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Walter Douglas McKeague Jr

Divorce and separation Attorney at Irvine, CA

5.0   16 reviews

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  1. Divorce and separation
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    A PRACTICE OF LAW LIMITED EXCLUSIVELY TO DIVORCE AND FAMILY LAW FOR OVER THIRTY-TWO (32) YEARS. QUALITY REPRESENTATION AT REASONABLE RATES.

    40 years, 3,000 cases

For more information about Attorney McKeague, visit his attorney profile page on his website at: https://www.ocdivorcelaw.com/attorney-profile/

Licensed for 41 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1981
Updated 09/10/2022

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The Law Offices of W. Douglas McKeague
300 Spectrum Center Dr.
Suite 400
Irvine, CA, 92618

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Posted by Jessica M. | September 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney
Doug McKeague has been working with me to handle my divorce and custody case. He has demonstrated the utmost integrity, respect and professionalism while working with me. I highly respect him for his diligence, exceptional dedication and work ethic. Doug knows the law, the system and always has mine and my children's best interest in mind. While in court, it is evident that he is highly respected by his colleagues, as well as by the court house officials. Throughout my divorce, he has won every issue on my behalf. Doug has always spoken to me with the truth and has never painted unrealistic expectations of any outcome. He takes pride in his work and is meticulous. Best decision, I have ever made. I highly recommend Doug!
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Posted by Todd | October 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Individual and Lawyer!
Doug handled my divorce with style and grace. He pressed when necessary and laid back when appropriate. I found the laws to be onesided and Doug took the time to explain the laws. He was the quarterback and allowed me to change our tact when I felt it best suited the situation. His fees are reasonable​ and I still use him as our settlement evolves. I highly recommend having Doug on your side and fighting for you!
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Posted by James | August 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Service
“Doug was exceptional at getting me a justified and fair resolution to a complex stipulated agreement related to my divorce. If you are looking for a family attorney who will be honest, intelligent and strategically aggressive; then Doug is deserving of your utmost consideration. Before you incur inordinate amount of expenses with larger firms that bill frivolously, you would be wise to consult with Doug. Doug’s savvy, years of experience and proven performance was a difference maker for my case.”
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Posted by Mark | July 22, 2015
Excellent Attorney
Doug was upfront, concise, knowledgeable, and painted an accurate picture of what to expect. I remember seeing the look on the other attorneys face when I walked in with Doug and it was priceless. Furthermore I appreciated his direct nature what he said was what you got. I was truly thankful to work with him and highly recommend him.
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Posted by Marc | July 1, 2015
Trustworthy opposing counsel
I was opposing counsel against Mr. McKeague on a contested spousal support issue. The matter went to hearing. Mr. McKeague remained professional and competent throughout. It was a pleasure to work with him.
Posted by Ron | June 25, 2015
Brilliant, Ethical and Caring
Doug McKeague represented me during my recent divorce and financial settlement. He worked with the utmost integrity while protecting me and my assets during a very stressful process. Mr. McKeague knows the law, the system and how to best protect his clients interest, all the while giving sound, professional, moral advice that kept me grounded during a very difficult ordeal. I can't speak highly enough about this gentlemen and would recommend him to anyone having to suffer thru legal battles in the family law environment. Thank you for all your help!!!
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Posted by Kurt | June 25, 2015
Best guy when you need him
Divorce truly is a terrible experience. On top of the emotional turmoil, I think it is most people's intro and perhaps only experience with the court system. It was made much more bearable because Doug was my lawyer. He doesn't try to spur litigation but if you need to get ready for war, he's the guy that you want. Very knowledgable and able to keep me focused on what needed to be done to prepare. Highly recommend.
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Posted by sashi | June 24, 2015
EFFICIENT AND KNOWLEDGEABLE
I seriously dont know where to start about Atty McKeague.I have so much good stuff to say about him.I retained him 2011 in my divorce case.I had no regrets knowing that my case was in good hands.Atty McKeague handled my case effectively, kept me well informed, was always available, very couteous and extremely knowledgeable.I just left everything to him,took his advise and i was very happy with the way he handled my complicated divorce case .He is extremely confident and succesful in what he does.I highly recommend Atty McKeague if you are in need for a great trustworthy Atty.You will have no regrets.
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Posted by Anne | June 24, 2015
Exceptional and trustworthy
The outcome of your case will permanentaly impact the quality of your life. I am so grateful to have Doug on my side. He is exceptional and took great care of my case. Extremely knowledgable and very understanding of my situation. I would highly recommend him to friends and family. My life would have been miserable without his help. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
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Response from Walter McKeague June 25, 2015
Thank you, for your kind words... Douglas.
Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2015
Very Trustworthy
Doug has been amazing during a very turbulent divorce. He truly has my child's best interest at heart and has represented us as if we were his own family. I am very happy with my choice in attorney and feel confident that he will continue to provide us with the assertive legal support we need in the years to come.
