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Orlando Kell

Divorce and separation Attorney at San Antonio, TX

4.7   26 reviews

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I was born in Tacoma, Washington but raised in El Paso, Texas.  I settled down in San Antonio, Texas after meeting my beautiful wife here.  I have 3 children and 2 rat terriers.  I'm a diehard Texas Longhorn (my alma mater), I'm a huge animal lover, and I'm a big fan of listening to and playing music.  I absolutely LOVE being a lawyer and representing individuals from all walks of life.    

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Licensed for 17 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2005
Updated 10/23/2022

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

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Law Office of Orlando Kell, PLLC
2218 North Interstate 35
San Antonio, TX, 78208

Reviews

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Posted by Karen | June 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wow Attorneys
I just wanted to share that mr Beau Fiegal was the most caring and professional attorney I have ever met! He fought for me soo viciously! Thanks to him I am sole conservator for my children. I have a pending felony something I’m not proud of and on top of that my ex tried accusing me of abuse let me just tell you he got the abuse case dismissed! He was able to prove that he was laying!!! My children are safe and relieved thanks to Mr. Fiegal . I highly recommend him to anyone struggling with their abusive ex.
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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2022
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Exceptional Lawyer for Custody Dispute
I hired Orlando at the beginning of a very messy custody dispute. Orlando fought on my behalf from start to finish. I got results far beyond what I initially hoped. Now, I get to raise my kids every day!! He is direct, honest and very quick. He communicates expectations and recommendations clearly. I will contact him right away if the need ever arises!
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Posted by Austin selle | August 13, 2021
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A force to be recorded with
I thought I was divorced 22 years ago but somehow it got messed up and low and behold in the spring of 2021 I find out I’m still married as my ex files for divorce against me I built a bussiness amd a life in those 22 years I was referred to mr Kell by one of his associates as the divorce was in texas and I was in oregon mr Kell was patient he explained things he answered my endless questions and he calmed my nerves everytime I panicked threw the process he is knowledae capable and believe me he cares about his clients and is amazing in family law he got my divorce settled without going to trial. When I said I wouldn’t pay the settlement he calmly spoke to me went over my assets with me showed me what I stood to Loose and advised I pay the settlement as time went by I realized he protected me even from myself when I was upset and guided me the right direction to a perfect resolution that was handeled very quickly he also protected me repeatedly from a shister lawyer that was representing my ex he is an amazing lawyer a compassionate human being and his prices where out of this world fair and believe me when I say he stood by his price he quoted and in my case he earned every penny if you need a family law lawyer please take my advice and hire Orlando Kell he will fight for what’s right and fair when you need someone in your corner and he will get it done
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Posted by Anthony A. | May 19, 2020
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Excellent Lawyer!
Orlando Kell was my attorney for a very difficult and dynamic case that included everything from divorce to criminal allegations. We did have a positive and successful outcome for me. Orlando was extremely friendly and attentive to all my needs and communications. I worked with other lawyers in the past and I can honestly say that Orlando is in the top percentage of proficient lawyers. I also communicated with other members of his staff during our case and everyone was professional, respectful, friendly, and well organized. Orlando is an intellectual person and took the time to carefully analyze my case and review all available options and strategies with me. His services were reasonably priced for all the work that he achieved and all the time spent talking with me and additional administrative paperwork he had to do. I highly recommend his services to any friends, family or anyone in any kind of situation that requires a smart and effective lawyer!
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Posted by Dianne | November 8, 2019
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HONEST INTELLIGENT TENACIOUS ATTORNEY
After dealing with so many failed attorneys and thousands of dollars Mr. Kell was a light in the darkness. Dealing with my child's father going on 11yrs now, he tries his best to keep me incourt. When I consulted with him I was at a point where I didn't know what to do, how to do it, or how to afford it. He not only understood my position, he did not take advantage of my situation like other attorneys. He spoke with me about the case at hand, how we were going to handle it, and worked out a payment option I could afford to live life and take care of my family after. Going into court I was nervous due to previous cases but he was honest with me letting me know how it can go both ways but was pretty confident and he fought hard and we came out victorious!! We had another case down the line and kept true to his word. After having such terrible luck with attorneys I didn't think it was possible to find an honest, caring, pitbull but I was blessed to find him. I recommend him to everyone and recommend YOU to stop looking and hire him now. You won't regret it.
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Posted by Shelby | September 2, 2019
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Father's rights vindicator
I had hired three attorneys 2015, 16 ,17, 18 They all did nothing but take my money I got nowhere and no help- then- I read a review about Orlando kell . I called and he told me he would represent me he charged me less them any one of the other attorneys. The very first hearing he walked into the courtroom and immediately got respect from the judge. The very first time he represented me my visitation with my daughter went from 2 hours a month to 1st 3rd and 5th weekends. The first time I got to see my daughter or more than just 2 hours. I got three 24-hour visits three times a month. 2 months later I got vacation a full week On and a week off. June 28th 2019 I went to court again we was expecting it to be a half a day trial . Orlando told the judge that the opposing party was wasting the Court's time they had no proof and we did. We had the documents to prove they was lying. The judge said I am in the mindset to let mr. Fife have his daughter today. The ad litem and the psychiatrist have nots given their findings yet so the next time you come back I will review those findings and then mr. Fife will go home with his daughter. And the opposing party will be ordered to leave him alone . Anyone fighting for their child is it good parent there's so many people out there that would give their child away. If you are a father that has been deprived of your rights to see your children. You need to call Orlando kell . This man is my hero. I was beginning to wonder if I ever get my daughter to raise . Thank you Orlando kell
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Posted by Chad and Krissy | July 24, 2019
