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Jennifer Adrienne Nielsen

Domestic violence Attorney at Columbus, OH

4.9   15 reviews
Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 10 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jennifer

Learn Jennifer’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    25%
    The attorneys of Nielsen Law are highly experienced in representing clients with high-confict child custody cases - it's what we've become known for.

    11 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    25%
    We assist in everything from high net worth and complex financial situations to fully-agreed dissolutions, and everything in between.

    11 years

  3. Domestic violence
    25%
    Victim-side representation only.

    11 years

  4. Alimony
    10%
    We assist our clients in ensuring that spousal support is fair and reasonable as provided in Ohio law.

    10 years

  5. Marriage and prenuptials
    10%
    Prenuptial and NEW postnuptial agreements.

    10 years

  6. Adoption
    5%
    Stepparent and grandparent adoptions only.

    10 years

ARE YOU DEALING WITH DIVORCE, CUSTODY, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, OR OTHER FAMILY LAW ISSUES? THE ATTORNEYS OF NIELSEN LAW ARE HERE TO HELP.

I help you solve your divorce, custody, or other family law problems so that you can sleep better at night.  If you contact me at the first sign of trouble, I may even be able to help you find a solution before your problems end up in court.  The issues you are facing can seem overwhelming.  I know - I have been in your shoes.  You want an attorney who will listen to your concerns, explain your options, and help you choose your best legal option.  You want an attorney with reasonable fees.  You want an attorney who will stay in touch with you as your case progresses.  And you want an attorney who will powerfully advocate on your behalf.

 

​My practice uses the latest technology to give you real-time access to your case progress.  You have the choice of staying in touch with me online or by phone.  My experience as an attorney, as well as my prior experience as a party in my own case, means that I have the ability to help guide you through every aspect of your situation.  My fees are very reasonable.  For more about me, my background, and my education, come see me on LinkedIn.

Awards

Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
2014
Top Contributor 2014
Top Contributor
2014

