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Christopher Joseph Tamms

Family Attorney at Westerville, OH

5.0   59 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

I practice in all areas of domestic relations law including divorce, child custody, support issues and post decree matters.  My office is located in Westerville, Ohio and I serve Franklin County and the surrounding counties. 

If you have a legal issue in one of my practice areas, please do not hesitate to contact me to set up a free consultation. 

Phone- 614|859|9529

Fax- 614|567|0031

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Location

Tamms Law Office LLC
670 Meridian Way
Suite 120
Westerville, OH, 43082

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Reviews

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Posted by Jennifer | May 22, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Takes on the tough cases
Chris Tamms was a breeze to work with. He heard me out and kept me grounded with realistic expectations, then went to battle for me. I highly recommend his services if you ever find yourself in the unfortunate situation of a divorce and child custody dispute.
Posted by Melissa | March 28, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Very happy with the overall experience!
I was skeptical at first, but Chris made the experience very easy. He was thorough and thought of possible scenarios that I hadn't, and he really wanted to ensure that all bases were covered.
Posted by Mary | February 9, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn't have been happier with this lawyer
A friend of mine who hired Chris Tamms to handle her divorce couldn't recommend him highly enough. I hired Chris and found out why. If I can venture to say that my divorce went smoothly I can also honestly say that Chris was at least partially responsible for that. Chris knows his stuff and his rates are far more reasonable than others' you may find in the lawyer world. Chris is highly conscientious, humble and extremely honorable. I experienced that from all through my divorce and at our final hearing, heard all about Chris' good character from the judge too. So if you are looking for a lawyer who will do the best he can for you AND not charge an arm and a leg for that privilege your search is over!
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Posted by Miles | January 31, 2024
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Divorce
I hired chris for an uncontested divorce and it went without a hitch. He helped me with the paperwork and filed for me. Met me at court on time and we soared through with no problem.
Posted by Ann | October 27, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Chris Tamms Divorce
I had a bit of an unusual divorce case and Chris Tamms had no hesitation in taking the case and researching the issues, get the divorce filed, and working with the unusual circumstances. Chris was easy to talk to and discuss the details as the case progressed. Most important, whenever I contacted Chris even when he was on vacation he reacted quickly and responded to all of my requests. Fortunately, the case did not linger on. I would highly recommend Chris Tamms.
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Posted by Todd | August 5, 2023
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Great experience
I had a great experience with Chris Tamms. He came highly suggested from a good friend and didn't dissapoint. Chris is a genuinely caring person and helped me through my legal issue with a very fair price. I highly recommend him for your legal needs.
Posted by Joseph | May 18, 2023
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Chris is Great
Chris Tamms is great. I met Chris a couple of times for a free consultation and got good advice from him. When it came time to file a child custody dispute, I gave Chris a shot and I’m glad I did. Chris did a great job. When decisions were to be made, Chris would give me the pros and cons of each decision and when asked, a recommendation. Chris always saw things from my point of view and was great at reasoning. Best part is Chris also works as a Guardian ad Litem and has developed good relationships with the court, judges, and other GAL’s. This worked well in my favor as he would be able to tell me what they were thinking. Chris is very intelligent, easy to talk too and accessible. I could not recommend Chris any more.
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Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2023
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Good experience for child custody issue
Chris represented me for a post divorce child custody issue. Specifically, modifications to our child custody agreement, as well as a contempt of court for child support nonpayment. I found him to be knowledgeable and thorough. He helped me go for what was important to my family and set realistic expectations. He was pleasant to work with. His pricing was fair. He made what was an overall unpleasant experience (court) tolerable. I definitely recommend him.
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Posted by Thomas | March 21, 2023
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Very happy with my representation.
He truly kept my and my kids interest at the forefront of everything else. I would recommend him to anyone and I could not have asked for a better lawyer. He kept me informed every step of the way.
Posted by Gayane | May 26, 2022
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The best divorce lawyer in Ohio
Very knowledgeable, realistic, honest and hard working. Did amazing work investigating all details of my international divorce case. Chris is a real gem, I highly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Child custody
I found Chris on avvo and the other reviews are spot on. Chris is a genuine person who is knowledgeable and does not sugar coat situations. I really respect his realistic approach to family law. This was the hardest thing I've ever been through but Chris never let me feel alone through the process. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2022
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Out of State Father Seeking Residential Parent for School Placement
I am a father that has moved out of the Central Ohio area and needed to modify my parenting plan seeking resident parent for school placement out of state. The situation was difficult and the task was large but throughout the whole process Chris was absolutely exceptional. He took random calls at odd hours when situations arose and was even available to listen when I needed it. In the end, the result was absolutely the best outcome for everyone and we could not be happier. Chris is absolutely the best family court attorney I have ever worked with and I now consider him a good friend.
