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About me

I was admitted to the Ohio Bar after graduating from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. I have two years of experience working for Court of Claims of Ohio and five years of experience in the insurance industry prior to law school. I practice in all areas of Domestic Relations and Juvenile Law.  In addition, I also serve as a court appointed guardian ad litem for minor children in custody disputes.  Although I do not discriminate in my selection of clients, a large part of my practice involves helping fathers obtain custody, shared parenting, or meaningful and substantial parenting time with their children particularly fathers who were never married to their children's mother and often face an difficult legal road.

If you have a legal issue in one of my practice areas, please do not hesitate to contact me to set up a free consultation.  



Practice areas


  1. Family: 75%
    6 years
  2. Juvenile: 25%
    6 years



Hourly ($175-200/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

15 total 

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  • Benjamin Rees Nyhan

    I highly endorse Chris as a family law attorney. I have worked with Chris on several cases. He is always responsive, professional and a strong advocate for his clients.


    Benjamin Nyhan Family Attorney
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  • Michael Alan Sheets

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Tamms has dealt with many legal issues and always provides excellent advice.


    Michael Sheets Divorce & Separation Attorney
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Contact info

Tamms Law Office LLC

5 West Main Street
Suite 300
Westerville, OH, 43081


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Columbus Top Lawyers 2015, Family LawColumbus CEO Magazine2015
Public Interest FellowOhio State University Moritz College of Law2008
Oxford ScholarMiami University2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney, OwnerTamms Law Office2010 - Present
AttorneyCourt of Claims of Ohio2007 - 2009
Research AssistantDaniel Tokaji2006 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2009 - 2016
Columbus Bar Association, Family Law CommitteeMember2009 - 2013
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Central Ohio Association of Juvenile LawyersMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio State UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Miami University of OhioPolitical Science, Minor: EconomicsB.A.2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ohio Supreme Court Introduction to Mentoring ProgramMentoring2010