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Catherine Mary White

Family Attorney at Columbus, OH

4.9   81 reviews

Licensed for 21 years

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Licensed for 21 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 11/16/2022

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Catherine M. White, Attorney at Law
5 E. Long Street, Suite 501
Columbus, OH, 43215

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  81 customer reviews
Posted by Peterson Chasma | November 17, 2022
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Amazing!!!
Catherine Mary White is an amazing attorney. She works with you, she was very helpful. She also responds within 24 hours and keeps you updated on your case. I’m referring her to all my friends and family because she helped me find joy in my life again. It was nice working with her and I didn’t regret that I picked her.
Posted by William | October 7, 2022
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The best most professional lawyer around
Catherine was amazing. She took an out of control situation and handled it amazingly. Super helpful, amazing communication, thoughtful and understand. I didn't just feel like a case number she made me feel like an actual person. She made time to make sure I had all question answered and was very reliable on her prompt responses
Posted by Alvin | October 3, 2022
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Professional and affordable
Attorney Catherine White representatived me during my divorce. during the whole process she let me know what's going on with my case in a polite and simple manner that give me my confidence back.
Posted by Chloe | July 19, 2022
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Passionate
I had a difficult case and Catherine gave it her all. She was kind, patient, and honest. She is an attorney with morals and integrity, which is very rare. I appreciate her hard work and her outlook on the kids well being. Thank you.
Posted by Angela | June 22, 2022
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One word Amazing.
I have to admit I knew ahead of time when I needed a family lawyer, Catherine was the best for me. She definately walked me through the entire process. She is very understanding to her clients needs. She’s affordable and very patient. I would never trust anyone with my families needs other than her. She is absolutely 100% Amazing.
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Posted by Ben | June 11, 2022
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Highly Recommend
I was referred to Catherine by a good friend and I could not have been more pleased with the choice. I was an unmarried/in the process of separating father who didn't understand the custody laws and rights of a man in my situation. Catherine helped me every step of the way with my custody case. Explaining laws and how she would work with them and handling every hurdle that came our way. We had to deal with my ex/daughter's mother who was less than cooperative at times and her divorce that was handled poorly made the custody case that much more difficult. It was a handful and a mess. Catherine worked diligently to not only get my rights to my daughter and a plan set in place for that but also worked with my daughter's mother very well in very difficult circumstances. She remained cool and explained the reasons for her actions when needed and ended unneeded chatter when it wasn't forwarding the conversation. She worked with my ex and got a plan in place that worked for everyone. I would highly recommend Catherine to anyone needing not only custody help but any kind of separation or divorce help or advice.
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Posted by Chris | June 10, 2022
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Amazing
Catherine was amazing to work with. She was responsive, kind, smart, patient, and over all dedicated to helping. My situation was not like most. Not an easy custody agreement. Most lawyers after hearing my story and the work that would be needed probably would have turned me away. But not Catherine she made it her mission for the courts to see the truth and for me to get a chance to be a father. Many lies and allegations were told about me. Many delays (because of COVId) happened. And I was truly scared I wouldn’t get to be a father. No matter what they threw at us Catherine solved it. It’s like when your on a plane and you get turbulence your sacred but the pilot tells you everything is going to be okay and then you land safe. That is Catherine as a lawyer. She filed things fast, she responded fast. Again I cannot state how crazy my situation was anything that could go wrong did. Any lie that could be told was told to the courts. Because of Catherine I get to be a father. My son gets a dad. I couldn’t recommend her enough. If you need help she is the one to call.
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2022
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Excellent
From the beginning, I searched for the right person who was the right fit. She was recommended by someone who also used her services. She was recommended without any hesitation. She was found to have a great Spirit and easy to talk too. I can’t say in words how great it was to work with someone who cares when you are going through a horrible situation. She listened and made me so comfortable during my court journey. I am so delighted with her and what she was able to do concerning my case. She kept me informed and up to date as updated news came out. Her counseled was so keen. I highly recommend her attorney services for anyone who need counsel. She is a wonderful person and knows her work. She was able to accomplish the task and the outcome that I was seeking and I’m appreciative and grateful for her efforts. A 5-star rating.
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Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2022
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Advocate for Fathers
