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Christopher Patrick Ford

Divorce and separation Attorney at Henderson, NV

5.0   32 reviews

also known as Chris Ford, Christopher Ford


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Christopher P. Ford, Christopher Ford is a licensed member of the Nevada Bar and is also licensed to Practice in Federal Court as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Christopher has a myriad of experience in family law in Nevada. Specifically, Christopher has vast experience with matters of Divorce, Child Custody, Spousal Support, pre and post marital contracts, and the modification of court orders. Christopher is also versed in crossover matters such as orders of protection, domestic violence offenses, termination of parental rights, international adoption and adoption. Christopher is recognized as a Superlawyer as well as being distinguished by Martindale-Hubbell. Christopher was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, but relocated to Las Vegas at a young age. Christopher grew up in the Henderson Area and was active in athletics throughout his youth. He graduated from Silverado High School and went on to play football at the University of Nevada Reno before transferring to Antelope Valley College to play basketball. After two years of collegiate athletics Christopher returned to Las Vegas to focus on his education and shortly thereafter received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Upon his return to Las Vegas Christopher began working for the N9NE Group at the Palms. While working for the N9NE Group Christopher attend William S. Boyd Law School at UNLV in the evenings where he earned his Juris Doctor Degree. During his time in law school Christopher also served as a law clerk in a criminal/family firm in Las Vegas. Since 2010, Christopher has owned and operated his own family law practice in Henderson, Nevada as he has practiced in the area of family law his entire legal career. Christopher and his wife Emma have three children, Mack, Ellee, and Charlie. Christopher enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, attending church and watching athletics.
Licensed for 13 years
State NV
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 12/11/2022