Response from Walter McKeague June 25, 2015
I appreciate your time and effort in giving me this kind review.... Douglas.
Posted by Dawn | June 15, 2015
Aragon v Aragon
It took me along time to find the Right Attorney for my divorce , i wanted someone who had experience and in that field. .And i found Doug McKeague, he made u feel comfortable, he has patients, he cares about his clients his Retainer Fee was affordable. ..I like his service n I'm not displeased. ..Yes i would recommend Doug McKeague to everyone. .
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Response from Walter McKeague June 25, 2015
Thank you, Dawn... It is an absolute pleasure working for and with you in this matter.... Douglas.
Posted by Robert | March 31, 2014
A lawyer you want on your side
Doug is an honest, fair, and knowledgeable divorce lawyer. He kept me focused on the big picture and did not let me get side tracked with petty arguments that would have run up my bill. He continually went above and beyond for me. I have and will continue to recommend his services to the people I care about.
Response from Walter McKeague June 25, 2015
Thank you, Robert. Your kind words and thoughts are greatly appreciated... Douglas.
Posted by Gregory | March 23, 2014
A man that will fight for you through the hardest time in your life !!
After retiring from 32 years of work I found myself going through a divorce. I searched for a lawyer and found Douglas McKeague. I am so very please that he is a man that cares about his clients and through the hard times when I wanted to give up and throw in the towel he has stayed by my side and promised not to give up on me and my case. I am very pleased with his knowledge and follow through and his 30 plus years of experience. If you are in need of an experienced lawyer to represent you I recommend that you call Mr. Douglas McKeague. Gregory F.
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Response from Walter McKeague June 25, 2015
Thank you ever so much for your kind words and thoughts, Greg. It was a long hard battle but we were victorious in the end.... Douglas.
Posted by Steven | March 13, 2014
A lot of value for the money
I found Doug through a recommendation from a co-worker. I quickly liked him from the start when he gave me advice on settling a matter with my ex-wife in what would have been an efficient and less costly process. Unfortuately she was stubborn and combative. But not to worry as Doug stepped right up to the plate and handled the situation in a very professional and experienced manner. And when it came down to the settlement he drafted a an extremely strong stipulation order that gave no loopholes or leeway with my ex-wife to consider. His pricing is very reasonable and he uses today's technology to communicate which makes it easy.
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Response from Walter McKeague June 25, 2015
Thank you for your very kind words and thoughts, Steven.... Douglas.
Posted by Lorre | March 7, 2014
Excellence, compassion and highly effective
One of the best pieces of advice I ever received was “go see Doug McKeague” during a very tumultuous separation. Emotionally, physically and spiritually – I was broken from a very unhealthy marriage. Doug agreed to represent me in the divorce, but he was far more than an attorney. He was my advocate; my counsel, my most trusted advisor. Given my health decline, I just wanted ‘out’ of the marriage and gave little thought as to the legal or fiscal consequences. Doug ensured that my interests were protected, my integrity preserved. His warm, calm and professional demeanor instilled trust and confidence. In the courtroom, his superior knowledge of the law became evident as we won every motion, every decision . . . every time. Had it not been for Doug’s representation, I would not have had the opportunity to regain my health. I would not have had the opportunity to return to school, obtain a Master’s Degree and Registered Nurse licensure. I would not be in a Doctoral Program, or teaching at a major university. Doug ensured that my interests were protected at a time when I could not protect my own; he navigated the legal system with precision and expertise, for which I remain most grateful. Should you find yourself in need of legal family law representation, let me pay forward a pivotal piece of advice . . . “go see Doug McKeague”. It might just be the best decision you ever make – as was the case for yours truly.
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Response from Walter McKeague June 25, 2015
Thank you ever so much for such a beautiful and kind review. I am forever appreciative... Douglas.
Posted by KATHLEEN KB | March 6, 2014
Mr. McKeague delivered a 100% win for me and he worked with me every step of the way............
I would recommend Mr. McKeague`s services to anyone going through a difficult divorce or family law matter. My case was complex, as I was living overseas and needed the court to enforce the original orders to allow my children to come to live with me. My ex-husband was blocking me physically and financially from both support and my time with my kids. My attorney took a chaotic situation and clarified it perfectly for the court. He represented me with confidence and great knowledge of legal precedent which was directly applicable to my situation. What I was most impressed with was Mr. McKeague`s presence in court. When the other attorney tried to distract the court from the actual issues at hand, Mr. Mckeague consistently refocused the court and blew through the `smoke and mirrors` attempted by the other side. Mr. Mckeague delivered a 100% win for me and he worked with me every step of the way, so I never felt scared or alone in the process. Mr. Mckeague truly went above and beyond what was required to win the case; I would say he also helped me to be able to anticipate and handle each step along the way. I am truly grateful to have had his expertise on my side.
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Response from Walter McKeague June 25, 2015
Thank you Kathleen! I appreciate your very kind words and your time in writing this lovely review. Douglas.
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AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Senior Trial Attorney
  • Law Offices of W.D. McKeague
  • 1983 - Present
  • Owner & Senior Partner
  • The Law Offices of W. Douglas McKeague
  • 1983 - Present

