June 20, 2020
I would like to take a moment and express a sincere appreciation for a job well done. The criminal justice system can be very overwhelming and confusing if you are unfamiliar with the intricacies of the judicial process. With that said if you find yourself on the other side of the law a majority of the time it’s because you made a poor choice and one must accept responsibility for their action – but what I submit to you is a fair and equitable outcome and that is what Mary Beth delivered. The job of the State is to prosecute even add charges as filed and if you don’t have representation, you will most defiantly receive the full wrath of the State. Mary Beth will navigate through the case with your best interest at hand fighting for the most desirable outcome and that is exactly what she did. Mary Beth and her staff were very attentive to our concerns – answering questions and keeping us informed from the beginning to the end – never missing a beat – it would be an “In Justice” not to retain Mary Beth for your legal assistance.
January 21, 2020
Mary Beth Kur represented me in a very difficult and drawn out divorce. She is professional and compassionate. She has many years of experience and is especially skilled in the courtroom setting! I would highly recommend her!
SAH, Charlevoix, Michigan
If you want a bull dog in your corner, this is who you hire. Top of the line and no BS. She’s phenomenal!
Michele Volkening, Petoskey, Michigan
September 3, 2019
Integrity, Professionalism, Honesty-that describes Mary Beth Kur. Recently my daughter had a legal issue in Petoskey and Mary Beth handled the issue very quickly. I live in San Diego, California so everything was handled over the phone. Mary Beth knows what she’s doing. She calls you back and keeps you in the loop. I cannot say enough good things about her and I highly recommend her for any legal needs. Thanks Again Mary Beth!
Charles Redman – San Diego, California
Best Attorney in Northern Michigan and very reliable!
Sean Bradley – Charlevoix, Michigan
I was 100% satisfied with my experience with Mary Beth Kur. She helped me with all of my questions, and went above and beyond to help me in any way that she could. I would highly recommend her if you need an attorney around the Petoskey/Charlevoix area!
March 4, 2018
Mary Beth’s experience and professionalism are unmatched. Her knowledge of the law and ability to communicate that knowledge and it’s application to her clients set her apart. She is without a doubt one of the most sought after and skilled lawyers in Northern Michigan. I am grateful to have found her and had her represent me. I trust her completely and endorse her services wholeheartedly and without hesitation.
Client wishes to remain anonymous for privacy reasons.
November 13, 2017
Mary Beth and Kathy both did a great job working on my case. Their replies to my questions and concerns were always prompt and professional, even outside of regular business hours. As nerve-wracking as having the law pursue you is, Mary Beth and Kathy made every effort to alleviate my concerns and reassure me that we would arrive at a positive or much less severe outcome. Their confidence and reassutances were right on the money, as Mary Beth was able to get my case dismissed. I hope to never need an attorney’s services again for this type of situation, but if I do Mary Beth and Kathy are at the top of a very short list.
November 1, 2017
Mary Beth and Kathy are two individuals that I wish the world had more of. I was treated with a sense of importance that made me feel as though I had someone in my corner. From the ground up, this dynamic duo worked diligently to get me the best prospective outcome – one that I couldn’t even begin to hope for. I could throw out adjectives all day on how to describe these two; cunning, thorough, professional, compassionate, etc. I would highly recommend this law team to anyone who has made a mistake in their life and wishes to make the most of a bad situation. These two will get you on the road to putting the past behind you and moving on.
February 23, 2016
After being denied parenting time, I began searching for an attorney to represent me. Not an easy task as I live in Pennsylvania but my son lives in Michigan. I came across Mary Beth’s website and was impressed by both her qualifications and reviews. Through phone calls and emails,the distance didn’t seem to have any negative effect, as she communicated often. After making the 12 hour drive to review my case in person with her, my stress was relieved knowing Mary Beth was the correct choice. In court she was professional and knowledgeable. Not only did I get a favorable result, but Mary Beth followed up immediately to make sure I got to see my son that same day. I am so glad I decided to go with Mary Beth and Kathy. They make a great team.
Daniel Boonie – Pennsylvania
March 11, 2015
Dear Mary Beth,
I would also like to give Kathy Way a big thank you for her patience and help with the countless phone calls I made throughout the past several months.
Client wishes to remain anonymous for privacy reasons.
