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Andrew McKeown

Family Attorney at Laguna Hills, CA

5.0   13 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 7 years
    Idaho - ID 2 years
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State ID
    Acquired 2021
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Andrew

Learn Andrew’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    20%

  2. Divorce and separation
    20%

  3. Domestic violence
    20%
    DVPA actions in family court representing both victims of domestic violence and persons accused of perpetrating domestic violence.

  4. Family
    20%
    All aspects of family law from divorce to paternity, from filing of Petitions through appellate work.

  5. Guardianship
    20%
    Guardianship and Conservatorship proceedings in probate courts throughout Southern California.

Andrew handles family law matters in Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Los Angeles County. From divorce and domestic violence to child custody and property division, Andrew has the knowledge and experience to guide you through arguably the most difficult chapter in your life. 

Andrew's practice is dedicated 100% to helping the needs of families, advocating for parents, and fighting tirelessly for children's best interest.

Andrew McKeown has worked exclusively in the arena of family law from law school through the present. Andrew's committment to family law led him to pursue a prestiguous externship in the Orange County court system where Andrew was exposed to hundreds of family law and domestic violence matters. 

As a student, Andrew dedicated his Law Review article to explaining in detail the intricacies of temporary and permanent spousal support. As a student advocate, Andrew was a finalist in the largest family law competition in the United States where he argues in the Ohio Supreme Court on constitutional law and parental rights termination issues. 

As an attorney, Andrew has worked on, managed, and advocated for clients from San Francisco County to San Diego County. Andrew understands the emotional roller coaster that accompanies dissolution, custody, and domestic violence issues. Ever vigilant and responsive to his client's needs, Andrew makes extra effort to be an accessible, affordable, and empathetic advocate for his client's needs through arguably one of the most pivotal chapters of his or her life. 

Andrew provides free consultations and handles cases from limited scope representation and strategy sessions to full service representation. 

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Location

Harris Family Law Firm, APC
23441 South Pointe Drive, Suite 190
Laguna Hills, CA, 92653

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Reviews

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Posted by Richard | December 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Andrew McKewon Harris Family Law
I wanted to thank Andrew Mckewon at Harris Family Law for the incredible work. I was referred to Andrew by a close friend. As many in similar situations can attest to, having to go through any family law situation can be harrowing and stressful. I had spoken to several attorneys who were all competent, but Andrew was the only one to take the time to listen, understand and reassure me that this matter would be taken care of. Andrew's communication and transparency are excellent. He is pragmatic, setting expectations that always made me feel optimistic about my matter; as well as taken care of. He will always go to bat for you and he's an attorney you can rely on to get it done. Thank you!!
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Posted by Jamal | November 21, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best Family Law Attorney I Know
Andy and I have known each other since the first year of law school. He has always been extremely professional and thoughtful in his approach. What makes him an amazing family law attorney is his ability to place himself in his clients position and effectively communicate to their needs. I recommend Andy to the highest degree.
Posted by Tyler | March 13, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing Family Law Attorney
Andrew is not only a great communicator, he's an excellent listener. He's always kind, compassionate, and sympathetic to his client's needs. He's very knowledgeable in all areas of his field and I have complete confidence in him to handle any of my future legal needs, as well as refer him to anyone in need of a skilled and talented family law attorney.
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Posted by Timothy | November 10, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wealth of knowledge
Andrew is an extremely knowledgeable family law attorney. He is an absolute legal professional with communication and writing skills that are second to none. He answered all of my legal questions with thorough, well thought out answers. More importantly he truly cares about the practice of law and he has an ever burning desire to help people which is a breath of fresh air in comparison to other less empathetic attorneys. I am thoroughly impressed with Andrew and his extreme professionalism. Thank you very much Andrew for all of your excellent and wise legal advice.
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Posted by Penelope | October 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Former Client
Andrew exceeded my expectations. He is a compassionate attorney who genuinely cares about his clients. He has the knowledge and passion to succeed in family law. Andrew is an amazing advocate for his clients and will put his client first. He is quick to return phone calls and emails and is very upfront with his clients. I would highly suggest Andrew to any of my closest friends or family. Finally a family law attorney I can trust!
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Posted by Tim | July 12, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Consultations
Andrew has demonstrated a wide knowledge in the area of Family Law. What makes Andrew unique is his ability to explain to the client in a step by step way how his firm is going to help them in their current situation and put them in a better place.
Posted by Joey Swindler | June 5, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Personal Reference
I've been in a professional networking business chapter with Andrew for 6/months, we see each other at least 1x every week. In getting to know Andrew more in the past 6/months both at weekly meetings and 121 meetings outside of those scheduled meetings I know firsthand Andrew is knowledgeable, professional, personable, confident and well versed in his craft. I learn something new every week from Andrew and I would have absolutely zero hesitation in referring him with confidence to anyone in my contact sphere that may need family law services
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Posted by Robert | April 27, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I trust Andrew with all my family matters
I've met with Andrew multiple times to discuss sensitive topics regarding family matters. Whether I need assistance or I have family, friends, or clients who are in need of a family law attorney, Andrew is who I think of first. In the year that I have gotten to know Andrew, it's clear that he cares about what he does and who he helps, and that's what most important in my opinion when it comes to sensitive, private, and usually very emotional situations. It would be worth your time to have a sit down with Andrew to determine if he would be the right fit for you.
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Posted by Joseph | April 19, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Always available and listens to your goals
Andrew deals with very sensitive topics that are hard to talk about. Andrew's bedside manner and communication helped put me at ease and realize that he can help me through this difficult process. He actually cares about his clients and takes time to listen to their needs to get them what they want. He's honest diligent and good at what he does. So glad I found him!
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Posted by Kerry | April 19, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Recommendation
I referred Andrew to a friend of mine that had a family dispute between siblings. My friend thanked me for the introduction. Andrew was able to provide sound advise and explain all options available to her.
Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Mr. McKeown is extremely professional, knowledgeable and helpful during a difficult time. He puts his clients needs first and doesn't just try to run up the bill. I got a favorable result without the need for extended court intervention (and costs). I would recommend to anyone in need of family law assistance.
Posted by Nicholas C. | April 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stellar attorney!
Andrew walked me through a very difficult period in my life when my wife of 13 years and I decided to divorce. He always took the time to explain every nuance of the dissolution process to me and was incredibly thorough with my case. In the end I was awarded 50% custody of my 2 children and negotiated a very reasonable spousal support award for my ex-wife. Andrew truly is a stellar attorney who devotes himself to clients. I would recommend him 100% to anyone I know personally!
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Professional and Experienced lawyer in Divorce and Family Law Matters
I have personally known Mr. McKeown for many years (in and out of the legal profession) and can fully attest to his competence, professionalism, and experience in divorce, child custody, and other related family law matters. In the many years since I met him, Mr. McKeown has always proven to be a zealous advocate who consistently strives to secure the best possible results for his clients. Mr. McKeown's patience and empathy works in concert with his experience to ultimately provide each and every client with an individualized plan of action tailored to the specific facts in each case. If you or someone you know are looking for a first class attorney who will take the time to ensure you understand the legal process and will be by your side every step of the way, Andrew is a must.
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AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Assistant Attorney
  • Harris Family Law
  • 2014 - Present
  • Judicial extern
  • Orange County
  • 2015 - 2015

