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Dennis Ernest Horvath III

Divorce and separation Attorney at Columbus, OH

5.0   22 reviews

also known as Dennis E. Horvath III


Licensed for 21 years

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EFFECTIVE, CREATIVE AND CARING.  Dennis has been a trial lawyer since he began practicing law in 2001.  His practice focuses solely on Domestic Relations matters. Dennis has extensive trial experience and has the reputation for being an aggressive advocate who seeks to protect his clients’ legal and financial interests.  From Dennis’ experience, he has learned how to guide his clients through the stressful time of life that divorce brings.  Dennis has been recognized by his peers as one of the top young lawyers in Ohio.  He has been listed in Ohio Super Lawyers magazine as an Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 which recognizes Ohio’s top young lawyers.  Dennis has moved on to be listed in Ohio Super Lawyers magazine as a Super Lawyer for 2016 -2017 which recognizes attorneys who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Dennis has been selected as one of Columbus' top attorneys in 2015 and 2016 as listed in Columbus CEO magazine.  Dennis has also been selected by The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 in Ohio which is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to individuals who exemplify superior qualifications and leadership as a trial lawyer. Finally, Dennis is listed in Rue Ratings' Best Attorneys of America and named as a 2016 Top Lawyer by the Global Directory of Who's Who, and listed as one of the Top 100 Family Lawyers in the State of Ohio for 2017 by the American Society of Legal Advocates.  While Dennis has earned recognition as one of Ohio’s top lawyers, what sets him apart from other lawyers is his genuine concern for those who suffer the pain of divorce and he strives to make a difference in the individuals he represents.  

Licensed for 21 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 11/14/2022

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Wolinetz Horvath & Brown, LLC
250 Civic Center Drive.
Suite 220
Columbus, OH, 43215

