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Kelly Koch

Child custody Attorney at Corpus Christi, TX

4.9   194 reviews
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Kelly

Learn Kelly’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    30%

  2. Divorce and separation
    30%

  3. Family
    30%

  4. Adoption
    10%
    I work with families both voluntarily and involuntarily if the need arises. Most cases involve step parents or grandparents, however, I have been involved with CPS adoptions as well. Please note I do not provide the child, but work with families who have a friend or family member who is placing the child for adoption.

    34 years

EXPERIENCE AND INTEGRITY SINCE 1989. WE ARE TAILORED TO FIT YOUR NEEDS.

I have been working as a lawyer since 1989, and began my family law career in 1991 after leaving the Nueces County District Attorney's Office where I was a felony prosecutor.  My philosophy is to help families obtain a fresh start, without creating irreparable harm.  Specifically, I like to teach my clients about the law so they can be active and informed in their settlements.  I know they will most likely have a relationship with their former spouse, especially where children are concerned.  I know if everyone is participates and is in agreement with the outcome, there are fewer ackward moments after the divorce is final.  Afterall, you don't stop being parents even when the kids turn 18.  I know from personal experience as I am a mother (son born 1991) and step mother (daughter born 1991).   

 

However, if my opposing counsel or opposing party throws the first punch, I am in full offense mode, ready to defend my clients and go to battle for them.  I just prefer that to be the last resort, not the first.  

 

I wrote a column  in the society page of the Caller-Times for three years and am active in the community, most currently as a Clown Who Cares, volunteering at Driscoll Children's Hospital each month.

 

Awards

Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013
Client's Choice
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Location

