The Berkshire Law Office, PLLC is looking for a full time family law associate with 0-7 years experience. The firm handles primarily family law cases at the trial court level as well as has a significant appellate practice, including multiple cases at the Arizona Supreme Court. Keith Berkshire also recently won two cases in 2017 at the Supreme Court of the United States. The new associate would work directly for a certified specialist in family law as well as handle their own caseload. Familiarity with Title 25, the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure, Microsoft Office, and general litigation is preferred.
Please submit cover letter, resume, writing sample and references, along with requested salary range via e-mail to Keith@BerkshireLawOffice.com Check us out at www.BerkshireLawOffice.com
The firm will be moving to Tempe in January 2018 at the corner of Priest and Washington.
The ideal candidate would have 2-7 years of experience in family court, must be licensed in Arizona, and must have strong verbal and writing skills. Courtroom experience is a plus. Newer lawyers will be considered if they show a significant interest in family law.
Additional Salary Information: Salary and Bonus DOE; Health insurance and 401K matching
The Berkshire Law Office, based in Phoenix, AZ is committed to helping our clients with all areas of family law, including divorce (dissolution of marriage), high net-worth divorce, legal separation, annulment, spousal maintenance, legal decision-making (custody)/parenting time issues, property division, orders of protection and pre-nuptial agreements.
As one of only 70 certified specialists i...n the State of Arizona, and one of the 36 Fellows in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Keith Berkshire is well versed in all areas of family law, including appellate practice. Keith routinely teaches at legal education seminars on various family law issues including legal decision-making (custody) and appellate matters. He has handled divorce cases with estate values in excess of a hundred million of dollars, to cases where there was only debt to be divided; he has represented presidents of corporations and single parents with little income, as well as those in between. Keith attempts to mediate most matters so his clients have more control over their final outcome and do not spend unnecessary attorney's fees. But when an equitable settlement is not an option, Keith aggressively pursues his client's interests in court for trial or temporary issues like temporary child and spousal support, exclusive use of residences, and orders of protection. On the more complicated matters, Keith frequently utilizes experts for business valuations, legal decision-making (custody) evaluations, forensic accounting, tax implications, vocational assessments, real estate appraisals, and retirement account division. As juvenile law is many times implicated in the family law arena, Keith also represents parties in parental rights terminations, guardianships and dependency actions.
Keith has been lead attorney on over 300 family law trials and has argued successfully in front of the Court of Appeals and Arizona Supreme Court on appeals related to child support, property distribution and spousal maintenance. Keith was also appellate counsel on two cases at the Supreme Court of the United States in 2017, which reversed the Arizona Supreme Court. Keith is known by his peers to be a knowledgeable and professional attorney, while zealously advocating for his clients. Keith has also been appointed as a Judge Pro Tem through the Maricopa County Superior Courts. Keith has been constantly honored by Super Lawyers for inclusion on the 2012 and 2013 Rising Star List and the Super Lawyers list for 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Keith was also listed by Super Lawyers in 2017 as one of the Top 50 attorneys in Arizona, across all areas of law, not just family law. Keith is also rated as a "Preeminent" attorney (AV - the highest rating) by the peer review process in Martindale-Hubbell®, the oldest and most widely known peer review attorney process in America.