Attorney Josh Kidd
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Wondering

Worthington, KY

#1 May 1, 2012
Could anyone give me any info on his practice? Is he a good lawyer? Reasonable rates?
dont do it

Boynton Beach, FL

#2 May 1, 2012
Wondering wrote:
Could anyone give me any info on his practice? Is he a good lawyer? Reasonable rates?
Find someone else. My friend used him for divorce & finally had to get another attorney to finish it.
Agree

Tishomingo, MS

#3 May 1, 2012
If it's something very very simple...maybe...MAYBE???!! he needs to be tought the profession of being an attorney. He thinks it's a business and makes a negative representation for his clients.
Frank

Richmond, KY

#4 May 1, 2012
Worst attorney in town. You're better off on your own; at least the judge and prosecutor might feel sorry for you. This moron just makes em mad - seen it myself!
Right

Worthington, KY

#5 May 1, 2012
Info i coulda used a much sooner. Thanks guys. Well, I hired him for a divorce custody dispute, and this seems to be mostly true. I kinda feel like I paid him for nothing. Now I just gotta hope that Karma really is a b...ch to get any justice. At this point I'm betting against Karma too.
Sorry

Richmond, KY

#6 May 1, 2012
Right wrote:
Info i coulda used a much sooner. Thanks guys. Well, I hired him for a divorce custody dispute, and this seems to be mostly true. I kinda feel like I paid him for nothing. Now I just gotta hope that Karma really is a b...ch to get any justice. At this point I'm betting against Karma too.
There was another thread about him with the same sentiments posted about a year ago. Not sure if it's still on here. Sorry that you got stuck with this guy and not getting what you paid for.:(
Best Advice

Richmond, KY

#7 May 1, 2012
Wondering wrote:
Could anyone give me any info on his practice? Is he a good lawyer? Reasonable rates?
AVOID! That's all I will say.
terrible

Worthington, KY

#8 May 2, 2012
he is terrible it took someone i know over a year for their divorce to go through. he had to keep coming in there to fill out the same papers over and over.
Tutti

Frankfort, KY

#9 May 2, 2012
Heard he was leaving town.
Not the brightest

Richmond, KY

#10 May 3, 2012
Tutti wrote:
Heard he was leaving town.
This might be the brightest move he could make. All previous postings are correct and his once public Facebook page bragged about how great of a criminal defense attorney he was and mocked the all the local judges and other attorneys in town (the one that I remember most was mocking a newly elected judge): "Olive Oyl's moronic blonde cousin." NOT SMART to publicly mock the judges you stand before and your collegues.(Especially when you do not even bother to show up to your OWN court dates that HE asks for making himself and his clients look terrible). Those going through a divorce, beware of this, I learned it the hard way by showing up--without my paid for attorney!

Not to mention charging clients for doing absolutely nothing (those of you curious about where your money is going, ask for an itemized statement and if the billing matches up and a copy of your file-- a relative had to do this and learned that a lot of those bills didn't exactly match up to the "work and time" that he put in.) She had to fire him, collect all the "documents he DIDN'T draft" as they were NOT in her file, but billed for, and hire a new attorney to clean up the mess he created.
Haha

Richmond, KY

#11 May 3, 2012
I remember that post!
do not understand

Louisville, KY

#12 May 3, 2012
So many Kidd stories but not much sympathy here. You are the folks that went to him in the first place without doing your homework. My bet is you were trying to save money and now you have paid for that decision.

Who in their right mind would hire a brand new attorney to handle an important case to save a few dollars. Our county has some of the most talented attorneys in central kentucky. Eubanks, Baechtold, Williams, Gilbert, Pierson, Simons, etc.

I doubt people would be so reckless in their choice of a surgeon if they had a medical issue. Why would they take the chance with a new attorney?
You are correct

Richmond, KY

#13 May 3, 2012
do not understand wrote:
So many Kidd stories but not much sympathy here. You are the folks that went to him in the first place without doing your homework. My bet is you were trying to save money and now you have paid for that decision.
Who in their right mind would hire a brand new attorney to handle an important case to save a few dollars. Our county has some of the most talented attorneys in central kentucky. Eubanks, Baechtold, Williams, Gilbert, Pierson, Simons, etc.
I doubt people would be so reckless in their choice of a surgeon if they had a medical issue. Why would they take the chance with a new attorney?
You are correct. Many of us assumed because he was an attorney (with similar fees as everyone else in town) that he was credible. And you are also right that apparently there are other attorney's more talented than others-- but when consulting attorneys and talking to friends that uncontested divorces shouldn't be that big of a deal, many of us didn't think that a practicing attorney would be so... well, lets say, "untalented." So you're right and you can rub it in our faces for choosing someone we thought knew what they were doing, but that's also why we are posting here now so others don't make the same mistake.
Not really

