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Kevin J. Vale

Family Attorney at Mesa, AZ

5.0   30 reviews
  • State Years
    Ohio - OH 3 years
    Arizona - AZ 15 years
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2020
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Kevin

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While in law school, I indulged my life-long enthusiasm for sports while working for the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance of the University of Toledo and with the NCAA clearinghouse to determine student-athlete eligibility.

 

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Location

Modern Law
1744 South Val Vista Drive Suite 205
Mesa, AZ, 85204

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Posted by Amanda | August 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A wonderful attorney
Throughout my family law case I had several different attorneys . Kevin was by far the best. He is very calm rational and well spoken he is a good listener and he has sound advice . When dealing with high stress and conflict in a family law case Kevin was there as my rock to help keep me grounded and focused. I really appreciate all of his help and hard work and would wholeheartedly recommend him.
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Posted by Bert | April 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Manager
Kevin was great to work with and provided accurate information. Also, provide excellent guidance as to what was acceptable by court system. I would recommend Kevin to everyone that had family court issues.
Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Question answered regarding my case
Kevin Vale conferred with me about my ongoing family court case, which he has represented me on for the past year. This particular contact was for a follow up on question I had asked him. As always, Kevin provided me with the exact information I needed. His ability to "catch up" on my never ending case of nine years and the thousands of pages of past documents he absorbed in a month after our first meeting was impressive to say the least. His attention to case detail and ability to recall every piece of information has been incredibly effective in court. He is extremely prompt when responding to my calls and emails, even on weekends. He always gives me a straight answer to my questions and meets every request I've made of him, since the day he began representing me. After hiring four previous attorneys over a nine year period, for the same family court case and similar issues, I can confidently say that Kevin is incredibly valuable to have as my attorney and I'm thankful he is by my side every time I'm required to enter the courtroom. He is the first attorney who was able to move my case in a positive direction, using his skill and not by accident of court process or default decisions. In a high conflict case (as my case has been categorized by the court and the fact it's been ongoing for ten years), Kevin is extremely strong and effective in court (do not let his quiet demeanor fool you during consultation). As effective as he is in court, he is equally effective out of court, especially when dealing my ex-spouse and his constant antics of non-compliance with court decisions. On a personal note, he has a very calming affect and keeps me focused, which is not an easy task, considering my case is chaotic and riddled with constant unforeseen hurdles, which in turn creates a great deal of anxiety for me. Even more than what I've mentioned, Kevin is honest (and unfortunately I have seen dishonest first hand). He has maximized the money I have paid, never overbills, and even offers extra help above and beyond what our agreement covers. Requesting a consult with Kevin will be the best decision you could make on your own case and if I could offer a money back guarantee with my opinion, I would!
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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Refer to anyone with a custody case
I would recommend Kevin to anyone that needs a KNOWLEDGEABLE, AWSOME ATTORNEY! Kevin knows what he's doing. I'll begin to say I didn't want to spend money for a lawyer because I had bad experience with lawyers, I felt like they ask for so much money and didn't really fight for you in court. Everytime Kevin and I had court he was knowledgeable, ready ,on time and professional HE ROCKED IT!! I have to say he is the one I will go with for future cases ifor needed and refer him to anyone that is in need of a great attorney who is WORTH paying money for!!! You will not be led down. I got everything I wanted in another case with him and couldn't be happier!! Now I have a second case with him for another child of mine and so far so good I have no doubts for this case, my cases are not easy either he is doing an amazing job!! Modern law has DIFFINTLY picked an incredible attorney to represent people in need!!!!
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Posted by Bob | January 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child support
I had recently settled my arrears in child support with the state of Texas, paying 15 years was long enough to pay, so the exwife and I agreed and settled. A couple of months later the state of Arizona sent me a letter still wanting to collect $31,000. I searched and hired Modern Law and was assigned Kevin due to his close relationships with the Az child support. Needless to say Kevin handled everything promptly and Az closed my case without costing me anymore money, therefore, I very happy to be done with child support to the states. Especially now that my twin daughters, who live with me, are juniors at ASU. So plenty of places for my money to go. Thanks again Kevin.
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Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expert, Professional, and Courteous!
Kevin was great to work with! He was conscientious and respectful at all times. He is a great communicator and consumate professional. I hightly recommend him! He brought me peace of mind with my divorce case.
Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
I went in to Kevin looking find out my legal rights going through a divorce with children. He has been very helpful and fast to answer any and all of my questions. Can't thank Kevin enough
Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Prenuptial Agreement
Kevin represented me and reviewed my prenuptial agreement. We had an hour meeting wherein he explained me the agreement paragraph by paragraph. Kevin made everything very clear to me and gave the legal advice where needed. He was very easy to work with both for me and my fiance's attorney. I strongly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great!
Kevin, was patient with us and explained the process thoroughly.
Posted by Travis | October 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend this attorney
Where do I start. Upon meeting Kevin I was in a court battle that awarded my kids to me. After letting go my previous lawyer for faults unknown, I came across Mr. Vale here on Avvo. Who accepted my case in the middle of it. He went through all the boxes of past and present court litigation. Mr. Vale was able to excuse the pun, grab the horse by the reigns. I honestly didn't think I stood a chance or retaining my kids cause I work out of town a lot. As court date approached, Kevin kept telling us,"my wife included" to JUST STICK TO THE FACTS, WE HAVE THE TRUTH ON OUR SIDE. When my lawyer Kevin Vale wrote the most amazing pre-trial statement. I knew at that time he was the right lawyer for me. During our entire day of court, he was calm, cool and very collective. He knew every detail as if he was my lawyer in my previous court battle. Kevin asked all the right questions to witnesses to help my case or hurt there's. He was sipmply amazing. He knew when to add the heat or stop when enough was enough. I would highly recommend Kevin Vale to anyone who's needing a Child Support, Child Custody or Family Lawyer.
