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Since acting as staff attorney for The Honorable Kim A. Browne in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division and Juvenile Branch, for four years, I have enjoyed working in private practice for the past 4years.  The knowledge that I gained as staff attorney for Judge Browne has allowed me to effectively represent my clients in all of their family law-related matters.  In addition to practicing law, I enjoy cooking, skiing and traveling.  I also enjoy being an active member in the Irish-American community of Central Ohio. 


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 40%
    12 years
  2. Child Custody: 40%
    12 years
  3. Family: 10%
    12 years
  4. Child Support: 5%
    12 years
  5. Domestic Violence: 5%
    12 years



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  • Leslie Ann Albeit

    Melissa is extremely competent, compassionate, knowledgeable and experienced. I trust her to handle any case that she takes on with the utmost professionalism. She looks for solutions, while not shying away from taking cases to trial. I highly endorse this lawyer.


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  • Curt Perri Bogen

    I endorse this lawyer. Melissa expends great time and effort in giving her advice to her clients, and is well versed in the law. Her answers and work speak for themselves. She is a learned colleague, and knows how to get great results for her clients. I believe that she will get you the results you seek.


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Contact info

The Law Office of Melissa Moriarty Gast, LLC

48 W. Whittier
Columbus, OH, 43206


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Law Office of Melissa Moriarty Gast, LLC2015 - Present
PartnerMoriarty & Gast, LLC2011 - 2014
Associate AttorneyThe Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc.2007 - 2011
Staff AttorneyFranklin County Court of Common Pleas, Division of Domestic Relations and Juvenile Branch2003 - 2007
Law ClerkMaguire & Schneider, L.L.P.2001 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Women Lawyers of Franklin CountyMember2009 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital University Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor2003