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Ronald Roman Petroff

Ronald Roman Petroff

Practice areas:

Family, Business

About Me

Ronald R. Petroff was born in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated high school from the University School in Hunting Valley, Ohio. He attended Vanderbilt University as an undergraduate where he earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science and American History. He graduated cum laude and was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. Mr. Petroff then attended The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law where he earned a certificate in Alternate Dispute Resolution and was a member of the National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Team. Mr. Petroff also was a member of the National Trial Competition Team. Mr. Petroff also earned a CALI Excellence for the Future Award for his perfect score in the class, Criminal Law in the Boardroom.

Prior to law school, Mr. Petroff worked for the law firm of Thompson Hine as a litigation assistant. It was through this experience where he developed a passion for law. During law school, Mr. Petroff was a summer associate in the Columbus office of the law firm Buckley King. He also clerked for the Honorable Kathleen M. O'Malley in Federal Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division.

Mr. Petroff is a member of the American Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association, and the Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Petroff is also a member of the Anti-Defamation League and the Columbus Jewish Federation. In 2009, Mr. Petroff was appointed as Editor In Chief of "The Communicator", a legal periodical for trial lawyers circulated by the Central Ohio Association for Justice where he also services as Chairperson for the Domestic Relations Committee. In 2009, Mr. Petroff was selected as a board member for the Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Columbus, Ohio, an organization which is committed to settling divorces with dignity, and family dispute resolution by reasoned negotiation. Mr. Petroff limits his practice to Family Law and real estate.



Languages Spoken: Russian

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Family: 90%
  2. Business: 10%



Hourly ($112-250/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Dennis Ernest Horvath III

    I endorse this lawyer. Ron is an excellent attorney. He is always prepared, professional and advocates zealously for his client.


    Dennis Horvath Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • David Keith Stein

    I endorse this lawyer. Ron has assertive skill. A great advocate.


    David Stein Financial Markets and Services Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Petroff Law Offices, LLC

140 East Town Street
Suite 1070
Columbus, OH, 43215




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2016
Lead Counsel RatedThomson Reuters2015
Top 10 Attorneys Under 40National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2015
Nation's Top Attorneys 1%The National Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Excellence in Family LawUS Trade & Commerce Institute2014
Top 10 Under 40American Institute of Family Law Attorneys2014
Premium RatedLawyer.com2014
Top 10 Attorneys Under 40National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2014
Lead Counsel RatedThomson Reuters2013
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2013
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2012
Moritz AmbassadorThe Ohio State University Moritz College of Law2006
Certificate in Alternative Dispute ResolutionThe Ohio State University Moritz College of Law2006
CALI Excellence for the Future AwardCenter for Computer Aided Legal Instruction2006

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerPetroff Law Offices2013 - Present
Managing PartnerMcNair Petroff, LLC2007 - 2013
Associate AttorneyFarlow & Associates2006 - 2007
Summer AssociateBuckley King2005 - 2005


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Academy of Family Law LawyersMember2014 - Present
American Society of Legal AdvocatesMember2013 - Present
Franklin County Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - 2012
Columbus Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Columbus Jewish FederationMember2003 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
1983 Action in Federal CourtSummary Judgment in Favor of Defendant

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Publication NameTitleDate
Smart Business BlogSurviving a business split unscathed2014
The CommunicatorEditor-in-Chief2008
Stephen B. Goldberg, Frank E. A. Sander, Nancy H. Rogers & Sarah R. ColeDispute Resolution: Negotiation, Mediation, and Other Processes2007


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio State University Moritz College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Vanderbilt UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Vanderbilt UniversityAmerican HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2003

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Monthly MeetingMinority Attorneys in Family Law2012
Phi Alpha Delta Quarterly MeetingLaw School Admissions2008