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Katherine Kraus

Family Attorney at Peoria, AZ

4.4   20 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2011
    Status
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Location

Law Office of Katherine Kraus PLLC
9059 W Lake Pleasant Pkwy Ste 300
Peoria, AZ, 85382-8362

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Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!!
I was referred to Katherine Kraus. I am so thankful because I interviewed a few other attorneys and it wasn’t the right fit. She always responded in a timely manner and was very informative. Her whole team was great and I highly recommend!
Posted by Robert Jones | December 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strong negotiator
Liked her tenacity immediately upon first consultation. Fair pricing and manageable payment option. She really knows her business and kept me well informed on what to expect. Made life a whole lot easier. I felt like I won. She is awesome!
Posted by Art King | September 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart,Loyal,Aggressive, Honest,reasonable price, Great team work!
Mrs Katherine Kraus made justice for me not looking down always moving forward for the best interest of my children looking all around the picture not missing any spot proving the good Father figure i am reflecting the Happiness of my daughters bond sharing the most parenting time possible allowing my family to be together all my siblings united the family we are i always dreamed of.Thanks so Much Mrs Katherine & the whole team i appreciate every single positive outcome you are amazing you drove far miles not only to stand firm next to my side in court but most importance to clear up lies and bring justice god is good!
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Posted by Mathew | May 4, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Giancarlo Greatest lawyer ever.
I am forever thankful and grateful for Giancarlo. He really built me up and fought hard for me to get my son. He has been very patient and understanding. And truly cares about families. I am so happy he was my lawyer. I would also recommend him to anyone who has to go through these troubling times. They turned a dark place in my life into a shining star. If you want a lawyer who puts kids first Giancarlo is you guy. He is a ex teacher so he has always have had passion for kids. Again thank you so much for getting me my son back from the bottom of my heart.
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Posted by Dori | April 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Katherine is the best!
I was referred to Katherine Kraus. I know all divorces seem ugly, but I am so thankful I hired her. She is knowledgeable, professional & there every step of the way. Any problems I had she was always on it, always returned my calls. My divorce went all the way to trial & it all went in my favor. Thank you Katherine!
Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Katherine was exceptional!
Katherine was great at ensuring that the focus was on resolving our divorce, not hurting my spouse or child. She is very knowledgeable on all aspects of family law. Her incredibly competency was just the reassurance that I needed to not make any emotional decisions that would limit my ability and parental time as a father, to equally raise our child.
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Posted by Alicia Cruz | February 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Katherine did the unthinkable and won my husband full parenting time and decision making of his two children. She put the safety and well-being of the children first and that showed throughout the entire case. When it came to my husband locating his children in order to physically bring them home, Katherine made it priority. She has been our super hero and continues to amaze us with her drive and determination in finding my step children. Also, she is flexible and affordable. I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by gino | June 15, 2015
Thank you
I met katherine at an event for veterans called the STANDDOWN. I didn't know my rights and I wanted more custody of my daughter.not only did I get 50-50 with my daughter, she got my ex paying Me support.shes easy to work with, financially flexible and tells it like it is.i have another issue to contend with and came straight to her.once again with her easy payment plan, I've hired her again.other attorneys have quoted me ridiculous prices where she's by far the lowest.see her first, then compare.nothing is more important to me than my daughter . Thank you Katherine.
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Posted by Heather F. | June 13, 2015
Client
She was great. She was always truthful about what to expect with my custody case and was there when I wanted to give up. I ended up with more then I had. She knew what the judge always was gonna say in my case. I highly recommend her and she will remain my lawyer till the end.
Posted by katie | June 12, 2015
Katherine was just who I was looking for
Katherine has always been there for me every step of the way. She has kept me informed and educated through the entire experience. When ever I had questions she responded right away. I never once felt alone through out the entire process. She is an amazing wonderful caring person.
Posted by Ashley | June 11, 2015
Best Attorney in Peoria!!!
Katherine has been my attorney now for three years. She's amazing, responds quickly and has an awesome support staff! I'd highly recommend her to anyone looking for a family law attorney!
Posted by Arlene | June 8, 2015
A devoted dedicated Attorney...
This is going into 16 months of my divorce. In that time I have talked to every divorce attorney in Arizona. Up untill trail i represented myself.i had taked to Katherine over the phone and saw her in court. There was something about her that kept me comparing other attorneys to her. And none of them could give me that since of true confidence that she did. Here it is 26 days from tria. And she still took me as her client. Thank you Katherine!!! I did not want to walk back into that court room without you...
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Posted by Jennifer | May 22, 2015
Katherine actually cares about her clients.
I had a great experience with Katherine Krause. She helped me come to a resolution in a very difficult divorce. She stood by my side to ensure that I was treated fairly.
Posted by Tamara | April 22, 2015
Awesome Attorney! She Gets The Job Done!
I am a client forever! Katherine Kraus and everyone who works with her are the best. Very knowledgable and extremely trustworthy. Worth every dime. I was kept informed of case issues, all questions or concerns were answered timely and with confidence. Katherine and her staff are very professional and compassionate. I will and would recommend her to anyone who needs aggressive committed representation you won't go wrong!! I wish I would have known about Katherine years ago what an awesome fantastic Attorney she knows her role and her commitment to her clients is rare. Thank you all for helping me with my case...
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Posted by Patti | August 30, 2013
Katherine is AWESOME
From my first appointment I knew I had found just the right Attorney. Katherine and her office staff are welcoming and knowledgeable. Katherine ‘listened’ to my issues and answered all questions I asked. Katherine and/or her staff promptly answered emails and phone calls. They kept me updated on my case as changes occurred. I was totally in awe of Katherine knowledge and presence at meetings. I can and have recommended Katherine to others.
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Posted by james ingersoll | February 23, 2013
hire this attorney!!!!!!
Awsome lawyer very knowledgeable in family law,she is a godsend to me,I would recommend her with the highest regard to anyone going thru family law issues.
Posted by Nathan | February 21, 2013
Excellent Child Custody Attorney
Katherine Kruas was a wonderful attorney. Her expertise, regarding my custody case was amazing. Katherine’s knowledge and professionalism not only helped my children get out of a bad situation, but gave me the confidence that helped me provide my children a better life. Katherine also provided a very quick response to any questions I had through that difficult time. Katherine was very supportive and assuring. If I ever again need the help of an attorney, Katherine Kraus will be my first person I call.
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Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2013
Regretful that I hired her...
Just as I was concerned about, once she got paid in full upon hire, her delivery was poor at best. Not professional, prepared, or knowledgeable about my case although I gave her ample information. I feel my money was wasted, I was given poor advice, which wasted money on filing documents that the court ended up vacating due to her poor delivery of service and lack of sound legal advice. My case was vacated, and my concerns were not settled at all. So, I get an email from her assistant asking if I want to continue my relocation case, to which I said yes. I have also emailed Katherine directly and have yet to get a response as how we should legally proceed. I still have a credit balance as of this moment. I am strongly considering asking for a refund of remaining funds and telling her how dissatisfied I am that I chose her to represent me. My last court date with her was in March, and I've heard nothing from her directly in a couple months. When I emailed her about my concerns with her not being prepared for my case after our court date in March,.she replied in defense and was offended that I brought up money and expected her to know my case. I am both upset and heartbroken because I spent $2000 up front which is all I had in a lump sum to acquire legal counsel and it was a complete waste. Buyer beware....
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Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2013
All clients are people!
I believe that when presented with a tough case, this attorney will still take it on, but try to expedite it, regardless of how adversely it will affect her client. Overall lack of professionalism. Worst instance of it being, not showing up at a settlement conference scheduled three months prior (she was at a trial instead) and telling the mediator that I was hard to reach. Questionable way of handling communications. Attorney did not provide me with a copy of the documents she was filing prior to the court dates. She never returned phone calls nor emails, only those expediting the case. She did not provide adequate follow up, especially once the case ended. Her lack of consideration for my concerns and overall poor treatment were worse than the outcome of my case itself. (Attorney was paid in full within the first week of hire).
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Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2013
Money gone bye bye
My experience with Mrs. Kraus wasn't a very good one..I hired her over a yr ago,for a child custody matter..Their were a few times when we went to court but she didn't seem comfortable or prepared..There were times when I called in and if she was available she was helpful.When I explained my situation to Ms.Kraus. I feel she accepted it to get my money..I certainly feel Ms.Kraus could have been,more aggressive and knowledgeable about my case..If she would have done her home work.She would have realized,that I shouldn't have gone back to court.So soon for that matter..I also needed Kraus help shortly after my case went to court but never got any response back.. When I made a number of calls to her office..Which makes me feel the money! I spent wasn't well spent @ all.. I have had this happen a few,times with attorneys saying what they will do but do nothing! Very disappointing and wouldn't recommend this attorney..
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Katherine Kraus, PLLC
  • 2011 - Present

