Jill Friedman Helfman

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A well-respected attorney and family advocate, Jill serves as co-partner-in-charge of Taft’s Cleveland office and as chair of Taft’s Domestic Relations practice. Her practice focuses on family and divorce law, particularly in high net worth cases. Jill is certified by The Ohio State Bar Association Family Law Specialty Board as a specialist in the field of Family Law in Ohio and as an arbitrator through the AAML Matrimonial Arbitration Training Institute.

With extensive experience and a confident, patient approach, Jill consistently earns the respect of her clients and peers. Her experience ranges from analysis and litigation of complex business valuation issues to property division, support and difficult custody matters. A trusted advisor to high-profile clients, Jill provides regular legal counsel to business owners, professional athletes, physicians, lawyers, and other prominent professionals.


  • J.D.

    Case Western University School of Law

  • B.A.

    University of Michigan

Awards & Accolades

  • Band 1 Honoree in Family/Matrimonial Law in the 2020 edition of Chambers High Net Worth
  • Society of Benchers by Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Northeast Ohio’s 2018 Notable Women in Law by Crain’s Cleveland Business
  • Lawyer of the Year for Family Law in Cleveland by Best Lawyers in America, 2014 & 2017
  • Listed as a Best Lawyer in Best Lawyers of America, 2014-2020
  • Ohio Super Lawyers for Family Law, 2004-Present
  • Cleveland Jewish News Difference Maker, 2015
  • Top 50 Ohio Women Lawyers by Super Lawyers, 2005-2009, 2017-2020
  • Top 25 Cleveland Women Lawyers by Super Lawyers, 2007, 2015, 2017-2020
  • Ohio State Bar Association Board Certified Family Law Specialist

Professional Memberships & Associations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Past President, Ohio Chapter
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Past Vice President, Ohio Chapter
  • Eighth District Judicial Conference, Life Member
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Society of Benchers
  • Leadership Board of University Hospitals of Cleveland Partnership For Families, Previous Chair
  • Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, Volunteer
  • Park Synagogue, Board Member
  • Leadership Cleveland Class of 2020

Counties Served

Cuyahoga, Summit, Geauga, Portage, Lorain, Lake, & Medina Counties

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  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

    200 Public Square
    Suite 3500
    Cleveland, OH 44114