The Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Recognized for Having Advanced Skills in the Practice of Family Law

The Ohio Chapter of the AAML

Our Mission Is Simple

Encourage the study, improve the practice, elevate the standards, and advance the cause of matrimonial law to the end that the welfare of the family and society be protected.

Family lawyers play an invaluable role in the legal fabric of the U.S. legal system. From contested and uncontested divorce, to child custody, property division, adoption, and beyond, family lawyers help clients navigate their cases and pursue their best interests with care and compassion.

Members of the Ohio Chapter of the AAML are recognized for their advanced skills in the practice of family law. Our members are experienced family law attorneys, backed by a legacy of success and the respect of their peers.

We pride ourselves on our members and their work helping families navigate complex matrimonial cases with confidence. If you need help from an Ohio family lawyer, you should visit our page on “Looking for an Attorney?” to contact a matrimonial lawyer who can help you with your case.

Continuing a Legacy of Excellence

At the Ohio Chapter of the AAML, we're proud to offer various events for legal professionals, including attorneys, judges, and magistrates. From webinars to our AAML Symposium, we offer a wide range of conferences and services that help Ohio family law attorneys keep up with best practices and provide superior services to their clients.

At the Ohio Chapter of the AAML, we recognize and respect the work of family lawyers and other legal professionals in the matrimonial arena. Our organization helps these professionals continue their professional development and offer a high standard of service to clients

Meet Our Fellows Respected by the Bench & Bar as Leaders in Their Field

The Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers currently has 43 skilled Fellows. Our Fellows provide the highest quality family law services in the state and have the expertise required to help you overcome any family law matter. 

Qualifications for Membership

Review Our Admissions Standards
For a full description of our qualifications and to learn more about our admissions process, please click the button below.
If you're interested in applying to be a Fellow with the Ohio Chapter AAML, you can request an application here.
  • The applicant must be a practicing attorney who has been admitted to the bar of any state for a minimum of five to ten years depending on the percentage of their practice that is dedicated to matrimonial law. 

  • The applicant must be recognized by the bench and bar in his or her jurisdiction as an expert practitioner in the matrimonial law area.

  • Each applicant must demonstrate substantial involvement in the matrimonial field and have endeavored to encourage the study, improve the practice, elevate the standards and advance the cause of matrimonial law.

  • Each applicant must have substantial trial experience, including examination of expert witnesses and must be able to competently handle complex matrimonial law litigation as the lead counsel. Consideration shall be given to the applicant's ability to achieve settlement without the necessity of a trial.

  • The applicant must be a practicing attorney and not a sitting judge, unless the judge meets all the other standards: i.e., is in the active practice of law while being a sitting judge, and has had substantial involvement in the matrimonial law field, as defined in qualifications 3 and 4. 

  • Ohio has family law certification, the applicant must be certified by the OSBA as a Specialist in Family Relations law prior to the applicant's admission as a Fellow.

  • The applicant must be recognized by the bench and bar in his or her jurisdiction as a lawyer who practices with honesty, integrity, and professionalism. Prior incidents of professional discipline shall be considered.

  • Each applicant must aspire to the Bounds of Advocacy as promulgated by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the applicant's state's rules of professional conductor equivalent ethical standards and must be currently in good standing with the disciplinary body that governs them.

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