Location

Nielsen Law, LLC

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
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Posted by Page | February 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jennifer is a highly competent and compassionate attorney
Jennifer was responsive, kind and honest about what we could achieve legally while still getting the best deal possible. She has lived through what most of her clients are experiencing, which aside from her exceptional litigation skills, makes her even more qualified to practice family law.
Posted by De'Angelo | December 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney in Ohio
Jennifer has been my lawyer for over 2 years now, handling my divorce, as well as my child custody case. Empathetic, knowledgeable , trustworthy, and professional are just a few words that I could use to describe her. She is someone that you can talk to at any time, and she is a straight shooter. She is well versed in her field, and keeps current with all the changing laws. She's actually human which is awesome, and never talks above you but with you. In and out of the courtroom Jennifer exhibits a calm and controlled personality, but she is tough when necessary. I have trusted her process, and it honestly has paid off each and every time. She has consistently proven herself to be sharp, well-prepared and tenacious. I would have to say that her staff is a direct reflection of her. Although, there are great attorneys out there, I assure you that you will not find a more dedicated and intelligent attorney, as well as a dedicated staff. This is why I will ALWAYS recommend her for anyone that is looking for someone to fight in their corner, and provide them the best representation.
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Posted by Christal | February 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable lawyer
Jennifer helped me to try and modify my shared parenting plan. From day one she was extremely helpful and knew the ins and outs of what we needed to get done. She answered emails and phone calls in a timely manner. I would highly recommend contacting her.
Posted by Bette | October 19, 2014
Personable with her clients & fearless with opposing counsel
Jennifer Nielsen picture looks like the girl next door. She is was very personable with me, but I heard opposing counsel was quite disappointed, with having to deal with her. She was unyielding and resolute in getting me everything I asked for and she got it for me! Everything I ask for. In our meeting, she asked “what do you really want.” It wasn’t the approach of other attorneys’ I have encountered. They often said what was best. After I told her what I wanted, she than got it, and framed it for my best interested (with my consent). My case was wrapped up quickly (several months sooner than I expected), which showed me she wasn’t interested in dragging it out to make extra money off of me, she was interested in getting results. She paved the way, for my expectations of attorney’s. Based off of my positive experience with her, I know how to encourage others, as to what to expect and require of an attorney. I highly recommend her and have given her contact information to others.
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Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Passionate, head strong, a pure winner.
Jennifer is incredibly passionate about her clients and the work she does. She serves as a great backbone for those of us who need somebody to bat for them. She knows what she is doing, and she proves it every step of the way. Would definitely recommend her to any and everybody!
Posted by Louie | May 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy
Jennifer was excellent! She was very informative and gave us all possible outcomes. She was confident and extremely knowledgeable. Her personality was great! I would highly recommend her!
Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not enough space to explain how good she is
I am not the most well-spoken person, but I will try to leave a helpful review. I hired Jennifer in the middle of a divorce with children (and abuse). She cleaned up my pro se mess and put my end of the divorce back on equal ground. Jennifer definitely more than earned her fees by being available nearly 24/7 to help with my case. She patiently guided me through my divorce with great strength on my behalf and was able to make a much better situation for my kids and me. I won't give you a magical story about how she won everything for me in a divorce. That's neither practical, nor what I was wanting. Despite having an incredibly difficult judge and questionable GAL, she was able to ensure a fair deal in the end. She helped me further, once the divorce was finished, with my ex to make sure he followed court orders. She sacrificed her own time and effort to help my transition to a new life. Jennifer was much more than a lawyer for me - she was there to support me when I needed it, without judgment. She found creative solutions to problems that seemed impossible to resolve. She, gently, kept me in check when I was really being unreasonable. She made sure I understood absolutely everything - even if it took several discussions for me to fully comprehend. As for the legal side of things, she is amazing. She obviously knew much more about law than her opponent (not to mention maturity). She knew what to do to avoid further conflict and future problems. Jennifer knew how to address problems I was having with my ex's need for control and incorporated her knowledge into the divorce negotiations and decree. To put it simply, she made sure I was going to be safe in the future. I can't being to explain how important that is. On her website, she describes herself. "I understand how difficult facing divorce or child custody disputes can be, and am dedicated to providing each of my clients with zealous, caring representation throughout every stage of their case. I am committed to making myself available to address the needs of my clients and answer their questions, and will work hard for the most positive result in your case." That is more accurate than any description I could think of. 110% true. In one simple statement: She is amazing and worth every penny of her fees.
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Response from Jennifer Nielsen November 21, 2017
I am truly honored. Thank you. This is why we do what we do. Best, Jennifer
Posted by Rick | March 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Review
Jennifer's rates and professionalism were superior.
Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2015
Great Adoption Attorney
Jennifer is very knowledgeable and efficient! I highly recommend her for any adoption services!! I am a stepparent who adopted my stepson. She did a great job within a promised time frame. I highly recommend her!
Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2014
Attorney with a heart
Ms. Nielsen was a wealth of knowledge when reviewing my severance agreement. I thought about just signing the agreement and not meeting with her but then decided to meet with her. I am so glad I did. Had I not had her legal advice, it's possible my previous employer was not obligated to pay thousands of dollars owed to me because of they way the employer had documented it. Her reasonable fee is worth what it saved me.
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Posted by Cindy | July 28, 2014
Great attorney in Hilliard!
I found Jennifer's law firm by googling for attorney ini area. The whole experience has been nothing but pleasant and speedy. She's fast to respond and proactive with her work. The case is solved within a week. Will recommend her to family and friends.
Posted by Jeff | May 16, 2014
Brilliant Attorney
Ms Nielsen did fantastic job listening and advising me on my issue, was very knowledgeable about how to handle a situation that was completely beyond me and very willing to communicate in a prompt manner. I was extremely pleased with her work. Jeff
Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2014
This Attorney is a must if dealing with divorce issues
After dealing with many unresolved issues regarding my divorce, I retained Attorney Nielsen and she immediately went into action to resolve them. She addressed all of my post-decree issues and I could not be happier.
Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Responsive and effective service
As a result of changes in my financial situation, Ms. Nielsen provided advice and performed all necessary legal actions associated with modifying an existing Dissolution Spousal Support agreement. She was very timely in responding to my questions and requests, and she was very efficient in performing and concluding the appropriate legal activities required for Court approval of the changes. I would positively recommend Nielsen Law and if I needed similar help in the future, I would return to this company for the help.
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hired as attorney in divorce case
Jennifer was compassionate and understanding as well as very knowledgeable. I would not hesitate to recommend her to someone. My only suggest is that perhaps she could be a little more aggressive when helping the client deal with issues that perhaps the client isn't comfortable with, maybe be a bit more of an advocate in cases where the client needs some help.
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Response from Jennifer Nielsen November 3, 2015
Absolutely! I strive to do both, and encourage my clients to be open enough with me to let me know when they do not understand or are struggling with an issue. In representing a client, there are some situations in which aggression is necessary, and some situations in which aggression would harm a client's position. Sometimes this aggression happens "behind the scenes." It is the attorney's job to know what is called for in each situation, and to communicate this to her clients.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-275 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Nielsen Law, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • The Law Office of Spater & Davis-Williams, LLC
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Intern
  • Franklin County Municipal Court Small Claims Mediation Program
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Research Assistant for the Civil Law Clinic
  • Moritz College Of Law, Ohio State University
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Judicial Intern
  • 10th District Court Of Appeals State Of Ohio
  • 2009 - 2009
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Education