Law Offices of Kelly Koch, PC
1402 N Chaparral St
Corpus Christi, TX, 78401-1507

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  194 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by Kendra | June 12, 2024
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BEST LAWYER!!
Kelly Koch is determined, smart, and excellent at what she does. Very straight forward and let’s you know what and what is not possible. I would have not wanted anyone else by my side. She turned what I thought was an impossible situation, that I thought I would never reach an agreement on, to a agreement that worked out phenomenal for the best interest of my child.
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Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2024
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Divorce Attorney
Great divorce attorney the whole staff was great and they provided me the information that was needed for my divorce. I wish we wouldn’t have had to met at all because of my situation. I would highly recommend Kelly for your attorney involving divorce.
Posted by Nikael Bordayo | May 24, 2024
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AWESOME AWESOME LAWYER with an Unprecedent TEAM!!!
I would highly recommend Kelly Koch if you want an awesome family lawyer. My family and I are so grateful to her and her team for all the support they gave us. She is fair, honest, knowledgeable, informative, efficient and straight to the point. She worked on a holiday to give us the best possible turn out to our case. The turn out was miraculous. We can never thank her or her team enough for all they have done!
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Posted by Dustin | February 29, 2024
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Romike Case Review
Very helpful and professional. Ms. Koch and her staff were readily available and able to answer all questions and concerns. Very pleased with outcome of divorce case.
Posted by Mackinley | February 6, 2024
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Great for children
She knows her stuff. Very straightforward and to the point. No bs. Very helpful on how to present the case to the judge. I am very pleased with the service. Everything went according to her plan.
Posted by Jacqueline | February 2, 2024
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Five stars
Wonderful experience . I would refer anyone and everyone in need of legal matters to Kelly!
Posted by Jeff | November 27, 2023
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Great Divorce attorney and staff.
Kelly Koch was outstanding in helping me through this difficult time of divorce. Kelly and her staff Michelle and Loraine were always accessible and patience with my case. Kelly was very knowledgeable and very helpful with the outcome of my divorce proceedings and settlement. I would highly recommend Kelly Koch
Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2023
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Experienced Lawyer
Kelly made my divorce smooth as possible and saved a lot of time. Would highly recommend her she gets it done and covers all bases.
Posted by Alex | October 13, 2023
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Don't Look Any Further than Kelly
Kelly's representation exceeded any expectations I had set when I first retained her services. Kelly, along with Michelle and Lorraine, worked diligently to understand my case and used their experience to place it in the best forum to provide for a rapid resolution. She utilizes a quick, to the point method when working with your situation and shows the upmost respect for your time, and equally as importantly your money. Kelly passes her thorough understanding of the law to clients in an easy to understand manner, allowing you to make rational decisions during a stressful time. I feel that selecting anyone besides Kelly Koch to represent me in my case would have been a disservice to myself.
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Posted by Blaine | September 26, 2023
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Highly Recommend
Kelly and her team did an amazing job handling my divorce case. She is a go getter, and is very straight forward. Kelly made me feel very comfortable, welcomes and had my back when making decisions. Her team, and herself were very on top of communications whether it be phone calls, emails, and scheduling meetings. They are all very knowledgeable and answers any questions I had.
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Posted by Jose | September 21, 2023
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Good Job
Kelly is very thorough and well experienced in conducting mediation. She lived up to my expectations from beginning. I am happy now and glad this weight is off my shoulders.
Posted by Mike | August 26, 2023
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Great attorney, easy to work with
We have used Kelly and her firm twice. Each case was handled perfectly and in a timely manner. We would certainly recommend Kelly and her firm.
Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2023
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Absolutely the Best Choice in Family Law
I chose Kelly to represent me, many years ago. Kelly was extremely helpful and her "cut-to-the-chase" attitude was great. Kelly eliminated all of the "extras" that courts do not care about and stuck to the matters at hand and the relevancy to my case. The thing that impressed me the most, was how she dealt with a difficult opposing party. Kelly had a response to everything thrown our way and she handled it with professionalism with a "hint" of sassiness. Kelly stuck with me throughout my case until my child was an adult and her services were no longer needed.
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Posted by Crysta | July 17, 2023
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Doesn’t back down
Kelly did an amazing job on my situation when I first came in she explained everything that it was going to take and answered all my questions we set a temporary order till mediation and at mediation she explained everything throughly as it was happening she would answer all my emails and phone calls she was such an amazing help to me!
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Posted by Darlyn P. | July 12, 2023
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Thank you Kelly!
My husband and I are extremely thankful for Ms. Kelly's. Very happy with our end result!
Posted by Marilyn | July 12, 2023
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Name change
Kelly help me. Was very nice and very smart. Very professional. Make me feel safety. Will use again as lawyer. I am not alone and have somebody. Office was very charming.
Posted by Anthony | July 10, 2023
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Family law assistance
Kelly worked very well and her assistant was very helpful and knowledgeable. I’d recommend her 5/5 starts.
Posted by Krystle | June 7, 2023
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Absolutely amazing
Kelly and her staff are amazing. There was a lot of communication and understanding before and during. Once we got to mediation, Kelly stood firm in all of our wants and needs. I appreciate her and her staff and highly recommend them if you are needing a a family attorney.
Posted by Lanie | June 5, 2023
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Better than expected
Kelly is very well organized and prepared with her work, she gets straight to the point and doesn't beat around the bush she knows her stuff and handled my case very well, I'm thankful i hired her! worth it!
Posted by Kris Cady | June 2, 2023
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Still Praising Kelly
I may be a little late on my review but I used Kelly about 22 yrs. ago to get my son from his wayward mother so I could raise him in a decent loving household. Kelly went above and beyond to help and even with me being away on my job so long and often she got me 100% custody. I've sent many friends to her since then and still glad I met with her.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Kelly Koch
  • 1991 - Present
  • Felony Prosecutor
  • Nueces County District Attorney
  • 1989 - 1991

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • University of Texas
  • Business
  • 1984

Associations

  • Nueces County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - Present
  • South Texas Family Law Association
  • various offices throughout the years
  • 1984 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Family Law Client's Choice Award 2013-2019
  • Avvo
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Extreme Family Law Makeover
  • Legislative Update
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (1)
Endorse Kelly
Family Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've had a few cases with Kelly. She is extremely efficient, business-like and professional, which is a stark contrast to the generally laid-back, "whenever" attitude prevalent in this area. She comes on strong but that's ok and I have recommended her to others."
Family Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kelly is hard working, intelligent and tough. Very skilled and in the courthouse daily."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kelly Koch's professional reputation is outstanding in this area."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Kelly Koch for a number of years. We have practied together in the area of Family Law. Sometimes we are aligned in a case, and sometimes we are opposed. In any case scenario, I have been able to work with Kelly to resolve the case, to the best possible conclusion. She continues to be amenable and approachable. I look forward to working with her. If any given case requires litigation, she is a well seasoned trial advocate who can stand the ground for her clients."
Family Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kelly served as local counsel on several cases with me. She knows family law thoroughly and is a great litigator and mediator. She is my go to person in the Corpus Christi area."
Family Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Corpus Christi Child custody Lawyer Kelly Koch
Kelly Koch
Child custody Attorney
Corpus Christi, TX
Licensed for 34 years