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Chad G. Koop

Child custody Attorney at Cincinnati, OH

4.7   15 reviews
  • State Years
    Kentucky - KY 14 years
    Ohio - OH 15 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State KY
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Chad

Learn Chad’s areas of practice.

Sensitive and Compassionate Representation.  

Protect yourself, your kids, and your future.  

 

People going through divorce are often scared, confused, and uncertain about what their future holds with their children and their finances.

 

That’s why Chad G. Koop enjoys instilling confidence in his clients to make sure they know they are in good hands through this difficult time.

 

“I have found that through my listening skills and genuine care for my clients, I have been able to quickly build trust and rapport with them,” Mr. Koop said. “That trust, supported by an open line of communication, allows my clients and I to have a level of comfort that is imperative to understanding not only their objectives, but often more importantly, how they would like to reach them.”

 

Mr. Koop said with these goals always in mind, he is better suited to explain the various legal and practical issues that are involved with the case and the options that are available to a person’s specific situation.

 

“It is rewarding for me to see my client’s look of relief after I explain to them a strategy that is going to help them achieve their goals,” he said.

Location

Stagnaro Hannigan Koop, Co., L.P.A.
120 E. 8th Street, 3rd Floor
Cincinnati, OH, 45202

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Julie | August 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best
I cannot say enough about having Chad Koop for an attorney. He exceeded my expectations of what an attorney can do for you. He made us feel comfortable and calmed all our fears of a court process. Chad was always available to reach and responded to emails. He is absolutely amazing.
Posted by Josh | November 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
It is in our experience that attorney Chad Koop has been the single most trusted, reliable, productive, and powerful advocate for our family, standards and our interests. Chad's character, along with his knowledge and his expertise allows the highest grade of professional commitment to his work. I proudly speak for my entire family as I praise Chad for his quality of service.
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Posted by Brian | August 12, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Very Thorough Consultation, Insightful Recommendations
I needed some guidance on how to proceed 9 months into a contentious divorce. Mr. Koop took the time to clearly explain my options. Chad even offered a follow-up call the next day in order to offer more insight after he conducted research into the details of my situation.
Posted by Lisa | August 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
I hired Chad Koop to represent me throughout my divorce. My divorce was complex and difficult due to my spouse’s refusal to negotiate anything. We ended up going to mediation through the courts. Chad did an excellent job negotiating with the other attorney and the court mediator and we got an agreement that same day. Chad was there for me throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend Chad if you are thinking about filing for divorce.
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Posted by Thomas | May 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Strong Collaborative Abilities
Chad Koop represented me during a very difficult divorce and he helped me rise above some very challenging scenarios. He never lost sight of my motivation which was to bring the matter to a conclusion in the very best interests of my children. He is strong and compassionate and he applied pressure to opposing council appropriately and was not afraid to tell me when he felt my judgement was off. We built a very solid relationship based on mutual respect and trust and when proceedings came before the courts we were perfectly aligned in our thinking, which gave a rock solid platform to achieve a highly satisfactory outcome. Chad formed positive relationships with other professionals who were involved and his ability to collaborate to achieve a stated goal is one of his biggest strengths. Chad was very fair in his billing practices and I always felt like I was getting value for money. I would recommend Chad to anyone looking for a level-headed divorce attorney to guide them through the process.
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Posted by Craig | June 7, 2017
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Mr. Wonderful
I couldn't be more happy or satisfied with how professional, and prepared Mr. Koop was for trial. He extremely reasonable for the amount of passion and persistence he puts into his job. I would definitely recommend him every time.
Posted by Billie | June 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Dedicated & Professional
Child custody battles are probably one of the most stressful things a person could have to face. Chad was not only compassionate, he was very professional and very dedicated to ensuring the necessary information was obtained in order to ensure that the court was able to see a clear picture in determining the best interest of the child. I would recommend anyone that is faced with such dilema to hire Chad, he takes a vested personal interest and will do what is needed!
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Posted by Tony | November 14, 2016
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Chad is a Boss
From the moment I met Chad I knew he was the man for the job. His diligence, genuinity, and integrity were very apparent up front. Throughout the course of my divorce I had several personal issues that changed the course of my life and Chad was one person who was unconditionally in my corner. He is one of the best men I've ever known. He is always very positive. His loyalty is his finest quality. I would recommend Chad to anyone who could potentially have a shitty divorce in their future. He will keep you on track and he will fight for you no matter what because he cares.
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Posted by Tim B | July 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Child support Law
Chad did an awesome job and I would recommend him to anyone he's honest very knowledgeable and very fair. He went above and beyond what I ever expected from a lawyer and I would consider him a friend.
Posted by Kendall | March 3, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Effective Phone Consultation
I needed some guidance on how to pursue a divorce. Attorney Koop clearly explained my options, and cleared up any confusion I may have had about "next steps".
Posted by Michael | August 7, 2015
Great Representation
Chad provided excellent representation as a professional in his planning, preparation, and execution of our case. His skill sets and knowledge afforded us to not only win our case, but exceeded expectations.