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Posted by Tiffany | September 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Parenting time hearing
Kevin was amazing! He quickly understood the nuances of my specific issue, was very mindful of my time/money, clearly and thoroughly explained the process (the good, the bad, and the ugly) and was very responsive to my emails and other questions. I am extremely happy with his attention to detail and ability to quickly wrap his head around my specific issue at hand. He was totally honest in his assessment of time and money to achieve my goal and did a great job when it came to setting my expectations re the outcome, making sure I understand all possible ways the judge could rule, and why. Finally, he did a great job in the court room!
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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Kevin was great! He took what could have been a very stressful time in our lives and put us at ease. He was very upfront about potential outcomes and always made sure we were up to date every step of the way. Kevin was always available for phone calls and was quick with emailed responses. I would recommend Kevin and Modern Law.
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Posted by Susanna | May 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Custody and OOP hearing
Kevin , has helped me to prepare for some serious hearings for child custody and OOP throughout the last 2 month . He advised me step by step what papers to file and also on how to file a response . I was successful in each of me hearings . He truly seems to care about your situation and being a victim . He is a good hearted lawyer . I recomend him highly .
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Posted by Cheryl | May 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Client
Kevin Vale kept me informed and educated about my divorce process. All my questions and concerns were always answered within a short period of time. His communication skills allowed me to understand complicated legal requests which gave me a feeling of great comfort. Kevin displayed an excellent grasp of family law and was able to assure confidence in a difficult situation. I would highly recommend Mr. Kevin Vale to anyone who needs his unparalleled expertise.
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Posted by Robert Ruiz | March 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Kevin!
Kevin helped me receive 50/50 shared custody for my son and I can not explain how happy my son and I are! Without Kevin I'm not sure if I would have received the custody I received with my son. I am so grateful he was referred to me and I am more then happy to refer Kevin to my family and friends that are in need of his services. I just want to say thank you Kevin with all my heart u changed my life and my sons life. I will never forget what u did for my life. [info removed]
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Posted by john | March 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional Competent Forceful Representation
I was served divorce papers in January 2015 from my ex, (after 27 years together). Her attorney was viciously aggressive for her client. This created extremely stressful conditions for me. I interviewed Kevin, and thankfully, he signed on to represent me. Kevin calmly and patiently explained my rights and obligations. He immediately eliminated much stress by blunting opposing counsel's never ending, ridiculous demands. He advised me as to my legal options and vigorously defended me against the malicious allegations from opposing counsel. Kevin's calm demeanor helped me de-stress, while his forceful representation diminished opposing counsel's ludicrous assertions. Kevin stood up for me against opposing counsel's bullying and vigorously successfully fought off her numerous false accusations. No divorce is pretty, but mine was especially ugly. If you ever need forceful,vigorous, competent, aggressive, professional representation, ( and he's Exceptionally patient), Kevin J. Vale is the Best choice. Thank you, Kevin, for helping me through this most horrible , stressful time .
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Posted by Freddy | December 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Protection Orders / Injunction of Harrassment
The greatest lawyer ever... he saved my 16 career I created for myself. Kevin defended me from 2- injunctions of harassment's. He know the the law and is direct in his guidance, but the guidance he gave me helped in court room. He was successful for me twice; back to back cases in two separate Judicial Municipalities 3- weeks from each other. I got lucky hiring him, the best call I ever made. Both cases were successfully argued and dismissed! Thank you Kevin!
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Posted by Dawn | October 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent customer service and legal representation
Kevin is exceptionally professional, prompt, and provides fantastic representation. I have hired Kevin for two cases and have been incredibly satisfied with my results.
Posted by Carl | October 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Responsive, Knowledgeable Family Law Attorney
Kevin Vale took over my case when my attorney (in the same firm) was unavailable. I first met him during an RMC in court. Although he was not familiar with my case that had been ongoing for over a year, he represented me very well in front of the judge and even prevented the need for further hearings by making some very good points about the situation to the judge. As a result, my case was finally finished successfully after over a year. Kevin proof that he was extremely knowledgeable about the inns and outs and procedures of family law. Over the following weeks, he answered all of my questions with great thought and detail and very timely. I definitely got the feeling that the entire law firm was one united team. One of the greatest benefits for me ( unlike law firms that I've dealt with in the past ) is that I get to communicate with the actual attorneys rather than the paralegals. Kevin Vale and all of the attorneys and staff at the Baker Law Firm have been the best that I have used and I highly recommend them.
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Posted by Melinda | July 23, 2015
Amazing Experienced attorney
Kevin, Thank you so much for all your amazing hard work. I couldn't have asked for better legal representation. Your quiet, calm demeanor is deceiving to your fierce bulldog in the courtroom. I was continually impressed by your professionalism in person and in writing. I have worked with several attorneys in the past and can say with experience you are one of the best in business. Thank you again for everything.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Vale Law Firm
  • 2017 - Present
  • Senior Attorney
  • Modern Law
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • The Baker Law Firm
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Gregory Malkin Attorneys at Law
  • 2010 - 2013
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Education

