Caycee K.

Mary Beth Kur is who you want fighting in your corner! Professional, honest and determined to give you the best outcome. I have no doubts that our family's life would have been very dark, if we would not have been blessed with Mary Beth's representation. Her and her team went above and beyond to keep in great contact, answer any of our questions and ultimately lead us down a path that we didn't even think was possible to save our family.
Tracy Haven

I hired Mary Beth Kur as a non respondent mother in a CPS case. As I am not a very outgoing person, and during the stress of this case was not a very well collected person, she spoke up to make my wishes known and ultimately helped my family get the results we all wanted. She is professional and to the point, communicative, and personally supportive of her clients.

MBK is and has been, the BEST attorney I have both seen and used in court. She is thorough, attentive, knows her laws and facts and has the confidence to pursue what is just for her clients. I hired MBK as an attorney when one of my children needed help with some legal issues. At times I have been frustrated and upset at the course of the process and various issues that arose (not with MBK services) every time I have been told don’t worry. I’ve got this. Let me do my thing….. and every time she was right. SHE HAD THIS! I can honestly say that it has been a relief having Mary Beth as counsel. She goes above and beyond and it is nice to be able to breathe knowing you have an EXPERT in your corner who takes no NONSENSE and gets the job done. I could not recommend MBK enough and have and will continue to rave about her to anyone who needs counsel for any legal issue.
MMW – Petoskey, 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. I would wholeheartedly recommend Mary Beth; the experience we had has restored my faith in a system where “justice for all” seemed to be an illusion.
Hannah Bradley

I hired Mary Beth for a custody case. She was so professional & really knocked it out of the park. I was so nervous for court, but she made me feel calm & confident. She knew exactly what to ask, how to word it, and all the facts. The turn out of the case was better than I could have even imagined. Highly recommend her!!
C.L. – Harbor Springs, 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. We needed a lawyer we could trust to take this case to court that not only knew the courts in Charlevoix County, Michigan, but who could also keep up and see through one of the most dysfunctional family situations that the court had ever seen. Mary Beth took our case and I don’t know what would have happened if she hadn’t. She’s the best lawyer in Northern Michigan. We ended up having to go to trial and Mary Beth was amazing. She was prepared and took no prisoners. There were so many people involved and the stakes were very high. She caught people in their lies and uncovered the truth. She helped the jury follow a very complicated timeline and the people involved. She also impressed the jury. It’s important to have a lawyer that they can like and it’s hard not to like her. She is a real spit fire. I can’t say enough about her and what she stands for. Don’t think about it. Hire Mary Beth Kur. Sincerely,
Tony Matthews

I keep her number in my pocket, she has helped me before and I’ve known her for Years. She is a professional.

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.
SAH, Charlevoix, Michigan

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!
Steve H. – West Bloomfield

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. We were luckily referred to Mary Beth Kur. Her ability with the legal system, sorting relevant facts, and extending openness with my son allowed for a successful strategy which ultimately reduced my son?s burden notably. I appreciated the e-mail service with Mary Beth and her support team which allowed us to keep informed on the developments and documentation. I would recommend Mary Beth Kur to anyone !
Michele Volkening, Petoskey, 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!
Charles Redman – San Diego, California

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!
Patricia L. Shaffer, Harbor Springs, Michigan

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.
Sean Bradley – Charlevoix, Michigan

Best Attorney in Northern Michigan and very reliable!
Josiah Shattuck

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!
T.W. Petoskey

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.

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.
J. D. S.