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Posted by Kodey | December 11, 2021
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Child custody
Christopher went above and beyond as my attorney. I would greatly recommend him as I will always be appreciative for his services.
Posted by Abigail | June 11, 2021
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Best Family Law attorney
Mr. Tamm’s is one of the best family law attorneys in Ohio! He fought to make sure my kids were in a safe, loving, environment all the while being honest with me about the reality of my situation!! If you want someone who will be honest with you and not sugar coat your situation, this is your guy! I was hesitant at first because I didn’t know a lot about Mr. Tamms but after our first meeting, I knew he would be thorough and honest and fight for what is right!! It’s not too often you find an attorney you can trust, but Mr. Tamms is very trustworthy and extremely knowledgeable when it comes to family law! He has many years of experience and knows the law and in my case, he was spot on with his predictions so I didn’t have to worry about surprises or have to suffer any “let downs”! If I had to do it over again, I would most definitely hire Mr. Tamms! His office is located in a nice area, easy to get to, and it is organized, clean, and very tidy! He made himself available to me anytime I called and if he was in court, he would return my calls ASAP! He is flexible when it comes to his retainer and isn’t just out to take your money! He truly cares about his clients and made it so my children could rest easy at night instead of fearing the unknown!! He gave my case 110% of his attention and made sure I understood EVERYTHING that was happening! I have told many other parents that are in a similar situation about my experience and so far, I am the only one with the most favorable outcome! I have gotten used to saying, “you should have had my attorney,” to many friends and after hearing their outcomes, I truly realize how blessed I was to have gotten Mr. Tamms as my family attorney!!!
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Posted by Gary | May 10, 2021
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Highly recommend
I retained Chris in a post-decree matter and I could not have been more happy with his representation and the outcome. Chris is very thorough, detail-oriented, responsive, and most importantly, takes a vested interest in his clients and their situation. Chris is very knowledgeable, professional, and the most responsive and empathetic lawyer in which I have worked. I cannot thank Chris enough for the experience and I would highly recommend anyone to seek out his services for your family law needs. You will not be disappointed!
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Posted by Melissa | March 12, 2021
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Highly Recommend
Chris Tamms is an excellent attorney who worked diligently for me. It is important to develop a rapport with your attorney since you will be talking with him regularly. He provided sound legal advice and worked tirelessly for me throughout the process. He puts his client’s interests first and communicates regularly with other attorneys even when they don’t respond in kind. He does not nickel and dime you but rather charges fairly for his time. He is compassionate-his clients are not just another number. I’m truly grateful that he was referred to me to provide counsel through such a difficult process.
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2020
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He Listens to You and counsels Appropriately. Highly Recommend
Mr. Tamms fought for me and didn't let opposing party or counsel bully me into anything I did not want in my order. I've had 3 other family court attorneys through the years. My other attorneys were well known, had commercials on the radio so I thought they would be great, but they were not good at all and charged ridiculous amounts for poor work. Mr. Tamms on the other hand was so much easier to work with and so competent in comparison, it put me at ease. His rates is fair, not high, not low but fair and his work is exceptional. I'm glad to have finally found an attorney competent, knowledgeable, compassionate and skilled that I can utilize again if, God forbid, I had to see family court again. Thank you Mr. Tamms!
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Posted by Andrew | October 13, 2020
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Most trustworthy lawyer
I couldn't find a better lawyer than Chris. He's truthful, upfront and knowledgeable. He helped me with complicated interstate child support case and did an amazing job. He was very responsive and communicated every aspect of the case. I would highly recommend him. Bonus: not only he will provide you with great representation but he is also very honest and efficient which will minimize your cost.
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Posted by Melody | July 17, 2020
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Highly Recommend
I used Tamms to help with a shared parenting plan, and he was awesome. He helped me out tremendously. He is very professional, personable, and always there to answer any questions. I highly recommend him to anyone that is looking for a good reasonable lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2020
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a good attorney you can count on
I highly recommend Chris as an attorney of child custody, and I feel very lucky that I hired Chris after reading good reviews about him on AVVO. Here are reasons why Chris should be your attorney as well: 1.  Responsible and communicative: I do not live in OH. All communications between Chris and me are through emails and phone calls. Nevertheless, Chris worked hard for me. Sometimes I get his prompt replies even in mid nights. He never set my case to low priority due to remote connections.  2. Experienced and knowledgeable: Chris is very knowledgeable about child law and he explained jargons with patience. With his guidance, I successfully transferred legal documents from another state into OH. There were several times the negotiation went into stalemate, Chris could always come up with decent solutions for both parties. 3. Adapt to changes fast: unfortunately, my case became more complicated when OH changed Child law last year, then this year Covid-19 slowed down the process in the court. Fortunately, Chirs helped me cope with all these changes smoothly. Attorney Chris Tamms really cares about his clients. I highly recommend his services.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney, Owner
  • Tamms Law Office
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Court of Claims of Ohio
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Research Assistant
  • Daniel Tokaji
  • 2006 - 2006

