The Family Law Leader

Client Testimonials

Here's what clients have to say about working with Attorney Tom Kates:

Tom has been a trusted colleague for years. I personally have been helped by his prompt and thorough responses to thorny legal issues that I have encountered in my professional role and personal life. I have referred dozens of clients to him specifically for help in the area of family law and estate planning. It has been my experience that Tom treats every client and case as if it were his own. He is a sympathetic, honest, and professional man who comprehensively knows the legal system, and has nearly a quarter century of practical hands on experience. I trust him so much that I have and continue to refer my own family and friends to him when needed. You will not be given poor advice from Mr. Kates. He raises the bar in the profession of practicing law by his integrity, character, and kindness.

– Matt, ethics and professional responsibility Client 2014.

Finding myself in a situation requiring legal counsel, I had only one criteria in selecting an attorney...integrity. And my referral inquiries led me to Thomas C Kates. Tom is an exceptional attorney who helped me navigate my way through a very difficult and emotionally charged circumstance. Tom was very knowledgeable of the legal system, intentional in his approach, yet attentive to my requests and directive. Tom articulated well in the courtroom, and his presentation and timing were impeccable.

A class act in a hostile environment. Thomas C Kates was more than just an "advocate" for his client, he is an attorney with integrity.

– Ted, a divorce client, 2014

Thomas: Thank you for helping me get through a very difficult time. My life is very peaceful now. You are the greatest!

– Barbara, divorce client 2013

Tom has been our family attorney for over 25 years. He handled a significant personal injury claim for us and obtained a favorable out of court settlement. He has been our trusted advisor on matters involving a family trust, estate planning and family law issues. He has a wealth of knowledge in litigation and family law. He is trustworthy, and his fees are fair and reasonable. I highly recommend him.

– Richard, a litigation client 1989-2016

I used Mr. Kates for my divorce to help me understand the legal documents I was receiving from my ex. He explained when I had questions and made sure I understood. He promised not to do anything I was not comfortable with and told me anytime I was not happy with his services I could fire him. He also made sure my ex knew he was looking out for my interest and not his because I was his client. I highly recommend him.

– Norma, Divorce Client 2013

Thomas is helpful and honest. He helped me through a divorce which can always be uncomfortable for a client. His demeanor, ability to be calm and non aggressive attitude was a real plus for me. I don't believe that he ever muttered an inflammatory comment or made any derogatory statements throughout the whole thing.

– Andy, a divorce client, 2013

Thanks for being so good at what you do...I appreciate it and so does my son.

– Ron, a divorce client, 2016

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