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Keith Berkshire

Divorce & Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support, Family Law, Juvenile Law

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As one of approximately 70 certified specialists in 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 other attorneys and judges at legal education seminars on various family law issues including legal decision-making (custody) and appellate matters, and has served as an expert witness on various family law issues.  

Keith practices in all areas of family law, from the most basic of paternity and uncontested divorce matters, to including complex business litigation.  Keith has a significant appellate practice including 22 published Opinions at the Arizona Court of Appeals and Arizona Supreme Court.  Keith also successfully litigated the case Howell v. Howell, 137 S. Ct. 1400 (2017) at the Supreme Court of the United States.  
Position Organization Location Duration
FellowAmerican Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer2016- Present
Family Law SpecialistBerkshire Law OfficePhoenix, AZ2012–present
Family Law Department HeadRose Law GroupScottsdale, AZ2011–2012
AttorneyThe Cavanagh Law FirmPhoenix, AZ2008–2011
AttorneyThe Cavanagh Law FirmPhoenix, AZ2008–2011
Family Law Department Lead AttorneyCantor SimonPhoenix, AZ2006–2008
School Degree Major Graduation
University of Houston Law CenterJ.D. Law School2005  
University of ArizonaB.S.Mechanical Engineering1998
State / Court Date
Arizona2005
  • 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
  • 2019, 2020 Arizona Business Journal – Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona
    2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 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
  • Published Cases
    Howell v. Howell, 137 S.Ct. 1400 (2017) – Supreme Court of the United States Merrill v. Merrill, 137 S.Ct. 2136 (2017) – Supreme Court of the United States Barron v. Barron, 440 P.3d 1136 (2019) – Supreme Court of Arizona Woyton v. Ward. –P.3d—(2019 WL 5445823) (App.2019) Buckholtz v. Buckholtz, 246 Ariz. 126 (App. 2019) Berrier v. Rountree, 245 Ariz. 604 (App. 2018) Amadore v. Lifgren, 245 Ariz. 509 (App. 2018) Doty-Perez v. Doty-Perez, 245 Ariz. 229 (App. 2018) McLaughlin v. Jones, 243 Ariz. 29 (2017) – Supreme Court of Arizona Chapman v. Hopkins, 243 Ariz. 236 (App. 2017) Clark v. Kramer, 243 Ariz. 272 (App. 2017) Turner v. Steiner, 242 Ariz. 494 (App. 2017) Lundy v. Lundy, 242 Ariz. 198 (App. 2017) McLaughlin v. Jones, 240 Ariz. 560 (App. 2016) Doty-Perez v. Doty-Perez, 241 Ariz. 372 (App. 2016) Howell v. Howell, 238 Ariz. 407 (2016) - Supreme Court of Arizona Merrill v. Merrill, 238 Ariz. 467 (2016) - Supreme Court of Arizona Sheets v. Mead, 238 Ariz. 55 (App. 2015) Goodman v. Forsen, 239 Ariz. 110 (App. 2015) Volk v. Brame, 235 Ariz. 462 (App.2014) Swain v. Hicks, 235 Ariz. 209 (App. 2014) Keefer v. Keefer, 225 Ariz. 437, 239 P.3d 756 (App. 2010)

  • 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.
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