5.0 stars 53 totalReview Christopher Kirker
Posted by JB
My wife and I called Kirker Davis on a Friday afternoon a day after getting served with some pretty heavy stuff the afternoon before regarding a custody suit from my son's mom. Melissa, whom I cannot say enough good things about, was the first person we spoke with and she began pulling files due to time sensitivity issues on our side. That evening around 7, after a day of court and recognizing the sensitivity of the timing, Chris Kirker called me back and spoke to my wife and I for almost two hours. His advice was very direct, candid, and we appreciated him sharing with us some of his possible strategies moving forward. Those strategies are the reason we hired Chris Kirker and they proved to be more successful than we had ever anticipated. Chris, his team, and his partner, Holly Davis, took an all hands on deck approach and in the short amount of time given, they reset the hearing date, scheduled a settlement conference and we walked out of their office after half a day of negotiations getting everything in writing that my ex-wife had attempted to strip away. We had fully anticipated a standoff yielding little to no results, but trusting Chris's experience and buying into his game plan paid off dividends.
Having gone through a contentious divorce and custody battle 8 years ago, my biggest fear was that this would drag on for months, or that we would get an attorney that would allow it to drag on for months for the billable hours. What could've easily been months worked itself out without having to have a judge make a decision for my family. While this was one of the toughest things we've gone through, I could not be more grateful for the experience and results I got through Kirker Davis. Chris was responsive, timely, aggressive when needed, and throughout the whole process we knew we were in good hands. God forbid we ever have to endure another experience like this, but should we, we will again retain the counsel of Chris Kirker. Highly recommended.
Posted by David
The divorce process is not an easy one, but I always felt fully supported, informed, and guided by Chris and the staff. Chris always laid out the options, made me aware of the risks, and provided me with recommendations, but he also gave me the flexibility to work out things with my ex where I could, to speed up the process and avoid some legal expenses. I highly recommend Chris for family law representation.
Posted by Saba
Chris Kirker is an outstanding attorney who masters in planning excellent strategy and representing his clients one hundred percent. Words cannot express how happy I was with the results of my case because I got everything I could’ve asked for only because of him and know very well that I wouldn’t have gotten most of it if it wasn’t for him. Chris did an excellent job in helping settle my case out of court, getting me the primary custody, all the rights including domicile rights and a reasonable amount of child support that I could ask for. Chris proposed exactly what I requested. The previous attorney I had, would simply argue with me on almost everything I proposed, even though it was reasonable, the case was being settled out of court and meant for the best interest of my kids. My previous attorney kept favoring the demands of the opposing party even when they were out of the norm such as them trying to restrict me geographically even though my ex lived out of state. But when I switched to Chris, he listened to my request, and immediately said that he understands that my geographic restriction would not help with my ex's visitation schedule with my kids anyway and would simply make my employment opportunities limited as a result affecting my kids' future. So, Chris was able to get me the domicile rights which meant a lot to me. Besides that Chris also took care of some other concerns I had regarding safety of my kids and even proposed additional terms in the decree to help protect our future. Chris had told me that the mission of Zinda and Davis lawfirm is to represent their clients fully and I found him and his firm to be worth every penny. Throughout the process, unlike my previous attorney who stressed me out, Chris was compassionate and understanding making it so comfortable and stress free for me. Last but not the least, his skill in planning an excellent strategy is what helped settle my case timely when it was simply dragging on for months with my previous attorneys. His strategy also played a big role in helping me achieve all of my goals. I know Chris got me the best deal as my ex's attorney even wrote "against attorney advice" on the divorce decree next to his signature. I highly recommend Chris Kirker. Please note that Chris worked in my case with Rob which is why I have similar review. I found them both to be equally good. It was their mutual effort that helped me achieve the success.
Posted by anonymous
Chris and I worked together a particularly tough divorce. Chris was competent and able during the divorce. More importantly, at least in my case, Chris has been very helpful and valuable after the divorce as I continue to deal with challenging issues with my now ex-wife. Chris has been objective and has offered me objective yet strategic counsel when I have needed it. Best compliment I can give Chris is that he is a very conscientious guy and I almost never do anything related to my ex-wife without consulting with him first. Also a note to recognize, Lisa Mitchener who turned out be more therapist than Chris's legal assistant. Can't thank Lisa enough for her kindness and professionalism.
