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Bradley Berry

Divorce and separation Attorney at Cincinnati, OH

4.8   26 reviews

also known as B. Bradley Berry


Licensed for 19 years

About Bradley

Learn Bradley’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    Family Law and Divorce Attorney serving the residents of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

    22 years

  2. Family
    20%
    Family Law and Divorce Attorney serving the residents of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

  3. Child custody
    10%

  4. Child support
    10%

  5. Domestic violence
    10%

Brad received his undergraduate degree from Ball State University as a national scholar athlete. He then attended Xavier University Master’s Program for Criminal Justice before receiving his Juris Doctorate from Salman P. Chase College of Law in 2002 while working as a Commonwealth Detective for the Prosecutor’s Office.

He has been a life long resident of Ohio and Kentucky. As a prosecutor and in private practice, Brad has tried hundreds of civil and criminal cases while representing clients in the Court of Appeals up to the Ohio Supreme Court. For the past 12 years, Brad has primarily focused his practice in family law, handling complex divorce matters, custody disputes and spousal/child support issues.

Brad is an avid outdoorsman and wildlife adventure seeker. He enjoys biking, hiking, boating, swimming and camping with his two daughters. When he is not outside, you may find him supporting a fundraiser in a school cafeteria or volunteering for the Little Brother’s Friends of the Elderly, Cincinnati Chapter.

 

 

Licensed for 19 years
State KY
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2011
Updated 09/20/2022
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/14/2022

