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Joseph Aaron Nigh

Divorce and separation Attorney at Columbus, OH

5.0   33 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

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. 

 

Awards

Silver Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2017,2012
Client's Choice
2017 2012

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Location

The Nigh Law Group LLC

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
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Posted by Nicole | May 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joe is the standard by which other attorneys should be held!
My case took a lot of unforeseen turns, but Joe and his co-counsel, Erin Sanford, stood by my side through every step. From the very first consultation, Joe gave me such clear insight and advice on how to proceed. I’ve struggled with writing this review, which Joe and the entire team at NLG would get a good laugh out of, as I’m rarely at a loss for words… However, I’m unsure how to adequately share all of his exceptional qualities in a few sentences. He sets the bar and is truly the standard by which other attorneys should be held. He is proactive, knowledgeable, honest, prepared, realistic, and truly dedicated to his clients. Although no one can predict the outcome of any custody dispute, you can be confident that Joe will always guide you in the right direction to obtain the best possible outcome for you and your child. NLG’s support staff (Lynn and Zach) are just as impressive as their counsel. Joe and Erin (Sanford) had my back during the scariest, most stressful time in my life thus far… For their patience, support, and guidance, I will always be grateful!
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Posted by Brenda | October 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
CHAOS in Hocking County
I had to secure an attorney to represent me: divorce. (Hocking County). During my initial consultation, Joe listened to my story. He was extremely honest with his concerns as to how things might turn out for me: not much in my favor. Yet, as the proceedings unfolded, continued, and so on- Joe and his staff were experienced, prepared and were ALWAYS ready to jump the hurdle, and/or tackle the next event or surprise. The outcome was EXTREMELY successful- IN MY FAVOR. THANKS to the skill, knowledge, and talent of Joe and his team! MANY THANKS TO JOE, COURTNEY, LYNN AND ZACH) Brenda
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Posted by Melissa | December 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Thorough and Dedicated
Joe was referred to me by a lawyer with a different field of expertise. Unfortunately, I experienced a high-conflict divorce and subsequent contentious issues with the finalized separation agreement and shared parenting plan. Joe assisted me with the latter. My case was extremely complicated and involved a great deal of detail. Joe was thorough, and his team included multiple paralegals who were also highly competent (Thank you Lynn and Rachel!) Joe is a no BS, direct attorney who was up front with my magistrate about the issues at hand. He always responded to my emails and cared about my case even after the case concluded. Additionally, he listened to what was most important to me and helped negotiate to that end.
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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personable, Practical, Professional
Mr Nigh was hired in my successful bid to terminate spousal support after 5 years of paying. i now live out of state so we never met face to face. in fact, i never had to appear in court. Mr Nigh’s conference calls, communication, ideas, recommendations, and exceptional support staff made the process so much better than expected. i am very grateful and feel i can now turn completely toward my future without that burden weighing me down and impacting every choice i make. he has made my life easier, freer, and has certainly lightened my load. He was selected out of a dozen attorneys i found from online research and to whom i sent inquiries. he responded very quickly and set up a conference call before i had even heard from some of the others. i knew from the moment we first talked that he was my attorney and have not once regretted my choice. he was patient, diligent, and focused on achieving the right amount of evidence prior to filing the motion to terminate. i cannot thank him enough for all he did on my behalf.
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Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
My case took a turn for the worse 3 years into the litigation process and I was referred to Joe Nigh by another attorney. I was told he would be conscientious and industrious with my case. Upon first meeting Joe, you get the sense that he is a straight shooter and will tell it like it is. That's exactly what I needed. Unfortunately my case was so complex by the time I hired Joe that there was a lot of untangling that needed to happen in order to get my case pointed in the right direction. Joe's perseverance and tenacity never waivered. I felt extremely supported and very well represented. Joe kept on the straight and narrow and connected me with all the right people and eventually my case got turned around. It was a tremendous undertaking and I couldn't have had a better advocate for my case than Joe. I will be eternally grateful for the attention and care I was afforded by this law firm. I've even gone to Joe for other legal needs pertaining to my business and he referred me to the right people. Thank you Nigh Law Group.
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Posted by Jim | February 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Look no further
If you find yourself or your loved ones in a position to need caring competent legal counsel then your search should end with this firm. Joe and Courtney are absolutely two of the best attorneys available in Columbus Ohio. Everyone in this practice is absolutely amazing to deal with. Joe and Courtney treat everyone with the utmost of respect and go above and beyond to help with your situation. Lynn and Zach are always there to take a call or help in any way. We feel blessed to have all of them on our side.
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Posted by susan | July 2, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
excellent lawyer
Joseph came highly recommended, he handled a custody case for me. He was always available to me and his assistant, Lynn was fantastic also. They told me exactly what to expect and all was handled very professionally. Meeting Joe in person was a pleasant experience, he was prepared and I found him to be very personable, kind and down to earth.
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Posted by Kerry | November 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn't ask for better!
My experience with Joe was wonderful. He is compassionate, honest and always listened to my thoughts and needs. He had my back and best interest at heart at all times. He and his team were fantastic to work with in all aspects.
Posted by Ryan | February 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Master of his trade
After a cheap attorney botched an easy uncontested divorce hearing, I hired Joeseph Nigh to handle the most important matter of my life - my children. During a very unique and complicated divorce that spanned 3 and a half years (2011 - 2014) I hired Joe to step in to represent me and my children's best interest. I read multiple reviews on how prepared and knowledgeable he was, but was still amazed when I saw him in action. He took the time to understand every facet of my case, and calculated every decision meticulously. In the court room nothing throws him off, and his wit is unmatched. If he wasn't immediately available, he was very quick to respond to my seemingly endless inquiries. He never made me feel like I was a burden. I felt like my case was always a priority to him. In other words, I never felt like he was putting my concerns, filings, or otherwise on hold so that he could deal with another client. His knowledge and expertise is unrivaled, and I couldn't imagine a better outcome than the one he helped me obtain; every single thing I asked for. I would highly recommend him to any father going through a divorce where children are involved. As with everything in life - you get what you pay for.