Richmond, KY

#14 May 3, 2012
do not understand wrote:
So many Kidd stories but not much sympathy here. You are the folks that went to him in the first place without doing your homework. My bet is you were trying to save money and now you have paid for that decision.
Who in their right mind would hire a brand new attorney to handle an important case to save a few dollars. Our county has some of the most talented attorneys in central kentucky. Eubanks, Baechtold, Williams, Gilbert, Pierson, Simons, etc.
I doubt people would be so reckless in their choice of a surgeon if they had a medical issue. Why would they take the chance with a new attorney?
Blaming the victim when the lawyer is the one not showing up to court??? I'm sorry, there is simply no excuse for that. Being new is no excuse for being flat out irresponsible and he was recommended by another lawyer in town that supposedly had trained or helped him. But you are right we are the ones stuck paying the price for it for trusting lawyers to actually do what they say they will do.
And yes, some of us do not have the money to spend on the oh so talented lawyers you mentioned and do not qualify for free assistance so does that mean we should be forced to go with someone who doesn't even show up to his own court dates? Common sense would tell you that no lawyer would be that flaky, until proven wrong. No amount of "homework" would have told us that until he up and does it and then its to late and you have to get a different lawyer. Now there is fair warning for people after it happens!
With doctors we at least have the reassurance that there is someone else there and better trained, even for the newest of surgeons (so don't compare apples to oranges). But like I said a long term lawyer referred me to him because it was suppose to be a simple case. So much for homework.
do not understand

Louisville, KY

#17 May 3, 2012
For the record, I am not trying to rub anybody's nose in anything and I am sorry for your trouble. Have you filed a malpractice suit? Kidd is insured. Have you filed a complaint with the KY Bar Association? Have you requested a refund from Kidd in lieu of a suit or bar complaint?

If you cannot answer yes to those questions, then you have not maximized your chance to "right the wrongs" you have suffered, because I doubt most people will rely on topix for advice on which attorney to choose. Good luck!
WHOA HOSS

Richmond, KY

#18 May 3, 2012
There are two sides to everything. Josh Kidd is a decent, honorable guy and a good lawyer. He doesn't deserve these comments. And, also, by the way, the ANONYMUS comments CAN be written by ANYONE (including people on the other side of a case with him).
Just moved!

United States

#19 May 3, 2012
How long dies it take to get a divorce in Ky once it's filed at the Courthouse?
really

Winchester, KY

#20 May 3, 2012
WHOA HOSS wrote:
There are two sides to everything. Josh Kidd is a decent, honorable guy and a good lawyer. He doesn't deserve these comments. And, also, by the way, the ANONYMUS comments CAN be written by ANYONE (including people on the other side of a case with him).
You really don't know much do you. He has been sanctioned on several occassions by the Madison Family Court by both Judge Walson and Judge Shepherd. Decent man? I don't know. I do know that it takes years to be a successful trial attorney. It also takes mentors and fellow attorneys to rely on for advice. Josh does not have or take advantage of either. Could he be a "good attorney"? Maybe if he takes the time to learn and not burn his bridges. Will he pay these dues? So far he has not!
someone

Irvine, KY

#21 May 3, 2012
[QUOTE who="Just moved!"]How long dies it take to get a divorce in Ky once it's filed at the Courthouse?[/QUOTE]
If it is at the Estill County Courthouse about 2 years.
Re Divorces

Richmond, KY

#22 May 3, 2012
[QUOTE who="Just moved!"]How long dies it take to get a divorce in Ky once it's filed at the Courthouse?[/QUOTE]

Depends on if it's contested or uncontested,are there kids involved (their ages/child support/visitation), are there debts (marital/non-marital property), is he or she going for maintenance/alimony, and first and foremost----- whether or not you have lived here long enough to file- If you are from PA or somewhere (since you implied you just moved here), you have to establish residency here. Too many facts and facets to consider before saying it takes {____} amount of time.

Some divorces can take as little as 6 months-- some years. I guess the point of this thread, CONSULT an attorney. With self-help you get what you pay for.

A little tip-- call the clerks at the courthouse where you intend to file and ask them who the experienced attorneys are. The clerks are very sweet ladies and can really be helpful (they cannot give legal advice) but they can tell you what attorneys are in town, how long they've practiced, etc... They can be a great resource and know what goes on- call on them.

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