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Renee Louise Crist

Family Attorney at Lebanon, OH

4.4   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2001
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Location

Rittgers & Rittgers
12 E. Warren Street
Lebanon, OH, 45036

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Posted by Casey | January 18, 2017
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Forever grateful
During the toughest time of my life, Renee walked me through the process and helped prepare me for what was ultimately a trial. Without her I would not have been able to approach the trial with the calm and preparedness I had. She prepared me for reality and ultimately made sure my children were safe and protected. I can never fully express how much her actions meant to me.
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Posted by Kathy | July 5, 2016
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Grateful
During a very difficult season of life I had the pleasure of meeting Renee. She was always extremely professional yet always seemed compassionate for the situation that I was in that caused our paths to cross. As we walked into the proceeding our final day together I felt a confidence that without her I would not have. Again she presented on my behalf a very professional and concise case. I was and remain extremely pleased with her services.
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Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2016
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A Warrior For Her Client
The entire process divorce is draining, time consuming, and stressful. Renee understands this as well as be extremely versed in family law. Never once during this process did she ever fail to be my advocate. As the process drags on, you feel overwhelmed, frustrated and tired. You think, "I just want this done." Renee was honest, caring, always inquired as to how I was doing, and always had me and my children first as her client. She was quick to respond and even contacted me on Sundays both by phone and email. She was extremely educated in the details of family law and never hesitated to respond appropiately advocating for my children and me. Renee never once backed down when issues came up. I recall one time when things were tough and I wanted to say, "whatever." Renee said, "you are not doing that!" When I could only see what was right in front of me, Renee not only saw the immediate but she had my and my children's future in mind. This entire process in awlful and heartbreaking but I could not have asked for a stronger warrior on my side. Renee is OUTSTANDING!!!!!!
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Posted by Robert | June 9, 2015
Competent, Responsive, Caring
If you are reading this review, and basing your selection of a divorce attorney on mere economics, please recognize… there are no “do overs”. Moreover, you are about to engage in one of the most potentially challenging experiences of your life, one that will impact your future financial and personal wellbeing. Perhaps most importantly, if you have them, it will affect the welfare of your children for years to come. That said… after 17 months of contentious divorce litigation, I can unequivocally state the following regarding Ms. Crist; Number one, she is highly competent. I won on virtually every issue that was of utmost importance to me and my children. I explicitly trust her expert opinion. Number two, she communicates thoroughly and in a timely manner. I always felt well informed of what was expected of me and what I could expect at each and every stage of the process. At all times, I felt that my best interests were being represented in a proactive manner. Number three, last but certainly not least, Ms. Crist honestly cares about her clients and their outcomes. She is therefore highly motivated and quite dedicated. One does not receive the quality of service that I received from Ms. Crist throughout the entirety of this process, from someone who is merely “doing their job” or pushing and filing legal paperwork. I could count on Ms. Crist for her expert legal advice, as well as her experienced and professional opinions concerning personal and family matters that presented themselves throughout the divorce process. There is an old adage “You get what you pay for.” Well… in the case of Ms. Crist, I can honestly state that I received far more than what I paid for. I am confident in authoring this review, because I firmly believe that all of her clients will have a similar experience.
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Posted by Opa | June 4, 2015
An Uncommon Lawyer
I would like to write about Renee from two aspects, my observations as she represented a member of my family and my experiences as she helped me clear up the legal ramifications of my wife's death. Firstly, I was present when she both prepared and represented my daughter in the Family Court. Renee prepared her with great patience going through particular points as many times as necessary for my daughter's understanding. Then at the Court hearing she assertively made points almost, but not quite, to the annoyance of the Judge. She really looked after my daughter's interests to very fullest extent. Secondly, she helped me clear up the legal ramifications of my wife's death. This was completely outside her field of expertise so she took the time to find out what was necessary and she did all this out of the kindness of her heart. I will be eternally grateful for help she gave me and the compassion she showed me.
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Posted by Cindy | May 27, 2015
I Recommend Renee and Would Choose Her Again!!
Renee helped me work through my divorce and I would use her again for any needs that I would have. She is very accessible....what I mean by that is she is easy to reach, she gets back with you in a timely manner and is punctual for all meetings. I trusted her completely and was not let down, ever. Renee put me at ease, explained things well so I could understand. She prepared me for what was going to happen in each session. I really liked having a woman lawyer who talks softly and carries a big stick :) I'd recommend her to anyone I know!! Thanks again Renee!
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Posted by Mike | May 22, 2015
Effective and thorough
She stands firm. I am very satisfied. Renee represented me through an 8 month long knock-down drag-out divorce against one of the highest priced lawyers in Warren County. Effective and insightful in all aspects - she did it all. And knows her stuff. I give her my highest recommendation.
Posted by heidi | May 19, 2015
Renee is excellent !
I have been a client of Renee's for about 12 years now. She is an excellent attorney, and the things she has done to put my mind at ease have been priceless. I wouldn't go into a courtroom or a hearing without Renee by my side. If you want the best, then she is it. She has vast knowledge of the law, and also has excellent skills in a courtroom with litigation etc. She is aggressive, and stands firm when representing you. I was involved with a child custody/ visitation and child support case. I was so nervous and scared. At my very first meeting with Renee, she immediately put me at ease, and explained the proceedings and possible outcomes in a way that is understandable. She is very easy to relate to as well, which makes a huge difference when explaining your situation. With Renee, you have an excellant attorney, someone that you can trust, someone who is dependable, someone who is honest , and someone who is truly there to help each client that she has, and gives you nothing less than 100% in doing so.
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Posted by Joe | December 5, 2014
A lawyer you can trust
I was referred to Renee through a friend at work, and I'm so grateful I was. She protected my time with my children and my retirement. Renee was very aggressive and professional. I have and will continue to refer friends and family to her.
Posted by Dan | December 3, 2014
She's Got Your Back!!!
I absolutely cannot comprehend the two bad reviews on here, not after my experience with Renee. She helped me through the worst situation of my life, from start to finish, and I cannot imagine going through my divorce without her. She was very empathetic to my situation, and she was very prompt with communication. I have already recommended a her to a friend, and she is having a great experience with Renee as well.
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Posted by Sara | November 26, 2014
Child support/ custody
Renee handled my child support/custody case and did a great job inside and outside of the courtroom. She was quick to respond and answer any questions I had and was very knowledgable. She made me feel at ease during a very stressful time and for that, I'm grateful. Renee is very trustworthy and I would highly recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by Mendi | November 25, 2014
Highly recommended
Mrs.Crist handled my child support case and did an amazing job, she was extremely professional, always punctual with answering my questions and I got everything I had hoped for an more. I highly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2014
Very Expensive Disappointment
I retained her for my dissolution and, as the other commenter stated, she was not the least bit aggressive. Furthermore, she did not follow through on what I asked her to do numerous times, communication was exceedingly poor and I felt entirely let down. I really needed a strong advocate and was always left feeling like my case, my concerns and my outcomes were not a priority.
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2013
Pathetic Representation
She is not aggressive. She is not in it for the win. Her staff is incompetent losing documents. She does not effectively communicate w her staff to ensure wording of Court documents are accurate as to what the Client wants. Most attorneys forget they are hired/retained , they work for the person who retained them. They almost always forget this and do not have the clients best interest nor devote the time necessary to win the case or to ensure the best outcome for the client is achieved.
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AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Partner
  • Rittgers & Rittgers
  • 2001 - 2015

