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Nathan Lee Kennedy

Divorce and separation Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Nathan

Learn Nathan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    60%
    Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Divorce, Complex Property Division, Small Business Owner Divorce.

  2. Business
    20%
    Businees planning, business agreements, shareholder agreements, establishing entities.

    17 years

  3. Probate
    20%
    Probate of wills, independent administration, dependent administration, estate planning

    17 years

 

I was raised in the west Texas town of Abilene, where my dad was a Legal Aid Lawyer and my mom a probation officer for the county.  I received a Bachelor of Science degree from Southwest Texas State University in 2000 and was a case manager for adults with developmental disabilities after college.  I graduated with honors from Thurgood Marshall School of Law in 2006.

 

Location

Gray Becker
900 West Avenue
Austin, TX, 78701

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Posted by IR | February 8, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest and Well Versed in the Law
I had the honor of consulting with Nathan on several appeals and he reviewed each of the cases and advised me to wait since some of cases maybe dismissed. He explained how I could follow my cases and keep track of documentation. A week after the consultation, Mr. Kennedy sent me documents on one of the appeals being dismissed- a great relief for me. What really stood out for me was the extra step Nathan took to communicate with me even though I only consulted with him. He was spot on with his assessment. I am impressed with his integrity, honesty and understanding of the law. I highly recommend Nathan Kennedy if you need a great lawyer who gives you honest, timely and valuable advice and representation. Thanks Nathan!!!
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Posted by Laura | January 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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When I decided to divorce my husband of seventeen years I consulted several attorneys before choosing Nathan. From our first meeting, he made me feel completely at ease. We clicked immediately. Nathan listened to my case and advised me on what he felt was the best course of action. He assisted me in coming to an agreement with my husband that we could both live with, enabling me to get on with my life. My divorce was final in 62 days, a record for Nathan that has yet to be broken to this day.
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Posted by K | January 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Don't know where I'd be without him honestly............
The title says it all. I was overwhelmed in a family law case and had it coming from all angles and it just wouldn't stop. I had been to a couple of different lawyers in the past and no one seemed like they really cared about my outcome. I stumbled upon Nate. Man, what I blessing! Nate was able to provide me the protection and cut through the seemingly never ending legal hassles. He put a stop to it and continued to look out for me proactively. I can't say enough about how good my family and I feel to have him in our corner. I consider Nate a trusted attorney and friend.
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Posted by Matt | January 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
First-class experience and guidance
Nathan assisted me and my family in settling my grandfather's estate. Of course this is a difficult time to begin with, and this was somewhat compounded by the fact my grandmother is 91. Nathan was compassionate and professional, and handled everything in a very timely manner. The estate was settled without any issues and I very much felt that we worked as a team through the whole process. I have no hesitation recommending Nathan and will absolutely call on him with future legal needs.
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Posted by Kristi | January 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Kind, Constructive and Competent
While divorce is NEVER an easy thing and I wouldn't wish it upon my worst enemy, Nathan made this process as painless and streamlined as possible. First, the main reason I chose to use Nathan in my non-contested, mediated divorce was because of his authentic nature. Starting from our first meeting, his first questions of me were geared at determining if I could still work things out with my ex. How many divorce attorneys do you know that try to DETER you from using their services?! Every action he took and every question he asked was intended to minimize the trauma and maximize my healing process. It was obvious, while he has to make a living, he is not out to pull tricks or convince his clients of actions to be able to bill more time. This was especially appreciated, as divorce puts you in such a vulnerable mindset and I can see how other lawyers may be have exploited this emotional instability to their monetary advantage. Nathan, thank you, from my deepest place of appreciation. You helped me navigate one of the most difficult and traumatic times in my life with grace, kindness and competent advice. It has remained evident throughout the entire process that you have a genuine concern for your clients' emotional and financial needs. All the best to you. Your future clients are in very good hands.
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Posted by Dacia | June 7, 2013
Nathan is a God send.....
I went through two lawyers prior to retaining Nathan and was in desperate need of help – and QUICKLY! Even though I was in the midst of a high-conflict divorce and custody battle with the odds stacked against me, he was able to get my case amicably settled out of court. I never dreamed that would be possible considering the amount of animosity my husband had against me coupled with his unlimited financial means. If I had retained Nathan in the very beginning, I truly believe the outcome of my case would have been vastly different and much less stressful. He really DOES care about his clients. He is kind and generous and does an amazing job taking as much weight off your shoulders as he possibly can and carries it for you. Divorce and custody issues are painful for everyone and he understands this. When going through this process, we tend to focus on issues that are highly emotional to us, but aren't necessarily important to our case. Nathan will not only listen to you but he will also help you discern the issues that are relevant vs. irrelevant, thereby allowing you to free your mind of topics that aren't worth wasting your energy on. He has an uncanny ability to think outside the box and propose alternatives for both sides to consider when they disagree on an issue. Most of the time both litigants, and their lawyers, see only two options when trying to negotiate on a point of contention - one option favors one litigant and the second option favors the other litigant. Nathan swoops in like a superhero and throws out these intuitively creative alternatives that stops everyone in their tracks and makes them think, "Well.....that seems fair to both of us." It's a gift and he's got it. Caring, intelligent, intuitive, creative, kind, calm, thorough and modest. What more could you ask for?
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Posted by Christopher | October 10, 2010
Brilliant, Strategic, and Honest Attorney/Counselor
Nathan Kennedy saved the relationship my young son and I share. If it weren't for some rather brilliant, strategic moves by Mr. Kennedy I wouldn't have be spending any time with my son and my ex-wife would have moved 1,200 miles away. I can't thank or praise him enough for what fantastic work. He was an excellent lawyer from day one, through temporary orders to mediation, to the trial, he was also an amazing counselor during the darkest days of the divorce, keeping me calm and focused. He has a great sense of humor, which during such a brutal divorce/custody battle helped me tremendously. After speaking with other people who've been through similar divorces as mine, Nathan seemed much more strategic, caring, and smarter than the attorneys my friends had. He knew the most important aspect of my case was restricted geographic so I could continue a loving relationship with my son and even though we had many stones being hurled at us, we made it to the other side, and I now have a great possession schedule and joint managing custody. Which is long way from sole custody and unrestricted geographic. He directed me to a wonderful co-parenting coordinator, so during the divorce I could start to have more time with my son, another brilliant strategy. After the divorce decree was finalized he remains incredibly helpful and a great counselor with advising me on getting additional possession time. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a divorce attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2010
An Excellent Attorney
Nathan Kennedy was a blessing in a very diffucult time in my life. He worked hard on my case and I could also count on him. He was very professional and he always kept me informed. I would send anyone to him who is looking for an attorney who will work hard and stand by his personal ethics (and his just happen to be stellar). Thank you Nathan for everything! ---Andrea Garza
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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Gray & Becker, P.C.
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Nathan L. Kennedy, Attorney at Law
  • 2008 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Legal Aid Of Northwest Texas
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Legal Intern
  • Harris County District Attorney's Office
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Research Assistant
  • Texas Southern University
  • 2005 - 2006
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Education