Education

  • Western State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • New England College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1978

Legal Cases

  • OVER 2000 DIVORCE CASES HANDLED
  • EXCELLENT
  • In re Marriage of:
  • outstanding results predictably delivered

Associations

  • O.C. SHERIFF P.S.R.
  • PROFESSIONAL SERVICE RESPONDER
  • 2008 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1981 - 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 3 Best Divorce Lawyers in Santa Ana
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2016
  • FIVE STAR RATED TRIAL ATTORNEY
  • GOOGLE
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award - Divorce Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • PROFESSIONAL SERVICE RESPONDER
  • ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT
  • 2009
  • JUDGE PRO TEMP
  • ORANGE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
  • 1999
  • JUDGE PRO TEMP
  • ORANGE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
  • 1998
  • JUDGE PRO TEMP
  • ORANGE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
  • 1997
  • JUDGE PRO TEMP
  • ORANGE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
  • 1996
  • JUDGE PRO TEMP
  • ORANGE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
  • 1995
  • JUDGE PRO TEMP
  • ORANGE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
  • 1994
  • JUDGE PRO TEMPT
  • ORANGE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
  • 1993
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • FAMILY LAW COURSE
  • FAMILY LAW
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

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Given (73)
Family Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Doug is a hard-working and creative family law attorney who gets excellent results for his clients. He is highly respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wisdom in this field of practice comes through experience, and Doug has it. He is a wise family lawyer, an honorable professional, and I endorse him without hesitation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Douglas McKeague, Esq., is an exceptional attorney, an honest and trustworthy adversary, and is well respected in the family law community. Mr. McKeague works zealously for his clients, is always well prepared, and is extremely knowledgeable about any and all family law issues. I strongly endorse Mr. McKeague."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly competent and a pleasure to work with."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. McKeague and I have had several cases together over the years. He has conducted himself at all times in a professional and cordial manner. He is a strong advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I Have known Doug for over 25 years. I have opposed him in several cases. Doug always conducted himself in a professionally courteous manner and was always well prepared. Doug always represents his.clients zealously and competently. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. McKeague is an exceptional attorney and a formidable opposing counsel. He vigorously fights for his client while also remaining open to settling the case. I enjoyed working with Mr. McKeague and would welcome having him as opposing counsel on additional cases."
Family Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Doug is an excellent Lawyer , and is a vigorous Advocate for his clients . He is experienced , competent , and obtains outstanding results"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Doug and I worked together as opposing counsel on a difficult dissolution action. He was an excellent advocate for his client and was professional, courteous and well prepared. We allowed the court decide certain issues and settled others. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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