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Kari J Hanratty

Family Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

5.0   10 reviews

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Kari Hanratty always strives to provide her clients with competent representation and insure that each client receives the necessary personal attention Litigation related to your family is not only stressful but is potentially the most difficult time in someone’s life. It is Attorney Hanratty's goal to understand your needs and to guide each of her clients through this difficult process with compassion and understanding while still providing the litigation skills necessary to achieve their goals.

Attorney Hanratty's firm maintains the they are here to focus of you, your family and your future. 

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Licensed for 21 years
State NV
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 02/23/2013

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

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1815 Village Center Circle
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Posted by Liza | January 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I can describe how thankful I am to have met Kari Hanratty and her team. Amazing. Simply put; amazing. I was desperate for help with an insanely difficult complicated custody case where the children were being hurt, and she was my life saver. She took my not o lot as a client, but under her wing. She worked my case entirely pro bono, nights after hours, weekends. She was there for me through everything, and got my children safe. Kari and her law firm all pitched in as a team. They don’t just do this as a job. They truly care. Amazing. Thank you a million times. Thank you.
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Posted by Tammi Joe | March 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Hanratty Law Group is by far one of the best Law Firms. My family would not be complete if it wasn't for Kari and her staff!  They go above and beyond to get the job done. They communicate very well. I highly recommend this firm to anyone who has a family law issue. Again, our family would not be complete if it was not for this firm! They did an amazing job and are very affordable too!
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Posted by Colleen | February 4, 2015
Trustworthy and Detailed
Because of Kari's dedication and passion for the truth and genuine concern for children, my case that involves an abusive and manipulating ex, the truth has always prevailed. My children have remained safe and secure with me and without Kari and her amazing assistant KC, I am not confident my situation would have turned out so favorably. Kari is very loyal and has worked throughout several years fighting for me and my children. I will forever be grateful for everything that she has done for me and for continually fighting for the best interest of my children.
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Posted by Joanna | January 28, 2015
Outstanding Family Law Attorney
I was beyond stressed out and devastated in the middle of my lengthy Family Court case. I had already worked with two different attorneys and felt helpless before finding Kari. She stepped in and worked so hard to fight for me and my child. She ensured I was comfortable, informed, and secure every step of the way. I felt safe with her, I trusted her, and she was by my side until the end. Kari genuinely cares for her client and for what is in their best interest. She is responsible for giving me back the hope I once lost and because of her we are able to live the life we deserve.
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Posted by Rosemary | October 1, 2013
Kari Hanratty, a real hero!
I was referred to Kari for my divorce by another respected attorney on an emergency basis and I am so grateful! I feel comfortable saying I have enough experience in the legal world to be a fair judge of quality legal representation. My divorce was most unpleasant and I was under attack by not one but TWO of the opposing counsel. One was particularly vicious and took great pride in shamelessly seeing how classless and malicious he could be (even my ex ended up despising his own attorney!). But Kari (and the fabulous KC!) compassionately and sensibly guided me through the entire grueling process allowing me to emerge mentally, emotionally and financially intact :D I really cannot imagine a legal scenario in family law that Kari cannot handle with the best possible results the law allows. She's whip-smart, down-to-earth and puts the client's welfare far ahead of her 'fee schedule'. I never once felt like a cash cow. I was treated like a REAL person and I felt that she sincerely empathized with my situation without hesitation. I would send anyone I care about to Kari, post haste.
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Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2010
Excellent Attorney
I worked with Kari Hanratty several years ago and was very pleased. She is well-respected by the courts, confident, and thorough.
Posted by Rick | October 2, 2010
Great attorney
I used Kari Hanratty for my divorce and would highly recommend her to anyone. She listened to my concerns and helped me through the entire process while keeping my stress to a minimum.
Posted by Elvis Rivero | October 2, 2010
I love the Hanratty law firm ,they have treated me with respect and like family ,i have had a long battle in my divorce case and i could have never made it without the support and love the whole Hanratty office has shown my family .With all the expertise that i had representing me ,im so very thankful for all the great work , Kari ,KC ,Kevin and so many others in the office ,i could go on and on . I will only trust my law needs to the Hanratty law firm .thank you so much .Elvis Rivero
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Posted by Patty | September 30, 2010
Kari Hanratty & Hanratty Law Group
I highly recommend Kari Hanratty and her legal team. They were professional, knowledgable and capable when handling my divorce case. Kari Hanratty handled my case with sensitivity and yet was tough and confident in court. I was in a very difficult situation and she went above and beyond the call of duty to help me. Thanks to her I had a new start in life with the resources I needed to take care of myself and my children. I would trust her to handle any family court matter on my behalf. Her staff was efficient and kind as well. Hanratty Law Group is a first rate law firm.
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Posted by Tania | September 30, 2010
Great Lawyer and Friendly Staff
I retained Hanratty Law Group on a referral from a friend of mine who told me they were the best in town. I WAS NOT disappointed. All of my questions were answered and the attorney always had time to talk to me. They staff is amazing and totally on top of things. I would refer them to anybody looking for an experianced and friendly lawyer.
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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Hanratty Law Group
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Hanratty Roberts Law Group
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Hofland Law
  • 2001 - 2006
  • Law Clerk
  • Eighth Judical District Court, Family Division
  • 2000 - 2001
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  • Whittier College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of California - Irvine
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995


  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • 200 Hour Award
  • Legal Aid of Southern Nevada
  • 2017
  • 100 Hour
  • Legal Aid of Southern Nevada
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Female Attorney
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
  • Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
  • 2008
  • Small Firm of the Year
  • Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
  • 2007
  • American Jurisprudence
  • Whittier Law
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • Basics Of Family Law
  • Basics Of Family Law
  • 2017
  • Legal Parameters for Forensic Service Providers
  • Family Law 101
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (10)
Endorse Kari
Family Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kari is one of the most brilliant family law attorneys in Las Vegas. She has been opposing counsel in many of my cases and has also assisted me in settling some very difficult cases. Kari brings a no-nonsense approach to her cases which is very refreshing in family court."
Family Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have both worked with Kari on legal matters as well as had her as the opposing counsel on other cases. Kari is experienced, zealous and hard working and I regularly refer cases to her."
Family Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kari is always a pleasure to have as an opposing counsel. She is exceptionally reasonable and extremely knowledgeable in all areas of family law ."
Family Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Ms. Hanratty for along time. She has been opposing counsel on several of my cases. I have know her to be a zealous advocate and fierce opponent. I endorse her whole heartedly."
Family Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kari is a skilled practitioner. She possesses a wealth of knowledge particularly in the area of family law and she is a strong advocate in the court room."
Family Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mrs. Hanratty as an attorney. She is one of the most professional and knowledgable family law attorney's in the Las Vegas Valley. I have had the pleasure of litigating cases against her and find her to be a zealous advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kari is a highly skilled, impassioned advocate. Her legal prowess and courtroom skill are equaled only by her considerable empathy for her clients and their families. She is a consummate professional in every sense of the word and I endorse her without reservation."
Family Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kari is an intelligent and well-respected member of the legal community. She is a zealous advocate on behalf of her clients, and has the knowledge and experience to guide them through difficult family law issues. As a fellow attorney in family law, I happy to endorse her."
Family Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Kari is an excellent advocate for her clients while still recognizing the paractical realities of family law litigation."
Family Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Kari has always been a strong advocate for her clients, while maintaining a superior level of professionalism."
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