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Denise Marie Mirman

Divorce and separation Attorney at Columbus, OH

5.0   10 reviews

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Denise Mirman is the managing partner of Friedman & Mirman Co. LPA, a nine-lawyer firm  that practices family law exclusively. She has been rated "Superb" by Avvo. She has also been listed in Best Lawyers in America in Family Law for several years, a distinction limited to just 1% of the practicing attorneys in the country as voted upon by other lawyers, and she is  the Best Lawyers in America 2015 Lawyer of the Year in Family Law in Central Ohio.  She has  been included in Super Lawyers every year since inception and is on several "top lists" in Columbus and Ohio.   The firm has also been named  a First Tier law firm in Family Law by Best Lawyers. Ms. Mirman has also achieved the peer review rating of "AV-Preeminent" (the highest rating available) under Martindale-Hubbell's rating system for legal ability and ethical standards. 

      The firm's partners are experienced trial lawyers, but they know that litigation is not always the best solution, and they are accomplished negotiators.  The firm is the first family law firm in Central Ohio to offer an alternative dispute resolution division, Friedman & Mirman Civil Solutions.        Denise regularly represents clients in divorces and dissolutions in various counties throughout  Central Ohio, in all areas of  family law, with an emphasis on  complex business valuations, custody litigation, and support, retirement, and property division issues.  Please see the full website, www.friedmanmirman.com, for more information about  Denise and the  firm. 

     Denise is very active in the Central Ohio community, including currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer's Association Central Ohio Chapter. 

 

Licensed for 40 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1982
Updated 11/12/2022

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

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Friedman & Mirman Co., L.P.A.
1320 Dublin Road
Columbus, OH, 43215-1186

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Posted by Georgia | December 2, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Very professional. Follows up. Timely.
I think Denise Mirman is an excellent attorney. She was my attorney for 8 months this year. She came very highly recommended and with an excellent reputation. I know a number of people (including many people in the legal community) who know her, have worked with her in the past and came away with a positive experience. She understands the legal system, and directs her clients to the most reasonable path with the best promise of a good outcome. She doesn't candy-coat the process, but instead encourages her clients to adopt a practical common-sense approach to their situation. She was knowledgeable and easy to work with, yes, I would recommend her legal services to other people.
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Posted by Jamie | February 25, 2015
She Guided Me Through a Difficult Time
I recently went through the unfortunate experience of obtaining a divorce after 35 years of marriage. Needless to say, it was a difficult time for me. Denise was recommended to me by a friend. When I first met with Denise, she listened to my sad tale and advised me what options were available to me. I made the decision to follow through with the divorce and Denise took me on as her client. From the beginning, I felt complete confidence in Denise's knowledge and ability to make this process as straightforward as it could be. She guided me through the steps I needed to take to provide her with information about my situation and suggested some equitable terms that we could propose for a settlement. Given there were no dependent children involved in my case, and considering the duration of my marriage, Denise was cognizant of my wishes but also honest about any limitations that might exist given my employment status. I really appreciated her honesty and direct approach to finding the best resolution for my case. Denise's professionalism and support during this stressful time in my life gave me confidence that she was working for the best outcome possible. I'm very happy that Denise was recommended to me and am pleased with the results of my case.
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Posted by Susie | January 28, 2015
Denise Mirman is a fantastic attorney and a terrific person!
My divorce was just final almost a year ago. It was a difficult situation with our business involved. Denise ALWAYS looked out for me. I would get intimidated - just plain scared - and she would "talk me off the cliff"! This happened many times. She was always available - even at night and on weekends. I don't want to think about what my situation would be had I not hired Denise! She would often say to me: "I'm not your mother" but this is what I advise. There were many difficult decisions to be made and I learned that "leaning" on her was my best option. She truly cared about me and my health. She wanted me to be happy. I'm not an attorney - I needed one - and I decided it was in my best interest to listen to her advice. I view Denise as a very intelligent, caring, and firm attorney.
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Posted by Ohio Father | June 23, 2014
Trustworthy
Denise is just the type of attorney you want representing you in court. She is trustworthy, caring, smart and tough. There is no one like Denise when it comes to strategy. She was able to take over an extremely complex case of parental alienation and make a difference. She placed my daughter’s interest ahead of everything else and got me custody. Whether your case is simple or difficult; Denise is the kind of professional you need in your corner during rough times.
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2013
Simply The Best
Denise is absolutely, a professional, well skilled attorney. She is hardworking, easily accessible, knowledgeable and down to earth. In working with her and her staff, during one of the most trying times of my life, she made the experience as supportive as possible. She was always easy to reach by email and phone. She understands and is very experienced with all the procedures of the legal process. She guides you thru the myriad of court proceedings with ease. She has an excellent working relationship with other lawyers. She is always working in your best interest and gives thorough advice with each issue as it arises. All I can say is, she is "Simply The Best".
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Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2012
Most responsive attorney I have ever worked with
I worked with Denise during my divorce which lasted 14 months. She was recommended to me by a well regarded attorney and the first time I reached out to her she contacted me within 12 hours and my first contact was via e-mail on a Sunday! At no point during the proceedings did I find it difficult to reach her or someone in her office including weekends.
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Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2012
Objective, practical, and incredibly experienced
Going through a divorce is a stressful and emotional time and when picking a lawyer, you really need to pick someone who can make sure you are looking at your case from all angels (including the bad news you may not want to hear). Denise is an attorney who takes a very practical view on your case and makes sure that you understand all the potential outcomes so you can make good decisions about your future. At the same time, she is VERY fierce advocate for you with oppossing counsel or in front of the judge and will fight for you and what you want. I found she and her staff to be very professional and responsive as were all the attorneys I worked with at her firm. She seems to be well respected by the other attorneys and the judges at court. And she was very knowledgable about the law and what the judge was likely to do, and in many csaes, did do. I would recommend her to anyone trying to make a decision about the right attorney to hire.
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Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2012
Recommendation
Divorce is certainly the worst thing anyone can ever experience. For me, it was a long process but one made so much easier having Denise as my attorney. I started with another attorney 6 months before I hired Denise. Had I been with her from the beginning I feel my case would have been handled much differently, better. Denise is not only extremely professional and knowledgeable, she's compassionate. When dealing with such sensitive matters, including your children, it's nice to have an attorney that empathizes with you and treats your case like it's the only one she has. I feel I received very personal attention from Denise and her staff. She was very prompt to respond to e-mails and phone calls and always accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There were numerous urgent situations on the weekends and I was always able to get in touch with Denise to have her intervene. Importantly to note, Denise doesn't add 'fuel to the fire' like some divorce attorney do just to keep the case going and collect more fees. She has a very diplomatic but aggressive approach that gets results without making matters worse. In working with Denise so closely she became a trusted friend, not just my divorce attorney. I can't say enough good things about Denise. She's amazing and I know you will fall in love with her just as I did if you happen to be in need of a divorce attorney. There's no one better and I would recommend her to you only if you want to gets results and fast with a human touch! When it comes to divorce attorneys, Denise is the best in Columbus.
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Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2012
Top Notch
Divorce is the worst thing anyone can ever experience. I started with another attorney four years ago and got no where. When I hired Denise 2 1/2 years into my divorce she had it done within six months. She was extremely professional, knowledgeable, up front and honest! She was very prompt to return calls and always up to date on information. She was very sensitive to the issues and made me feel my situation was the most important. When it comes to divorce attorneys, there are none better than Denise.
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Posted by Mark | May 2, 2012
Denise got it done
Lets face it, divorce isn't fun. You hire a divorce lawyer because you have to, not because you want to. That being said, you hire one that is organized, knowledgable, connected and responsive. In other words, you hire an attorney like Denise. Denise is your counsel, your advocate and even therapist all in one.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Friedman & Mirman Co., LPA
  • 2000 - Present