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Posted by John | October 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Approachable, Genuine, Straightforward – He Cares
Joe Nigh was recommended to me by the Columbus Bar Association. During the course of my search for the right lawyer, I interviewed and selected Joe to represent my 17-year old son with a juvenile delinquency case with the Franklin County Juvenile Court. Joe and the entire staff at The Nigh Law Group were professional, attentive, knowledgeable, personable, and kind. Joe always took the time to sit down with me, my son and my wife throughout the process. Joe was available to speak to me over the phone and the staff at his law firm were also there to support. Joe also took the time to life counsel my son as part of serving as his attorney. Joe “walks the talk” – everything he said to us he did. He is professional, approachable, genuine, straightforward, firm and fair – he cares. In terms of his compensation – he was worth his fee – he delivered value throughout the process and in the end delivered a positive outcome for my son. I would highly recommend Joe and The Nigh Law Group to anyone who has need for a strong, knowledgeable, and dedicated attorney.
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Posted by Mark | July 11, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A1!
Joe, Courtney and their wonderful legal staff could not have been any more helpful and knowledgeable in their legal expertise and representation! They get the job done in a very stressful time in a most caring and professional manner!!
Posted by Christopher | June 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Joe Nigh
I first consulted with Joe about school district issues and it evolved I into a full blown custody case. Joe was very honest and frank, always guiding me in the right direction. He was always prepared and I never worried about how he would handle my case. Everyone at the Nigh Law Group office were fantastic also, always helpful and responsive. The outcome of my case was far beyond what I expected and I couldn't be more happier. If in doubt on who to use for legal counsel, use Joe Nigh.
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Posted by Joe | February 9, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Worth every cent
Joe and his partner Courtney were my attorneys for my divorce. They handled every detail and every idiosyncrasy of the case flawlessly and I could not be happier with their efficiency, level of attention to detail, and the overall service provided. I recommend Joe and his law practice 110%.
Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Complex case- amazing results
I first hired Joe Nigh in 2014. The case was involved and difficult. Joe was always readily available and knew the case backwards and forwards. He was always upfront and clear about what to expect and how to prepare. I am thrilled with the results to the case. Everyone with the Nigh Law group was an amazing support and professional group. I am SO thankful that I chose Joe Nigh represent me in court. I would highly recommend that you hire Joe and his staff immediately.
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Posted by Sharon | April 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
FIVE STARS PLUS
Joseph Nigh was our attorney for a difficult child custody case. Joe and his staff were friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and always quick to respond to our questions. We had complete confidence in whatever steps Joe pursued with the court. He always made sure we were in agreement as he guided us through the process. He was prepared, detailed, and no nonsense during our hearings. But as his client, we found him very approachable and very easy to talk to when discussing our options or concerns. Joe has an excellent ability to suggest alternative solutions during stressful situations. I would not hesitate to hire Joe again and would highly recommend him to anyone searching for a good attorney.
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Posted by Hannah | March 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Client for life
While I hope that I won't need an attorney often, Joe is the one I will call for help any time I do. I used Joe for a dissolution as well as a child custody case and am very happy with the service he provided. Joe is an excellent communicator every step of the way. He made me feel like I knew exactly what was going on and gave invaluable advice on what to expect during the process. I have since turned to him for advice which he is always willing to extend. He listened to my story and gave much needed advice that left me feeling like I wasn't alone. It's a great feeling to know that I can turn to him if/when I need legal help. I would recommend him to anyone searching for a lawyer.
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Posted by Chris | December 11, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Smart, considerate, organized and impressive
I hired Joe after doing alot of research, and knew he was my man after the first call. He helped me find my child, whom was being hidden by his mother from me. There has not been one stone un-turned or any fact lost on him. He and his co counsel in my case, Courtney Zollars, and office personnel Lynn are the most dedicated,detail oriented, and personable group of professionals you can hope for. Communication between myself Joe, and his staff is impeccable. He always responds very timely. He had every detail of my case memorized and required no info from me during trial. I would say he knows the details better than I do. His quick wit during trial was equally as impressive as his organization. I used lawyer's before in my case, but none of them hold a candle to the knowledge, professionalisim, and consideration I experienced with Joe and staff. I beg you do not waste your time and money on anybody else! As far as I'm concerned, Joseph Nigh, co- Counselor Courtney Zollars, and staff are the post all other lawyer's in their field should be measured against!.
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Posted by Heather | August 5, 2015
Child Custody
There are no words to describe what an excellent attorney Joseph Nigh is. He was always more than prepared for everything. He made the other attorney look extremely unprepared. He never gave us false hope and explained everything in detail. We won our case . He receives my highest recommendation.
Posted by Dawn | August 5, 2015
Great attorney and office staff!!!!
If you need an experienced attorney Joe Nigh is your guy! He never gave false expectations, took as much time as needed to explain everything, every step of the way, he or someone from his office will respond to every single detail of a phone call or email promptly! I used him in a child custody case and he too no excuses from the other party! Absolutely wonderful office I couldn't be happier and will most definitely use him again in all of my legal matters!
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Posted by Elza | June 19, 2014
Lifesaver
Joseph represented me in multiple counties regarding different cases, and I could not have had a better person by my side. All paperwork was immaculate and I was always well informed about what was going on. Joseph and his staff were very helpful to me during the most challenging part of my life. I would recommend him to anyone that needs a family lawyer.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Founding Member
  • The Nigh Law Group LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Tyack, Blackmore, Liston, & Nigh Co. LPA
  • 2007 - 2015
  • Partner
  • Nigh & Zeidan LLC
  • 2005 - 2007