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

Contact Bradley

Berry & Karl, LLC
Berry & Karl, LLC
3805 Edwards Road, Suite 550
Cincinnati, OH, 45209
Berry & Karl, LLC
Turfway Road, Suite 550
Ste. 310
Florence, KY, 41042
Berry & Karl, LLC
9078 Union Centre Blvd, Suite 350
West Chester, OH, 45069
Berry & Karl, LLC
4555 Lake Forest Dr., Suite 650
Cincinnati, OH, 45242
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Angie | July 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I retained Brad twice to defend against post-decree motions filed against me and was very happy with the outcome both times. Navigating the legal system can be a stressful and emotional time and I needed someone who didn't just tell me what I wanted to hear. I wanted a lawyer who was able to address the situation from a practical perspective who I could trust so I could have the peace of mind to manage my life, job and family without the stress of the court proceeding hanging over my head. Brad managed my cases by providing several options to move forward, explaining the potential outcomes for each and then working together on a strategy that we were both comfortable with. Brad is responsive to calls and emails and I really liked the staff at his firm. Electronic file management was new to my most recent case and made updates and payment super convenient. Highly recommend.
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Posted by Brian | August 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Recommending Brad
I can fully recommend Brad for your Divorce, Separation and Mediation needs. I have retained Brad on two occasions and each time he made sound, smart recommendations based on his years of experiences in this field of law. These sorts of situations are never easy but Brad was able to identify and help negotiate the best possible outcomes. Even when it felt like there was a lot riding against my case, Brad was able to navigate the roadblocks and arrive at the most favorable financial solution possible for me. Recommended and Thank-You!
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Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2021
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The lawyer in town
Brad was amazing. Always there when needed. I had to hire him for two different cases &&& boy let me tell you, that man rock each one. I highly recommend Brad for family. Always made me feel comfortable.
Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Brad is amazing!!
Brad Berry is an amazing lawyer. He has been my attorney for the past five years that I hired. He was recommended by a close family member of mine and I am so thankful that Brad has been by my side in court for the past five years. He has helped me with paternity, child support, custody, mediation, separation and my divorce. Brad is very professional, always responds in a timely manner, listens to questions and concerns, and has always looked out for my best interest in all of my situations I’ve been through. I have recommended everyone to Brad Berry when needing a lawyer, he truly is the BEST and I would not go to anyone else. Through the worst times of my life, Brad has been right by my side fighting for me in court without any hesitation. I truly would not want anyone else representing me, especially in the courthouse.
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Posted by Chris | September 13, 2021
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Highly Recommend!
Best guy I could have found to help me through the struggles of fighting for what was best for my daughters. He was understanding to what I was going through. Very timely responsive to any concerns or random questions I had keeping me up to date on everything that was going on in our case. All around was enjoyable to work with considering being in court is not where anyone wants to be. Highly recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2021
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Understanding and Gets results
Brad was understanding and sympathetic to our unique situation. This was a difficult season to navigate through, having an attorney who understands your personal family needs and a great understanding of the court system and laws is a necessity. Brad helped us navigate through the system, addressed our specific concerns and retain a protection order. No one wins in divorce or separation. It’s nice to have someone who understands and partners with you. Highly recommend Brad Berry for your family court needs.
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Posted by Margo | December 22, 2020
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The very best divorce attorney!
Brad is the best!! He is very understanding and compassionate in these sometimes very sensitive situations. He took the time to really listen to me and then figure out how to go about things in the best way possible without draining my bank account as well. Highly recommended!!!
Posted by Brandon | November 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce attorney review
I would highly recommend Mr. Berry. Although divorce is an unpleasant event, he was able to make a difficult situation better. Mr. Berry clearly guided me through this challenging transition with intellect and a caring logic. He is a proactive client advocate.
Posted by Shannon | July 31, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Custody case - non married couple
Where to begin - Brad was not only an outstanding attorney but was engaged in the case and clearly acknowledged what was at at stake - a perfect combination of outstanding legal advice prior to trial and at the same time allowing for input from a cautious/considered/crazed at times Father He was flawless during trial and executed the discussed strategy to a 'T' There is no question without Brad on my side the outcome and future of my seven year old son would have been a disaster instead of a resounding success and the best solution for an innocent boy. I cannot express the full extent of the debt I owe Brad for his experience - expertise and commitment he takes with his work. I have already recommended him to two of my friends and sincerely hope this review tips the scale if you are considering making him your councel. Sincerely Shannon
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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2018
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Brad was a huge resource for me in my divorce
I contacted Brad after doing some research online. He contacted me right away. Set-up a consultation which was very informative and it gave me a realistic expectation of my timeline for being separated/divorced. After that Brad work tireless to get all of my financial information so that he was prepared for our first court date. We uncovered some other things (which Brad also immediately responded too) during the court preceding that greatly helped decrease that timeline of being separated from my ex-wife and made her come to terms and negotiate an immediate divorce. I would like to thank Brad for making a process that was very painful be as quick as humanly possible based on the parties that were involved. He was always upfront about his fees and although Brad may cost more than most lawyers in Cincinnati I would I saved money overall when it came down to negotiating the overall deal.
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Posted by Matthew | April 23, 2018
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Excellent Lawyer
Mr. Berry was very helpful during this process. He explained everything well, told me what to expect, and did what he said he was going to do. I was kept informed along the way, which is key for me. I highly recommend Mr. Berry.
Posted by Cyntia | July 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Full Custody
Mr. Berry is a very helpful and AMAZING lawyer to hire. I had hired a lawyer before Mr. Berry and he was no help at all with the same case. Definitely would recommend him to anyone. He listens to your needs and wants.
Posted by Chris | August 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
GREAT LAWYER
I was referred to Brad by a lawyer who was representing me on other matters. They said he was the best. After speaking to him on the phone, I agreed. I felt assured, just from my first conversation with him, that things will be fine. And from beginning to the end of my case, all was proven true. A true professional, friendly and confident. A few documents had to be mailed to remote parts, overseas. This was done without any problems. I was impressed. He prepared me well, chatted with me for quite a while before entering the court room which made me feel confident, as we all know being in a court room can be nerve wrecking. I will refer anybody who needs a divorce handled professionally and effectively to Brad. His office was equally great. They called, send emails and checked up on me occasionally. It was a smooth experience all way through.
