“My first obligation to my clients is to reach a fair settlement outside of court. In this way, my client and I control the outcome and reach an agreement most suitable to their wants and needs. With that said, I am always ready for a trial and live for the thrill of the courtroom.”
Gerald “Jay” Babbitt, a partner at Babbitt & Dahlberg, has spent the past 30 years as a Columbus divorce lawyer, earning the respect and trust of his clients along with the central Ohio legal community. Known for his no-nonsense negotiating skills, anyone across the table from Jay knows he has zero tolerance for dishonesty.
As a certified OSBA Family Relations Law Specialist, he has a notable track record for securing favorable judgments for his clients, inside and outside the courtroom, primarily for cases involving high income, complex property division, prenuptial agreements, spousal support, child support and child custody.
While a divorce lawyer by trade, Jay loves marriage and has been married to his wife, Jamie, for more than 30 years. Together they have four children and four very active grandchildren, all of whom live close to their home in Upper Arlington. Avid dog lovers, Jay and Jamie have two West Highland Terriers and are usually hosting at least two grand-dogs.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2015 Ohio Super Lawyers List||Ohio Super Lawyers||2015|
|Top 50 Columbus Area||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Top 100||Ohio Super Lawyers||2014|
|Top 50 Columbus Area||Ohio Super Lawyers||2014|
|Top 100||Ohio Super Lawyers||2013|
|Top 50 Columbus Area||Ohio Super Lawyers||2013|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Top 100||Ohio Super Lawyers||2012|
|Top 50 Columbus Area||Ohio Super Lawyers||2012|
|Top 100||Ohio Super Lawyers||2011|
|Top 50 Columbus Area||Ohio Super Lawyers||2011|
|Top 100||Ohio Super Lawyers||2010|
|Top 50 Columbus Area||Ohio Super Lawyers||2010|
|Certified Specialist - Family Relations Law||Ohio State Bar Association||N/A|
|Certified arbitrator||American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers||N/A|
|AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Managing Partner||Babbitt & Dahlberg, LLC||1979 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Columbus Bar Association||Family Law Committee member||N/A|
|Ohio State Bar Association||Family Law Committee member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Family Law Section member||N/A|
|American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers||Fellow||N/A|
|Central Ohio Association for Justice||Chairman, Family Law Committee||1995 - 1997|
|Ohio State University Moritz College of Law||Law||1979|
|Miami University of Ohio||BS - Bachelor of Science||1976|
Posted by anonymous
November 23, 2020
Endorsements from fellow lawyers are an important consideration for many when selecting the right attorney. Be the first to endorse your colleague!