Helping clients with divorce and civil litigation matters throughout Greater Cincinnati.Smart representation in divorce and other family law matters with a big-picture approach.Smart representation in civil cases with a client-centered, big-picture approach.
My name is Alex Durst. I always say that I don't take myself too seriously, but I take my work very seriously. I love what I do.
My practice is a split between domestic relations litigation (divorce, child custody, child support, contempt motions, post-divorce modifications, prenups, domestic violence civil protection orders, and more), civil litigation (employment discrimination, civil rights, business disputes, consumer protection and other lawsuits), and appeals. I began my career working for divorce firm Cordell & Cordell, the biggest "fathers’ rights" law firm in the United States, and moved to Croskery Law Offices in early 2014.
Handling complicated civil cases on both the plaintiff and defense side has helped immensely in my development as a litigator and allows me to bring unique experience to the table for my family law clients – experience in handling complicated procedural issues, well-honed deposition and discovery strategy, the ability to effectively deal with very good and/or very obnoxious opposing counsel, and, in appropriate cases, fighting to make the other side pay my client’s attorney fees.
I take a practical approach, starting with consideration of the client’s goals, feedback on those goals (oftentimes the client is not really sure what their goals are and/or is not aware of all the possible issues), and then an honest and detailed discussion about the best strategy for achieving the best possible result. At every step in the case, strategy is discussed with the big picture in mind. Particularly in divorce cases, it is crucial to keep sight of the big picture and make all the important considerations at every stage.
The goal is usually a good settlement, but if the other side will not settle, I go trial. So far, I have had two civil jury trials, both of which I won, as well as a number of trials in domestic relations matters.
Languages spoken: Spanish
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Trial Advocacy Team (selected following tryouts)||WashU Law||2009|
|Attorney||Croskery Law Offices||2014 - Present|
|Staff Attorney||Cordell & Cordell||2012 - 2014|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|LULAC||General Counsel||2014 - Present|
|Su Casa Hispanic Center||Advisory Council Member||2013 - Present|
|Cincinnati Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Ohio State Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Ohio Law & Litigation Blog||Ohio Divorce: Who Gets the Silverware When the Marriage Goes South?||2016|
|Washington University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|University of Cincinnati||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2008|
|December Meeting||How to Take Effective Depositions||2015|
|CLE Presentation||Effectively Representing Non-English Speaking Clients in Civil Cases - Legal and Practical Tips for Every Stage of the Case||2015|
|Consumer Protection Law (Emphasis on Door-to-Door Sales Scams)||Consumer Protection Law||2014|
|LULAC Monthly Conference (Invited Speaker)||Ohio Consumer Protection Law||2013|
|Latino Expo||Consumer Rights - Ohio Lemon Law, Auto Fraud and Franchise Fraud (in Spanish)||2012|
|L.U.N.A. (Women's Rights) Group||Consumer Protection Law||2012|