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Gary is certified as a Family Law Specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association. He is a former Adjunct Professor at the Capital University Law School, where he taught family law in the Legal Assistants Program. He is currently a lecturer in the area of family law at the Ohio Judicial College and the Oho Association of Domestic Relations Magistrates. 


Gary has also presented lectures in the areas of family law and trial practice on behalf of various Bar Associations throughout the State of Ohio, the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, and The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Ohio Chapter), The International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (United States Chapter), and The National Association of Legal Secretaries.


Gary is the co-author of a chapter on International Family Law in Sowald & Morgenstern 2 Volume Series on Domestic Relations Law. Gary is a Fellow of The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Ohio Chapter), and a Fellow of The International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (United States Chapter). He has been named an "Ohio Super Lawyer" every year since 2005 and one of Ohio's Top 100 Lawyers.


Gary Gottfried is admitted to practice law before all courts in the State of Ohio. In addition he is admitted to practice law before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 34%
  2. Divorce: 33%
  3. Child Support: 33%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Craig M. Sams

    I have had the pleasure of hearing Gary speak on multiple occasions and always walk away with new and helpful information. Gary's experience and wealth of knowledge are surpassed only by his enthusiasm for the practice of law. He is a valuable asset to the family law community and one of the nicest people I have had the pleasure of meeting.


    Craig Sams Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Douglas Michael Brill

    I highly recommend and endorse Gary. He is the consummate professional. He is a recognized scholar, a renowned litigator, and most importantly practices law with the highest degree of ethics and professionalism. I am proud to be a colleague. Douglas Brill


    Douglas Brill Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Gary J. Gottfried Co., LPA

608 Office Parkway
Suite B
Westerville, OH, 43082


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Family Law SpecialistOhio State Bar Association2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorCapital University Law School2000 - 2007
PartnerGottfried and Palmer1979 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Ohio chapter)Past President1993 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Rowell v Smith, Ohio Supreme CourtTrial Court can issue a temporary order
Frederick v. FrederickThe Child was returned to Germany
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Publication nameTitleDate
Sowald MorgensternContributing Editor2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fairfield County Bar Association family Law seminarFamily Law2013
Dayton Bar Association Family Law SeminarFamily Law2013
Ohio Association of Domestic Relations JudgesFamily Law Update2012
Dayton Bar AssociationFamily Law2012
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFamily Law Update2011