November 4, 2013
I am very grateful for all the help I received from Mary Beth and her team. I am currently serving in the United States Army and when I came home to see my family for vacation I found myself in a bad situation with the law. I was referred to Mary Beth from a friend and could not be happier with the services she provided me. I had to go back to my duty station in Louisiana and had to deal with everything over the phone or thru e-mail. I thought this was going to be stressful and cause lots of problems. It was not, it was as stress free as dealing with the legal system could be. I received e-mails and updates every step of the way and never had any problems getting a hold of someone when I had a question. I wish the military ran as smoot as she made this for me. Thank you for all your help and support.
SPC Flynn, Kevin
August 31, 2012
I was charged with hitting 3 vehicles, leaving the scene of an accident and reckless driving, I lost my license, didn’t show up for court, and went to jail in another state — None of that mattered. Mary Beth Kur got all my charges dropped, my bond refunded to me (even though it had been revoked by the court…) And I got my license back ! She works hard to win your case. This is the lawyer you want.
October 5, 2011
Six months ago, my daughter found herself in trouble with the law. As a father, living in a different country, the entire ordeal was my worst nightmare confirmed! She had no family there, no stable living arrangement and no health and dental care. I contacted Mary Beth on a Saturday and much to my surprise and relief, she replied within an hour and laid out my options. By the following Monday morning, she had a strategy in place and proceeded to follow through. The process took six months (that’s just how the legal system works) and although I fretted and worried the entire time, I believe it would have been much worse had I not had Mary Beth providing me with comforting thoughts and her professional insights.
G. A. – Ontario, Canada
February 2, 2011
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Mary and Billy Dietz
December 20, 2010
After working with Mary Beth Kur and her team I would highly recommend her services to everyone, especially young adults like myself who are very unfamiliar with the law! She was very persistent and understanding. Mary Beth was able to arrange appointments around my schedule as well as hers and her assistant Kathy was a great help as well! Kathy would answer any questions I had and if she didn’t know the answer she was on the phone with Mary Beth immediately. I appreciate what Mary Beth and her team have done and I am so grateful that she won my case so I can move on with my future plans without the burden of an Operating While Intoxicated hanging over my head. Thank you Mary Beth and team members for all you have done!!
20 Year old female from Boyne City, MI
July 21, 2010
I would like to share my experience that I have had with the law firm of Mary Beth Kur, PLLC. As we all know, the interaction that a person experiences while involved with the judicial system can at times be very nerve racking and scary. Especially when you may be un-educated about the laws, sentencing guidelines and standard court procedures. With all that said, I can confidently state through my own experience that the Kur law firm was able to ease some of those overwhelming emotions by representing me with a knowledgable and aggressive courtroom presence. They also maintained a clear line of communication with me in regards to possible outcomes and or options available to the judge at sentencing. I feel that the Kur law firm can be distinguished as one of the best firms around in light of Mary Beth’s courtroom experience and her assistant Kathy’s attentive legal work. Coupled together, they make for a hard working, straight shooting, supportive law firm willing to assist clients in every way possible to help get you the best possible outcome for your particular case. Thus, I would highly recommend the Kur law firm to any of my close associates. It is a fact that the court system can often change a persons life dramatically and there is no room for error when choosing an attorney. You need the right attorney to represent you and your FUTURE! I was very pleased with Mary Beth and Kathy’s legal efforts.
April 22, 2010
Mary Beth and her assistant stuck with my case for almost two years of a roller coaster ride. I was stuck up against a wall and was told allot of lies by my ex-husband. He had me living in constant fear. Mary Beth was able to discern through the scary threats and lies and helped me when no one else could. Mary Beth and her assistant Kathy were there for me through my divorce and custody proceedings. I was able to talk to Mary Beth & Kathy better then any of the other attorneys that could not help me. They really listened and got to work right away. The difference is that Mary Beth cares and she put her heart into the case. I highly recommend her because she retains information very well and cuts to the chase. She has a brilliant mind that I admire. She is determined, passionate, persistent, and presents information in a clear,concise and focused way. She did not give up when things appeared to be impossible. I am very thankful and grateful and pleased with the results of Mary Beth’s work.
Client wishes to remain anonymous for privacy reasons.
March 29, 2010
Well let me put it this way. The next time you wake up on your birthday, and by the end of the day you’ve been been charged with domestic violence, given divorce papers and had a P.P.O. slapped on you, call Mary Beth. that is what happened to me.