Education

  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Ohio State University, Columbus
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Associations

  • United Way of Central Ohio
  • Women's Leadership Council
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers-Ohio Chapter
  • Fellow
  • 1996 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Certified Specialist, Family Relations Law
  • N/A
  • Columbus Bar Association, Professional Ethics and Grievances Committee
  • Member
  • 1993 - 1999
  • Columbus Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Chairman
  • 1992 - 1993
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America, Family Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Top 50 Women Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top 25 Women Columbus Super Lawyers
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • Ohio Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2004
  • 40 Under 40
  • Business First Newspaper
  • 1996
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Speaking Engagements

  • Various conferences and meetings
  • Frequent speaker for several organizations
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Denise is effective and highly knowledgeable in domestic relations law. That is a winning combination for an an attorney and I without hesitation recommend her as an attorney to meet your family law needs."
Family Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Denise Mirman is smart, aggressive and an extremely talented trial lawyer. She understands sophisticated financial matters, which makes her a formidable opponent. Yet she has excellent relationships in the bar, making it possible for her to negotiate even in difficult cases. Her word is her bond, and lawyers know that. She has the ability to put clients at ease, even in the stress-filled environment of divorce. I have referred family law clients to her for years, and will continue to do so."
Family Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Denise Mirman. My firm has worked with Denise for many years. She is skilled courtroom lawyer and vigorous advocate who is very responsive to the needs of her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Denise is smart, compassionate, resourceful and a talented, practical problem-solver. I highly recommend Denise - It is not easy to find a divorce lawyer with all of these skills."
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Columbus Divorce and separation Lawyer Denise Marie Mirman
Denise Marie Mirman
Divorce and separation Attorney
Columbus, OH
Licensed for 40 years