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Kristofer D. Leavitt

Divorce and separation Attorney at Redmond, WA

5.0   5 reviews

About Kristofer

Learn Kristofer’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%
    I can help you protect your interests if you are looking to end your marriage, committed intimate relationship, or long-term co-habitation relationship.

  2. Child custody
    20%
    I can help you fight for the time with your child you deserve, whether you are fighting for the first time or whether you are fighting to modify your child custody arrangement.

  3. Child support
    20%
    I can help you fight for the funds you need to support yourself and your child, whether you are fighting for the first time or whether you are fighting to modify your child support arrangement.

  4. Alimony
    10%
    I can help you fight for the funds you need to support yourself, whether you are fighting for the first time or whether you are fighting to modify your spousal support arrangement.

  5. Adoption
    5%
    I can help you navigate the complex system and requirements for adding a new member to your family.

  6. Estate planning
    5%
    I can help you protect and preserve the wealth you have spent years accumulating and pass it on to your family or charitable causes.

For me, family is incredibly important.  My parents both come from families with 11 children (I currently have 34 aunts and uncles and over 100 cousins!) and I have always loved coming from a big family.  Because of this, I have chosen to focus my law practice on two areas that deeply affect families. 

The first area I practice in, is family law.  I work with clients who need help with divorce, spousal maintenance (alimony), child custody, child support, or adoption.  When parents divorce it is a pivotal time for all members of the family and having the right attorney can make all the diffrence.  I have worked with clients to quickly and efficiently dissolve their marriage and resolve child custody and support issues amicably, but I have also had to fight tooth and nail for my clients to protect them from a spouse that is over-reaching and trying to take more than their fair share.  Regardless of the issues involved, I can help.

I also work with clients to protect and preserve the wealth they have have accumulated so they can pass it on to their children and grand children or pass it on to other charitable causes that are near and dear to their heart.  While many people believe estate planning is only for the rich and famous, everyone can benefit from having a plan in place to protect their wealth, provide for custody of their children, and prepare for the only two certainties in life, death and taxes.

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Licensed for 9 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2019
Updated 11/25/2022
State NV
Status Inactive
Acquired 2013
Updated 09/10/2022