  • University of Toledo College of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2008
  • Saint Louis University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Peterson v. Peterson: FC2012-051904
  • The Court determined that the tax refund was used to benefit the community and therefore, Wife did not have to reimburse Husband.

Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Sports Law Club
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2008

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Attorney Award (Under 40)
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Inc.
  • 2015
  • 2015 Southwest Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • 2014 Southwest Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Public Serivce Commendation
  • University of Toledo College of Law
  • 2008
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Saint Louis University
  • 2005
  • Dean's List
  • Saint Louis University
  • 2004
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Publications

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (17)
Endorse Kevin
Family Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I previously worked with Kevin and I am happy to endorse him. He has a high level of knowledge and passion. I recommend him to anyone who needs a strong advocate."
Family Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"As a younger attorney, I feel very fortunate for the opportunity to work with and learn from an excellent attorney like Kevin Vales. His experience, knowledge, work ethic, and character are a huge advantage to his clients. I would recommend him to anyone."
Family Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kevin is an excellent attorney. He truly cares about his clients and is very knowledgeable in family law matters."
Family Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kevin works very hard for his clients and is knowledgeable in all areas of family law, including QDRO and tax issues. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Vale is a strong advocate for his clients. He is knowledgeable in all areas of family law and is incredibly diligent and responsive. I endorse Mr. Vale."
Family Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Knows family law very well and focuses solely on this area of law. He'll give you straightforward advice at all times."
Family Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I encountered Kevin Vale as Opposing Counsel in a highly heated child support case, and enjoyed his overall professionalism and legal skills as we spared on behalf of our client's! I endorse this lawyer as a member of our legal community."
Family Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kevin Vale is an is an extremely good advocate for his clients. He has an excellent work ethic and is very conscious of trying to keep client's costs and legal fees as reasonable as possible in a practice area where opposing parties are often difficult and fight about minutiae. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Friend
"Kevin is an experienced family law attorney who excels in the areas of divorce and child custody. He is dedicated to exceeding client expectations in every case."
Family Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Kevin for several years and recommend him highly. He is whip-smart, engaging and works hard for the best possible outcome for his clients."
Family Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Friend
"Kevin provides a great range of services and is always loyal to his clients. I heartily recommend him as an attorney."
Family Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Kevin is very resolution oriented and very easy to work with. He was prompt in returning my calls and always maintained the highest level of professionalism."
Family Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Kevin is knowledgeable, level-headed and committed to achieving his client's goals in an ethical manner."
Family Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Kevin works hard for his clients, is honest, conscientious, and dependable."
Family Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly recommend Kevin as an attorney. I have had the opportunity to work with Kevin on a number of matters and have been impressed by his enthusiasm and knowledge of the law. Kevin is conscientious and makes every effort to communicate clearly and directly with his clients and advocate for their best interests."
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