Education

  • Ohio State University
  • law
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Foster v. Foster
  • Motion Granted, Affirmed on Appeal

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Central Ohio Association for Juvenile Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Columbus Bar Association, Domestic Relations/Juvenile Court Task Force
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Columbus Bar Association, Juvenile Law Committee
  • Chair
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • (Top Lawyer)
  • Global Directory of Who’s Who
  • 2016
  • 2 Year Client Satisfaction, 10 Best Under 40
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 5%
  • America's Most Honored Professionals
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 5%
  • America's Most Honored Professionals
  • 2014
  • 10 Best Under 40
  • AIOFLA
  • 2014
  • Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40
  • The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2012
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2008
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2007
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2006
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2005
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Detention Advocacy Training
  • Detention Advocacy Training
  • 2011
  • Case Law and Legislative Update in Permanent Custody Cases
  • Delinquency and Criminal Law
  • 2011
  • Case Law and Legislative Update in PErmanent Custody Cases
  • The Guardian Ad Litem
  • 2011
  • Case Law and Legislative Update in Permanent Custody Cases
  • PCC Trial and Tribulations
  • 2011
  • Human Trafficking
  • Human Trafficking
  • 2010
  • Electronic Sex Among Teens
  • Sexting
  • 2010
  • Electronic Sex Among Teens
  • Sexting
  • 2010
  • Criminal Case Law Update
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • 2010
  • Case Law Update
  • Abuse/neglect/Dependency
  • 2010
  • The Supreme Court of Ohio New Lawyer Training
  • Client Interviews
  • 2009
  • Representing the Juvenile Sex Offender
  • Juvenile Sex Offender
  • 2009
  • Juvenile Case Law Update
  • Juvenile Case Law Update
  • 2009
  • Case Law Update
  • Abuse/Neglect/Dependency
  • 2008
  • Case Law and Procedures for handling Bindover
  • Transfer Hearings for Juveniles Being Transferred to Adult Court
  • 2008
  • Practices and Procedures
  • Objections and Appeals
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
Endorse Joseph
Juvenile law Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He always works hard for his clients and well with other lawyers."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joseph. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Juvenile law Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We worked together on a case in Juvenile Court. He was the attorney for a minor, I was the child's Guardian. Joseph represented his client diligently and zealously."
Child support Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Nigh is a very knowledgeable attorney. He is an excellent advocate and asset to the Family / Juvenile law community here in Columbus. I recommend anybody seeking legal advice in these areas to contact Mr. Nigh."
Family Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Joe since we clerked together in our first job together. I have had cases with Joe where he is opposing counsel. He is professional and courteous yet will strongly advocate for his client. I would not hesitate to hire him as an attorney."
Columbus Divorce and separation Lawyer Joseph Aaron Nigh
Joseph Aaron Nigh
Divorce and separation Attorney
Columbus, OH
Licensed for 18 years