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Christopher Lewis Trolinger

Family Attorney at Columbus, OH

4.6   5 reviews

Licensed for 14 years

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    40%
    Divorce, Dissolution, Separation, Custody, Spousal Support, Child Support, and Parenting Time

  2. Child custody
    20%

  3. Divorce and separation
    20%

  4. Appeals
    10%

  5. Business
    10%

A first generation college graduate with a goal of becoming an attorney since he was in the third grade, Chris understands firsthand the value of passion and perseverance. You can feel confident that your case will benefit from that same drive. Chris focused his law school curriculum on business law. After graduating from law school, Chris practiced in a general practice law firm for eight years. During those eight years, Chris practiced in the areas of family law, criminal defense, employment law, real estate, and general civil litigation. Since that time, he has practiced almost exclusively in family law. Chris has successfully represented clients in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Ohio Court of Claims, several state appellate courts, and numerous county courts across the State of Ohio. He is no stranger to a courtroom or to doggedly pursuing the right results for his clients.

Being a divorced father and now remarried with a blended family, Chris understands the stresses and intricacies of the legal and real world issues that our clients face on a daily basis. After having that personal experience, Chris has dedicated his career to assisting clients with their family law issues and protecting his clients’ families, assets, and interests.

Chris resides in Hilliard with his wife, three children, and dog Quinn. In his free time he enjoys music, running, playing and watching sports, visiting local breweries and distilleries, and spending time with friends and family.

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Licensed for 14 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 11/18/2022

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

Contact Christopher

Trolinger Law Offices, LLC
Trolinger Law Offices- Cincinnati
11 Garfield Place
Cincinnati, OH, 43202
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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by STEPHEN | March 4, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Lawyer and Great Staff
Helped my cousin resolve a very tough marriage, today she is very happy, excited for future.
Posted by Lou | February 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding representation
Chris is currently representing me and has represented me in a few other cases, I feel comfortable enough in his professionalism to leave a review before this case is over. He has a mind like I’ve never seen, I don’t doubt he has been the smartest person in the room most of his life. He also has a great personality coupled with a desire to win in all aspects of life. He’s work ethic is extremely intense. He is always a step ahead and extremely strategic. His knowledge of law is very impressive, his quiet but confident demeanor has always allowed me to stay calm. He has an amazing way of explaining what’s going on and dumbing down things for the average person. He has always fought for my family and I like he was fighting for his own, even behind the scenes. He knows exactly when to be soft spoken and when to be aggressive. He’s very good at reading the room. Chris has always amazed me at the amount of cases he’s fought and won on my behalf. Absolutely amazed at the person he is.
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Posted by Jason | December 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable of the Law.
The best way I think I can review Chris is soft spoken, good sense of humor, and a when he needs to be a Bully back by facts and law. Below is just an extract of a Thank you email I sent his office in closing of a custody battle. Results I kept all my right and full custody of my 11month old daughter. Being a single dad i did not have high expectations. It's an art and you will be glad when litigation begin you chose this group. Its quiet entertaining to watch your lawyer out lawyer the other side. Dont be on the other end ,go with Chris or atleast his firm. Thanks for always being professional and helpful throughout this experience. Your office is held in the highest regard to me and will always be my recommendation to anybody who wants a family lawyer. I know it's just a job for you guys and like all of us in our day to day operations things can become mundane. So it takes a special group of people and firm of your size to make clients feel a sense of comfort and confident . In probably one of the most trying and stressful times in there lives. Thanks again.
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Posted by Michelle | January 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Remarkable
Mr. Trolinger was incredibly professional and quite a life savior in my case. I can't thank him enough for driving all the to Toledo on two occasions to negotiate a settlement. He stepped in and in just a few weeks ended a legal battle that had gone on for nearly a year. I would highly recommend him and his staff for legal services.
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Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Chris Trolinger
Chris Trolinger was assigned to my case mid-stream in the divorce process. He did come to understand my case fairly quickly. At times I didn't feel well informed and found myself lacking knowledge about the process in an uncivil divorce. I did not receive a copy of the deposition. My disappointment stems from both domestic law and the attorney's standard approach to divorce. Denying fault, renders it impossible to reach a fair and equitable outcome in a failed marriage. My case was based on financial misconduct but was not aggressively pursued as should have been. I did not feel that enough effort or interest was taken to push this valid point. I settled in mediation for many reasons, the biggest reason being that there was simply no money left to go on. The entire divorce process took one year.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Trolinger Law Offices, LLC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Petroff Law Offices LLC
  • 2016 - 2021
  • Associate Attorney
  • Farlow & Associates LLC
  • 2008 - 2016

Education

  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Arkansas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • In re L.S. 2016-OH-4999
  • Client reunited with his children
  • Barker v. Goodrich, 649 F.3d 428 (6th Cir.)
  • The Court found that such period of restraint could vilolate the Eighth Amendment.

Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Union County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Central Ohio Association for Justice
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Best Divorce Lawyers in Columbus
  • Expertise
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
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Publications

  • The Ohio Association for Justice Quarterly
  • Cohabitation in Domestic Relations Cases Post- McGlothan
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Ohio Association for Justice CLE
  • Family Law
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chris is one of the most knowledgeable attorneys I know. He’s caring, bright, and willing to put in the time and effort to achieve the best possible results for his clients. He’s also easy to work with, and always there when you need him. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Chris to anyone."
Family Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christopher is an excellent attorney with deep knowledge in family law, but also every other practice area that so often intersects during these matters. Christopher works hard for his clients to get the results they seek to achieve while continuing to be a wonderful representative of the Columbus and Ohio legal community."
Family Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chris is an exceptionally experienced attorney, who knows the ins and outs of family law better than anyone. He always picks up on the smallest of nuances, and never lets any issue escape his grasp."
Family Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chris delivers exceptional results in each of his cases. His experience in various areas of law is a true asset to his clients and his team."
Family Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a top-notch professional in the industry. His clients and colleagues can expect sophisticated and attentive work from Chris, as he is extremely results-driven and goal-oriented."

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Columbus Family Lawyer Christopher Lewis Trolinger
Christopher Lewis Trolinger
Family Attorney
Columbus, OH
Licensed for 14 years