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Ryan Douglas Kuhn

Family Attorney at Columbus, OH

5.0   16 reviews

also known as Ryan D. Kuhn, Ryan Kuhn


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About Ryan

Learn Ryan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    25%

    18 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    25%
    Negotiating dissolutions, shared parenting, uncontested divorces; contested divorces and post-decree modifications

    18 years

  3. Family
    25%
    Divorce, dissolution, child custody, shared parenting, child support, alimony & spousal support, adoption, step-parent adoption, prenuptial agreements, LGBT family law, marital property division

    18 years

  4. Adoption
    5%

  5. Alimony
    5%

  6. Child support
    5%

  7. Marriage and prenuptials
    5%

  8. Uncontested divorce
    5%

For the last 15 years I have assisted your family, friends and neighbors by pairing compassionate negotiation with tried and true litigation skills. I am an OSBA Certified Family Relations Specialist, a designation earned by only a handful of attorneys in the State of Ohio. I understand the stress, pain and frustration that families experience in times of need. Let me help.

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Licensed for 17 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/12/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Ryan D Kuhn
1733 W. Third Ave.
Columbus, OH, 43212

Reviews

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Posted by Carley V | July 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer in the country
I had contacted dozens of lawyers to help me with my (contested adoption) case, they all had turned me down until I found Ryan Kuhn. From the very beginning you could tell Ryan and his assistant Jen are both very passionate and knowledgeable about what they do. One of the experts in our case said to me, "you either find a good lawyer who is a bad person, or a bad lawyer who is a good person, Ryan is the rare exception in that he is both." This is sooo true. He knew what was at stake and fought tooth and nail for my little family, working day and night for us. Words cannot explain how grateful I am to him and Jen for all they did for me. Without them I don't know where I would be, I truly believed finding them saved my life. He takes the cases that no one else will, and wins them. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone!!! Him and Jen are both ANGELS.
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Posted by Megan | November 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Marriage Dissolution
Ryan was very helpful and understanding throughout the whole process. He answered every question I had in great detail and made certain I was aware of all of the moving parts from beginning to end. I would recommend him every time!
Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ryan Kuhn - an excellent attorney - thinking two steps ahead and accomplishing the near impossible
Ryan and his assistant, Jen, were very understanding and compassionate but yet professional and reasonable as they helped me file for divorce from my husband of 30 plus years. One of the first things Ryan said to me was… “ I am more expensive than a counselor, so if you want to chat about things not directly pertaining to the case, I will steer you back on track….but I recommend it is healthy to go seek out a counselor to help you emotionally get through the divorce.” Right from the start he was very conscious of a budget and kept things moving that were important to the case. He reminded me that somethings could cost more in attorney fees than were worth proving. Where I wanted to achieve something based on the principle of it, he steered me back to the cost that would be sacrificed to get it. The divorce was complicated by the fact that I had put my career on hold to be a stay-home-mom to several children, allowing my husband to advance his career with the federal government and have all the perks related to early retirement eligibility, federal employee health benefits (FEHB), a government pension and a generous government matching Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). Although I had the same college degrees, education level, previous federal employment, and had recently picked up non-federal employment, I did not have the number of years to be eligible similar benefits. I counted on Ryan to weed through the confusing government rules and regulations pertaining to government “Spouse Equity,” “Survivor Spouse Annuity,” and “Federal Employees Health Benefits.” When my husband was adamant that he did not want to provide for the Survivor Spouse Annuity, Ryan was able to appeal to him and his attorney to have it provided because of the long marriage. Whatever Ryan did not know, he found out. He also has access to professional paralegals (at rates less than his) who are experts at dividing government retirement and TSP accounts based on individual cases. Ryan leveraged their information and guidance in preparing the court orders for the retirement division and the TSP division. Ryan is highly knowledgeable of the government retirement-type issues and an expert in the preparation of court orders specific to government retirement plans. Although there were no longer any minor children, my case was further complicated by many other things, to include stock being held for an elderly parent with the intention that it would be returned to her if needed for her health care, multiple bank accounts, brokerage accounts, credit cards, student loans for a couple children, pages of personal belongings, hotel points, airline points, hidden cash, hidden trips, hidden debt, an adult child still in college-tuition, a house mortgage, a timeshare, multiple cars, some of which belonged to children, a dog, healthcare, dental and vision for adult children under the age 26, and the desire to be able to obtain federal healthcare when needed for myself. One of the best ways to describe Ryan is that he has the mind of a chess player. He was always thinking one move ahead, and the topic of alimony comes to mind here (pros and cons)…. You’ll have to ask him. Did the divorce cost more than expected? … Absolutely! But I am the reason for this. I can be wordy (this is probably the longest review on his page) and my emails long, but Ryan patiently answered every question, reminding me along the way to trust him, and that my wordiness and multiple questions would cost me more. I did not care because he was providing me with information which gave me peace of mind. He also obtained something that three other attorneys told me could not be done (ask him!). He is excellent, worth every penny. Lastly, it is not in my nature to write reviews. I have made this one exception because Ryan and his assistant, Jen, deserve kudos for a job well done. A sincere Thank You Ryan for accomplishing the near impossible. May your practice thrive!
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Posted by Kristen Harper | January 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING
There are no words to appropriately describe Ryan's expertise and professionalism, but I will try. I hired Ryan as a result of being a defendant on a custody compliant. I felt that my situation was unique since I was not interested in contesting shared-parenting that was being requested by my ex. I was truly looking for an understanding and solution to my why daughter no longer wished to spend time with the other parent. I explained to Ryan the great level of protest she had to spending time with her father and how I was still encouraging contact and visits even though she would protest. Ryan was very sympathetic to my situation, as well as the emotional distress that my daughter was experiencing. He immediately provided a referral to an exceptional therapist (that wasn't accepting referrals, but he convinced her to take my daughter as a new patient). As for the legal guidance and representation he provided, I doubt that many attorneys could compare to Ryan. He understood my goal/intention (to ensure the physical and emotional well-being of my daughter), as well as my desire not to engage combatively with my high-conflict ex. Keeping my goals in mind, Ryan was very strategic and deliberate in how he interacted with the opposing counsel and the Guardian. Although my ex often tried to fight just for the sake of fighting, Ryan effectively navigating this and delivered the desired outcome. In the end, I had a clear understanding of what was going on with my daughter, she re-established a connection/time with her father and there is now a clear, concise parenting agreement that helps to minimize conflict with my ex. This is solely thanks to Ryan's legal expertise and effective approach. Not to mention that he constructed about 95% of the parenting agreement. Often times having to correct the errors of the opposing counsel and even take initiative to reach out to her to reconcile issues that were barriers to resolving case. I could not be happier with the outcome of my case. Ryan is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!
