Keith A. Berkshire

Keith A. Berkshire

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Berkshire Law Office, PLLC
 | 5050 North 40th Street, Suite 340
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone: 602-396-7668
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (70%),
  • Appellate (30%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Keith A. Berkshire, one of only 70 certified family law specialists in the state of Arizona, handles all areas of family law including appellate practice. His experience ranges from divorce cases with million-dollar estate values to cases where only debt needed to be divided. Mr. Berkshire practices with the Berkshire Law Office, PLLC, based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Mr. Berkshire has been lead attorney on more than 200 family law trials and has argued successfully in front of the Court of Appeals on issues related to child support, property distribution and spousal maintenance. He attempts to mediate most matters so his clients can avoid unnecessary legal fees and have more control over the final outcome. However, when an equitable settlement is not an option, Mr. Berkshire aggressively pursues his client's interests.

Mr. Berkshire's successes include both permanent orders as well as interim resolutions such as temporary child and spousal support, exclusive use of residences, and orders of protection. Since family law frequently involves consideration of juvenile law, he also represents parties in parental rights terminations, guardianships and dependency actions. For complex issues, Mr. Berkshire utilizes experts for business valuations and custody evaluations, forensic accounting, real estate appraisals, and retirement account division.

About Keith Berkshire

Admitted: 2005, Arizona

Professional Webpage: http://www.berkshirelawoffice.com/About%20Us.html

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office - Patent Attorney, 2004
  • Certified Specialist in Family Law, State Bar of Arizona

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of Arizona Family Law Section Committee on Case Law Updates, 2010
  • State Bar of Arizona Family Practice and Procedure Committee
  • Member, United States Patent and Trademark Office License 55,856
  • Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member, Family Law Assistance Project
  • Member, Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member, American Inns of Court - Horace Rumpole Chapter
  • Member, State Bar of Arizona Family Law Section
  • Member, Judge Pro Tem, Maricopa County Superior Court

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer Lawyers Program, 2005
  • Domestic Relations Committee of Arizona Legislature, Court Procedures Workgroup
  • State Bar of Arizona, Family Law Section, Case Law Update Committee
  • State Bar of Arizona, Family Law Practice and Procedure Committee
  • Volunteer Program, Arizona Court of Appeals High School
  • Arizona Court of Appeals Pro Bono Pilot Program

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Presented on the use of special actions (appeals) in family court., Presenter, Family Law Special Actions, State Bar Of Arizona, 2014
  • Presented seminar on current memorandum decisions., Presenter, Good law that cant be cited, State Bar Of Arizona, 2014
  • Presented seminar on child support income calculations and deviations from Child Support Guidelines, Presenter, Child Support Deviations, State Bar Of Arizona, 2014
  • Taught seminar for attorney on new appellate decision Walsh v. Walsh and its impact on business valuation and goodwill., Presenter, Walsh v. Walsh and Business Valuation, 2013
  • Taught seminar for other attorneys on effective use of trial objections., Presenter, Effective Trial Objections, State Bar Of Arizona, 2013
  • Discussion on Family Law Memorandum Decisions., Author, Hiding in Plain Sight, State Bar of Arizona Family Law Section Newsletter, Family Law, 2010

Verdicts and Settlements:

Representative Clients:

  • Hiding in Plain Sight – State Bar of Arizona Family Law Section Newsletter – January, 2011
  • Subterranean Law – State Bar of Arizona, Arizona Family Law Institute, January, 2011
  • Domestic Violence: Differentiation and Parenting Plans – Arizona Association of Family and Conciliation Court, February, 2011
  • Patterns of Non-Precedent – Arizona Bar Young Lawyers Division February, 2011
  • Family Law Trial Advocacy - Expert crossexamination - June, 2011
  • Alternative Careers for Engineers - University of Arizona, Fall, 2010
  • Alternative Careers for Engineers - University of Arizona, Fall, 2009
  • Enforcing Rule 69 Agreements - CLE By the Sea, July, 2009
  • Alternative Careers for Engineers - University of Arizona, Fall, 2008

Educational Background:

  • University of Arizona, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Office Location for Keith A. Berkshire

5050 North 40th Street
Suite 340
Phoenix, AZ 85018

 

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Last Updated: 11/15/2016

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