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

Contact Christopher

Ford & Friedman
2200 Paseo Verde Parkway
Suite 350
Henderson, NV, 89052

Reviews

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Posted by Rosauro | October 11, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional & Responsive
Chris Ford and his staff at Ford & Friedman did an exceptional job managing and successfully concluding my case. His level of professionalism along with his staff’s responsiveness throughout my engagement with him made me feel confident and secure that we made the right decisions throughout the entire process. He has demonstrated and reassured me that Ford and & Friedman is unequivocally the firm for me when comes to managing my family law matters.
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Posted by Kara | April 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!!!
Chris Ford helped me with my divorce when I was extremely emotional (he was right there with the tissues!) and overwhelmed. He made the process smooth, easy & fast. It was a huge relief. I believe you get what you pay for and I couldn't recommend anyone higher. A few of my friends have used him now and also are quite pleased with the results.
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Posted by Mike | February 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Divorce/ Family Law Attorney
I can strongly recommend Chris and his staff. I have used Chris twice and both times he and his staff have proven to be professional and responsive in every way. I felt there was genuine interest and engagement in my case and I received what I believe to be the best possible outcome given the complexity of the situation.
Posted by Maaria | November 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Mr. Ford was extremely helpful with my accident case. If I had not have his help I would have probably had to pay thousands of dollars in medical bills. Instead, Mr. Ford was able to reach a settlement with the insurance company and I received a check for pain and suffering and all my medical bills were taken care of. I strongly recommend Mr. Ford and his law firm Ford & Friedman for all your legal needs.
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Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Chris is a great attorney. He is pretty expensive, but he fights hard for you. He's very knowledgeable in his field and it definitely shows. I hired him for a situation that had to do with child custody and child visitation. In the end, it turned out great.
Posted by Stephanie | February 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Family Lawyer !
If you're looking for a lawyer through a divorce, I highly recommend Chris Ford! I had no experience or knowledge going through a very lengthy and stressful divorce and I just trusted Chris to do what was best for me during the process. He's very experienced and intelligent when it comes to Nevada Law and helping you make appropriate decisions for the best outcome of your situation. Which I am very happy to say the outcome for my divorce went extremely well bc I took his advice and counsel along the way. Amazing lawyer!
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Posted by Lindsey | November 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ford & Friedman
Chris Ford and his team went above and beyond for myself and my case. Not only was he extremely knowledgeable but he truly made me feel that he cared about myself and my children. I am incredibly thankful for him and couldn't have imagined choosing anyone else as my lawyer!
Posted by Zack | August 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the best
Chris was surpassed all my expectations and needs. Not only was he knowledgable, but always available via email or phone. I felt tremendous pressure during the divorce process from everyone but Chris, and this ultimately saved my marriage.
Posted by Vanessa | August 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you!!
When my ex husband took me back to court after 4 years, I turned to Christopher Ford to guide me through the ordeal. I was terrified of how long and how stressful the whole process would be. I have to admit, I have NEVER dealt with a divorce attorney and I must say Mr Ford made it very easy. He was always reassuring, fair and logical in every area he covered. I will continue to turn to Mr Ford and his team for any future dilemmas. I strongly recommend him and his team to anyone who is confused, afraid or unsure about the sometimes ugly legal process called divorce.
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Posted by Tracy | January 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
CPS & Adoption
My family and I highly recommend Chris Ford. When CPS got involved with our granddaughter we hit roadblock after roadblock. CPS did not appear to care about the child but more focused on the mother and we got totally sideways with them. Chris worked with us and them and over a long process we were able to get the case closed and adopt our daughter. The law firm is pricey but it is worth it in the end. We are so glad we picked this law firm.
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Posted by Danielle | October 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child custody
I hired Chris Ford for my custody case after my son's biological father served me with court papers stating he wanted to see my son after being absent in my son' s life for 10 years. I wanted to hire a lawyer that was very knowledgeable in this area. After talking with Chris about my custody case I felt he was the right lawyer to hire. It was the longest year of my life but when it was all said and done my son's biological father's rights were terminated and my current husband adopted my son. Chris is an amazing lawyer and his staff was very knowledgable and always kept me informed either through email or phone calls.
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Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2015
Divorce
Prior to meeting with Chris I did an extensive search for the best divorce attorney and even consulted with several of them. Although Chris was highly recommended to me, it was his apparent ethical and professional manner which led me to retain his legal services. In fact, on our initial consultation he was very straightforward with the divorce procedure, while also providing in details of my best and worst scenario. He was very thorough, exceptionally detailed, and his conviction to make sure I completely understood all my options was evident. It was comforting to see how accurate Chris was about everything from beginning to the end of the divorce proceedings. In addition, Chris, Amy, and the entire staff went out of their way to make my divorce a smooth transition even through difficult and complicated moments. He was realistic of my outcome and was proactive of getting things done in a timely manner. Chris and his firm’s dedication to my case allowed me to be at ease and I was very confident with their work. He helped me achieve the outcome that was in my best interest and fair. After my divorce was complete Chris and Amy continued to follow up with me, and I know that anytime I need legal assistance I can always depend on them. I have a lot of confidence and trust in Chris and his firm and would highly recommend them for any one going through a divorce as well.
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Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2015
Excellent Attorney!
Chris Ford is professional, knowledgable and personable. He helped me with a very difficult family situation in which he was not extremely experienced with. Nevertheless, his hard work ultimately led to a successful outcome and I could not be more satisfied with his representation. He kept me informed and laid out realistic expectations, while still being sensitive to the difficulty of the situation. I would recommend Chris Ford to anyone needing a family law attorney.
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Posted by Dion | October 21, 2014
Knowledgeable, Professional, No Nonsense, Efficient, yet Personable
In the unfortunate circumstance you need a divorce attorney, I highly recommend Chris Ford. From the start Chris asked pertinent questions, got to the core of my situation quickly and actually listened to me and what I said I wanted for my outcome. I appreciated Chris' abilities to clearly explain the legal process to lessen the stress of the unknown. Throughout Chris kept expectations in realistic perspective for me, and he did not over promise results - though in the end he fought and got for me what I wanted. Also, the staff at Chris' office were topnotch and very responsive to my calls and emails.
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Posted by Christyn | January 27, 2014
Highly Recommended! beyond Excellent
He is the lawyer that u will NEED-don't think twice!!! Fighting for my child was the most devastating I've ever been in my life but I got THE BEST lawyer! You will not regret hiring him because he is the lawyer that will really be with you-he feels your problems. He's simply amazing! Very knowledgeable, comforting attorney and very trustworthy. He keeps you posted about the process. Yes I got what I wanted:-) My joy was unexplainable when I won and got whatever I needed. English is my second language as Im from the Philippines but hes very good in taking extra miles of patience to understand me. I was not afraid going to court with him:-) I can't thank Him enough for everything He did in my case. He has a very excellent Manager Theresa who is so friendly and professional. Will definitely recommend Him!!! he is the one that you will need! TRUST ME...
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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2014
I could not have been more impressed.
Upon my request, a family therapist gave me the names of a few family law attorneys she had heard good things about. She encouraged me to meet with each of them before I made a decision. Mr. Ford stood out immediately. He was professional in every way. My husband of 33 years wanted a divorce. I had been a stay at home mother for most of those years; so spousal support was the primary issue. Mr. Ford walked me through the whole process. He explained everything in a way I could understand. He is extremely knowledgeable. There was not a question I had, that he did not have the answer to. He is honest with you. He earns your trust. He is beyond patient when you have endless questions. He is prompt in responding to emails and phone calls, and he treats his clients with the utmost respect.. His office staff, Theresa, and Kelly, are professional and helpful. They are prompt in responding as well. My close to final court hearing was this week. The outcome was excellent. I started the day though, knowing that whatever the outcome; I could not have had a finer attorney than Mr. Ford. Mr. Friedman was involved also, as my court date approached. He was with Mr. Ford during settlement offers etc.. They were both in court on my trial date. I had only recently met Mr. Friedman, but he knew every detail about my case. I was so very impressed with him as well. You just know that you could not possibly be in better hands. They are an amazing team. I feel so fortunate to have found them.
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Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2013
Completely Satisfied Client
I first talked with Chris to discuss my options for divorce, unsure of where to start with my case. Chris not only explained all of my options clearly and in a way that I understood them but Chris and Matt were both very self-assured and confident from start to finish. They made me feel like I was going to successfully survive the process. My case did take a long time, but their perseverance and skill produced very successful outcome for me. My marriage was a long marriage and there were a lot of finances to be sorted out. Chris and Matt were able to collaborate with other specialist and research and apply today’s law in order to secure my 20 years of wealth accumulation. Through collaborating with other professionals and strategically working my case facts, they were able to secure my finances and bring my case to a resolution that I am very satisfied with. Going into this process, I thought that my ex would get half of everything that I have worked so hard for. However, Chris was able to protect my assets and reveal true separate property by tracing finances back many years. I would hire either of these guys again for any future legal needs and recommend them to anyone who may need their services. They are excellent at keeping clients informed and they are very responsive to any questions or concerns along the way.
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Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2013
TEMPORARY PROTECTION ORDER THAT COULD HAVE GONE FROM ONE MONTH AND CONTINUED FOR A YEAR IF I HAD NOT HIRED CHRIS AS MY ATTORNEY
Found Christopher Ford when checking on the computer for an attorney to handle my temporary stalking and harassment protection order. Couldn't have chosen the most knowledgeable and comforting attorney. I was feeling anxious and couldn't relax and he calmed me down. He did an incredible job of handling my case and we came out winning. I would definitely recommend Chris to every person who is looking for a trustworthy attorney.
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Posted by George | September 20, 2013
Client Review
I felt very comfortable with Chris and Teresa. His recommendations were appropriate for my situation. I never waited for a response and was able to have my questions answered promptly. Teresa was very kind and sympathetic during our phone conversations. My worries were kept to a minimum as the case seemed to get more complicated. I would use Chris for any legal matters in the future.
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Posted by Perry | September 12, 2013
DUI and Divorce recommendation
I met Christopher Ford a year ago to handle a DUI. First off he and his staff made me feel very comfortable. I felt like I was the only one that mattered. During my case Mr. Ford got to know me and was concerned not only about my case but me personally. I never felt rushed or just another number on his schedule. During meetings on my case he also provided valuable information to me about my divorce that I already had someone else handle. Should of had him handle that! The thing that impressed me the most is that I had to appear for a minor follow up in court. I was in the court room and Chris walked in before the proceedings. I asked, "why are you here for this?" Christopher simply said, "because I'm your attorney". After that, I would have him represent me on anything he and his firm can do. With that said, I am having him work on an LLC for a business venture I'm working on. I would not trust anyone else to handle my personal or professional legal issues.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-450 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Ford & Friedman
  • 2012 - Present
  • Founding Partner
  • Dawson Ford & Friedman
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Family Law Firm
  • 2009 - 2010

