Gary J. Gottfried

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Gary is certified as a Family Law Specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association. He graduated from Marietta College in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science. He then entered Capital University Law School and graduated in 1973 with a Juris Doctor degree.

Since his graduation from law school, Gary has concentrated his practice in the area of family law. Gary is a former Adjunct Professor at the Capital University Law School, where he taught family law in the Legal Assistants Program. He is currently a lecturer in the area of family law at the Ohio Judicial College and the Oho Association of Domestic Relations Magistrates.

Gary has also presented lectures in the areas of family law and trial practice on behalf of various Bar Associations throughout the State of Ohio, the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, and The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Ohio Chapter), The International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (United States Chapter), and The National Association of Legal Secretaries.

Gary is the co-author of a chapter on International Family Law in Sowald & Morgenstern 2 Volume Series on Domestic Relations Law. Gary Gottfried is admitted to practice law before all courts in the State of Ohio. In addition he is admitted to practice law before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.


  • J.D.

    Capital University Law School

  • B.A., Political Science & History

    Marietta College

Awards & Accolades

  • Ohio Super Lawyer, 2005-Present
  • Ohio's Top 100 Lawyers
  • Ohio State Bar Association Board Certified Family Law Specialist

Professional Memberships & Associations

  • The Ohio Chapter American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow & Past-President
  • International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, United States Chapter, Fellow
  • Columbus Bar Association, Member
  • Columbus Bar Association Professionalism Committee of the Family Law Section, Co-Chair
  • Ohio Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Chairman of Family Law Section

Counties Served

Franklin, Licking, & Knox Counties
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  • Gary J. Gottfried Co., LPA

    608 Office Parkway
    Suite B
    Westerville, OH 43082