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Douglas Alan Ball

Divorce and separation Attorney at Batavia, OH

4.4   7 reviews

also known as Douglas A. Ball

  • Licensed for 33 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1990
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Douglas

Learn Douglas’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    *1st Offense *High-tier tests *Field Sobriety Tests *Refusals *2nd Offense *3rd+ Offense

    35 years, 1,250 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    *Divorce & Dissolution •Custody and visitation issues •Co-parenting disagreements •Child support •Grandparents’ rights •Post-Decree Motions •Registration of Foreign Orders •Spousal Support

    35 years, 1,500 cases

  3. Criminal defense
    •OVI, DUI and DUS (% of practice below) •Theft and robbery •Assault and Battery *Domestic violence •Traffic offenses •Drug possession, trafficking •White collar crime •Sexual offenses

    35 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Juvenile law
    If your family law case is a juvenile law matter, or if your child has gotten into trouble with the law, we’re here to help. Our team takes juvenile cases very seriously. Paternity, child support, shared parenting, grandparent rights, & adoption.

    35 years, 500 cases

  5. Personal injury

    35 years, 100 cases

  6. Probate

    35 years, 150 cases

Put the ball in your Court with 30 years of legal & litigation experience.

I practice law in Clermont, Brown, Hamilton & Warren Counties.  My primary practice areas include Family & Juvenile Law, Criminal Law, OVI/DUI, Personal Injury & Probate. I have been a law clerk, magistrate, public defender & solo practioner.  I bring my experience to you to attempt to create the best possible income.

I am a graduate of the School of Creative and Performing Arts. which has proved invaluable in the Courtroom. Upon gradution from this outstanding school, I began a bachelor's of arts in broadcasting at Ohio University.  I later transferred to the University of Cincinnati.  Upon graduation with my Bachelor or Arts, I enrolled in University of Cincinnnati College of Law.  I passed the bar in 1990. 

 My hobbies include scuba diving, skiiing  and history.  I am a Docent at the Museum Center Heritage Program.  I lead Rotunda tours and special tours, such as the Incline Tour, Subway Tour and many others.

I am a strong advocate for my community and creating the best possible outcome for my clients. 

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Douglas A. Ball
233 E Main Street, Suite 3
Batavia, OH, 45103

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4.4 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Ben | January 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Peace Of Mind
Complex cases with multiple facets like divorce, custody and other elements all looming in one giant cloud of uncertainty and anxiety, are terrifying and Mr. Ball not only takes the caseload head on he also goes beyond with a personalized understanding of what the client is going through and provides peace of mind in a situation where peace doesn't seem attainable. We highly recommend Mr.Ball and appreciate what he does for the legal system and the community he serves. Ben W.
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Posted by Michael | January 16, 2019
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All around lawyer
On time with paper work. Explained legal actions. Was reasonable on fees & payments. Condultated on what was going on.
Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
In my personal experience, I have found Doug & his staff to be very organized and efficient. It is obvious that Doug cares about his clients and he is willing to go that extra mile to insure a favorable result.
Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Thanks Doug
Dear Doug Ball, Just a quick note to Thank You and your Assistant Kristen Wilber, for the highly professional job you did, representing my interests, during Court proceedings. Your preliminary work and expert advice were greatly appreciated. Thank you for making a difficult time in my life a lot more bearable!!! Sincerely, ME…I would prefer to stay anonomous.
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Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2017
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Great lawyer and person
Douglas helped me with my case over custody. He is a very good lawyer but he is also a great person. He cares about his clients and does everything he can for them.
Posted by Kristen | October 19, 2014
Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!
Excellent Excellent Excellent! I say this from a personal experience that I had with Attorney Douglas Ball. I turned to him for a legal matter that I was facing where I found myself hopeless and desperate. He was effective in the managing of my court case, including discussions with the Judge that led to minimizing my consequences. He stayed in constant contact with me, always keeping me informed and returned every phone call. Needless to say, I have nothing but good things to say about this law office! Highly recommended attorney. Thank you, Lynn
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Response from Douglas Ball May 11, 2017
Thank you so much for your review, Lynn. It was a pleasure to represent you and I'm very happy that you were pleased with the outcome of your case. Please let me know if I ever be of service to you again.
Posted by catherine gutierrez | June 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
absent, ghost, not available, too busy, who knows.
Don"t let the one review fool you. He might take your money and disappear until court date. Leaving you wondering what to do next. I could not even get a face to face meeting with him. I Hired him due to an assault charge, but had some serious circumstances around it. I didn't even get the chance to tell my story. He siad "you are guilty, end of story." Yes, but that is why I hired him. A good lawyer might have changed the out come for me if he had even put a hour into my case. He did not and charged $2500. to do it. Now I can't go into my home and when I called to ask him what I do about it, he hung up on me and told me to go away. Very prodessional. Don't hire this guy, he is a joke.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Douglas A. Ball
  • 1990 - Present
  • Steering Committee, Board Member, Member
  • School for the Creative & Performing Arts
  • 2014 - 2019
  • Docent
  • Cincinnati Museum Center
  • 2013 - 2019
  • Public Defender
  • Clermont Count Public Defender
  • 1993 - 2001
  • Magistrate
  • Clermont County Domestic Relations Court
  • 1991 - 1993
  • Associate
  • Schuh & Goldberg, LLP
  • 1989 - 1991
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  • University of Cincinnati
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • University of Cincinnati
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986
  • School for Creative and Performing Arts
  • Diploma
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • My cases are confidential. Yours will be too!


  • School for Creative and Performing Arts Alumni Board
  • Steering Committee, Board Member, Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Clermont County Domestic Relations Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Cincinnati Museum Center & Herritage Program
  • Docent
  • 2013 - Present
  • Clermont County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Clermont County Domestic Relations Committee
  • Chairman of the Board
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2019
  • Member & Field Sobriety Testing Trained
  • 2005 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • LC Rating: Criminal Law, DUI Defense, Family Law, Juvenile Law
  • Lead Counsel Review Board
  • 2019
  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • College Bar Certification
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2019
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Certified Field Sobriety Test Training
  • National Highway Transportation of Safety Association
  • 2005
  • Notary Public
  • State of Ohio
  • 1990
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Speaking Engagements

  • Moore and Moore Show
  • Moore Law
  • 2014
  • Clermont County Bar Association
  • Intoxylizer 8000
  • 2013

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Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend and endorse Doug. I have recommended Doug to my clients, their family members and friends whenever I am asked for a referral for a domestic relations attorney. Doug is highly respected by the courts and the other divorce attorneys for his integrity and expertise."
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Batavia Divorce and separation Lawyer Douglas Alan Ball
Douglas Alan Ball
Divorce and separation Attorney
Batavia, OH
Licensed for 33 years
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