Education

  • Western State College
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • University of California - Riverside
  • 2010

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Mother v. Father 2019
  • 50% timeshare with children after year long custody proceedings

Associations

  • Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Business Networking International
  • Visitor Host
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Business Networking International
  • Vice President
  • 2017 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Small Business Excellence Award in Family Law
  • Small Business Excellence
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • 2016 Small Business Excellence Award in Family Law
  • Small Business Excellence
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Business Networking International
  • Move Away Custody Cases
  • 2017
  • Business Networking International
  • Temporary Orders in Family Law Cases
  • 2017
  • Business Networking International
  • Myths in Family Law
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (22)
Endorse Andrew
Guardianship Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is a great lawyer who represents his clients with the utmost experience, class and diligence. I would trust him with any legal matter he handles."
Family Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with Mr. McKeown on a difficult family law case involving various aspects of property, finance, and custody. Mr. McKeown was a strong advocate for his client, and worked with me to reasonably and amicably resolve all of the issues in the case. I would recommend Mr. McKeown to any client I could not represent."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Andrew has a wealth of knowledge in his family law and he's dedicated to his craft. Andrew goes above and beyond to provide the representation every client deserves in the contentious matters arising in family law."
Family Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. McKeown comes highly recommended. He offers a practical, yet decidedly effective approach to family law that is refreshing and second to none. If you’re looking for family law counsel that will really be there for you, zealously advocate on your behalf, through thick and thin, Mr. McKeown is your lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is a brilliant legal mind and an excellent family law attorney. I have known Andrew for several years and can confidently endorse him as being a premier and well respected attorney in Southern California."
Family Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the privilege of knowing Andrew McKeown, Esq. for many years now. Andy possesses a strong work ethic and is a fierce advocate on behalf of his clients. He takes the time to listen, educate, and empathize with his clients. I have recommend his services to my friends and family in the past and will continue to do so in the future should they ever need a family law attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Child custody Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. This attorney provides sound legal advice throughout the AVVO legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney for any family issues. He will represent you aggressively and zealously."
Family Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Andrew was opposing counsel on a divorce matter I worked on. I found him to be knowledgeable, diligent and responsive. I would recommend him to anyone searching for a competent family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Andrew is contentious and very knowledgeable about Family Law. He works hard for our clients. I endorse him."
Family Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have personally known Mr. McKeown for the majority of my life. We attended law school together and regularly confer with one another on difficult family law matters. As such, I firmly endorse Mr. McKeown as an extremely competent and responsible attorney capable of handling even the most difficult family law matters."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. He is a well respected member of the legal community and always gives his clients the best representation. If you are looking for someone willing to fight hard for your case, then look no further than Mr. McKeown."
Family Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. McKeown is an excellent attorney who has perfected the art of listening to his clients and using the law to obtain a favorable result. I would highly recommend him for any Family Law matter."
Family Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. McKeown is a great attorney! I have known Mr. McKeown for many years and can attest to his professional and personal integrity. He is simply fantastic."
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