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About me

My career as a Marine Corps  JAG officer includes 3 years  active duty and  12 years in the Marine Corps Reserves.  As a Marine Corps Judge Advocate on active duty, I served as Trial Counsel, Trial Defense Counsel, and Legal Assiatance Officer with the 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, CA.


In the Reserves, I served as Appellate Defense Counsel in Washington, D.C. before the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals.


My Judge Advocate training was completed at the Naval Justice School at New Port, RI.  Additional training was completed at the Army Judge Advocate General's School at the University of Virginia.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 70%
    35 years
  2. Child Custody: 20%
    35 years
  3. Juvenile: 10%
    30 years



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Contact info

Heier Law Office

175 S. Third Street
Suite 200
Columbus, OH, 43215


NYCurrently registered 201403/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America, 1993-1994, 4th EditionMarquis Who's Who1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyHeier Law Office1986 - Present
Assistant City AttorneyCity of Upper Arlington, Ohio1983 - 1985
JAGU.S. Marine Corps1980 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Ohio vs. Gabrielle MansourSentenced to only 8 years in prison for murder
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of DaytonPhilosophyMA - Masters1979
University of Dayton School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of DaytonEnglish, Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Law SeminarChild CustodyN/A
Columbus Family Law CommitteeDividing Military Retirement in DivorceN/A