Education

  • Ohio State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • B.A.
  • 2005

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Moritz College of Law- Moot Court Governing Board
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Reviewed
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Columbus Top Lawyers 2016, Family Law
  • Columbus CEO Magazine
  • 2016
  • Columbus Top Lawyers 2015, Family Law
  • Columbus CEO Magazine
  • 2015
  • Public Interest Fellow
  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • 2008
  • Oxford Scholar
  • Miami University
  • 2001
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Publications

  • Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution
  • Managing Editor
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Ohio Supreme Court Introduction to Mentoring Program
  • Mentoring
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (10)
Endorse Christopher
Family Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly endorse Chris as a family law attorney. I have worked with Chris on several cases. He is always responsive, professional and a strong advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Tamms has dealt with many legal issues and always provides excellent advice."
Family Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly endorse Attorney Tamms. I recently worked with him on a family law matter and I found that his approach was direct and solution oriented. Mr. Tamms ensured that all the details that mattered to his client were attended to-which made all the difference in the world. He was responsive to me as opposing counsel, easy to reach, and very accessible. By using this approach, Mr. Tamms was a strong advocated for his client. If you are looking for a family law attorney, I would recommend Mr. Tamms."
Family Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lawyers who serve the avvo community as much as Mr. Tamms are few and far between. It takes passion, concern and dedication to devote so much time. You have my endorsement and kudos."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Other
"An attention for detail; a committed advocate."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I deleted my first endorsement because it didn't really go far enough. As a fellow Ohio attorney, I have been following the answers given by Mr. Tamms on this site and he clearly very knowledgeable about the law in Ohio."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. As evidenced by Mr. Tamms years of experience and the great number of questions he has answered on Avvo, he is a smart attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Tamms is an outstanding attonrney with an excellent reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly endorse him."
Business Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Tamms and I have worked together in joint representation of a business client. Mr. Tamms is a forward thinking lawyer who does an excellent job anticipating potential legal obstacles a client could possibly encounter down the road. Mr. Tamms is a pragmatic thinker who is a great resource for common sense solutions that will save his clients both time and expense in the future."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work and appreciate his numerous responses to many inquiries posed on this site. His dedication to community service is also evident in his contributions over the past 4 years. Rest assured that he will apply the same level of dedication to your legal need."
Child custody Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I am familiar with Mr. Tamms from his many insightful and intelligent answers to questions posted on Avvo. Always willing to help out and give good concise answers. In the end, you may need to hire an attorney to get to the outcome you seek, but at least here you can get a good start with his informative answers, blogs, and legal guides. ."
General practice Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Tamms and I worked together on an estate planning matter. He is dilligent and very responsive to emails and telephone calls. Mr. Tamms is also well-prepared for any matter that may arise in representation. Highly recommended."
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