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Posted by Steve | June 10, 2015
Excellent Representation
During the process of selecting legal representation for me in my divorce I interviewed four family lawyers and selected Mr. Berry. I made an excellent choice, and without hesitation recommend Brad as a family lawyer. My divorce was highly contentious and included complex financial and parental issues. Brad provided consistent and informed legal council to me through the entire process. Brad takes a hands on approach drawing on his extensive experience in the Family Court. When I hired Brad I told him he had 100 percent of my trust and at the end of the process I believe my trust was well placed. While the process of divorce is terrible I believe it is fair to say I actually enjoyed working with Brad. As Mr. Berry is a "family man" and in addition to providing legal guidance I think he also helped me make good parenting decisions relating to the divorce. I believed Brad always put my interests first and was honest with me. Brad consistently made himself available to me via phone, email and text. The billing from Brad and his office was always detailed and accurate.
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Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2015
Great Lawyer
Brad helped me through my complicated custody issues. He is somewhat easy to get ahold of. The best part of him is he calls/emails you back. Not his office or anyone else. He takes the time to prepare for his cases with you so everyone is on the same page. He is firm but not over bearing and gives you reasonable perspectives on the case. I highly recommend him and still from time to time reach out to him for advice when there is conflicts in the separation agreement between my ex and I.
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Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2014
Brad will go to bat for you in child custody cases!
Brad was referred to me by a colleague. When she told me he was a no nonsense, get to the point, get to a resolution lawyer, I knew I had to seek him out for representation. Our first phone conversation helped me lift the emotion out of the situation to stay the course. I was so niave to child custody situations and he never treated me as such. As we neared court date, he made sure to have just enough office meetings to present what we needed to get the best outcome. I went into court reassured by Brad. He personally called me with the end result I wanted. Without Brad present every step of the way, I would have felt vulnerable and a victim of circumstances. Credentials aside, Brad is a family man with children of his own. He can relate and understand the gravity of matters with young children involved in custody quarrels. I highly recommend Brad for child custody counsel. His representation is the reason why I have my daughter back home!
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Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2014
Outstanding family lawyer - highly recommend. Focused on doing what's right, not running up a big bill.
Brad provided excellent counsel to me in a highly charged co-parenting/ex-spousal relationship. He knows his stuff and was appropriately firm in his guidance, with the clear objective of doing what was in the best interest of my child and myself. He listened well, but did not allow me/us to go off on tangents, and kept me very focused on the legal issues at hand and moving forward toward productive resolution for all concerned. He discouraged me from leaning on him too heavily as an intermediary, even when he could have earned more money by staying more involved. His agenda was clearly about doing what was best for me, both in terms of re-establishing direct lines of communication with my ex (even when I was more comfortable with him as intermediary) and also in terms of minimizing legal fees I would incur. I never had the sense that he did anything to stretch his hours spent on the case; in fact, the contrary. He tended to keep his correspondences brief and focused. He did not want me to send him extensive documentation that I had pulled together for his review, and he did not feel that was necessary given how the case was progressing. He could have run up a nice review reading an inch of documents. Importantly, while never crossing line into 'therapy', Brad offered helpful "tips" on dealing with some of the emotions I was feeling during the situation. In addition to being knowledgable, decisive, firm with very specific "do" and "don't" advice, and focused/efficient, Brad also paid attention to the "softer" sides of a family law issue. I would highly recommend Brad for any family related legal issues.
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2014
Very thankful to have had Brad Berry to guide me through the divorce process.
I hired Brad Berry to help me through what I initially thought was going to be a dissolution. I contacted Mr. Berry via an online inquiry, and he responded by calling me almost immediately. By the time I got to his office for the first meeting, he had all the paprerwork prepared and ready. Mr. Berry was extremely patient with me as I struggled with actually filing divorce papers, as I was trying so hard to stick with a dissolution. I eventually was seeing my situation as insurmountable, and it was emotional and scary for me. Mr. Berry was calm and direct throughout this whole process. He was able to explain things to me in a way that helped the huge mountain ahead seem smaller and more manageable. Mr. Berry made sure details were taken care of that I would have never thought of on my own. He was never an alarmist, but was clear about the need to protect myself financially and with regards to my children. I never felt that Mr. Berry was rushing me to get through this process, and actually felt that he made sure I took my time so things would be better for me and my children in the long term. Mr. Berry was professional and dependable throughout this process, and kept me informed as things progressed. I would definitely recommend Mr. Berry to others, and am very grateful for having him as my attorney through this difficult time.
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Posted by Kevin | February 18, 2014
Legal counsel for child support
I trust Brad. I believe his skills and experience as an Attorney and negotiator far surpass others in his industry and I'm confident that with him on my side we arrive at the most ideal results. I intend to recommend Brad to others in need of such services as I have already retained his service more than once.
Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2014
Hamilton County Divorce/Custody
My experience with Brad was a seemingly simple divorce. He was professional, courteous, and always completely honest. His answers to questions are succinct, but if you ask for more detail you get the feeling he can quote any pertinent examples with ease. Brad made sure that I got exactly what I wanted, and never tried to 'get more' or convince me to change where I wanted my divorce to go. Brad acted as a legal guide, but only to sort of show the way, never to try to take the lead. He did not pry, he did not act as a marriage counselor, and frankly when I look back on it, he protected me in ways I didn't even know I needed protection. After my divorce was long over, I began to be harassed with threats for a child custody suit if I didn't do A or B. Looking through the documents again I found that there were items written into our decree I hadn't seen the need for at the time. Essentially the document left me with the power and freedom to raise my family without fear of prosecution from my ex. There are only two negatives I can cite during the time we worked together and they have more to do with my inexperience than anything else. Email communications are pretty brief and lacking in detail. This could be due more to a legal protection or general cautiousness. Aside from that, I found him to be a bit expensive. Being that he is the only lawyer I've ever used it's likely more the nature of the profession than the professional. Brad Berry is still saved in my phone book and is the first person I would contact if I needed legal protections again. I honestly feel I owe him for the security and peace that my family and I now enjoy.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Berry & Karl, LLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Suhre & Associates, LLC
  • 2010 - 2018
  • Associate
  • Mark Godbey & Associates
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Staff Attorney
  • Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Smith, Rolfes, Skavdahl Co., LPA
  • 2002 - 2005
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Education

