Keith A. Berkshire

Keith A. Berkshire

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Tempe, AZ

Berkshire Law Office, PLLC
 | 1225 W. Washington Street, Suite 307
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: 480-550-7000
Fax: 480-550-7017
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
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.

Certificates and Credentials

About Keith Berkshire

Admitted: 2005, Arizona

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

Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Judge Pro Tem, Maricopa County Superior Court
  • Member, Maricopa County Bar Association
  • 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
  • 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:

Representative Clients:

  • Alternative Careers for Engineers - University of Arizona, Fall, 2009
  • 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
Office Location for Keith A. Berkshire

1225 W. Washington Street
Suite 307
Tempe, AZ 85281

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Last Updated: 1/4/2019

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