I wish the original review I drafted on my phone saved, so here's a shot at it again. Undoubtedly - Catherine is a great advocate for mothers too - but this is specifically written for fathers. I was referred personally to four separate attorneys and consulted all four before retaining Catherine. Four. I am sure the other's knew the law and we're good referrals, but I didn't feel a connection back from any of them. They felt very uninterested in my matter and frankly, too busy for more. I walked into Catherine's office and minutes into our conversation, knew that we'd be a great team. Catherine was not only excellent at family law (as other reviews show) - she was an advocate through and through for me as the father. Understanding that I gave up my rights not long before we started working together still, she persisted with great confidence and when needed, unwavering guidance. I do not think I would have accomplished all we did (including avoid trial) without her extensive practice and knowledge of family law. It's confusing, it's not in favor of us father's, and it is mentally taxing which then can be physically damaging. Once on a path forward - I felt the weight of concern be lifted - this process is, A LOT OF WORK. YOU HAVE TO DO IT TOO (I am also recovering from alcohol and drug addiction). Before I couldn't even talk to my ex without extreme frustration and conflict. With Catherine's path, I felt that I had the confidence to begin to discover what co-parenting might look like. The Court's do not like these cases to "linger" back and forth, so you do not have time to sit, wait, and hope time will heal. It will not in this case. That's why it is required to have someone (like Catherine) who is educated well on the matter, connected (not in the pulling favors sense, but familiar to how magistrates will favor or react to certain actions and motions based on her time working locally in our courts), and a good judge of character. If you are clear, truthful, diligent, and really care of the fair and equitable interests of your children then you have found a perfect ally in the journey to settle whatever family matter you carry. I have -a path- to a future with my children - a path toward shared parenting rights, and an amazing future for my children, with me, their father in their lives. We're headed to a LONG weekend together this weekend, for the first time in several years. Bless. PS- [reminder] Just as a "consumer" of professional services myself, like those of attorney's - be respectful. Learn the importance of practicing mindfulness and patience. YOU are seeking someone for THEIR expertise, lay down your personal baggage at the door and let the person you are seeking for professional services do what they are passionate about and good at.
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Posted by Abraham | April 13, 2022
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Child Custody
I’m a young college student who became a father of 3 kids in 2020. I didn’t plan to be a father that earlier but I didn’t take it for granted either. I loved being a dad but in the state of Ohio if your not married fathers had no rights to their kids unless they went to court. I had gotten 2 women pregnant and the same time and it was time for me to own up to men up and take care of my responsibility. Being a father to a girl first changed my life forever and then 5 months I had 2 sets of twins. Even though I was a full time dad and I was very involved with my kids I still didn’t have no rights to them and that really sucked. I know I had to get a great lawyer who could represent me because my kids are everything to me. I found Catherine White when I google top lawyers in the state of Ohio and I did my research on each one. The part that got my attention was the part that she is a real great listener and she doesn’t only want the best for you but for your kids as well. I hired Catherine to help me with both of my cases because I didn’t want to be a visiting dad that saw he’s kids few days out of the month. I want to be fully involved in my kids life’s and actually raise my kids. Catherine was so amazing with my first case for my daughter. She told me to just told me to just sit down with mom of my daughter and made us talk to each other and made us listen to one another without being disrespectful. Then she was a ale to get us on the same page where we where able to agree on share parenting and split everything in half. That case was close less then a month or 2 without anyone getting nasty with each other in court. For my second case for my twins mother it toke 2 hard long years before anything was solved. There where so much issues and drama that I was so stress out everyday and I was worried about my kids and the choices that mother was making on her own since I had no rights to my kids. Even when I was so angry at the mother of my kids Catherine always knew how to make me calm down and try to do this by the law and not taking measures in my own hands. Catherine is a very straight forward person that will tell you the truth even if you don’t like it or want to hear it. She doesn’t treat you like a client who is just trying to get money from but she honestly cares about you and your family. When I started I didn’t know what to except or what to do but she guided me and even thought I didn’t have that much money she worked with me a lot. Monday of 4/11/22 I can honestly say Catherine White helped me custody of my twins. Before this day came she help me get a temporary share custody in July of 2021. I showed the twins mother and the court that I way capable of raising my kids alone being a single father who worked a full time job and still go to school full time. Everything I did was for my kids and Catherine would check on me and ask how things where going? No one force her to do that but the fact she cared she wanted to make sure the kids where ok as well.
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Posted by Franck | March 18, 2022
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Excellent Work on Shared Custody Arrangement !!!
Recently had a chance to work with Catherine on a shared custody arrangement for my son after a separation and I must say she did a phenomenal job. She is very good at communicating about the situation and that helped to keep me at ease. As a man you instinctively know that getting the courts involved is never a good idea as that favors the women mostly (my opinion!!). However, Catherine assured me from day 1 everything would be okay and I want to give a shoutout to the fact that she fights so hard for fathers who just want to be there for their kids..I would definitely recommend her..Stay blessed !!
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Posted by Darryl | January 31, 2022
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Yes
"If you pray don't worry, if you worry don't pray" this is what I'd say when things didn't go as planned and with working during a pandemic, while schools were changing from in class learning to virtual learning, Catherine was right there every step of the way. Some years ago I had the privilege of hiring Catherine to work on my shared parenting arrangement for my daughter; she did a wonderful job. I did not expect her experience and foresight handling cases such as mine to allow her to bring me such peace of mind when dealing with the court system. As a man I have always heard horror stories about "getting the courts involved," and living in Ohio Father's rights (seems to me) to be less than the Mothers. So when I say that all I had was a hope and a prayer because I knew nothing of what I was getting involved in I mean that, however Catherine was there every step of the way. Emails, text messages, phone calls, zoom meetings, face to face, however I needed to be contacted she was there. When opposing counsel was making things difficult, she went out of her way to ensure that things got complete in a timely manner which I truly thank her for. My experience with my case being handled by Catherine has been truly amazing and I am thankful that the City of Columbus has someone like her who is passionate about what she does serving it's constituents. Catherine White is worth her weight in gold and I would hire her again, for a third time if I was searching for a lawyer.