Posted by Christopher | July 23, 2015
Integrity the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness
Integrity is the best way of describing Chad and his team of associates that helped us on our case , Chad is a strong and knowledgeable Attorney , when speaking to Chad about my case he truly listened to what I was saying and what I was asking of his services , after a short time into our first conversation I felt more like I was talking to a friend that cared about my sons wellbeing,, NOT just another attorney looking to make a quick buck ,Chad took the time to explain how family law works and Chad spoke to me not at me , after leaving his office I knew I had an uphill battle but,, I knew I made the right choice in hiring Chad and his tem. Throughout the entire process his team made me feel welcome when I was at the office and when on the phone they did not try to rush to get off the phone,, instead they all listened and I could tell they truly cared .,Seems nowadays most attorneys and their staff just want your money and do not care about your needs and emotional ride your on during a child custody case ,,,,,,,,,Not the case with Chad and his team THEY TRULY CARE and want to help in every way possible to help make the process go as easy as can be. Because of all the efforts and wisdom and compassion of Chad and Megan all the rest of the associates I now have custody of my son , and together we give an A1+ rating To Chad Koop and highly recommend them to anyone that needs to have exceptional Family Law Attorney in their corner when fighting for rights for their time and or custody of their Children
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Posted by Richard | November 13, 2014
Exceptional Integrity
We availed ourselves of Chad's services in October 2013 because of a radio advertisement that told us his law office would help men in divorce situations. Although I was already divorced I had a legal issue regarding alimony that needed to be addressed. My new wife and I found Chad to be extremely attentive to our needs/desires. He kept in constant contact with us and was very prompt at returning phone calls. The case was finally closed in June 2014. We found Chad to have exceptional integrity in his legal dealings and highly recommend him! Richard W.
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Posted by Michael | September 18, 2014
Highly recommend
I couldn't have asked for a more professional, attentive and prompt individual for my legal representation. My circumstances required Mr. Koop's services with me being out of state and everything from the front office to the post case follow up was nothing short of seamless and professional. Would highly recommend Cordell & Cordell and Mr. Koop!
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Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2014
Lawyer Chad koop made an "oral agreement" after final divorce and dumped me.
First things first, Mr Koop made an "oral agreement" with my exwifes lawyer that I never got paid on. Yes, after all said and done , walking out of the courthouse I was owed money from ex that was not settled, the two lawyers made an oral agreement that I would be paid x amount of dollars within thirty days. Well since I could not afford to pay my lawyer he dropped me. 30 days go by and I went to collect the money and my ex said where is the contract? and by the way have your lawyer send it to mine since you dont have one! So i did call Mr Koop and he said if you can give me a retainer I can help you? It was pulling teeth to try to get him to tell me it was an oral agreement.The amount of money I would have to pay him would be over the amount that was owed to me. Yes never recieved the money.I would think he would say , Hey ill send off a letter to her lawyer, sorry about this, but no, not even how are things going ? Nothing ,but wanting my money! Also Mr Koop was not prepared for a witness ,this played a huge part in my case and we could not discredit her because we were not prepared, Mr Koop was asking me what to ask the witness.we got blown out of the water. I can go on and on but one thing that was the kicker when I should of fired him was when I was in his lobby waiting ,the other lawyer came in and they started talking sports , basketball baseball , laughing it up joking around. I couldnt beleive it , this was going on in front of me. So we entered into two different rooms that were right next to each other, 45 min later nothing has happened because my ex and lawyer decided to talk there before coming to his building.I was paying to sit there for nothing, finally it started and all I could here was Chad going in and out of rooms laughing with the other attorney about ? They have very thin walls at Cordell Cordell ,Cincinnati office btw. I should of left and got up right there and fired him. I also have emails sent to mefrom Chad from other lawyer,the meassage would start off by , Hey Chad, bet your glad to be back in the office from your trip to Fla... Just not professional in my standards.I would not suggest this lawyer from Cordell Cordell, I paid thousands and thousands and got nothing. There are alot of things that I missed about the final decree that he should of seen and thought about before agreeing to anything. I put 5 stars on keep me informed, and responsive because thats one way he jacked up the bill. For him not being prepared i have lost about everything including my children... yeah few more things my ex moved to another state against court orders and got away with it because we again were not prepared....
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Response from Chad Koop April 20, 2016
Due to issues with confidentiality and privileged information, I cannot respond to this comment with specifics. However, I certainly do not agree with the statements that have been made about my representation and my dedication this individual's case. This was a highly contested matter, from beginning to end, that I took over after this particular client's previous counsel was removed from the case. With that being said, although I am extremely disappointed in the way my involvement has been depicted in this post, I sincerely wish this individual the best of luck in all of his future endeavors.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Stagnaro Hannigan Koop, Co., L.P.A.
  • 2018 - Present
  • Partner
  • The Farrish Law Firm
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Cordell & Cordell
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Kathleen Mezher & Associates
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Teen Court Hearing Officer
  • Greene County Juvenile Court, Xenia, Ohio
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Intern for Judge Mary Katherine Huffman
  • Montgomery County, Ohio Court of Common Pleas
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Law Clerk
  • Kirkland & Sommers, LPA
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Childrens Law Center, Covington, KY
  • 2006 - 2006
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Education