WHEN TROUBLE CAME KNOCKING On May 14, 2007, trouble came a knockin’ in my direction and I found myself sitting in the Charlevoix County Jail. Had to call a few friends to make the bail and ask around about getting a good criminal defense attorney. All seemed to agree and I soon retained Mary Beth Kur to defend me against a trumped-up charge from an irate ex-girl friend. Everyone said she’s a real “tiger”, if she accepts your case you’ll be getting one of the best. My case went all the way through a jury trial. Mary Beth guided me all the way, and gave great support when I felt beaten down. And best of all, the jury said “not guilty”. Mary Beth is not just another “hard charger”, she does her home work and comes in well prepared. Thanks Mary Beth ! !
Daniel Boonie

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.
Roger Clute

Dear Mary Beth, Thank you for a job well done. I truly believe I was most fortunate to meet then hire you to represent me. Thank you for caring enough to put in exhaustive hours and extreme effort into my case. I think you saw right away the potential of my whole life being destroyed by another’s whim. You conducted this case as if I were part of your family. I will never forget. Your strength, advice and support were impressive. You were spot on and could see things in dimensions that were most critical. Again, my sincerest thanks for everything. I will strongly recommend you and your law firm. 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

Dear Mary Beth & Kathy, I wanted to express my sincere gratitude for the support and kindness you both showed me over the last couple months. It was a very stressful & emotional time, and I am so thankful to have had such caring & intelligent women help me through it. Your understanding & experience coupled with your ambition & efficiency truly make you a wonderful team. Thank you for everything!
SPC Flynn, Kevin Medic US Army

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.
John E. McLean Jr. USCG (Retired)

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. She went above and beyond the courtroom. She kept me updated on any changes or progress in my case and was always available if I had any questions or concerns. I always felt secure and confident, knowing she would do her best for me. I believe her extensive knowledge of the law and her professionalism were the key components to the success of my case. It is truly an honor to be able to recommend Mary Beth Kur.
Florencio A. Beltran

Dear Mary Beth Kur, 11/29/2006 This letter is to let you know how thankful I am that in light of the current political situation in our country concerning civil rights (and the erosion thereof), you agreed to represent me on my case that involved what seemed to me a clear violation of my 4th Amendment rights. You did an outstanding job of proving my case in court and sent a clear message to law enforcement that it is NOT OK to violate the 4th Amendment. The fact that you believed in me and my case helped me get through a very stressful time. Because of this I will forever be grateful to you and will recommend you highly to anyone in need of the services of an Attorney. Respectfully

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.
Florencio A. Beltran

Dear Mary Beth Kur, 11/29/2006 This letter is to let you know how thankful I am that in light of the current political situation in our country concerning civil rights (and the erosion thereof), you agreed to represent me on my case that involved what seemed to me a clear violation of my 4th Amendment rights. You did an outstanding job of proving my case in court and sent a clear message to law enforcement that it is NOT OK to violate the 4th Amendment. The fact that you believed in me and my case helped me get through a very stressful time. Because of this I will forever be grateful to you and will recommend you highly to anyone in need of the services of an Attorney. Respectfully,
Client wishes to remain anonymous to protect personal privacy, but is willing to give a reference on a one on one basis, upon request

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.
Mary P., Boyne City

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. Her enthusiastic command of my case and constant flow of information and encouragement was the perfect antidote to my flagging resolve. Many professionals “hide” behind their staff but Mary Beth made herself readily available to speak to me. She kept the faith when I wavered, and stood by my side through some of the most difficult moments of my life. Mary Beth is largely responsible for making some room in my life for serenity. I absolutely recommend Mary Beth Kur to anyone in need of an experienced, committed and victory-driven attorney.
Mary and Billy Dietz

Mary Beth and Kathy, I want to say thanks for all your help and support as we navigated through our situation. You were always cheerful, positive and had all the answers or the suspected reply of the prosecuting attorney. You two helped us get through this with minimal worry about the outcome…which we were pleased with. I am glad we found you to represent us. Thanks.
Kari Riegel of St. Ignace

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!
20 Year old female from Boyne City, MI

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!!
Mary Harter

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!
A.K. Smith

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. Respectfully,
Client wishes to remain anonymous for privacy reasons.

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. Thank you Mary Beth for giving me my life back. I am on a much better path now, thanks to your dedication and winning my case. You are a rock star! It feels good to not be stuck up against a wall anymore.
Bruce Reid

Mary Beth, I just wanted to let you know how happy I am with the way you handled my case in court yesterday. You were very professional and you were able to bring up several points and important questions that had to be asked and answered. I will recommend you to my friends and family. Thanks again
Todd D. Richards, Boyne City, 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. Sincerely

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