beautiful||2013|
|Humanitarian Award||Pet Partnership||2012|
|American Jurisprudence||Legal Research & Writing||1996|
|Attorney||Law Office of Kelly Heitkamp, PC||1999 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Texas Association of Defense Counsel||Member||1999 - Present|
|Animal Law Section of Texas State Bar||Former secretary||1999 - Present|
|Texas Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|Gregg County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||N/A|
|Texas Association of Defense Counsel||Member||N/A|
|Tarrant County Bar Association||Member||1998 - 2003|
|When one party takes advantage||Wife forced to return one half of all monies taken and return all personal property to marital residence until time of trial.|
|Father working pipeline||Husband was willing to take a desk job with oil company and was awarded 50/50 possession of children sharing all right equally. He was no longer working 80 hour weeks.|
|Grandparent will prevail||Grandparents were successful in gaining conservatorship rights to both children. Children now live with Grandparents.|
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|Longview News Journal||Weekly Animal Welfare column||2015|
|Journal of Small and Emerging Business Law||Enemy Lines - The profit of animal abuse||N/A|
|Oklahoma City University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|Northeast Texas Paralegal Association||Animal Welfare - Legislative Changes||2016|
|Northeast Texas Paralegal Association||The Power of Organized Activists||2015|
|Tyler Bar Association||Impact of animal welfare laws in rural communities||2014|
|South Texas School of Law||Negligence vs. Recklessness in animal cruelty||2012|
|Perpperdine - Animal Law Section||A Comparison of Tethering Laws||2012|
|Northeast Texas Paralegal Association||Animal Welfare - legislative changes||2011|
|Boston College School of Law||Vivisection||2010|
|Animal Law/Environmental Law seminar||Vivisection||2009|
Posted by John Stile
She is one of seven attorneys interviewed to help my family. We selected Ms Heitkamp based upon her reputation in our community and her knowledge demonstrated during our many meetings. She has a very aggressive approach but we did not need to take that route because I feel the other attorney respects her and therefore treated us with dignity. I would hire her again and will hire her when our grandchild gets older and is more verbal.
Posted by DH
It is clear she has experience in handling divorce and child custody cases. I hired her because my neighbor, an attorney, suggested her. She got back to me or had her staff give me a call. She made me feel comfortable, or at least protected, in a very uncomfortable situation. Unfortunately it looks like we will be back in court either next year or so. I would hire her again.
Her address is no longer on Methvin. She moved to Magrill in Longview.
Posted by Lindsey
She is quite possibly the best thing to ever happen to me and my daughter. I went to see her but didnt have the money to hire her. I was in court and the judge was going to take my daughter and give her to my lying exhusband who told the district attorney I had spanked her with a glass bottle and then beat her in the ear. He called cps on me tons of times. I had no lawyer and the da was telling the judge just what he said. Mrs. Heitkamp was in the courrtroom that day and I thank GOD almighty every day for that. She asked the judge if she could help me after she heard all this. He said yes. She stood beside me and gave answers to all the stuff the da had said. My child went home with me that day. She didnt charge me and the judge went on and on about how good she was to help and how it is attorneys like her that give them good names. I cant thank her enough but I pray to GOD each night to keep her safe and so does my daughter!
Posted by txdrilltech
Ms Kelly has been my lawyer for the past two years. Mine is a case that won't be over for years I guess. I read here about people complaining about cost but she charges the same as my first attorney but I actually talk to her and I can tell you what shes done for me. I dont understand a lot about how all of this works. I read the papers and wing it. The X wants to have a hearing every week. All of this is crazy but all I can do to help my son is fight it. Kelly is steady and true. People said she was a fighter and that is true but I find she is just honest and works hard... like good people do.
Posted by anonymous
She knows the game. THIS IS A GAME! I knew I could trust her when she told me every step of what to expect and then it happened just like she said. My wife's lawyer didn't tell her anything. She was asking me what was happening each time we went to court. I leaned not to try and settle and to let my lawyer do it. I wasted time trying to get my wife to agree. She never did what she said. All of the talking and trusting just dragged it out and cost more money. I should have done what my lawyer said from the beginning. I trust my lawyer. I know I will hire her again when my kids get older and things get complicated or my X acts crazy.
The address on this site is wrong.
Posted by anonymous
I am overwhelmed with grief and remorse over the loss of my marriage. No person enters divorce lightly but if divorce is absolutely certain, a fair and strong attorney is an absolute necessity. It took me years to get to this point and even though it is now final, the reality of the end is sharp like a knife. I know that it ended fairly and with respect. Other people in our position are not so lucky. I credit my attorney Kelly Heitkamp for this. I've been recommending her for years without having to use her services but then I found myself without other options. I will continue to recommend her.
Posted by Shawna
Kelly has been my attorney for the past 7 years. She represented my dad and now is working on my brother's case. Simply put she is honest. I was mostly afraid of what I didn't know because divorce is scary. My friends told me how it worked for them but now I know every case is different. Kelly talked to me and explained what I should expect. She got me ready and then we settled but I think it settled because I was ready to fight. Being prepared made me confident and that was a big reason why we didn't end up in a trial. He doesn't bully me anymore and I credit Kelly for that. I'm a different person now. A better person. Thank you.
Posted by anonymous
This is the forth time I hired Miss Heitkamp. We walked in to the court room and right out with my daughter. She is the only attorney who show up on time and the only one to talk the truth. My ex had been taking meth and we had them all tested. My child is safe because my lawyer dont just talk. This case still going but I have faith my lawyer is the ONE to hire. I dont have much but i have the one lawyer who cares. She is honest and dependible.
J Drew Houghton, Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have known Kelly since law school and all clients that I have referred to her have been very pleased with her legal representation and protection of their interests. Her love of animals and advocacy of animal rights is also longstanding.