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Posted by Kevin | January 27, 2014
True advocate
Dennis was a true advocate for me. He was responsive, honest and hard working. I have worked with other lawyers in the past and Dennis was by far the most aggressive and compassionate lawyer I have worked with. I found him to be creative, smart and honest throughout my case. I cannot thank Dennis enough for his hard work during my entire case.
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Posted by Marla | April 28, 2014
Excellent
Dennis is very professional and extremely knowledgeable in his practice of law. Additionally, he takes the time to walk through the "realities" of your choices as opposed to just the legal language and standing.
Posted by Noelle | June 11, 2021
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The best!
When I was blind sided with infidelity and a divorce, I frantically looked for an attorney. I had many emails out to different lawyers. Dennis responded to me that night at 9pm. I was able to meet with him the following week. I met with two other attorneys but felt Dennis was the best. He surpassed my expectations and I had a smooth divorce.
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Posted by Perry | December 28, 2018
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Exceptional Counsel
Dennis has represented me on several engagements over the years in Family Law matters and his professionalism, competence, effectiveness, and responsiveness have been foundation for successfully and confidently navigating those legal waters in every case!
Posted by Mike | November 23, 2017
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THE BEST
Simply put, Dennis is the best. If you are looking for an attorney, look no further. It was the best decision I made. He was honest with me throughout, responsive at all times and always prepared. I could not have asked for a better attorney then Dennis. He is the BEST!
Posted by Alex | February 8, 2017
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A trusted source
I've relied on Dennis several times in the last 15 years, not only for personal legal assistance but also as a reliable source for close friends and relatives. In my opinion the greatest compliment that you can give another is a referral and I will continue to do that. Dennis Horvath is a cut above the rest!!
Posted by Joe | February 8, 2017
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Trusted Attorney
Dennis Horvath guided me through the divorce from start to finish. Although the process can be a very traumatic, his experience and compassion gave me as much peace of mind that was possible. It has been 2 years since my divorce was final and have no regrets that Dennis was in my corner representing me.
Posted by Melissa | February 4, 2017
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Thank You Dennis!!!
Retaining Dennis was the best decision I made. He worked with me on a difficult divorce and custody case. He guided me through every step of the way. He was responsive, patient with me (I can be a bit much at times) and was always on top of my matter. No matter how busy he was, he always made time for a return phone call or email. Dennis always gave me straight forward honest advise and was always looking out for my best interest - even if it was not what I wanted to hear. I ended my divorce and custody case with a result that was better than I thought was possible. Thank you, Dennis!
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Posted by brad | January 11, 2017
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Dennis E. Horvath
Dennis Horvath is a fantastic attorney. He guided me through a very difficult divorce and custody case. I was lost before I found Dennis. He helped me through the emotional battle to get me shared parenting of my children and protected my interests through the entire divorce process. Dennis always put my mind at ease. I cannot say enough about Dennis. If you need an attorney, stop here and hire Dennis. It will be the best decision you could make! Thanks, Dennis!
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Posted by Brian | December 16, 2016
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Highly Recommended
I hired Dennis to represent me in my divorce case. Dennis and his staff exceeded my expectations. They were always there for me to answer questions and guide me through this difficult process. Dennis treated me like more than just another client. He truly cared about me and my case. If you are looking for a lawyer, look no further and hire Dennis. It will be the best decision you make.
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Posted by Divorce client | July 5, 2016
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Terrific!
Dennis was terrific! He was hard working and straight forward with me the entire process. He listened to me, gave me great direction, and worked aggressively to achieve my goals. I could not be happier with my outcome. I highly recommend Dennis.
Posted by Charley | April 15, 2016
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My review of Dennis Horvath
Dennis Horvath did an excellent job representing me through my divorce. His counsel was wise, and he helped me make sound decisions and then aggressively followed through on the decisions we made together. He made a difficult process easier for me and I feel I had the representation I needed to get the result I did.
Posted by Marcus | April 15, 2016
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The best you can get
Dennis is the lawyer you want on your side. He is a gentleman and a scholar. He not only has the knowledge and experience to obtain what is right, but he is not afraid to fight for what is wanted. It is refreshing to find someone to represent me that I could trust and was honest. I retained Dennis to amend an original divorce decree. He was able to get me school placement, more time with my kids and remove child support among other modifications.
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Posted by Carolyn | November 16, 2015
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HANDS DOWN THE BEST
Dennis is a very talented lawyer. I retained Dennis to represent me in my divorce. He was passionate and aggressive yet reasonable. His courtroom demeanor is unmatched. He kept me updated and always kept me up to speed about my case but most of all he always made time for me during the most difficult time in my life. I highly recommend Dennis.
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Posted by Brad | November 13, 2015
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Great Experience!
Sharp, honest and responsive. I had a high asset divorce case and Dennis handled my case brilliantly. He was always a step ahead and always on top of my case. I felt comfortable during every phase of my case that I was in the best position possible. He always returned phone calls and responded to emails even after hours. I could not have been more pleased with the final results.
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Posted by Kate | October 28, 2015
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Peace of Mind
I retained Dennis to represent me in my custody matter. I appreciated his attention to my matter. He always made time for me and my case and made me feel like my case was a priority. In the end, I received a favorable outcome which I attribute to Dennis' outstanding ability and preparation. Most of all, Dennis gave me peace of mind throughout the entire process.
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Posted by Preston | October 16, 2015
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Great Lawyer!!!
Dennis represented me in a contested divorce. He is bright, very responsive and honest. I was impressed with Dennis' legal knowledge and his ability to present the legal issues in court - he is truly a gifted litigator. I could not be more happy with the outcome of my case and cannot thank Dennis enough!
Posted by David | October 6, 2015
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The Best
I retained Dennis to represent me in a difficult divorce. I cannot thank Dennis enough. He was there for me where no on else was. He always made time for me and always made me feel like a priority. My case involved business valuations, forensic accountants and a Guardian ad Litem. He stayed on top of all the complicated issues and was always a step ahead of my Wife's attorney. His courtroom demeanor and skill is unmatched. He put all the pieces in place and set me up to succeed. In the end, because of Dennis' preparation and negotiation skills, my case settled favorably to me. Dennis was exceptional.
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Posted by Maddie | October 5, 2015
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Dennis was a blessing
Dennis was truly a blessing. This was the most difficult time in my life and Dennis guided me through a difficult divorce. He was honest and very responsive. He was always on top of my case. Most of all he always calmed me down and talked me off the ledge. At trial, Dennis was prepared and argued circles around my Husband's lawyer. My result was even better than I expected. If you are looking for a lawyer, Dennis is the best.
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Posted by Macie | June 17, 2015
Beyond satisfying experience!
In 2013 I was served custody/divorce papers from my unstable ex-husband! With no prior attorney knowledge, I walked into his office a crying mess and left feeling as if my case had already been won. I didn't have the easiest case, it felt as if my divorce would never be finalized and this monster just kept trying to get custody of my kids. Dennis did everything above and beyond to make sure this didn't happen. Lines of communication were open with him 24/7 I could email him on a Saturday evening, and with in the hour have a response from him or if it were an emergency a phone call. When anything with our case changed, I was the first to know. He was honest, he didn't tell me what I wanted to hear, he told me what would actually happen. He was extremely reliable, many other clients would sit and wait for their attorneys mine was always on time and normally early. He was trustworthy, I could tell him things and know that it wouldn't go any further. If you think about it I put the safety of my kids in his hands and trusted that they would remain safe. I will admit that the price of his services was a bit expensive, however you truly get what you pay for and if you're upfront and honest they will help as much as they can. I was very pleased and happy with the results of my divorce. I can honestly say Dennis Horvath was worth every penny I paid. He truly loves what he does and cares about his clients and their families. Also his office was wonderful and always very welcoming. He knows what he is doing and I would confidently recommend him to anyone.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Wolinetz Horvath & Brown, LLC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Partner
  • Wolinetz & Horvath, LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Member
  • Wolinetz, Horvath, Baker & Wick
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Wolinetz Law Offices, LLC
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Grossman Law Offices
  • 2007 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Joseph & Joseph Co. L.P.A.
  • 2001 - 2007
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Education