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BEST ATTORNEY IN SAN ANTONIO!
I have to tell you with dealing with attorneys, my wife and I haven’t had the best of luck. Orlando, has seriously brought peace to an almost 5 year now chaotic hell, that is putting it lightly. Orlando is the MOST ethical, responsible, honest and hardworking attorney- man we know and we tell every single person we know about him in need of any legal services. He is your guy without a doubt. I trust him 110% and will continue to work with him on an as needed basis (because of the type of case / life I have unfortunately) but with Orlando by our side we feel a peace we never have felt before in 5 years of litigation hell. God bless him.
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2018
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Incredible Results from a Caring Man!
I have an ongoing custody case which has been going on for several years...I have had more than my share of attorneys who have gotten paid and not produced results. Enter Orlando Kell! I needed a Motion to Enforce filed on my ex-husband when he refused to follow the laws of prior court orders. Orlando wrote an extensive Motion to Enforce that was 20+ pages long, and he nailed it! From the first time I walked into his office, I knew that he cared about my case. He was ultra professional and extremely thorough in getting the correct background information that he needed to fight for me. He is a straight shooter and he is always prepared! I am so impressed with him that I have recommended him to many of my friends with divorce and custodial issues. Additionally, Orlando impresses judges and other attorneys because of his diligence. He will fight like a bull dog for you! Don’t wait to hire him, and don’t fall for smooth talkers. Orlando is the real deal!!!
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Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2017
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About to hire this man
I have consulted with this man and am about to hire him. He is very knowledgeable, caring, and seems to care about my daughters and my best interests. He didnt even have to answer so many questions and look over paperwork before being retained but he did for me. Hiring this man in a week!
Posted by Paul | March 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Pit Bull
Orlando was a pit bull on my case. Absolute beast. Would recommend to anyone.
Posted by Kristen | January 27, 2017
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Orlando Kell
I would highly recommend Orlando Kell. He is very knowledgeable about the law and very compassionate in what he does. if you want a good lawyer to fight for you and your custody rights he has your back. Thank you Orlando!
Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2016
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Homerun Hire
Orlando hit my case out of the park. He had an answer for everything the other attorney argued and the judge sided with us on everything. Will go back to Orlando if I ever need any legal help again!
Posted by Mallory | August 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Committed
Mr.Kell represented me in a child custody case. He was extremely accurate making sure he did not leave out one single detail. He walked me through every step and truly made this stressful time in my life less stressful. Maria, his assistant, is also very knowledgable and I never felt mislead. I had given up on good work ethic and customer service until working with them! No bogus charges, and his rates are extremely reasonable. Orlando Kell is a beast and you should not think twice about having him represent you!
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Response from Orlando Kell August 28, 2016
Thank you Mallory!! Made my day reading this much appreciated. :)
Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Bulldog!!!
This guy was a total bulldog in court for me. And he didn't gouge me with outrageous fees.
Response from Orlando Kell August 28, 2016
Thank you!
Posted by Jennifer | June 9, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome Person!
Mr. Kell kindly took time out of his schedule to answer a question I had posted on the website. It was very informative and valuable information! Upon further inquiring, Mr. Kell continued to make himself available to provide me with the tools and resources that I needed....AND, he did so out of the kindness of his heart! In my opinion, this makes him a very personable and caring individual - as well as a great attorney. If he was a local attorney here in the Dallas area - I'd hire him in a heartbeat! He is the epitome of authenticity and kindness.
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Response from Orlando Kell August 28, 2016
Thank you Jennifer. Really appreciate you taking the time. :)
Posted by Joann | May 6, 2016
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Joann N
I came to Orlando needing out of a bad written agreement I had made with the father of my kids. Orlando got me out of it and even got me primary custody and full child support.
Response from Orlando Kell August 28, 2016
Thank you Joann! Glad we got out of that mess!
Posted by JK | April 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
5 out of 5!
Mr. Kell got me out of a terrible situation and terrible custody arrangement that I had been compelled to agree to by my ex. So happy with his services!!!
Response from Orlando Kell August 28, 2016
Thank you JK! Appreciate it!
Posted by Jerry S | February 26, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Superior attorney
Mr. Kell was referred to me by two different friends. I was in a very difficult situation regarding my ex-wife and kids and he fought for me every step of the way. In the end my ex-wife finally caved and we reached settlement terms that I don't think I ever could have gotten with another attorney. If you want a lawyer who will truly go to bat for you Orlando is your guy.
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Response from Orlando Kell August 28, 2016
Thank you Jerry. That was a wonderful settlement for you and the kids.
Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Integrity
My wife and I went to see Mr. Kell for a contested modification. We were ready to hire him on the spot but after he examined our case, he told us he didn't believe hiring him would be worth the money. He gave us specific instructions and guidance for us handling the rest of our case pro se. What a life saver!!! Thank you for your integrity and compassion Mr. Kell.
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Response from Orlando Kell August 28, 2016
Thank you "anonymous." I'm glad you didn't have to spend thousands on an attorney when you clearly didn't need one at the time. :)
Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce and Custody Case
Kell Law firm took on my Divorce case and made sure that they took care of getting me a fair judgment when it was all said and done with. I was afraid that I was going to be charged outrages fees, but the Kell firm communicated everything upfront and kept their word on what the total cost of the case would approximately come out too. I would recommend that anyone looking for a Divorce or Custody lawyer call Kell Law firm prior to retaining a lawyer. I guarantee, after you talk with Mr. Kell, you will know that he will do everything in his power to get you the outcome you are seeking or a fair outcome at a fair price.
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Response from Orlando Kell August 28, 2016
Thanks for the kind words sir!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Sole Proprietor
  • Law Office of Orlando Kell, PLLC
  • 2005 - Present

