Keith A. Berkshire

Keith A. Berkshire

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Tempe, AZ

Berkshire Law Office, PLLC
 | 1225 W. Washington Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: 480-550-7000
Fax: 480-550-7017
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (70%),
  • Appellate (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    KEITH BERKSHIRE is a certified specialist in Family Law, and a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, at the Berkshire Law Office, PLLC.  Keith practices in all areas of family law, including complex litigation.  Keith has a significant appellate practice including major published Opinions at the Arizona Court of Appeals and Arizona Supreme Court.  Keith also recently successfully litigated the case Howell v. Howell, 137 S. Ct. 1400 (2017) at the Supreme Court of the United States.  Keith is a member of the Arizona Supreme Court Task Force on the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure, which restyled and rewrote the Family Law Rules, and previously served on the Family Law Practice and Procedure Committee of the State Bar of Arizona, the Civil Rules Committee, as well as the State Bar of Arizona’s Family Law Section Executive Committee.  Keith also was a member of the Court Procedures Workgroup for the Domestic Relations Committee of the State Legislature as part of the 2013 changes to the custody statutes, and has authored numerous other family law rules and statutes.   Keith is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell since 2012, is listed in Best Lawyers in America, and has been in the Super Lawyers Listing since 2012, including a selection as one of the Top 50 Lawyers in Arizona in all areas of practice, in both 2017 and 2018.  Keith is a frequent lecturer at CLEs on all areas of family law and appellate practice, and has served as an expert witness on variously family law issues. 

     

    Certificates and Credentials

    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

    About Keith Berkshire

    Admitted: 2005, Arizona

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

    Honors/Awards:

    • Listed, Best Lawyers in America, 2017

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Arizona Supreme Court Task Force on the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure, 2017
    • Member, United States Patent and Trademark Office License 55,856
    • State Bar of Arizona Family Law Section Committee on Case Law Updates, 2010
    • Member, American Inns of Court - Horace Rumpole Chapter
    • Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
    • State Bar of Arizona Family Practice and Procedure Committee, 2014
    • Member, State Bar of Arizona Family Law Section
    • Member, Family Law Assistance Project

    Pro bono/Community Service:

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

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Buckholtz v. Buckholtz, 246 Ariz. 126 (App. 2019), 2019
    • Doty-Perez v. Doty-Perez, 245 Ariz. 229 (App. 2018), 2018
    • Swain v. Hicks, 235 Ariz. 209 (App. 2014), 2014
    • Amadore v. Lifgren, 245 Ariz. 509 (App. 2018), 2018
    • Berrier v. Rountree, 245 Ariz. 604 (App. 2018), 2018
    • Keefer v. Keefer, 225 Ariz. 437, 239 P.3d 756 (App. 2010), 2010
    • Volk v. Brame, 235 Ariz. 462 (App.2014), 2014
    • Goodman v. Forsen, 239 Ariz. 110 (App. 2015), 2015
    • Sheets v. Mead, 238 Ariz. 55 (App. 2015), 2015
    • Merrill v. Merrill, 238 Ariz. 467 (2016), 2016
    • Howell v. Howell, 238 Ariz. 407 (2016), 2016
    • Clark v. Kramer, 243 Ariz. 272 (App. 2017), 2017
    • Doty-Perez v. Doty-Perez, 241 Ariz. 372 (App. 2016), 2016
    • McLaughlin v. Jones, 240 Ariz. 560 (App. 2016), 2016
    • Lundy v. Lundy, 242 Ariz. 198 (App. 2017), 2017
    • Howell v. Howell, 137 S.Ct. 1400 (2017), 2017
    • Chapman v. Hopkins, 243 Ariz. 236 (App. 2017), 2017
    • McLaughlin v. Jones, 243 Ariz. 29 (2017), 2017
    • Merrill v. Merrill, 137 S.Ct. 2136 (2017), 2017

    Representative Clients:

    • Current Status of Non-parent Rights - Maricopa County Bar Association, 2017
    • Top 10 Business and Valuation Cases – AAML Southwest Divorce Conference, Phoenix, 2017
    • Alternative Careers for Engineers - University of Arizona, Fall, 2009
    • Child Support Judicial Panel – State Bar of Arizona , Phoenix, 2018
    • Family Law Trial Advocacy - Expert crossexamination - June, 2011
    • Subterranean Law – State Bar of Arizona, Arizona Family Law Institute, January, 2011
    • Alternative Careers for Engineers - University of Arizona, Fall, 2008
    • Domestic Violence: Differentiation and Parenting Plans – Arizona Association of Family and Conciliation Court, February, 2011
    • Enforcing Rule 69 Agreements - CLE By the Sea, July, 2009
    • Alternative Careers for Engineers - University of Arizona, Fall, 2010
    • Patterns of Non-Precedent – Arizona Bar Young Lawyers Division February, 2011
    • Hiding in Plain Sight – State Bar of Arizona Family Law Section Newsletter – January, 2011

    Educational Background:

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

    1225 W. Washington Street
    Tempe, AZ 85281

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    Last Updated: 1/2/2020

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