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Since acting as staff attorney for The Honorable Kim A. Browne in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division and Juvenile Branch, for four years, I have enjoyed working in private practice since 2007.  The knowledge that I gained as staff attorney for Judge Browne has allowed me to effectively represent my clients in all of their family law-related matters.  In addition to practicing law, I enjoy cooking, skiing and traveling.  I also enjoy being an active member in the Irish-American community of Central Ohio. 

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Licensed

  1. Divorce: 40%
    13 years
  2. Child Custody: 40%
    13 years
  3. Family: 10%
    13 years
  4. Child Support: 5%
    13 years
  5. Domestic Violence: 5%
    13 years

Payment

Fees:

Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Holly Patricia Regoli

    Ms. Gast is widely respected by her peers and is an excellent attorney and I certainly endorse her as an attorney to meet your legal needs.

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  • Leslie Ann Albeit

    Melissa is extremely competent, compassionate, knowledgeable and experienced. I trust her to handle any case that she takes on with the utmost professionalism. She looks for solutions, while not shying away from taking cases to trial. I highly endorse this lawyer.

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Contact info

The Law Office of Melissa Moriarty Gast, LLC

48 W. Whittier
Columbus, OH, 43206

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
OHActive200308/01/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Law Office of Melissa Moriarty Gast, LLC2015 - Present
PartnerMoriarty & Gast, LLC2011 - 2014
Associate AttorneyThe Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc.2007 - 2011
Staff AttorneyFranklin County Court of Common Pleas, Division of Domestic Relations and Juvenile Branch2003 - 2007
Law ClerkMaguire & Schneider, L.L.P.2001 - 2003
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Women Lawyers of Franklin CountyMember2009 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital University Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor2003