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Darren A. McNair

Family Attorney at Hilliard, OH

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found

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About Darren

Learn Darren’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Divorce, Dissolution, Child Custody, Grandparent's Rights, Contempt, protection orders, Legal Separation, Pre-Nuptial Agreements, Custody, Shared parenting plans, sole custody, adoption, name change

    18 years

  2. Business
    LLC, limited liability company, articles of organization, operating agreement, contracts, handbooks, human resources, employment, corporate compliance, general counsel

    22 years

  3. Litigation
    Civil Litigation. Business disputes.

    22 years

  4. Personal injury
    auto accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident, premises liability, wrongful death, pain and suffering

    22 years

  5. Estate planning
    Will, trust, power of attorney, living will, revocable trust

    16 years

Mr. McNair focuses his practice on domestic relations/family law, business law, and civil litigation, including personal injury.  His undergraduate business degree and small business legal experience serve as the backbone for his representation in high-asset, multi-faceted marital business disputes.  In addition to the above areas, Mr. McNair represents clients with matters involving child custody, child support, adoption, post decree enforcement, contempt proceedings, and CPOs/CSPOs.

In 2002, Mr. McNair started as an Associate attorney with a general practice law firm where he handled civil litigation, personal injury, wrongful death, landlord tenant and other general business matters.  In 2007, Mr. McNair started a boutique domestic relations firm in downtown Columbus, OH. In early 2013, Mr. McNair and Chris Lardiere founded Lardiere McNair, LLC. 


Married to Amy since 2003 


Colin: 11/20/05 - Currently attends St. Andrew Catholic School 

Ian: 06/08/11

Molly: 03/31/13 


Declan:  05/01/16


Practice Areas

Family Law / Domestic Relations Law: Representation of individuals in a variety of legal situations which impact family units including, but not limited to: Divorce, Dissolution, Child Custody, Child Support, Grandparent's Rights, Pre-Nuptial Agreements, Post Decree Modification, Enforcement/Contempt of Court Orders, Adoption, Family Mediation, Objections/Appeals, Civil Protection Orders/Civil Protection Orders (CPOs/CSPOs)

Business Organization: Representation of small to medium sized businesses from inception (legal organization or incorporation with the Secretary of State, SS-4, other various regulatory requirements forward).  Representation of individuals or as counsel for the business (depending) involving issues of dissolution, ouster, derivative actions, etc.   

Civil Litigation/Personal Injury/Arbitration/Mediation: Representation experience includes all types of civil litigation, including personal injury, medical malpractice, uninsured motorist situations, insurance disputes, breach of contracts, property cases and collections. This representation has extended to areas including CSPO prosecution and defense. Includes multiple trials to jury verdict.

Criminal Law:  Representation of individuals, juveniles included in all types of misdemeanors from violent to white collar misdemeanors.  Defense of violations of no contact orders, assault, domestic violence, theft, OMVI, all other traffic related cases, aggravated menacing and expungement/sealing of records.  Limited felony representation (case by case basis only).

Simple Last Will and Testament:  Preparation of Last Will and Testament for couple or single individual.  Preparation of Living Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Powers of Attorney, Durable Powers of Attorney, etc.

Specific Legal Experience

Some examples of Mr. McNair’s experience include the following.

·         Multiple jury verdicts for Plaintiff in cases where the Defendant's insurance company would not act reasonably;  Several verdicts in the hundreds of thousands of dollars; Multiple Settlements for over $100,; Many of these cases involved accident reconstructionist testimony, vocational assessments and other expert involvement; 

·         Successful representation of Plaintiff/Appellant in the Court of Appeals in several different Appellate Districts throughout Ohio;

·         Representation of many individuals in Domestic Relations Court with family net worth in excess of $1M, family businesses, complex separate property issues, etc.;

·         Representation of many individuals who are going through tumultuous and highly contested custody battles, both during divorce, establishment of paternity phase, and/or post-decree.