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Posted by Karyn | November 10, 2021
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Divorce
Catherine gave me warm vibes the moment I met her. She was gentle and caring when my ex-husband made the process difficult and always made sure I understood what was happening. Her commitment to her client is above and beyond just a lawyer/client relationship. I have always felt safe knowing she was looking out for my best interest.
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Posted by Carrie | October 20, 2021
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Divorce
From the moment I met Catherine face to face she put me at peace in one of the most difficult times in my life. She was a great listener and very compassionate under hard circumstances of divorce. She was very affordable. She made the process as smooth as she could. She was reachable when I needed her and she helped me in every way I needed. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by John | July 31, 2021
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Great service and expert advice.
From the beginning Mrs. White communication was excellent and she explained the entire process from beginning to end. She really cares about her clients and she will give it her all to help her clients receive a favorable outcome. My case was very complex and opposing council attempted to drag out my divorce; however, attorney White used her experience and expertise to avoid a costly and drawn out case and negotiated a favorable outcome. Thank you attorney White.
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Posted by Liasun | July 23, 2021
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Exceeded!!
My mother applied for emergency custody and legal custody of my daughter under false allegations. I am a mother of 3, one daughter (11) and two sons (3 and 10mths). My mother showed no care or concerns for my sons, she would pick up only my daughter to spend time with. After my mother disagree with me on a puppy, she threatened me with police. After 6 days she called CPS and said I was starving, beating and mistreating my daughter. She would then proceed to call the police to do wellness checks on ONLY my daughter. No case was opened with CPS and the police officers always found all of my children well kept. After these actions and results, she decided she still wanted to proceed further (during these times, I didn't feel comfortable with my daughter spending alone time with my mother). I was informed 3 days before court my mother applied for emergency custody for my daughter and legal custody. I was shocked, astounded and hurt by the complaint she submitted out of spite and anger, that she would potentially destroy my family if I didn't find help! And immediately!! I originally attempted a references for an attorney my sister interned for, he was unable to help due to conflict of interest. He highly recommend Mrs. Catherine White. When I meet Mrs. White I was in a panic and lost, she did have a work load but she listened to me and heard me. I don't know how much stress or of an overload the case would have been, but she took me on! I was intimidated about the process, I didn't want my mother's false allegations to be a representation of me. Mrs. White understand people lie, and unfortunately situations like mine happens. She got to know me and seen, yes I'm not perfect but I love my children and do for their best interest and fought for me. She informed me of alot, and gave alot of guidance and great counsel! She exceeded every thought and expectation I had. I greatly enjoyed working with her, I would highly recommend her for hire! She's well versed and is very knowledgeable, in my opinion she has morals I feel more should hold and she's not all about the money. She's about helping and defending you and your family!! If you can call her first, you will not have to call anyone else.
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Posted by Nicolas | July 22, 2021
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Excellent Attorney!!
Catherine was very helpful from day one she is a very kind and caring person/attorney She made my whole process go smoothly with no stress I can’t thank Catherine enough for all she done for me I highly recommend her if you need a Attorney I would not hesitate to use her services again A++++ Attorney
Posted by Kenneth | July 12, 2021
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Amazing Representation
I hired Catherine not knowing what I was truly getting into with the whole court thing she assured me from Day 1 everything would be okay…. I admire the fact that she fights so hard for fathers who just wanna see their kids her passion for that is unmatched! Thank you for all your hard I’ve already recommended you to all my friends who are fighting the same fight God bless
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Posted by Melody | July 2, 2021
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Melody
I was seeking to end my marriage. My ex husband and I had been married over 37 years. We had our home that needed to be sold and profits divided. Two pensions needed to be divided. Catherine was able to obtain a Tempirary Spousal Support order, to ensure me an income during the process. I have only positive thoughts regarding Catherine's handling of my case. I recommend her to anyone seeking a Divorce attorney. My case was completed recently.
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Posted by Alpha | June 22, 2021
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Excellent lawyer
I was so lucky to meet this wonderful lawyer during my divorce process. She is a top expert on what she does, very professional and very social and caring. Trust me she will get it done in no time. . I recommend her to anyone looking for legal help
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AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Education

  • Capital University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Arizona State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
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Associations

  • Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers
  • Member
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  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Columbus Family Lawyer Catherine Mary White
Catherine Mary White
Family Attorney
Columbus, OH
Licensed for 21 years