Education

  • Phoenix School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Arizona State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2007

Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (6)
Endorse Katherine
Family Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I recently opposed Katherine in a UCCJEA, jurisdiction family law case. Very professional"
Family Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I knew Katherine prior to working with her, as we had worked on several cases together. Once I was offered a position to work with her I jumped on it. She works long hours and will fight for what her client needs."
Family Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Katherine on a number of cases, and I find her to be a highly competent and compassionate attorney."
Child custody Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Katherine is a great advocate for her clients and works very hard to achieve results for them"
Family Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Katherine is an excellent attorney, who represents her clients vigorously. She has always been a pleasure to work with in family law matters."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for their hard work and dedication to their clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Katherine Kraus. She is a diligent advocate for her clients and is competent in her knowledge of the law. She works very hard and strives to achieve the best results for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known and litigated cases against Katherine Kraus for several years. I endorse Katherine not only because she is bright, personable and knowledgeable regarding the law but Katherine effectively represents her client's interests in an honorable and professional manner which I greatly respect."
Child custody Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have been against Katherine several times. She is tough in court and diligently and zealously represents her clients."
Family Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have opposed Katherine on several cases. She is bright, thoughtful and concerned about the best interests of her clients. She has the ability to resolve issues that many other attorneys are incapable of doing."
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Peoria Family Lawyer Katherine Kraus
Katherine Kraus
Family Attorney
Peoria, AZ
Licensed for 12 years
Free Consultation