Posted by Aaron
I reached out to Chris about a year ago and struck gold with this attorney. From our first conversation he was confidant, articulate, a great listener, honest, and reassuring. He was supportive throughout the whole process (even when the other side was not complying with discovery, switching attorneys, then switched attorneys the day before trial!). Chris laid out all of my options and allowed me to be an active part in building our strategy. At the end of the day it was my decision where we focused our time and energy ($$). Chris was great throughout the process, however on our trial day this gentleman came alive. The judge granted a continuance to the other party, but Chris threw everything he could in an effort to have our case heard that day. Although, the continuance was granted he was able to 1) get the other party to agree to joint managing conservatorship 2) got the Attorney General’s office off the case and ALMOST locked in a geographic restriction. On the day of our final Trial we were #1 on the docket and as we got seated I voiced a few last minute concerns to Chris. To my amazement he informed me these “new concerns” were already integrated into his strategy. I will never forget that moment; it was the culmination of the past nine months. I could finally exhale, I felt like a huge weight was lifted off of my shoulders. His preparation and knowledge of the case allowed me to clear my head and focus on my examination and cross examination. Trial went smooth due to Chris’ preparation and he executed our strategy to a tee. Near the end of trial I comfortably wrote on my notepad “I’m happy”. At the end of the day he was able to articulate the facts of the case, extract valuable information in cross examination, and did not allow this to turn into a “mud slinging contest”. We were rewarded for our efforts and a loving, stable, father was ruled in favor of a mother. I will recommend Chris to anyone, especially ANY father who loves their child, has a solid foundation, and is willing to fight for them. Lastly, be upfront with Chris about financials… he’s not your typical attorney and will work with you to create a win:win situation.
Posted by anonymous
I needed a family attorney so I called Christopher Kirker and explain our situation. After speaking with Christopher he direct me to an attorney in his law firm who will be fit for our case. I felt like he understood what we needed and I felt confident in hiring them.
Posted by Michelle
Chris handled my Mom's divorce. Due to certain circumstances I was the main contact person. Chris was professional, quick to act, quick to respond, always made me feel like my Mom's case was his only concern. If I ever had to recommend a divorce attorney, Chris Kirker, would be it. Chris and his team were wonderful to work with. I HIGHLY recommend Chris!
Posted by Martin
Chris handled my case professionally, efficiently, and demonstrated a very strong knowledge of family law. Chris took the time to learn and understand all aspects of my situation and used that knowledge to develop a focused strategy that led to a successful outcome. I highly recommend Chris.
Posted by Kristen
Chris Kirker has been working on my child custody case for about 10 months now. He is the only lawyer I feel comfortable working with because he tells the facts, and not just what I want to hear in an attempt to make an extra dollar. There have often been times where my emotions took over and Chris was always very honest about the most affordable and effective route for us to take, however he did give me options about how we could proceed and then helped me weigh the pro's and con's of each option. I found him to be extremely knowledgeable regarding family law and what I could realistically expect as an outcome.
He made sure I understood everything that was going on in my case at all times from a financial and a strategic standpoint. He is also very responsive and gets back to me as quickly as he can. We have had many conversations after his working hours because I don't get off until 6 pm and I have a difficult schedule to work around, however Chris has contacted me multiple times after hours and even e-mailed me updates on the weekend.
I would not step into a courtroom with anyone but Chris Kirker. He emanates confidence, intelligence and professionalism. I am still working with him and have the utmost trust in his decisions and advice, because everything he has done with my case so far has yielded the exact and/or best results I could have hoped for. I would encourage anyone in need of a family lawyer or child custody lawyer to have a consultation with Chris Kirker. When I began this process of working with Zinda and Davis I expected to be a number on the list of a heartless lawyer. Chris is not your stereotypical movie representation of an attorney, he treats me like a person and listens to my concerns, and my opinions. He is a great person and an amazing attorney. I can't say that about anyone else I've worked with in this business and encourage everyone who would like personal guidance, and a strategy tailored to their end goal to hire Mr. Kirker.
Posted by Curtis
In 2014, I was the respondent in a divorce suit. This event came very suddenly and without my anticipation. I had to find an attorney fairly quickly, as a first court action was scheduled the following week. Of course, it isn't easy to find representation in a short time frame. I got referrals from a number of individuals who had recently gone through a divorce. Mr. Kirker was one one of those referrals.
I brought a written statement of my situation and my goals for the outcome of the divorce proceedings when I first interviewed Mr. Kirker. My interview with him was far better than the others - responsive and engaging. I chose Mr. Kirker to represent me.
One objective was to keep the process as positive as possible. I wanted to handle the situation objectively, fairly, and keep open the possibility of reconciliation. This may not be the usual case, but that outcome is not possible in an overly negative environment.
Mr. Kirker understood my objectives and helped navigate the trade off in due diligence of execution of the divorce process, while keeping things positive. In the end, this paid off, as my spouse and I have recently ended the divorce proceedings with a reconciliation, and things are moving ahead in a positive manner.
I believe this desired outcome would not have been possible with many attorneys. Mr. Kriker's focus on my desired goals, while handling the legality of the process enabled the final outcome that I now enjoy.