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Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
adoption
We are a same sex couple and we were married in Ohio 6 weeks after it became legal to do so. We have a child together and wanted to be the official family (legally) that we have been for all of these years. We needed not only to adopt our daughter but also to untangle some past history that would have made our daughter's life complicated. Ryan was efficient, clear on every step and saw us through multiple processes to get everything clean, legal, and have it be a reflection of who we are as a family. He is kind, intelligent, caring and very capable. we are forever grateful.
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Posted by John | April 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Professional!
Ryan and his assistant Michael are great. They helped me through a difficult time. My EX had problems with her own attorney completing paper work accurately and in a timely manner. Ryan stepped up to help the process along showing a level of professionalism that goes well above and beyond any reasonable expectation. He was calm and provided clear objective advice during a time when I was having trouble thinking clearly. I absolutely recommend him!
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
"Don't make your ex an expert in the law"
I couldn't be more thankful or pleased about my experience with Ryan Kuhn and his assistant Michael. They were professional, prompt and always available to assist me with questions and concerns. As a young female unsure of what to do or how to go about it, I was afraid of being taken advantage of and about my now ex husband taking advantage of my lack of knowledge. A family member recommended Ryan and upon first meeting him, I was immediately at ease. Ryan was great about providing options and solutions when I was not getting cooperation from my ex husband, educating me about the process and what my rights were, even taking time with guiding me through paperwork I was struggling to understand. I was comfortable being upfront and straight forward with personal details and felt I could communicate my anxieties while being real about what I wanted in regards to the outcome. The toughest part was separating my needs from that of my ex husband and my "ah ha" moment came when I was told not to make my ex an expert in the law, meaning that I was free to make my decisions about what was best for me and that I no longer needed to put my ex husbands interests before my own. It was a great moment of independence. My appointments were timely and prompt, but I never felt rushed or pressured to make decisions. My divorce went smoothly and I am comfortable and at ease how "things went down" in that I was able to be kind to my ex while also standing up for myself without drama. I highly recommend Ryan, especially for any young women looking to take their confidence and independence back!
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Response from Ryan Kuhn October 21, 2016
Thank you for writing such a kind and thoughtful review. I certainly appreciate the trust you placed in me and my firm. What's more, I'm happy we were able to help you through a challenging process and that you've found a new beginning as a result. Best wishes, Ryan
Posted by Sean | September 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Right Man For The Job
Ryan Did an excellent job with my Divorce. I would recommend him and his team to anyone. Thanks Again, Ryan.
Response from Ryan Kuhn September 29, 2016
Thank you, Sean. It was a pleasure representing you and I appreciate the kind words. Hope all is well, Ryan
Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2015
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Divorce & Separation advice session
He made me feel very comfortable and answered all of my questions. He also answered questions that I didn't even think of. Gave me great advice on how to proceed.
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2015
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Divorce & Separation advice session
Ryan was very kind and helpful. He was able to help point me in a great direction and was extremely empathetic towards myself and the situation at hand.
Posted by Kathleen | November 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A True Credit to His Profession
Finding Kuhn Law Office was such a stroke of good luck. The attorney I had been working with, I dismissed because I didn't feel he cared about representing my interests. Ryan Kuhn cares about doing a great job. He and his staff were extremely efficient and thorough. Ryan Kuhn did a great job of explaining things to me so that I knew what I was being billed for and why. The firm was detail-oriented and made things very easy for me. I am so glad that I hired him.
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Response from Ryan Kuhn November 9, 2015
Thank you, Kathleen! It was surely a pleasure assisting.
Posted by Cyndi | August 27, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
REMARKABE!
I cannot say enough good things about Ryan. Everything from his knowledge of the law to his compassionate, yet witty personality far surpassed any expectations I may have had. I would not only recommend Ryan but strongly encourage any individual to hire him. He is driven, aggressive when necessary and really takes the time to listen and address any concerns or questions you might have. I could not have been more pleased. A very big thank you to Ryan and his team mate!
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Posted by Tracey | August 23, 2015
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Attorney Review
Ryan has represented me for child custody and child support for several years now. I have and will continue to recommend him as legal representation. He is truthful even when the truth is difficult to hear. I have witnessed him being tough and fair. He makes himself available when communication is needed.
Posted by Ryan | August 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody and more
I hired Ryan to try and get custody of my son. Being a single father saying it was going to be an uphill battle is an understatement. But with all the help from Ryan and his assissistant I was able to win custody of my son we we have a better life together. Not only did he help me win custody but he also helped when this got really rough between my sons mom and myself. Though all of this I still came out on the other side with my son because of Ryan. I highly advise him as an attorney who cares and believes what is right.
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Posted by Alison | August 7, 2015
Awesome Attorney
Ryan is an EXCELLENT attorney!!!! Always answers all of my questions very quickly. And if he has a busy day in court, he would let us know and tell us that he would get back with us when he was done in court. We had to make special arrangements for our Birthmother to sign in another county and Ryan worked quickly to find a law that would allow this to happen. I would highly recommend Ryan to anyone looking for an Attorney.
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Posted by Heather | August 7, 2015
Fantastic.
Ryan is an amazing attorney! He has been nothing short of a blessing to our family as we have pursued and WON a contested step parent adoption. He is very thorough, prompt, and truly an expert in this area. My family would 100% recommend him to anyone.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 395-395 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Kuhn Limited
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Ralph Kerns & Associates
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Baker & Kuhn, Co.
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Legal Intern
  • Ohio Attorney General
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Legal Intern
  • Ohio Supreme Court
  • 2003 - 2004
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Education

