Practice Areas


Civil litigation runs the gamut from basic marriage dissolution to disputes over contracts of all types, real property, and even complex multi-party commercial litigation.  Litigation attorneys help their clients resolve disputes. If disputes are not settled by negotiation, they will be concluded either by court litigation or by an alternative form of dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, both of which are potentially more expeditious, less costly and out of public view.

Real Estate:

The practice area of real estate and property law deals with a variety of related issues in both commercial and residential settings.  Issues may include: reading abstracts and rendering title opinions; determining and resolving rights and interests in real estate and real property; sales, purchases and other transfers of real estate and real property; legal aspects of rental property and landlord issues; tenants', renters' and homeowners' rights; title to real property; settlement of claims against property rights; property development; zoning and land use; related agriculture issues; home loans and foreclosures; and various other relevant topics.

Family Law:

The family law lawyers at Ackley, Kopecky & Kingery, LLP handle a variety of issues including divorce, custody, child support, prenuptial agreements, guardianship, and adoptions. In additional to traditional legal skills, family law often requires attorneys to be very comfortable with negotiation and counseling.

Business Formation:

Our attorneys handle the formation, governance, dissolution, and all other legal aspects of the administration of corporations and other types of business entities (corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, etc.). Whether you need a single member LLC or would like to incorporate your business with other investors or partners, Ackley, Kopecky & Kingery, LLP can assist you.  Other duties of business law attorneys include mergers, acquisitions, internal reorganization, disputes between corporations and individuals concerning liability, and compliance with state and federal law, as well as international accords.  Our attorneys can also assist you in the purchase or sale of a business.


Tax law deals with the laws and regulations that govern the tax process. Tax law affects nearly any activity that has economic consequences.  Depending on the practice, a tax attorney will often be involved in analyzing, creating, and implementing complex transactions from the tax perspective, counseling clients on the tax results of specific transactions, monitoring new and pending tax legislation and explaining their consequences to clients, and litigating the tax treatment of controversial tax positions.   Our attorneys also handle the preparation and filing of individual state and federal income tax returns.

Estate Planning and Probate:

The estate lawyer's role is to help a client arrange his or her financial affairs so that, upon the client's death, the client's assets are distributed exactly as he or she wishes and the tax consequences of distributing that property are minimized. The law of estates and trusts governs the use of certain types of instruments, such as wills, living trusts, or charitable trusts, to provide for an orderly distribution of the assets and payment of any debts or liabilities of the estate. Lawyers at Ackley, Kopecky & Kingery, LLP who work in estate planning and probate work closely with their clients, often over a period of many years, and tend to become close to their clients. Because of this relationship, the lawyer often knows a great deal about their clients' financial matters and family relationships. The estate lawyer often becomes a true family counselor, helping the client work through both financial and personal issues.

Personal Injury:

Personal injury law deals with intentional or unintentional wrongdoing that affects individuals physically or psychologically. Practitioners in the field are well-versed in torts law and may work on cases involving medical malpractice, accidental collisions, product liability, wrongful death, or workplace injury. Many cases are settled out of court in this field of legal practice.