  • Texas Southern University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Texas State University-San Marcos
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

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Associations

  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Travis County Family Law Advocates
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Texas Family Law Foundation
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Austin Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Poverty Law Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Thurgood Marshall Law Review
  • Executive Editor
  • 2005 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Board Certified - Family Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2013
  • Dean's List
  • Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (8)
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Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Nathan and I have had several contested cases against each other and he is consistently reasonable with cases that have difficult matters to resolve. The quickest way to waste a client's time and money is to stir up issues unnecessarily. He does not do that, while still maintaining his client's position and advocating for his client. He is an experienced and reasonable family law attorney, which is rare."
Business Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nathan Kennedy is exceptionally intelligent and humble. These attributes, combined with his integrity and experience, make him an outstanding attorney. I recommend Nathan without reservation."
Family Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I hold Nathan Kennedy in very high regard. I have had cases in which he was on the opposing side and although he zealously advocates for his clients, he does not take unreasonable positions and, in my opinion, makes solid recommendations to his clients. I have also had Nathan as a mediator on a contested family law matter and he was able to get it settled, despite some very difficult circumstances. Nathan is very professional, I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nathan is a fantastic attorney who always has his client's best interest at the forefront of his practice. He is easy to work with and when the need arises, efficiently advocates for his clients in the Courtroom. I would recommend Nathan to any of my friends or family members."
Family Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with Nathan on several cases and consult with him regularly on my cases. Nathan is a very capable and highly intelligent lawyer. He has a way of looking at cases from a different perspective, and this separates him from your average lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Nathan is an excellent attorney and advocate for his client in the courtroom."
Family Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nate is a very talented attorney. He always tries to resolve cases through a handshake first rather than a pummel. That said, he is a tough advocate who is willing to go to bat for his clients."
Family Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very kind and approachable, yet possesses a shrewd legal mind and is prepared to go above and beyond to zealously represent his clients. I have worked with him on cases and also observed his skills as a mediator, where he was able to skillfully diffuse an especially acrimonious situation and help both sides reach an satisfying conclusion. He is a great family law attorney who is able to think outside the box and solve problems."
Family Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Nathan for approximately two years as his supervisor when he first started practicing law. His ethics are clear and undisputable. He learned quickly, cared about his clients, and became one of the best attorneys. I recommend him without question."
Family Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nathan Kennedy is an outstanding family law lawyer. His reputation in the legal community is upstanding and his knowledge of the law is bar-none. I recommend and endorse him without reservation."
Family Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Mr. Kennedy on many matters and know him to be a top tier lawyer. He represents his clients zealously and has the best understanding of the law of anyone I've ever worked with. I highly endorse Nate."
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Austin Divorce and separation Lawyer Nathan Lee Kennedy
Nathan Lee Kennedy
Divorce and separation Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 17 years