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Rebecca Ann Zemmelman

Adoption Attorney at Cincinnati, OH

5.0   57 reviews
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  • Licensed for 7 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2016
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About Rebecca

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Rebecca Zemmelman is an experienced attorney and Partner at The Family Law and Fertility Law Group where she focuses on family law, adoption law, and mediation. Throughout her years of practice, Rebecca has helped countless families navigate complex legal issues and find peaceful resolutions to difficult situations.

Rebecca’s clients appreciate her compassionate and empathetic approach, as well as her extensive knowledge of the law. She has successfully represented clients in a wide range of cases, from high-conflict divorces to complex interstate adoptions. Whenever possible, Rebecca works to reduce conflict in family law cases through the use of alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and collaborative divorce.

In addition, Rebecca is a dedicated Guardian Ad Litem representing the best interests of children who are involved in legal proceedings. She investigates their circumstances and makes recommendations to the Court based on what is in the child’s best interests.

Rebecca has received numerous awards and accolades for her work including recognition as a “Rising Star” in Family Law by Super Lawyers every year from 2019-2023, and as a “Leading Lawyer” in Family Law by Cincy Magazine in 2023. In addition, she has received the Center for Race, Gender and Social Justice’s “Community Service Award” through the University of Cincinnati College of Law, as well as the “Service and Leadership Award” from Miami University.

Through her involvement in various organizations throughout the Cincinnati area, Rebecca has demonstrated her commitment to making a positive impact on her community and the legal profession as a whole. She sits on the executive board of the Cincinnati Academy of Collaborative Professionals and is the co-chair of the Women in Law Alumni Group at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Rebecca is a board member of the Juvenile Law Committee through the Cincinnati Bar Association, serves on the executive committee of the Jewish Community Relations Council in Cincinnati and sits on the board of the Cincinnati chapter of the Miami University Alumni Association.

Rebecca’s dedication to leadership has also earned her recognition as a member of the 2023 class of the Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers (CALL). She has previously been involved in the Young Lawyers Section of the Cincinnati Bar Association, the Cincinnati Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society and served as a Fellow at the Ohio Innocence Project. Rebecca also worked as a Law Clerk at both the Hamilton County Court of Domestic Relations and the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati.

Rebecca practices in Hamilton, Warren, Clermont and Butler Counties, and is committed to providing high-quality legal services to her clients in these areas. Her extensive legal knowledge and experience, combined with her commitment to her clients and her community, make her a valuable resource for anyone seeking legal assistance in family law, adoption law and mediation.

Rebecca sits on the Diversity Committee of the Young Lawyers Section of the Cincinnati Bar Association and is a board member on the Juvenile Law Committee. She also sits on the executive board of the Cincinnati Academy of Collaborative Professionals, the borard Jewish Community Relations Council and is one of the founding members of the Cincinnati Lawyers Chapter of the American Constitution Society.

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2021,2020,2019,2018
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2020 + 2 ...

