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About Me

I spent nearly 29 years as a magistrate in the Hamilton County Domestic Relations Court and issued thousands of decisions on custody, property, contempt, domestic violence, merits and nearly every other matter handled in that court. After I had completed enough time to receive my full retirement benefits, I entered private practice with The Farrish Law Firm where I have represented clients for the past four years. In addition to serving as a magistrate and as an attorney, I have been a speaker for numerous organizations including The Cincinnati Bar Association, The Ohio Bar Association, The Ohio Supreme Court’s Judicial College, The Ohio Association of Magistrates, The Ohio Association of Judges and The NBI. Before taking the bench, I was in private practice, served in The Public Defender's Office, taught at Chase College of Law and ran the Clinical Program at Chase College of Law. I have appeared in The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, The First District Court of Appeals, The 12th District Court of Appeals and The Supreme Court of Ohio.


Practice Areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
    33 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Juvenile: 30%
    5 years, 16 cases
  3. Appeals: 9%
    10 years, 25 cases
  4. Criminal Defense: 9%
    10 years, 300 cases


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Michael Alan Sheets

    I endorse this lawyer. Kathleen is very knowledgeable, reliable and accessible.


    Michael Sheets Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Evan Tyler Engler

    I endorse this lawyer. Kathleen King gives sound and practical legal advise.


    Evan Engler Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Farrish Law Firm

810 Sycamore Street
Cincinnati, OH, 45202-2155



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Vice President of ClassLaw School Classmates1974
Ben Probe Moot CourtMichigan State Law School1973
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyThe Farrish LAw Firm2011 - Present
MagistrateHamilton County Domestic Relations Court1982 - 2011
Director of Clinical ProgramChase College of Law at NKU1979 - 1982
AttorneyHamilton County Public Defender's Office1976 - 1979
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Ohio State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Cincinnati Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Ohio Association of MagistratesN/AN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Michigan State UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Western Michigan UniversityCommunicationsBS - Bachelor of Science1968