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Priya Devi Tamilarasan

Divorce and separation Attorney at Columbus, OH

4.8   36 reviews

Licensed for 12 years

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Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    25%

  2. Divorce and separation
    25%

  3. Criminal defense
    20%
    I have handled Aggravated Murder, F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, M1, M2, M3, M4 MM, and traffic offenses.

    2,600 cases

  4. Family
    20%

  5. Violent crime
    10%

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Licensed for 12 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/16/2022

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

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  36 customer reviews
Posted by Charity | June 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Revised Shared Parenting Plan
Priya was very helpful from the beginning though the end. I would recommend her to anyone needing help with custody or shared parenting.
Posted by Dominic | April 16, 2021
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Must hire for family law purposes
I had a custody issue and Priya helped me solve it flawlessly and made sure that i was not only just informed and not left out the loop, but made the whole process much more comfortable able . She doesn’t waste time and gets straight too the issue you hired her for. Thank you so much Priya i highly recommend you
Posted by Maira | January 6, 2020
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The best lawyer
I have had the privileged of having Priya Tamilarasan as my attorney. Priya has provided me with the best advice and guiding me through in the most effective way during a hard situation. She is very trustworthy, honest, affordable, and most kind humble devoted attorney I have met. Priya is the type of attorney that will go out off her way to help you in your best interest. Priya has provided an excellent service. She has become a family lawyer. She is currently my brothers attorney and we can not thank her enough for helping us. I I honestly reccomend Priya Tamilarasan to anyone who is in need of an honest and most helpful attorney that cares for you. She is very understanding and compassionate about helping her clients in the best way because she cares about the people and not the money like other attorneys out here. Thank you so much Priya.
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Posted by Vivian | September 19, 2019
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Thank You SO Much!
Priya saved my life. I was at risk of losing my kids due to not appearing at a custody hearing that I missed by oversight. This system is really a mess and I had no idea how to navigate it on my own. I reached out to Priya after meeting with a few other attorneys that I didn't feel confident in and my kids and I are still together. She is on top of her schedule, thorough, and doesn't hide the truth. Extremely knowledgeable! I would work with her in the future and will refer her to any and everyone I can.
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Posted by Gail | March 14, 2019
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Patient and Wise
Priya is an excellent attorney. She exhibits patience and wisdom in adverse situations. She explained all of my options throughout a long and difficult divorce. I love how she thinks outside of the box coming up with solutions that are different than the ordinary. She is great at explaining the law, its impact, and strategies to get to a satisfactory result. I was not always happy with how the law was impacting my life but she found solutions to help me cope with it. If I got upset with a decision from the judge, she didn’t take it personally and patiently explained how I could survive it. She is great at giving you hope. She is responsive with emails and never makes you feel like you’re a burden to her. She is flexible, reliable, reasonable, honest and dependable. I consider all of these to be great assets in an attorney. She also handled herself very professionally with judges and other attorneys. I’m happy I found her and that she represented me so well. Thank you Priya for taking care of me and my future. I’m very grateful!
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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2019
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The most grateful client
Priya has been a God-send. I was charged with a very serious crime; one that, as a single parent, I can't even imagine the damage it would have inflicted on my and my child's life. I've never faced anything like this, and I was terrified. Priya kept my nerves under control the whole time, was always available to me and kept me informed about everything. Not only was she the biggest support system, she was able to get the charge reduced to the lowest possible misdemeanor, which can be expunged in a couple of years. I can't express my gratitude enough.
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2018
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Great professional
I hired Priya to assist me with my divorce process. She was very patient and clarified all my questions (as I am from another country, I had a lot). The divorce was concluded very quickly, the price payed was fair, so and I highly recommend her.
Posted by Bob | June 19, 2018
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She is a great Attorney!
I retained Priya as an attorney for two criminal charges I had in the Columbus area. She was able to keep the charges to misdemeanors and I received fine and probation instead of jail time. She is a great communicator as I could text or call her at any time. She was always on time and prepared for the court appearance. She knows the Columbus area courts well and can give you a great strategy for your case. She is very intelligent and communicates well.
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2018
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Fought the devil and won
Ok so Ohio is a mother state. It's impossible to get a child away from a mother there no matter how abusive or negligent. She fought a two year battle with these people, which isn't a long case for Ohio. Should've been twice as long. She ensured our son wouldn't have to go back to his bio mother and her convicted child abuser husband, who had already abused our son, even though that's a Herculean task in Ohio's court system. There is no doubt in my mind that she saved our sons life. He was only 3 and no one would listen to him. She fought like it was her own family. She got angry with us, and in the end, she did what I doubt anyone else could've done. She got a father custody in Ohio civil court. We will always be grateful to priya for what she did and will never go to Anyone else where our kids are concerned. She was amazing
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2018
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For Divorce with Custody Concerns
I contacted Priya a little over a year ago after I was not getting what I needed from my prior attorney, and was also being charged more than I would have been able to continue paying that firm at that time. I was also already in the process of divorce for approximately four months when I found Priya on Avvo. Her strengths are as follows: she is empathetic but has clear boundaries with me and I’m assuming, other clients. She knew how to manage me when I was having a crisis and overall her communication was excellent. I know a lot of divorce attorneys are known for vague communication and Priya is not one of those. She also knows how to see things in the long view and offer advice and “worst case scenarios” in various situations. I also never had the impression that I was a client of hers just so she could make money, which had been my prior impression of my first attorney retained. I don’t think I would have made it to the completion of my divorce without her, and that’s not an exaggeration. That being said, don’t confuse your attorney with your therapist, but that doesn’t mean you have to retain someone with terrible communication skills. Priya is excellent on her communication to me and when sending on the communications to opposing counsel for me to read. Divorce is difficult and feels endless. Having even one person who you feel is advocating for you and your children for the common and best outcome for all involved is invaluable.