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Location

The Family Law & Fertility Law Group

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Client's Choice 2022
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Posted by Ricky | September 15, 2022
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Absolutely amazing!!!
Rebecca Zemmelman is an absolute amazing lawyer and person. Caring, kind, intelligent, professional and really all you could ever ask for when looking to be represented. From the very first moment of speaking with each other she was on it. Broke down everything with me and we went over everything together and made sure we both were on the same page and understood all there was to know on both sides. I honestly could not have asked for a better attorney and person to help with my custody case. Whenever I needed council, had a question or was ever confused about something, Rebecca was there to help. She always made a point to make sure we were always on the same page so to speak and most definitely handled my case the way I wanted it to be handled. With care, class and professionalism. Again, she is the absolute best!
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Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2022
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Highly Recommend
I retained Rebecca after getting poor legal advice and she did incredible work straightening out the details. She does her homework and comes extremely prepared. I have hired other attorneys and I must say this was hands down the best support I have ever experienced. I must say if you’re looking for professional to handle your business look no further.
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Posted by Ted | April 7, 2023
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Excellent adoption finalization work
Rebecca Zemmelman worked to make my family's adoption finalization successful and a great experience! Her office provided guidance every step of the way and got the paperwork filed for us. And on our finalization day, she went the extra mile to help us get wonderful photos.
Posted by Janel | May 22, 2023
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Client
If you need a qualified attorney, I highly recommend Rebecca Zimmelman. She is an exceptional lawyer for any family law needs. I hired Rebecca for a custody/child support issue. Rebecca was always honest and upfront. It might not have been what or the way I wanted things to go but I knew the facts and never felt unprepared. She is very knowledgeable in her field and always prepared me for what to expect. Rebecca was responsive and took the time to answer questions and concerns throughout my entire court proceedings.
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Posted by Daniel | January 23, 2023
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Cincinnati Adoption Finalization Success
We hired Rebecca for the finalization of our daughter's adoption last year in Ohio, and we'd highly recommend using her for this purpose or any other. We were told that it was mostly just a paperwork thing on her end since we didn't need her to file for ICPC (we were New York residents at the time), but I think it ended up being more than that for her in the end, unfortunately. We learned later on that our adoption agency was a nightmare to get a hold of, took numerous back and forths to get information Rebecca needed, and had a number of delays with filings with her and the court. Rebecca knew that we had a tight timeline with a move coming up, and thanks her persistence, relationship with the court, and great communication skills we were able to keep our date for finalization, even though our agency took their time the whole way. Rebecca was a pleasure to work with, and she even hung around to help take pictures after the hearing!
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Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2022
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Excellent Attorney and Wonderful Person
Rebecca was a pleasant person to work with! She creates a very fun and friendly relationship that made my husband and I feel very comfortable. She is knowledgeable of the laws and regulations for family court, which helped my husband and I win our case. I would recommend her to anyone that needed an family attorney. We appreciate everything she did for my family and I and cannot thank her enough!
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Posted by Kari | July 28, 2022
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Recommendation
We hired Rebecca to represent us for our private adoption. She was so warm, knowledgeable and attentive - and walked us through exactly what we needed to know and when. When our big day before the judge arrived, we felt at ease knowing she was by our side. Couldn't recommend her more!
Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2022
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Excellent Attorney!!!!
Rebecca helped me tremendously with custody and parenting time modification with my son. She was very easy to work with and knew when we needed to be more aggressive and when it was best to just sit back and wait. The resolution was very much to our liking. She was professional, knowledgeable and dedicated to receiving the best outcome. I would highly recommend Rebecca.
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Posted by Chris | March 7, 2022
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Those hero doesn't wear a cape
I'm not sure where to begin. My wife and I struggled for weeks looking for a family attorney for our custody battle and eventual adoption of my step daughter. We told Rebecca our story and to our surprise, she listened. Every other attorney we spoke to, either said just give up or find a different attorney. Rebecca took all of the information we gave her and our custody battle began. She prepped us thoroughly and gave us the confidence we needed. Judgment on our behalf! After that, we moved to the adoption phase. Again, Rebecca made things extremely simple. Albeit, lots of time and information was needed. Fast forward to our best interest hearing. We all gathered and when we were called in, Rebecca spoke introducing all of us. She asked questions to each of us that covered everything and more. The judge decided that not only was the adoption in the best interest, but that she was going ahead and finalizing the adoption! We absolutely couldn't be happier. Thank you so much Rebecca. We truly won't be able to thank you enough!!
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Posted by Matthew | March 7, 2022
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The Absolute Best
Rebecca has been the best attorney I have ever had. I can say that with zero hesitation. Her ability as an attorney to prep, guide, and take action is second to none. My family and I are forever grateful. I cannot say enough good things about Rebecca and would recommend to anyone.
Posted by Cindy | February 28, 2022
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Fantastic!!! Super knowledgeable and supoortive
Such an excellent wealth of knowledge and strong support when needed. I wouldn’t have been able to make it through all the caps without her!!! I would recommend her above all.
Posted by Single Father | February 28, 2022
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You Should Hire Rebecca
Rebecca is a boss. She's a subject matter expert regarding the legal ins and outs of custody, parenting, etc. She goes out of her way to be the lawyer that a client wants, and crucially, the kind of lawyer that a specific legal issue requires. She has an amazing sense of when to pursue a matter aggressively - and when to let an issue lay undisturbed. I spent the better part of a year working with Rebecca on a difficult custody matter, that was at best a bleak prospect - and she found a way to a positive outcome. She's knowledgeable, collaborative, informative, and exceedingly understanding - while also very aware of the importance of all of the parts and steps of legal proceedings. Both in an official, courthouse fashion, as well as in a more meta, pieces-of-the-puzzle, big-picture sense. She's really great at her job - and her billing is very, very fair. Maybe most importantly, Rebecca genuinely cares for the people she represents and for the best interests of their children. You should totally hire Rebecca. She's a pleasure to work with and exceedingly skilled in her field.