Bar Admissions 

The Supreme Court of Ohio and all Courts of the State of Ohio; 

The United States of America, Southern District of Ohio (including Bankruptcy Court); The United States of America, Northern District of Ohio;

Professional Associations 

Ohio State Bar Association

The Columbus Bar Association     

·         Chairperson of the Notary Public Committee from 2011-2013- Member since 2005

Ohio Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016

AmSpirit Business Connections- 2015 Arlington Chapter President- Member since 2005

Speaking Engagements/Presentation 

Mr. McNair has been a speaker/presenter at seminars dealing with networking for lawyers and starting a law practice.  He also lectured, multiple times, on business entity formation at a local college.  He frequently lectures on issues at Lardiere McNair’s lunch and learns on differing topics.

Education Miami University (OH), 1999

The Capital University Law School, J.D., 2002 



Contact Darren

Lardiere McNair DiNicola & Stonebrook, Ltd. LPA
3740 Ridge Mill Drive
Hilliard, OH, 43026


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Angela | November 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience with Darren McNair
Darren has handled several legal issues for me and has always been knowledgeable, professional and accessible. I most appreciate his quick reply to my questions. He’s easy to work with and always made me feel like I was his priority.
Posted by Dean | January 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service but a better person
I have known Darren personally for over 10 years. In that time, he has established business' for me, Reviewed legal documents, assisted family members with "issues" and helped a great friend in a divorce. I have no hesitation in using him when a need arises. In addition to Darren's business, he has become a good friend and I appreciate his commitment to his family and his community.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 225-225 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner/Owner
  • Lardiere McNair, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Owner
  • McNair Petroff
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Associate Attorney
  • Kemp, Schaeffer, Rowe & Lardiere Co., LPA
  • 2002 - 2007


  • Capital University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999


  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • N/A
  • AmSpirit Business Connections
  • President- Arlington Chapter
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Columbus Bar Association, Notary Public Committee
  • Chairperson
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • How to Start a Law Firm
  • How to Start a Law Firm
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (6)
Endorse Darren
Family Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"As Darren's law partner I am impressed with and proud of how he cares for and fights for all of our clients. He takes every case personally making sure that our clients are well informed and properly represented. He will go the extra male to make sure our clients are protected."
Business Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Having worked directly with Darren on several matters, I can say with confidence that he is one of the most thoughtful, discerning lawyers I know. His eye for detail and his ability to develop rapport with his clients make cases progress smoothly and enable him to ensure that every file is handled properly."
Business Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I cannot say enough great things about Darren McNair. His knowledge of the law and the practicalities of practicing the law are superb. He is a very good listener and can nail down a client's issues very quickly. If someone has a complex litigation issue, business matter or family law case, he is the go-to attorney."
Business Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Darren is easily one of the best attorneys that I know. He is smart, experienced, and has the personality to bring cases together. He outworks his opponents, and gets great results."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Darren McNair. I worked with Darren on a client matter involving a personal injury. Darren was always very timely with filings, always made himself available for client phone calls, he has an extremely professional demeanor as well as in his work product. He always has his client's best interests in mind."
Family Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with Mr. Darren McNair on a case recently. He worked very hard to get the best result for his client and worked quickly to achieve that result. I strongly endorse him."
Family Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. McNair is highly respected in the community and I recommend him for your legal needs."
Child custody Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to work as opposing counsel with Darren. He is a great lawyer and very professional. I have no reservation endorsing him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Darren and I have been practicing together for years now. I know him to be a reliable professional entirely devoted to his advancing clients' interests. Darren and I have had the opportunity to work on opposite sides of a case. On these occasions, Darren has been attentive, provided timely responses to our offers and requests, and, at all times, acted as a true professional. You won't later regret placing your trust in Darren or his firm. Ryan"
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Hilliard Family Lawyer Darren A. McNair
Darren A. McNair
Family Attorney
Hilliard, OH
Licensed for 20 years