  • Northern Kentucky University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Ball State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Late Life Divorce
  • Favorable Award Of Spousal Support and Marital Assets
  • Post Decree School District Modifcation
  • Children Remained In Client's School District

Associations

  • Kentucky Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Tri-State Success Award
  • Cincinnati Magazine
  • 2012
  • Tri-State Success Award
  • Cincinnati Magazine
  • 2011
  • Officer of the Year
  • Kentucky Justice Cabinet
  • 1996
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Publications

  • Urbana Citizen
  • Save our City
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Late Life Divorce
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (11)
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Adoption Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I collaborated with Brad in a case involving complicated adoption and parentage issues in multiple courts. Brad's professionalism, diligence, and promptness in attending to all communications and matters made the entire litigation go successfully and like clockwork. I highly recommend Brad Berry for family law representation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Berry is highly respected in the community and I recommend him for your legal needs."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse attorney Brad Berry. Mr. Berry is the go-to attorney for divorce matters. He does more divorces before 9 AM than most lawyers. He is dedicated to his clients, and enthusiastically works to achieve the best results for his clients. Mr. Berry would be a great hire."
Family Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Brad is a joy to work with and is both extremely competent and professional."
Family Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Bradley. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Brad is one of the best Family Law Lawyers in the Greater Cincinnati area. If you are looking for high quality representation regarding divorce, dissolution, custody, child support, spousal support, or anything similar, I suggest you call him."
Family Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Brad for a number of years and he has always behaved in the utmost professional manner, even in heated negotiations. He zealously represents his clients to help them to obtain a positive result in what is normally a tumultuous time in their lives."
Unknown Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Brad Berry for several years in a law firm. Since then I have collaborated with him on several cases. He is an outstanding family law attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Brad for over ten years both personally and as a colleague. He is trustworthy, hardworking and very professional. I frequently refer work to Brad and have always gotten positive feedback."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've worked with Brad and have observed the work he does for his clients. He's a no-nonsense attorney who advocates for his clients' interests without reservation. I definitely endorse him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have had the pleasure of working with Brad for the past year, and I have come to know him as one of the best Domestic Relations attorney in Cincinnati. He has the ability to think out of the box in order to come up with positive outcomes for his clients. He is very accommodating to all of his clients and understands the stress and anxiety experienced while going through a divorce. I highly recommend Mr. Berry."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Brad's work. I have known Brad for over one year now and have referred five clients to him. I can honestly say that he has handled their cases with the utmost professionalism. I have received calls from those clients thanking me for the reference and stating how happy they were with Brad's representation."
Family Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I sent a doctor friend of mine to Brad for help during a very trying time in her life. She was very pleased with his professional service and experience. I would send another friend to him for advice and representation anytime."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've known Brad for some time now and can say that he is a fantastic lawyer and always takes excellent care of his clients. His work is top notch."
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