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Posted by Scott - West Chester, OH | February 24, 2022
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Excellent Attorney !!
During a very difficult case with a lot at risk, Rebecca gave me wise counsel and with her calming nature stay on top of things and we received a superior settlement than I was expecting. I can highly recommend her for her professionalism with the law and her nice enjoyable nature as a person during very difficult times.
Posted by Jennifer | January 28, 2022
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Compassionate and Supportive
I am so grateful for all Rebecca did to facilitate my dissolution. Not only was she professional and knowledgable, she went the extra mile to make sure I was doing well too. I am very thankful for her kindness and genuine care.
Posted by Laura | November 11, 2021
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Wonderful experience
Rebecca was there to answer our questions and reassure us regarding the adoption process. We appreciated that she took the extra time to make sure we understood the procedures.
Posted by Dean,Brittany and Stork family | October 6, 2021
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Highly Recommend Rebecca/Custody Battle
“Rebecca Zemmelman was a beacon of hope to my family at a time when our daughters needed us the most . Not only was she able to defend us from an unjust and malicious situation , her calm and empathetic demeanor offered emotional succor to myself and those I care about most. My children and I are eternally grateful for her service. Rebecca worked with us day in and day out. Rebecca was beyond personable to our family. Rebecca was encouraging when times were incredibly difficult. Rebecca has admirable assertiveness to making sure justice is rightfully served. Rebecca showed remarkable knowledge of the Law. Rebecca's dedication, willingness to listen, good judgement, and professional won us our case. Rebecca brought hope and light to a dark place. My Family and I highly recommend Rebecca Zemmelman! Forever grateful Rebecca, Thank You!
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Posted by Mat | June 11, 2021
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Professional and a pleasure to work with
Rebecca Zemmelman is a true professional! She is extremely knowledgeable, dedicated to her clients, and a pleasure to work with. She is a great communicator and recommend her enough!
Posted by Louise | June 10, 2021
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Excellent
Rebecca did a wonderful job for me . A child custody case of my 2 grandsons. It was a little more difficult than most. My daughter was killed in a car accident on Columbia Parkway in Nov of 2020. The father of the boys decided he wanted them. He also hired a attorney a good one I might add. I will say it made me nervous. Rebecca did a great job with representing me. I will say I was very anxious at times . The outcome was great , she represented me very professional but with compassion and letting me know I will be ok. I would recommend her most definitely.
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Posted by Elizabeth | June 3, 2021
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The best thing to come from divorce!
I honestly cannot even explain the gratitude I have for Rebecca. She went way above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly despite some set backs. She truly listened to what I had to say and what I wanted and gave me advice on things I needed. 10/10 recommend her!
Posted by Lori | April 7, 2021
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Guardian Angel!!
Because of Rebecca, I received the outcome I set out for: Full custody and a massive change to our parenting time schedule (going from 50/50 parenting time to my ex having every other weekend and a mid week dinner)! Rebecca represented me in a post decree modification for change of custody and parenting time of my two children, ages 8 and 9. My case was quite complex, and my ex husband and I had been involved in and out of the court system for a few years. I agreed to continue shared parenting with my ex because I was fearful of the court's outcome prior to retaining Rebecca as my attorney. My ex husband and I adopted our children as toddlers, and they have had a lot to navigate, coupled with the high conflict divorce situation. Rebecca agreed to take on my active court case, thankfully, because she has made all the difference in the results. From the moment I hired her, I immediately felt like I had an attorney on my side that was ready for the battle to come, and knew that I would be represented strongly in court. My ex and I had tried mediation, with no success. I needed an experienced trial attorney that would take the time to read through the massive amounts of documentation and use it to our benefit. She not only did that, but has far exceeded my expectations in and out of the courtroom setting. She set me up for success from the start with giving great guidance every step of the way to ensure the most important details of my case were brought to the court's attention. Having experience herself as a Guardian Ad Litem, Rebecca helped me understand exactly what I needed to share and communicate with the GAL, which ended up being a very important component of our case. Not only is she knowledgeable and experienced, but she also has an upbeat personality to go along with it, which made me feel so comfortable sharing difficult information with her. I have never experienced anyone who is so dedicated to her clients as Rebecca. I don't know when she sleeps! She is timely in her responses, and is wise with advice well beyond her years. I know that my case was won because of Rebecca's knowledge and expertise. This is one of the most important life decisions to be made, and I'm forever grateful that I put my trust and faith in Rebecca, as she more than came through for us. I have the utmost respect for her.....compassionate and kind, and a strong advocate in court...she fights for what is in the child's best interests. She did for us and she will for you.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Essig & Evans, LLP
  • 2017 - Present
  • Legal Intern
  • Hamilton County Domestic Relations Court
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • Katz, Greenberger & Norton
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Legal Extern
  • Legal Aid Society Of Greater Cincinnati
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Legal Fellow
  • Ohio Innocence Project
  • 2014 - 2015
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Education

  • University of Cincinnati
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2013
  • Ottawa Hills High School
  • 2009

Associations

  • Cincinnati Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Secretary
  • 2021 - Present
  • University of Cincinnati Alumni Association Women In Law
  • Co-Chair and Inaugural Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
  • Chair - Cincinnati Lawyer Chapter
  • 2018 - Present
  • Jewish Community Relations Council
  • Board Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2016 - Present
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Co-Chair Diversity Committee Young Lawyers Section
  • 2016 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Service and Leadership Award
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law Center for Race, Gender and Social Justice
  • 2016
  • Service and Leadership Award
  • Miami University
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Adoption Awareness Month Panel Discussion
  • Adoption Law
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (17)
Endorse Rebecca
Family Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rebecca is a talented and motivated attorney. Any client would be lucky to have her on their side."
Child custody Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Adoption Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Cincinnati Adoption Lawyer Rebecca Ann Zemmelman
Rebecca Ann Zemmelman
Adoption Attorney
Cincinnati, OH
Licensed for 7 years
Virtual consultation available