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Stephen Ross King

About Me

Stephen King was born in Roswell, New Mexico. Steve received his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering in 1985 from Wright State University, and spent a decade working in the field of engineering. He was a Licensed Professional Engineer, and holds two U.S. Patents.

He received his law degree in 1996 from the University of Cincinnati, and was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1996. Steve has argued before the First District Court of Appeals, the Twelfth District Court of Appeals, and the Ohio Supreme Court. In 2008, Mr. King was successful in his petition to the Ohio Supreme Court on behalf of Grandparents that had been awarded custody of their grandson when he was 1 year old. The trial court returned custody to the parents when the child was 5 years old because the parents no longer exhibited the same behaviors that resulted in them losing custody. The Ohio Supreme Court ruled that a change of circumstances in the child or the grandparents had to be proven before a Trial Court could even consider returning custody of the child back to the parents.


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Practice Areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 60%
    19 years
  2. Family: 25%
    18 years
  3. Estate Planning: 10%
    16 years
  4. Trusts: 5%
    10 years



Hourly ($300/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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    Melanie Walls Family Attorney
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  • Lawrence F. Lindgren

    I endorse this lawyer, because he is the hardest working and smartest lawyer I know. His command of the field is amazing, and his ability to deal with clients and opposing parties and lawyers is excellent.


    Lawrence Lindgren Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

King, Koligian & Associates

9370 Main Street
Suite A
Cincinnati, OH, 45242



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Outstanding LawyerCincinnati Business Courier's edition of Who's Who2005
American Jurisprudence AwardUniversity of Cincinnati1996
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerKing, Koligian & Associates2004 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
OSBA Domestic Relations CommitteeMember2012 - Present
Cincinnati Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2007 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2007 - Present
Cincinnati Bar Association, Domestic Relations Court Practice CommitteeMember2000 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Cincinnati Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
In Re B. James, 2005-Ohio-4847The supreme court determined that the grant of legal custody to the grandparents was, by statute, "intended to be permanent in nature,"
State v. Connie S. Burton, 2002-Ohio-6653The First District Court of Appeals held that the trial court acted outside its authority when imposing as part of her community control a condition prohibiting Burton from seeing her minor son, and vacated that portion of the sentence.
Zornes v. Zornes, 2006-Ohio-877The 12th District Court of Appeals agreed that the trial court did not err or abuse its discretion in finding appellant's annual income to be $116,018.64 for purposes of calculating appellant's child support and spousal support obligations.
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Publication NameTitleDate
www.knkfamilylaw.comThe kinder, gentler option of collaborative divorce in Ohio2014
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Cincinnati College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Wright State UniversityN/AN/A1984
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
OSBA Live WebcastContested Custody Involving Nonparents2014
Family Law InstituteDealing with Abuse in Divorce & Custody Litigation2013
Child CustodyCustody disputes involving non-parents2012
CLE SeminarContested Custody Issues2009
CLE SeminarGrandparent's Rights in Ohio2008
CLE SeminarCustody Jurisdictional Issues2007