  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Ohio State University
  • MA in Comparative Studies
  • 2006
  • Stetson University
  • BA in Education
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Confidential
  • Settlement reached; Divorce granted.
  • Confidential
  • Adoption granted.
  • Confidential
  • Petition for child support; Child support granted.
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Associations

  • Central Ohio Association of Collaborative Divorce Professionals
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2013 - Present
  • Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Central Ohio Association of Collaborative Divorce Professionals
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Women Lawyers of Franklin County
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - 2018
  • American Association for Justice
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Legal Elite Awards - Best Family Law Attorney - Ohio
  • North America News
  • 2017
  • 2017 Legal Awards - Best Family Law Attorney - Ohio
  • Acquisition International
  • 2017
  • 2016 Legal Elite Awards - Best in Family Law, Ohio
  • Corporate America News
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer
  • Columbus CEO Magazine
  • 2016
  • Client Satisfaction - 10 Best Female Attorneys - Ohio
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Excellence for the Future Award
  • CALI
  • 2011
  • nominated for the Graduate Associate Teaching Award
  • Ohio State University
  • 2007
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Publications

  • Critical Eyes
  • Family Law (When You're Not a Kardashian)
  • 2014
  • The Ohio State University and OhioLINK
  • Symbolic Terrorism
  • 2006
  • Conference Proceedings: SSA Con 2005
  • The Use of Media for Sustaining Identity and Worldview in Confrontational Evangelism
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • A Girl and Her Pearls
  • The Legal Consequences of Social Media for Teens
  • 2015
  • A Girl and Her Pearls
  • Teen Dating Violence
  • 2009
  • SSA Con 2005
  • Symbolic Terrorism
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (12)
Endorse Jennifer
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jennifer was great to work with. She advocates strongly for her clients while leaving the door open for a reasonable agreement. She is an excellent representative of the profession."
Family Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer, is a tough, compassionate attorney who always puts her clients first. Her determination and experience would be an asset to anyone seeking an advocate for their case. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is an experienced and committed attorney. She advocates for the best results for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Ms. Nielsen for your family law needs. She has demonstrated a high degree of excellence to meet your legal needs."
Domestic violence Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is passionate about helping victims of domestic violence navigate the legal process."
Family Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is not only extremely compassionate when it comes to the life changes her clients are facing, she is incredibly knowledgeable and will leave no stone unturned to make sure that her clients get the best possible outcome. She is a true asset to our local legal community and a champion for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Nielsen is a compassionate advocate and works tirelessly on behalf of her clients. She is committed to providing the best representation for her clients and thoughtful, knowledgeable counsel to address her clients' needs."
Family Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is an amazing advocate! Very smart and caring. And she gets the job done!"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Nielsen is very knowledgable in the area of family law and appears to genuinely be concerned with helping people. I endorse this attorney!"
Family Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've been seeing the many answers by Jennifer on this site, particularly in the area of family law and related areas although her practice is not limited to family law. She is also engaged in two complex areas of law, employment and civil rights. Jennifer's answers to those asking questions are well thought out and no doubt helpful to those seeking legal information. What Jennifer doesn't do, like many attorney here unfortunately do, is just tell the asker to see an attorney. Her responses provide real information and it is a credit to her to devote the time and energy it takes to engage on Avvo. Without hesitation, I endorse Ms. Nielsen as an attorney."
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Avvo Contributions

Top Contributor 2014
Top Contributor

Jennifer earned significant contribution points in 2014.

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Columbus Domestic violence Lawyer Jennifer Adrienne Nielsen
Jennifer Adrienne Nielsen
Domestic violence Attorney
Columbus, OH
Licensed for 10 years
Virtual consultation available