Education

  • William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Associations

  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Nevada, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Best Up & Coming Attorney
  • Nevada Business Magazine
  • 2014
  • Legal Elite
  • Nevada Business Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Mountain State Superlawyers
  • 2014
  • Legal Elite
  • Nevada Business Magazine
  • 2013
  • Best Up & Coming Attorney
  • Nevada Business Magazine
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Avvo Rated Attorney
  • www.Avvo.com
  • 2012
  • Southern Nevada's Top 100 Attorneys
  • Nevada Business Magazine
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (20)
Endorse Christopher
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christopher is the first person I call with questions about Divorce law. His depth of legal knowledge eventually led me to refer him a complicated divorce case. His personal attention led to a glowing review from the client that I referred to him. I endorse this lawyer without reservation."
Family Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Ford as a Family Law Attorney he is not only well versed in his field, but always an example of professionalism. I always appreciate the level of advocacy he provides his clients when I have the opportunity to litigate a case with him."
Family Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris was a great mentor and always took time to explain things to me as I was starting off in family law. He is a passionate lawyer and is very detailed oriented."
Family Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Ford. He is professional in all of his cases, and is a great advocate for his clients. His legal briefs are well written, and he is well spoken in Court."
Family Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is well respected by his fellow family law attorneys in Las Vegas. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a very strong advocate in the courtroom. I recommend him to anyone seeking highly competent counsel in the family law arena."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Christopher. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris and his partner Matt are the best family lawyers in Las Vegas. They know how to handle every aspect of a case from start to finish. I've witnessed their rise to success, and I am proud they are apart of this legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chris is an excellent attorney. He knows the law and how to apply it to obtain the best results for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is knowledgeable and hard working attorney. I would absolutely send anyone needing family law advice to him."
Family Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chris has a solid reputation in our community as extremely knowledgeable Family Law Attorney. The cases I have litigated against Chris I found he is a zealous advocate for his clients. I endorse this lawyer without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Christopher Ford is a dedicated and talented attorney."
Family Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is hardworking and eager to spend time with clients to resolve their issues. I have referred clients to Chris because I believe he is reasonably priced and won't hand cases off to paralegals."
Family Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Christopher possesses an exceptional knowledge of the law and a genuine dedication to his clients."
Family Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris Ford has knowledge and experience in many different areas of law. Chris Ford has superior writing skills and control of the courtroom during oral argument."
Family Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Henderson Divorce and separation Lawyer Christopher Patrick Ford
Christopher Patrick Ford
Divorce and separation Attorney
Henderson, NV
Licensed for 13 years