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Posted by Josh | September 17, 2017
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Amazing Lawyer
Pryia did an amazing job with my case. Punctual, well spoken and has a vast knowledge of the law! I am very happy with the results of my case and I would definitely recommend Pryia to anyone that needs lawyer representation. Thank You again Pryia!
Posted by Maria | June 15, 2017
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Prenuptial
Priya helped me review a prenuptial that was drafted by my fiancee's attorney. She was super helpful and simple to work with!
Posted by Timothy | May 22, 2017
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Premium representation for Child Custody
Priya represented me in a child custody case. I am from out of state and had to make a long drive to Ohio for each court date. What I liked a lot about Priya, was that she went over any information that I gave her about the case, listened to what my overall goal was, paid attention to every detail while in court, and made sure that there was no doubt what my goal for custody was. I felt like I had someone who understood my goals, truly wanted the best outcome for my own children, paid attention to details that others may ignore, and knew almost everything that could legally be done to best represent me. If you are looking for a lawyer who can get the job done, is aggressive, and will leave you satisfied that everything was accomplished, then I would recommend Priya for that task.
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Posted by Billy | July 12, 2016
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Better late than never
Priya helped me when an officer threw the book at me. She not only got most of my charges dropped but made sure to help me get my previous record exponged. I now have a clean record felt at ease at court and she did things that were above and beyond
Posted by Raj | April 27, 2016
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Sensible and Efficient
Priya has a sound understanding of the law and has extensive knowledge. She never even tried to exploit the situation instead she understood my situation and dealt with it very maturely.I am really grateful for her services and definitely recommend her. She resolved my case with ease and did a tremendous job dealing with my Civil Protection Order.
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Posted by Dan Yan | February 10, 2016
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A Fabulous Lawyer
When my ex-husband filed for divorce in June 2015, I felt depressed and helpless. I contacted a few lawyers. They gave me a vague answer or a less optimistic expectation. I was very pessimistic at that time. I came to this website to look for a lawyer. When I read Priya’s reviews, I was impressed. I read them all one by one. All of them were very good. I contacted her immediately. When I met her the first time, she was the same as I imagined. She was very confident, professional and knowledgeable. I decided to hire her as my attorney without hesitation. The facts proved that I made a wise decision. Due her dedicated hard work, I got a better result than I expected. After my case was over, she still helped me to solve some problems. I am so grateful for everything she did for me. I am so lucky to have hired her as my attorney. I strongly recommend her to anyone who needs an attorney. Priya can help you get rid of the troubles.
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Posted by Loni | February 9, 2016
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Professional and Personable
Priya was wonderful to work with. Was patient, able to answer all my questions and put me at ease during a difficult situation. I would use her again!
Posted by James | August 11, 2015
Confident!!!
Priya definitely knows how to take care of business. She is so confident that even when I got a little worried and discouraged, she told me not to worry about a thing. She is most definitely worth ever penny and I would recommend her to anybody looking for great representation!
Posted by Richard | August 9, 2015
Will always be my go to attorney!
Priya has been worth every cent that she requested. She came through in my defense even when she was sick. During trail she was well prepared for whatever the state presented. I am free to this day because of her. I appreciate her working so diligently on my behalf. Whenever I need legal assistance Priya will always be my go to attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2015
Will never look to hire anyone else
I have been in and out of the court room for the past several years fighting for custody. With that being said I have been through my fair share of attorneys. It wasn't until I hired Priya that I received the results I wanted and deserved. She was very open and honest through out the entire process, she did not give me false hope but instead fought for me and my daughter every inch of the way. I never went 24 hours without hearing from her if I needed questions answered. I have recommended her to family and friends and will continue to do so.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-225 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Priya D. Tamilarasan, Esq.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Joslyn Law Firm
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Priya D. Tamilarasan, Esq.
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Staff Attorney
  • Franklin County Public Defenders Office
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • Franklin County Public Defenders Office
  • 2008 - 2010
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Education

  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Michigan
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • VPO Acquittal
  • Jury Verdict -- Not Guilty
  • Life Rape Acquittal
  • Jury Verdict -- Not Guilty
  • Felonious Assault Acquittal
  • Jury Verdict -- Not Guilty
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Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2014 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Superlawyers
  • 2016
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers
  • Columbus CEO
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (6)
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Friend
"I proudly endorse Priya as a criminal defense attorney. Despite practicing in different jurisdictions, it is always a pleasure to consult with Priya about trial strategy. I have followed her career closely the last six years and am excited to see where her career takes her next."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Tamilarasan is highly respected in the community and I recommend her for your legal needs."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Priya is a consummate professional with a detailed and thorough approach. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Tamilarasan is a true professional and phenomenal advocate. She covered a matter in Franklin County Municipal Court for me with less than 24 hours' notice and having never met the client. She immediately built a relationship with the client and was able to navigate the case to an extraordinary conclusion. It was an impressive showing that I was not expecting, but more importantly, made the client happy. I would highly endorse this attorney for any criminal matter in Franklin County!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Priya is extremely bright and very thorough. Aggressive in defending her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Ms. Tamilarasan in the past and she is highly skilled as a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"She's an expert in the field, yet still friendly and readily accessible."
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