Education

  • University of Dayton School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Kentucky
  • Master of Social Work
  • 1996
  • University of Kentucky
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Unknown Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Renee is dedicated, prepared and professional in the representation of her clients. She is a strong advocate for her clients and also a pleasure to work with."
Family Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"Renee is an excellent attorney and I highly recommend her. She is experienced and fights for her clients' best interests. Our fields often overlap and I do not hesitate to rely on her advice."
Family Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Renee Crist is a highly experienced and dedicated attorney, who is respected by her fellow colleagues in and around Warren, Butler, and Hamilton counties."
Family Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Renee is very experienced attorney is all aspects of family law. I have had several cases with her and whether we settle them or go to trial, it is always a pleasure working with her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Renee is professional, prepared and works diligently and consistently with opposing counsel towards resolution for her clients."
Family Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Renee has an impeccable reputation among other lawyers in the community. She also has the respect of the local judges and magistrates. Renee is aggressive and ready to litigate, but she also knows when it is in her client's best interest to accept a settlement. I endorse Renee for any divorce, custody, or family law matter without hesitation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the privilege of working alongside attorney Renee Crist for the past 14 years. We have been opposing counsel on many divorce and custody cases and also have worked as co-counsel on several matters as well. I can say, without hesitation, that Renee is one of the most qualified and respected attorneys in southwest Ohio. She is well versed in every facet of family law. Renee is among the few top-tier lawyers in our community and those looking for dependable counsel should have no hesitation in retaining her services."
Family Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I am pleased to endorse Renee. Renee and I have worked together on a high profile Domestic Relations case. I have always found Renee to be very professional and very cooperative. There is no doubt that Renee puts the interest of her clients first and foremost. However, Renee knows exactly how to counsel her clients in regards to what is feasible in a legal sense. Renee has a stellar reputation within the legal community and the community at large. It is always a delight to get to work with her. She has my highest recommendation."
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Lebanon Family Lawyer Renee Louise Crist
Renee Louise Crist
Family Attorney
Lebanon, OH
Licensed for 22 years