Professional, caring and respected. We concentrate solely in family law matters.William Geary's firm knows child support cases.At the Law Offices of William L. Geary, we practice ONLY family law.William Geary has a litigation background-- important to proper presentation of family law casesWilliam Geary --involved in mediation since 1993 on court committees & mediation organization boards
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers||2015|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|AMJUR BOOK AWARD CONTRACTS I AND II||AMERICAN JURISPRUDENCE||1979|
|AMJUR BOOK AWARD SECURED TRANSACTIONS||AMERICAN JURISPRUDENCE||1979|
|Owner/Attorney||Law Offices of William L. Geary Co. LPA||1995 - Present|
|PARTNER||HAMILTON, KRAMER, MYERS AND CHEEK||1979 - 1995|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Columbus Bar Association||BAR ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE||2013 - Present|
|U.S. Federal Court Southern District of Ohio||Licensed||N/A|
|Franklin County Domestic Relations Court||Mediation Advisory Committee||1994 - 1996|
|Community Mediation Services of Central Ohio||Board of Directors||1992 - 1993|
|DIVORCE MAGAZINE.COM||MONTHLY BLOGGER||2015|
|Aspatore publication: Child Custody Litigation and Settlements November 2013||"The Influence of Current Trends in Child Custody on Custody Trial Preparation"||2013|
|Ohio Northern University-Claude W. Pettit College of Law||N/A||J.D.||1978|
|The Ohio State University||N/A||BA||1974|
|Real Estate Law||Real Estate Law||1995|
|Real Estate Law||Real Estate Law||1994|
|Business Law||Business Law||1976|
|Business Law||Business Law||1975|
Posted by Bill
Attorney Geary helped me through some tough marital issues. He is knowledgeable and very capable. I continue to recommend him to individuals who need representation on domestic issues.
Posted by anonymous
I hired Mr. Geary to help me with what had been until that time an extremely long (approximately six years from inception), difficult (very expensive, with little to show for it), and acrimonious interstate case involving child support, custody, visitation, and multiple contempt of court actions. At the time, I felt that my chances of getting to court at all, much less winning were next to hopeless, based upon my previous progress. Mr. Geary was one of a few lawyers whom I contacted via email based on strengths of compared resumes and he responded via phone immediately. He reviewed the facts of my case and gave me what I felt, and still feel was a very honest assessment of the situation from a legal options available point of view. Once retained, Mr. Geary went about my case conscientiously, methodically, and with what I felt was exemplary professionalism. It was soon apparent to me that Mr. Geary is very detail-oriented, not one to leave anything to chance, and is one to do his homework. While under my charge, Mr. Geary, for example, was aware of and concerned with not only winning our case, but also on winning any follow-on appeals, demonstrating to me an ability to think ahead such that a win now would not be lost later on some administrative technicality. He served me invaluably and compassionately as a counselor, giving me his best, unvarnished estimate of our chances, and clearly kept my desires at the forefront of his efforts. I always felt that Mr. Geary and I were a team, communicating and collaborating constantly, via email, phone, and in person to the point such that I came to consider him less of an attorney on retainer and more of a trusted friend. I still consider him as such. When it was finally time to argue our case in court, Mr. Geary was obviously very well prepared himself, and took the time to ensure that I felt so as well through rehearsals, mock questioning, and war-gaming. He argued our case brilliantly, using a mixture of written, taped, and photographic evidence as well as the testimony of expert witnesses. His performance was flawless in every respect. I could not have asked for a better effort, one that was clearly worth much more than for what I had paid him. Child custody cases are serious business and can be emotionally charged in the extreme, but Mr. Geary maintained a wonderful balance of being empathetic with my situation as a counselor, while at the same time being a quiet, yet doggedly tenacious litigator. His handling of our adversary, once finally in court was masterful to the point of being almost entertaining. He doesn't engage in loud theatrics and showboating in the courtroom as if on TV. He instead is the calm, cool, level-headed professional, prepared in every aspect for every possible eventuality and was never surprised. His blend of being a gentleman with genuine feelings for the plight of his clients coupled with his unlimited willingness to do whatever is needed to help them permeates his staff, with whom I was also extremely pleased and regard very fondly. There are few things in life more important or precious to most of us than our children, and I can think of no better, higher, or stronger endorsement than to say I trusted Bill with the welfare of my only daughter and would do so again willingly, without reservation and, further, I would recommend him unhesitatingly to anyone in need of similar services. Mr. Geary is simply an outstanding attorney and an even better person in whom I am extremely well pleased. Excellent in every respect.
Posted by Samantha
The entire office was completely professional, helpful and demanded such a high level of respect. It was halfway through my case when I switched to Bill. At my initial consult I knew that he was amazing when he was able to validate my concerns but give me applicable solutions to address these concerns in court. There was a complete shift in the case. Originally, I was stressed overwhelmed and constantly felt like I had to check and double check on everything. For example, with my original attorney, the discovery that was turned in was a pile of receipts in a manila envelop, however, after Bill took over the case we actually received real discovery. Bill was completely fair and selfless when he acknowledged that my case was best served outside the court and recommended us to a parent coordinator, which saved my sanity and thousands of dollars. The entre staff was available, competent and always put me at ease. I cannot say enough good about the entire office.
Jeffrey Perry, Consumer protection Attorney
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From Mr. Geary's contributions to Avvo users’ questions, he’s clearly a skilled and highly knowledgeable lawyer. Given his excellent advice, I recommend Mr. Geary to provide best-in-class legal guidance and representation.
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