M.E. – Petoskey, Michigan
October 24, 2009
I had charges of Identity Theft, Computer Crimes, Financial Transaction Fraud plus a Fugitive from Justice charge. I met Mary Beth Kur after being extradicted from my home, family and life in South Carolina. I traveled with an extradition team in in-humane conditions to Michigan from South Carolina for 5 days. I did not know anyone in Petoskey, Michigan. I arrived at the Emmet County jail on a Sunday evening exhausted and confused. My family had made arrangements with an attorney we did not know (Mary Beth) except my attorney in South Carolina had her found her through a small amount of research on the internet and liked her credentials. On Monday morning I met with Mary Beth Kur. Confused, I told her a short side of my issues. She looked at me and asked if I had any questions about her credentials. I immediately answered, “no.” While I was speaking to Mary Beth, she listened to what I had to say. I felt validated on my situation. I had no reservation about hiring her as my attorney. Even though I was from South Carolina, she had no issue dealing with me nor my family. Mary Beth was very honest with me. I never had to guess what the process of my case was going to be and how the Michigan court system worked.
Kelly Pruitt Stone
I had my children taken away from me for almost two years after being a full time mother to them for the majority of their lives. This all stemmed from false accusations made by my ex-boyfriend, which caused me, newly pregnant, to be charged with felonious assault. Although I was able to have the charges brought down to domestic violence and they were later dismissed, I continued to live without my 3 beautiful daughters for 1 1/2 years, enjoying only a few hours of supervised visitation with them every week. The lawyer I had at the time was devastatingly incompetent. Most of the time I felt hopeless, helpless and entirely alone. When I gave birth to my son, I explained my situation to social services and was blessed with a referral from Jay Higgins to Mary Beth Kur. Things finally started to move forward. In fact, as soon as Mary Beth took on my case, I was able to have the supervision lifted and parenting time expanded. Mary Beth was very aggressive in getting my case resolved. She and her legal secretary were compassionate and understanding. They were accessible to me when I needed them. She was awesome in court and finally I knew that someone was really working on my side. After having everything I had to live for taken away for such a long time, I now have full custody of my children again. I cannot express how very grateful I am to have had Mary Beth Kur as my attorney. I highly recommend her. Without her passionate representation there is a good chance that I would still be without my children to this day.
K.A.D. of Petoskey, Michigan
Having retained attorneys in my past and having many free consultations I finally found an attorney that actually knows the justice system, in and out, that has also been a former Prosecutor for Genesee County and Charlevoix County and that actually cares what goes on with people’s lives and will go all out to take the time to consider all sides and be courteous to my situations…to defend me with what is right and have the justice system grant what I wanted. That is a blessing to me and my family. I would wholeheartedly recommend Mary Beth Kur and her law office staff to anyone looking for excellent legal services.
Todd D. Richards, Boyne City, Michigan
From the second Kathy greeted my son and me at Mary Beth’s office until the day of his sentencing, we never once felt like we were “bad’ people nor was he made to feel that he was a criminal…(the myth that one is “innocent until proven guilty” does not hold true in this town). We were treated with respect, great compassion and were given very honest and straight forward communication. We were very pleased with the outcome and with how quickly things were settled.
MMW – Petoskey, Michigan
My brother and I found ourselves in a very tricky family situation where our much younger sister was at risk of serious harm in our mother’s house. We exhausted every option trying to solve the problem ourselves and then through the Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS). DHS ignored us at every turn. It was one of those cases where a child just falls through the cracks and you feel like the world has conspired against you.
C.L. – Harbor Springs, Michigan
September 30, 2007
After my college student son was arrested and booked on charges of Operating While Intoxicated and Presenting False I.D., I really thought his very existence was threatened along with a significant financial strain for the family. We were from suburban Detroit and did not know how to proceed.
Steve H. – West Bloomfield
August 28, 2007
Mary Beth Kur took me through my divorce with a high degree of integrity and compassion and for that I am grateful. She is down to earth and straightforward in her speech and her delivery gave me an in depth understanding of the law. I found her by chance. I hope you will contact her in light of this recommendation. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone seeking a divorce.
