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I believe that to be able to adequately evaluate a case and advise a client an attorney must have experience dealing with cases in court.  I have handled cases in nearly half of Ohio's 88 counties.  It is this experience that allows me the ability to negotiate favorable resolutions outside of the courtroom as well as obtain them in the courtroom. 


I believe in a dual focus approach to litigation.  I feel that an attorney should always work to resolve a case without a trial to avoid the costs, both financially and emotionally, that clients have with litigation. I also believes at the same time that an attorney should be preparing the case for trial.  This dual focus allows the attorney to be prepared for all issues that arise and provide the client with the best alternatives and results in their cases. 


An attorney that is experienced in the courtroom and is not afraid to litigate a case can often provide a better perspective for clients on the reasonableness of their position as well as the likelihood of succeeding on various issues by litigation. 


 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Divorce: 60%
  2. Child Custody: 30%
  3. Personal Injury: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

The Nigh Law Group LLC

115 W. Main St.
Suite 300A
Columbus, OH, 43215

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
OHActive200508/01/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2016
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2016
(Top Lawyer)Global Directory of Who’s Who2016
Top 5%America's Most Honored Professionals2015
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2015
2 Year Client Satisfaction, 10 Best Under 40American Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Top 5%America's Most Honored Professionals2014
Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys2014
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
10 Best Under 40AIOFLA2014
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2013
Top 40 under 40National Trial Lawyers2012
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who In American Law2012
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2011
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who In American Law2011
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2010
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who In American Law2010
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2009
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who In American Law2009
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who In American Law2008
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who In American Law2007
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who In American Law2006
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who In American Law2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/Founding MemberThe Nigh Law Group LLC2016 - Present
PartnerTyack, Blackmore, Liston, & Nigh Co. LPA2007 - 2015
PartnerNigh & Zeidan LLC2005 - 2007
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ohio State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Columbus Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Central Ohio Association for Juvenile LawyersMember2010 - 2016
Columbus Bar Association, Domestic Relations/Juvenile Court Task ForceMember2009 - 2009
Columbus Bar Association, Juvenile Law CommitteeChair2008 - 2010
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Ohio State Bar AssociationChildren May be Witnesses in Family Law Trials2016
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio State UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Detention Advocacy TrainingDetention Advocacy Training2011
Case Law and Legislative Update in Permanent Custody CasesDelinquency and Criminal Law2011
Case Law and Legislative Update in PErmanent Custody CasesThe Guardian Ad Litem2011
Case Law and Legislative Update in Permanent Custody CasesPCC Trial and Tribulations2011
Human TraffickingHuman Trafficking2010
Electronic Sex Among TeensSexting2010
Electronic Sex Among TeensSexting2010
Criminal Case Law UpdateJuvenile Delinquency2010
Case Law UpdateAbuse/neglect/Dependency2010
The Supreme Court of Ohio New Lawyer TrainingClient Interviews2009
Representing the Juvenile Sex OffenderJuvenile Sex Offender2009
Juvenile Case Law UpdateJuvenile Case Law Update2009
Case Law UpdateAbuse/Neglect/Dependency2008
Case Law and Procedures for handling BindoverTransfer Hearings for Juveniles Being Transferred to Adult Court2008
Practices and ProceduresObjections and Appeals2007