  • Capital University Law School
  • J.D.
  • 2005

Associations

  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • 2014 - Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (Ohio)
  • 2014 - Present
  • Central Ohio Association of Collaborative Divorce Professionals
  • Former Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Foundation
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • 2014 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • OSBA Certified Specialist - Family Relations Law
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers
  • Columbus CEO
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Webinar
  • Scope of Child Support
  • 2018
  • Legal Practices Lab
  • Personal Finance for Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Private Practice
  • 2015
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • The Client-Centered Office
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse Ryan
Family Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've worked with Ryan on several matters. He is attentive, responsive and professional. I've worked with him as a guardian ad litem, as well, and he is very diligent and thoughtful in that role. I have and will refer matters to him in the future."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kuhn is widely respected by his peers and is excellent attorney and I certainly endorse him as an attorney to meet your legal needs in all areas of family law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is a fantastic attorney. I have had the pleasure of working with him as a Guardian ad litem and lawyer. I find his attention to detail and candor refreshing. I have no hesitation endorsing Ryan."
Family Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is a great Guardian ad Litem. He works well with the children and always gives both parents or interested parties the opportunity to be heard. Highly recommended!"
Adoption Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is a true professional. I would not hesitate to use him personally if the occasion arose."
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Columbus Family Lawyer Ryan Douglas Kuhn
Ryan Douglas Kuhn
Family Attorney
Columbus, OH
Licensed for 17 years