  • Indiana University-Bloomington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997
  • Capital University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Associations

  • Rotary Club
  • 2014 - Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • 2013 - Present
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • 2011 - Present
  • Columbus Young Professionals
  • 2010 - Present
  • Central Ohio Association for Justice
  • 2010 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Associaton, Fellow
  • 2003 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2001 - Present
  • Franklin County Bar Association
  • 2001 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2001 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 50 Lawyers in Columbus Ohio
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Top 50 Attorney in Columbus Ohio
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 50 Lawyer in Columbus, Ohio
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Family Lawyers in State of Ohio
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers
  • Global Directory of Who's Who
  • 2016
  • Best Attorneys of America
  • Rue Rating
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer 2016
  • Columbus CEO Magazine
  • 2016
  • 2016 Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers 2015
  • Columbus CEO Magazine
  • 2015
  • Nation's Top Attorneys - Top One Percent
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Best for Client Satisfaction in Ohio for Family Law
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Family Lawyers Under 40 in State of Ohio
  • Top 40 Family Lawyers Under 40 in State of Ohio
  • 2014
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2013
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Star 2013
  • 2013
  • Top 40 Family Lawyers Under 40 in State of Ohio
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2013
  • Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2012
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2011
  • Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2011
  • Ohio Super Rising Star
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2010
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2010
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2009
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2009
  • Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2009
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2008
  • Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2008
  • Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2005
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Publications

  • NBI
  • Premarital Agreements
  • 2012
  • NBI Business Institution
  • Domestic Relations Law
  • 2010
  • CLE, Inc.
  • “Child Support and Litigating the Divorce Case from Fee Agreement through Temporary Orders” CLE seminar
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Pro Bono YMCA
  • Family Law
  • 2012
  • Domestic Relations Law
  • Premarital Agreements
  • 2012
  • ABC 6 on your side
  • "Ask the Attorney"
  • 2011
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Domestic Relations Law
  • 2010
  • Litigating the Divorce Case
  • Trial of the Divorce
  • 2005
  • Domestic Relations Practice
  • Domestic Relations
  • 2004
  • Divorce from A to Z
  • Divroce from A to Z
  • 2003
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • “Child Support and Litigating the Divorce Case from Fee Agreement through Temporary Orders” CLE seminar
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (3)
Family Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dennis is a highly respected and highly knowledgeable family law attorney. He's an excellent advocate for his clients and a skilled litigator. I fully and without hesitation endorse Dennis."
Family Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dennis is an excellent lawyer. He is one of the best domestic relations litigators in the state and he is truly compassionate toward his clients. Dennis is also one of the most ethical attorneys I have ever known."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Horvath is a highly respected in the community and I recommend him to take care of your legal needs."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Dennis and I have had a number of cases together. He is knowledgeable, caring and responsive. He provides excellent representation to his clients and is well respected in the community."
Family Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Dennis Horvath. His temperament and demeanor is a breath of fresh air in our high conflict and emotionally charged area of law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I fully endorse Mr. Horvath. My name is Dennis A. Rathburn, Esq., I have been an attorney since 1991 and my firm is Rathburn & Associates (www.RathburnAssociates.com). I have crossed paths with Mr. Horvath many times at the courthouse. The longest domestic case I had took about two and one-half years to close and Mr. Horvath was opposing counsel. The parties were both PH'd educated people with a large marital estate that included, real estate, accounts, pension plans that required QDRO's and personal property all needed divided. The parties also had minor children and the court appointed a Guardian ad Litem to resolve the minor child issues. There were many complex legal issues to address. Another challenging item was the parties were of Greek descent which made them hard to understand at times. Mr. Horvath presented himself with a high degree of skill. He was very professional and practiced with dignity and respect for all involved. I highly recommend & endorse Mr. Horvath."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Dennis since we were law clerks at the same firm and he has continued his hard work ethic to his own practice. I recently referred a friend to him and she could not be more pleased with the results."
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Columbus Divorce and separation Lawyer Dennis Ernest Horvath III
Dennis Ernest Horvath III
Divorce and separation Attorney
Columbus, OH
Licensed for 21 years