Keith@BerkshireLawOffice.com

Keith Berkshire, Esq.

As one of approximately 70 certified specialists in the State of Arizona and one of 36 Fellows in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Keith Berkshire is well versed in all areas of family law, including high stakes litigation. In addition to his litigation practice, Keith has a significant appellate practice which includes 23 published Opinions at the Arizona Court of Appeals and the Arizona Supreme Court. Keith also successfully litigated the Howell case at the Supreme Court of the United States.

Keith routinely teaches other attorneys and judges at legal education seminars on various family law issues, including legal decision-making (custody) and appellate matters and regularly serves as an expert witness on variously family law issues.

Recognitions

  • 2019, 2020 Arizona Business Journal – Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona
  • 2017, 2018, 2019 Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017, 2018 and 2019 Super Lawyers Listing – Top 50 Lawyers in Arizona, in all practice areas.
  • 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Super Lawyers Listing
  • 2012, 2013 Super Lawyers Rising Star Listing
  • 2012- Present Martindale-Hubbel AV (Preeminent) Rating

Legal Affiliations and Committees

  • Fellow – American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Arizona Supreme Court Task Force on Family Court Rules – 2017
  • State Bar of Arizona, Family Law Section, Executive Committee
  • State Bar of Arizona Civil Practice and Procedure Committee 2012-2014
  • State Bar of Arizona Family Law Practice and Procedure Committee 2011-2016
  • Court Procedures Workgroup for Domestic Relations Committee of Arizona Legislature 2012

Legal Presentations and Articles

Family Law Case Update Emersion – State Bar of Arizona, Phoenix, June 2019

Top 10 Child Related Cases – State Bar of Arizona, Phoenix, January 2019

Child Support Judicial Panel – State Bar of Arizona, Phoenix, 2018

LGBT and Third Party Visitation – State Bar of Arizona, Phoenix, January 2018

Top 10 Business and Valuation Cases – AAML Southwest Divorce Conference, Phoenix, 2017

Children as Witnesses – AZAFCC, Florence Az, 2017

Current Status of Non-parent Rights – Maricopa County Bar Association – March 2017

Special Actions – Arizona Family Law Institute – January 2017

Case Law Updates – Arizona Family Law Institute – January 2017

Same Sex Cases and Competing Issues – Advanced Family Law Seminar Tucson, 2016

Special Actions – MCBA Seminar – March 2016

Non-Parent Rights CLE – Arizona Family Law Institute – January 2016

Safe Harbor/Haven Therapy – State Bar Convention  – July 2015

Legal Issues for Never Married Parents – Sedona AFCC Conference – February 2015

Trial Procedure – State Bar of Arizona, Arizona Family Law Institute, January 2015

Special Actions – State Bar of Arizona, Advanced Family Law Seminar Tucson, 2014

Child Support Deviations – State Bar of Arizona, Arizona Family Law Institute, January, 2014

Good Law that can’t be cited – State Bar of Arizona, Arizona Family Law Institute, January, 2014

Trial Objections – State Bar of Arizona Annual Convention, June 2013

Family Court Memo Decisions – State Bar of Arizona, Arizona Family Law Institute, January, 2013

Walsh v. Walsh, Seminar on Business Valuation – October 2012

Divorce 101 – Law Review CLE – May 2012

Family Law Trial Advocacy – Expert cross-examination – June 2011

Patterns of Non-Precedent – Arizona Bar Young Lawyers Division February, 2011

Subterranean Law – State Bar of Arizona, Arizona Family Law Institute, January, 2011

Hiding in Plain Sight I, II and II – State Bar of Arizona Family Law Section Newsletter – 2011/12

Enforcing Rule 69 Agreements – CLE By the Sea, July 2009.

Publications

Contributor to Thomson Reuters’ Arizona Legal Forms; Family Law, Fourth Edition (2020)