Education

  • St. Marys University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Associations

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyer
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyer
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyer
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Family Law Attorney 2015
  • SA Scene Magazine
  • 2015
  • Induction for high attainments in the study of law
  • The John M. Harlan Society
  • 2005
  • graduated Cum Laude
  • St. Mary's University School of Law
  • 2005
  • Pro Bono Achievement Award
  • St. Mary's University School of Law
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (16)
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Family Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I was Orlando's opposing counsel on a very difficult family law matter that was recently concluded. He is a very aggressive and knowledgeable attorney who fights zealously for his clients, yet maintains a professional demeanor that makes him a credit to his profession. I am, therefore, proud to enthusiastically endorse Orlando Kell, a very reputable member of the San Antonio legal community."
Family Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly recommend and endorse Orlando Kell, given he is a zealous and uncompromising advocate for his clients. Orlando also maintains professionalism and ethical standards, when interacting with opposing legal counsel, and managing his clientele. Finally, Orlando is a respected authority on all matters of family law and divorce, including child custody disputes, marital property division, military retirement, child support, spousal maintenance and post-trial relief (enforcement, clarification and modification of final orders)."
Family Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Other
"It's hard to find good lawyers, and while my situation was not the best, I was fortunate to have Mr. Kell represent me in a matter that continued for almost a year, while I was in law school. Even though we never had to step into court, I saw how diligently Mr. Kell prepared for my case (he drafts great cross-examinations!). He keeps you posted and is a nonjudgmental listener. I really don't think I would be where I am as a newly licensed attorney without his help a few years back. I endorse Mr. Kell and recommend him to anyone in need of representation for either a family or criminal law-related matter. He understands how cases carry certain implications and puts in the work to achieve a favorable outcome. Thanks again!"
Family Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Kell was opposing counsel on a highly contentious family law matter. During the proceedings, he conducted himself professionally and courteously, all the while zealously representing his client. I endorse him."
Family Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I find myself more often than not just clicking "Agree" with this lawyer's answers. I am happy to endorse his remarks and efforts at representing the people of San Antonio."
Family Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Kell is a very knowledgable lawyer. I fully endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Orlando is a sharp witted, outside-the-box thinker who brings these attributes to the table for his clients' benefit."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kell is a true professional who is highly knowledgeable in his field. He is an extremely competent, hardworking, and zealous advocate for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Orlando since law school. He is someone who I would trust with any legal matter and he is a passionate advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Orlando is well respected among his peers and zealously represents his clients."
Child custody Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Family Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is extremely knowledgeable and well respected in the legal community. You can trust him to protect your interests."
Family Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Orlando has constantly been a wealth of information with regard to family and criminal law throughout the years. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable at the law, but he is very adept at thinking strategically for each and every one of his clients in any given situation. I cannot recommend him enough for your case."
Family Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Orlando is a dedicated and passionate lawyer. He fights for his clients like few lawyers do and he always has their best interests at heart. I prouldy endorse this attorney."
Family Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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