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

Contact Kristofer

O'Brian & Associates
7525 166th Avenue NE
Suite # D230
Redmond, WA, 98052

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, Reliable, and Efficient
Honest, Reliable, and Efficient I hired Kris to help me get full custody of my children. I was just about 1-year into a divorce which included a parenting plan requiring 50/50 custody with my ex and a child support order that had me paying each month. My ex had essentially abandoned the children and her obligation but I was stuck with the court orders, thus stuck with paying child support and not having any closure for the children. It was an incredibly stressful situation and Kris was on top of things from day 1. I could write a 10-page review about all that went on but I’ll summarize by saying he achieved the outcome I was looking for. Furthermore, he secured temporary orders, almost immediately after taking my case, which provided my family with a tremendous amount of relief during the rest of the court proceedings. Prior to meeting with Kris I had talked with several other attorneys. I had a lot of legal experience having handled my own divorce pro se. I felt like most were just telling me what I wanted to hear and didn’t seem to care much about me. In a few cases I thought I would be better off representing myself. Kris was different. I hired him on the spot. He listened, he understood, and he explained things very clearly. He does not provide false hope. He explains strategies clearly and allows you to control the level of risk/reward you are comfortable taking. In my case he delivered exactly what we had talked about in our very first meeting. I felt confident in Kris’s representation. That’s huge when you’re going through any type of stressful case. I never worried that “the other team” would somehow get one over on him. They never did. There’s an office behind Kris and I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention some of the other things that made my experience less stressful. Kris utilizes a paralegal to handle legal filings, documentation updates, and other activities around a legal case. Melody was assigned to my case and she was outstanding. Our filings were always on time or early, our responses were timely, and I never worried about missing a deadline or having anything fall through the cracks. Shay in the billing department was also very pleasant. Bills were clear and easy to understand. Bills arrive via email and so do receipts for payment. This made it simple to review, pay, and track my activity from my phone. The office itself is pleasant and peaceful and it feels very successful. I wouldn’t know if they have a voice mail system as my calls were always answered by a human and returned same day if Kris wasn’t available. Emails were also returned same day or early the next day if I sent one off in the late evening. Kris will definitely be my attorney should I ever require legal assistance in the future. I’m certain he could “duke it out in court” but his demeanor and professionalism secured my outcome without having to go there. He’s always focused on securing the outcome and he works very well with opposing council to achieve it.
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Posted by Melissa | January 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE BEST ATTORNEY
Kristofer Leavitt is the absolute best attorney. I'm so incredibly thankful and grateful that I found Kris and that he's my attorney. I'm a small business owner and was served with a civil litigation lawsuit from an ex client. The lawsuit was not justified whatsoever. I had never been sued before and didn't know where to begin. Needless to say, I was petrified. I was completely inexperienced in legal protocol. I knew I had to get an attorney ASAP. I had consultations with several Las Vegas attorneys. Kris was the first one that I spoke with and the best one. In my initial consultation, Kris already had the complaint against me in front of him and began advising me. The other attorneys that I spoke with were inconsistent, not providing real advice, were charging an arm and a leg, were not sharp, and were out for their own good- this was obvious. The other attorneys did not care about what I was going through, but Kris did. Kris is ethical, sharp, and strategic and aggressive in legal initiatives; he's seriously the best. Kris has been my side the past 6 months, which have been some of the most gruesome in my life. I would not want any other attorney by my side except for him. Kris is dependable, reliable, quick, patient, thorough, and detail oriented. I knew from the first call with Kris that I would be able to count on him. Kris truly cares about his clients and he shows that. If you want an attorney that you can count on, that has your best interest in mind, and will fight for you, Kris is the attorney. If I have any future legal issues, Kris will be the attorney that I turn to. He is seriously hands down the best!!!! I would give him one million stars if I could!!!!
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Posted by Paul | August 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
FAST - HONEST - ETHICAL
I hired Kristofer Leavitt, ESQ to resolve a 2017 Dodge Hellcat Lemon Law Case, 3 days after hired he had already Filed in District Court for a Fast Resolution. He Aggressively pursued my position against opposing counsel and gained a "very- very" favorable settlement. I RECOMMEND 100% / This Attorney is Honest and Ethical.
Posted by delaina | November 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
I found Kris when I needed advice in selling property. I then retained him when it came time to file my divorce. This is not your normal divorce, it is the stuff movies are made from. He has a strong balance of knowledge, dedication, and understanding how emotional this all is. He is always quick to reply via email or text, and makes me feel like my case is a priority to him. He has had to work tirelessly and think outside the box on my case. I am writing this review because if anyone else is going through or about to go through what I am, you will need someone like this on your side. If your looking for a shark, this isn't him, keep looking. If your looking for an attorney who is genuine, knows so much, really truly dedicated to his client and the case, someone who is always looking out for your best interest, (even when you may not be) as well as has integrity... talk with him! The original motion he wrote, had me in tears. There are not words to explain how well written this motion was. Using only words, he painted a very detailed reality that even now, I do not know how to discribe. I wish I could convey the complexity of my divorce so anyone reading this review will know... This is the attorney you want and need by your side.
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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful, fast to respond.
Not sure if his advice helps me or not, but he responds fast, and his advice gives me an option I had not thought of. So Thank you.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-395 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • O'Brian & Associates
  • 2019 - Present
  • Principal
  • Leavitt Legal Group, P.C.
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Lipson Neilson Cole Seltzer & Garin, P.C.
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Holland & Hart
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • Clark County District Court
  • 2013 - 2014
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Education

  • Indiana University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Brigham Young University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2010

Legal Cases

  • Customer Ripped Off by Auto Dealership
  • Settlement
  • Non-Compete Violation
  • Settlement

Associations

  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2019

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Washington Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Washington Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Top Family Law Attorney
  • Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • "SuperLawyers®"
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Best of the Best Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Las Vegas Award - Law Firm
  • Las Vegas Award
  • 2018
  • Nevada Legal Elite
  • Nevada Business Magazine
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Pro Bono Annual Honor Roll and Recognition
  • Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
  • 2016
  • Pro Bono Annual Honor Roll and Recognition
  • Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
  • 2015
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Real Estate Investor Meeting
  • The Nuts and Bolts of HOA Foreclosure Law
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (6)
Endorse Kristofer
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Leavitt is knowledgeable about many practice areas and has a genuine desire to help his clients achieve the outcomes they need, and to do it in the most ethical--and effective--manner."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney. His professionalism, remarkable knowledge and vast experience place Mr. Leavitt among the top notch lawyers in his areas of practice. With utmost dedication and quick critical thinking, he has successfully resolved an impressive number of cases over the course of his career. I highly recommend this lawyer to anyone who needs quality legal representation."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Leavitt embodies all the character traits you want and need to have in your attorney: intelligent, creative, and hardworking with integrity. You cannot go wrong choosing him to represent you and advocate on your behalf."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kristofer's legal acumen is surpassed only by his work ethic and passion for helping his clients. Kristofer goes above and beyond. I whole-heartedly endorse this lawyer."
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Redmond Divorce and separation Lawyer Kristofer D. Leavitt
Kristofer D. Leavitt
Divorce and separation Attorney
Redmond, WA
Licensed for 9 years