  • University of Dayton School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Kentucky
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2005

Associations

  • Cincinnati Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2022 Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • 2021 Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • 2020 Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • 2019 Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers in Ohio
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Pro Bono Committment to the Community Award
  • University of Dayton School of Law
  • 2008
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Publications

  • DadsDivorce.com
  • Divorce Advice for Men
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (9)
Endorse Chad
Family Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Chad is extremely professional to deal with. He comes to court prepared and is a strong advocate for his clients. He is also practical and reasonable in his approach which I admire."
Family Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Chad on multiple cases as opposing counsel. Chad is a very knowledgeable, caring and fair attorney. He is not afraid to litigate if necessary, but understands the value of resolving matters in a fair way that is overall best for the family. I think Chad is one of the best young DR attorneys in our community."
Family Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Koop is a highly respected in the community and I recommend him to take care of your legal needs."
Family Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chad is compassionate and also has a good sense of humor. He gets along well with other professionals and court personnel."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working opposite of Chad on 2 separate Collaborative Divorces. He was thorough, prepared and compassionate. I have been impressed with his knowledge of the law and procedure as well as his ability to hold the hand of clients going through difficult times. He is an excellent advocate, while at the same time is very good at evaluating his case and his client's best interest. I highly endorse Chad."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chad is one of the best family law attorneys that I have had the pleasure to have a case with. Chad represents his clients with class and with an attention to detail. He does an excellent job for his clients and manages his cases to avoid unnecessary issues and expense. When we meet, he is always prepared. He clearly works well with his clients and does a great job explaining things to his client which allows the process to move forward efficiently. Chad is fair and will always listen to both sides and do his best to help come up with a resolution that works for everyone because he truly cares for the overall well-being of the family. Not many family law attorneys take this approach. Chad is an honest no non-sense lawyer that I am happy to endorse. Chad is one of the good guys in this profession."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chad is an excellent family law attorney. He knows the law inside and out, fights hard in court, and is a savvy negotiator. Notably, Chad is very highly respected by family law attorneys - and also Magistrates and Judges - in the Greater Cincinnati area, and he has experience working in the counties of Hamilton, Warren, Butler, Clermont and even Brown, as well as throughout Northern Kentucky. He knows the system and he knows how to deal with "difficult" or unprofessional opposing counsel, always keeping his eye on the big picture. In addition, Chad is a great guy, and very easygoing to work with. At my first job, Chad was a major mentor to me, and I owe a lot of what I know about divorce and family law to him."
Family Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Works for the common good and in my mind one of the best family law attorneys in Cincinnati."
Family Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chad is an outstanding attorney. He strongly advocates for his clients, while also working cooperatively with the other side towards an amicable resolution. He is very knowledgeable and is always prepared. I endorse him for any family law matter."
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Cincinnati Child custody Lawyer Chad G. Koop
Chad G. Koop
Child custody Attorney
Cincinnati, OH
Licensed for 15 years
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