Patricia L. Shaffer, Harbor Springs, Michigan
In May of this year, I made a poor decision and found myself on the receiving end of our justice system; yeah, I spent some time in jail. I made a mistake and knew I would need to deal with the consequences; additional jail time, fines, fees, etc. This occurred in Charlevoix County, over 200 miles from home. Needless to say, I needed assistance from someone who was familiar with the process and had contacts in the immediate area. After making a few calls, I quickly decided Mary Beth was right for me. My request to Mary Beth was to move quickly through the process and negotiate to lesson the severity of any penalties. Working closely with the Prosecutor, she presented my case to my benefit. In addition to minimizing the number of times I was required to be present in Charlevoix County, Mary Beth was instrumental in helping me obtain a transfer closer to my home/work location. This transfer enabled me to take advantage of work release, granted by the court. I was a candidate for significant jail time and probation that may have led to loss of employment, not to mention impact to personal assets. Mary Beth was effective in ensuring that I was given a fair outcome. Total time to get this handled was less than seven weeks. Mary Beth works fast, effective and gets results. I owe gratitude to Mary Beth for her professionalism, her understanding and personable approach. Mary Beth is patient, knowledgeable, influential, and most importantly, works hard for her client(s). Spend some time looking at her website or other advertisements she maintains; there is no fluff here. Better yet, make the call. Mary Beth (and her office team) has a top shelf game. Mary Beth Kur made a difference for me and she’ll do the same for you.
…from Grand Blanc, Michigan
July 26, 2007
WHEN TROUBLE CAME KNOCKING
J. D. S.
Recently I was on a road trip with a friend. After a couple weeks of driving we found ourselves far from home and facing some trouble. We were unfamiliar with the laws of the area and their consequences and it felt like home was farther and farther away. The police were not much help as they would not give me direct answers and seemed to foster false hopes that were repeatedly crushed. Mary Beth was the first person I talked to that was completely up front with me about what I was facing, and she somehow was able to soothe my nerves at the same time. Her knowledge of the laws and her familiarity with the system created possibilities where I had seen none. Mary Beth was able to get me a great deal that had me safe at home before I could even really register what had happened. Every time I think about it I can’t believe that I am actually home and done with it. I owe it all to Mary Beth and send her endless gratitude. I would definately recommend her services, as I know I would not be here at home were it not for her.The experience of being in jail and of facing charges for the first time was horrible. Mary Beth’s capability in the situation, and equally important, her friendliness helped me through the intense time.
In January of 2005 I obtained the services of Mary Beth Kur to represent me in my divorce case. The most important thing was that my children remained with me; being a male made this a challenge. Mary Beth listened to my concerns and because of her experience and attention to detail I was able to keep custody of my children.
John E. McLean Jr.
Dear Mary Beth Kur, 11/29/2006
Florencio A. Beltran
I feel honored and privileged to have Mary Beth Kur as my attorney. She represented me in my divorce case. She is honest, fair and ethical. I was always kept informed of what I needed to do in preparation for the court dates. In the courtroom, her knowledge, professionalism, but above all else, her integrity was very comforting at such a stressful time in my life. It is a pleasure to have been asked to recommend Mary Beth. I would never hesitate to engage her services if needed in the future.
Client wishes to remain anonymous to protect personal privacy, but is willing to give a reference on a one on one basis, upon request.
When it comes to fighting for someone or something that means the world to you, it’s so important to have a fiercely competent advocate by your side. Mary Beth Kur has been my advocate. The depth of Mary Beth’s knowledge of the law, experience as an attorney, and acumen in connection with the technical issues presented in my Divorce was invaluable to my case.
Mary P., Boyne City
I hired Mary Beth to represent me in my Divorce case just recently (late 2006) and I was so happy that I did! She not only knew the law, but she was also sensitive to my case and involved and truly cared. She knew that keeping custody of my children was the most important thing to me and we got exactly that result! She was available to talk when I needed her and her staff is exceptional as well to deal with. I could not have chosen a better attorney! I would recommend her to anyone out there seeking a great lawyer that gets the job done with integrity and professionalism and sensitivity to each case. My family and I felt completely comfortable with all her decisions and steps to take and she was very informative and prepared. Thank you so much Mary Beth!
Kari Riegel of St. Ignace
I was served with a law suit by my mother early in 2006. I had never been involved in a law suit before, and I had no idea what to do. I tried doing things on my own in the beginning, but I was in over my head. I consulted a few attorneys, and was not impressed by their lack of aggression in getting this completely frivolous suit thrown out. It was suggested to me that I contact Mary Beth Kur, and it was the best decision I could have made. Ms. Kur was compassionate, pursued this case vigorously, and the outcome was in my favor. This was one of the worst things that I have ever been faced with, but there is no one else that I would rather have had in my corner. Thank you Mary Beth!
I retained the services of Mary Beth in January of 06 to represent me in my divorce case. In my opinion it was the right decision. I needed someone who would represent me not as just another case but would give me the attention as if I were her only case. She has always kept me informed of the situation, and has been available to answer my questions. If knowledgeable, compassionate and professional are what you seek in an attorney then I would recommend Mary Beth Kur. She will stand by you, and get results.