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Stephen Ross King

Divorce and separation Attorney at Cincinnati, OH

4.5   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found

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Stephen King was born in Roswell, New Mexico. Steve received his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering in 1985 from Wright State University, and spent a decade working in the field of engineering. He was a Licensed Professional Engineer, and holds two U.S. Patents.

He received his law degree in 1996 from the University of Cincinnati, and was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1996. Steve has argued before the First District Court of Appeals, the Twelfth District Court of Appeals, and the Ohio Supreme Court. In 2008, Mr. King was successful in his petition to the Ohio Supreme Court on behalf of Grandparents that had been awarded custody of their grandson when he was 1 year old. The trial court returned custody to the parents when the child was 5 years old because the parents no longer exhibited the same behaviors that resulted in them losing custody. The Ohio Supreme Court ruled that a change of circumstances in the child or the grandparents had to be proven before a Trial Court could even consider returning custody of the child back to the parents.

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King, Koligian & Associates
9370 Main Street
Suite A
Cincinnati, OH, 45242

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Posted by M. Gloria | January 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stephen and his associate Daniel Campbell saw me through an inordinately long divorce case in which I was the defendant. I highly recommend him.He's expensive but very worth it as he sees everything through to the end.
Posted by Lori | April 8, 2015
I HIGHLY recommend Stephen King as a Divorce Attorney
I was referred to Attorney Stephen King by an attorney friend of mine to handle my divorce. To say the least, my divorce was complicated, both financially and emotionally. Mr. King was more than attentive from the very beginning. He was very informative every step of the way, explaining every aspect of the process to me so that I fully understood the process and my options. There was NEVER a time that I contacted Mr. King, either by phone or email, that he did not respond IMMEDIATLEY! Mr. King always had MY best interests in mind in all the decisions that were made. He consulted me every step of the way and made no decisions without my input. Mr. King brought to my attention things that I would not have even thought of without his guidance. Divorce is never an easy or pleasant process, however, Mr. King made me feel comfortable and well informed thru the entire process. I would HIGHLY recommend Attorney Stephen King to anyone faced with the difficult process of divorce. In addition to Mr. King, his staff was kind and personable. They always addressed me by my first name the minute I either walked in the door or called in by phone. They all gave me the personal attention that is so necessary when you are going thru such a scary and unsettling process. I cant thank Mr. King and his staff enough. They mad a painful process much easier to endure
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Posted by Gloria | April 7, 2015
Highly Recommend
Mr. King represents me in an ongoing, complicated divorce. He's kept me informed and protected against many things I would not have known about. High quality attorney with a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Glad I didn't Have to go downtown to find the best.
Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2015
Mr. King ended the fight.
After several years and several thousand dollars I hired Mr. King to represent me in a child support case. My ex husband had been in contempt of our child support order for years. Knowing he was facing jail time he repeatedly showed up to court with no attorney. He was given repeated continuances each one costing me at least a thousand dollars as my attorney always prepared for hearings but never objected to the continuances. After 2 years of continuances and skipped court dates Mr King stepped into the case. Within 6 months I had a finding of contempt and an ex husband paying not only his regular support payments but several hundred dollars a month towards the past due amount. No I didn't get results over night and Mr. King does not come cheap but if you want the job done right he is definitely the one to turn to. I have recommended him several times and would do so again for any type of Family Law problem.
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Posted by Charles | April 17, 2014
Money well spent
I hired Mr. King for my divorce, and again when my ex filed to modify custody, he is not cheap but I was very pleased with his advice and representation. I still have custody of my kids, and my ex is afraid to go to court.
Posted by Ron | January 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
I retained Mr. King in the spring 2021. I attempted to contact him numerous times by phone and email after I gave him the retainer. He was very slow to respond and sometimes did not at all. He always seemed quite disorganized and confused. I felt I was not very high on his priority list. Once my retainer ran out I sought a different counsel who has been wonderful.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • King, Koligian & Associates
  • 2004 - Present
  • Partner
  • Gale, King & Bleile
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Solo Practitioner
  • Stephen R. King, Attorney at Law
  • 1996 - 2003


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Wright State University
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Durisala v. Durisala, 2014-Ohio-5229
  • The Court of Appeals ruled that the Court lacked the jurisdiction to enter any further orders regarding Custodial accounts, and that the trial court was required to assess all costs and any reasonable attorney’s fees against Father.
  • Durisala v. Durisala, 2014-Ohio-3309
  • Once the trial court determined that the jewelry in this case was neither marital property nor the separate property of either spouse, it did not have jurisdiction to dispose of the property or to order compensation for its value.
  • In re B.J., 2009-Ohio-6485
  • The First District concluded that the juvenile court erred by modifying the prior custody order because the record in this case does not evidence that a change in circumstances had occurred as required by statute.
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  • OSBA Domestic Relations Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Cincinnati Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Domestic Relations Court Practice Committee
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rated Attorney
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Outstanding Lawyer
  • Cincinnati Business Courier's edition of Who's Who
  • 2005
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • University of Cincinnati
  • 1996
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Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Termination of Marriage
  • 2015
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Termination of Marriage
  • 2014
  • Family Law Institute
  • Dealing with Abuse in Divorce & Custody Litigation
  • 2013
  • CLE Seminar
  • Contested Custody Issues
  • 2009
  • CLE Seminar
  • Grandparent's Rights in Ohio
  • 2008
  • CLE Seminar
  • Custody Jurisdictional Issues
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Steve for a long time. He is one of the most professional and knowledgeable attorneys in this field. He is always willing to help his fellow attorneys. I have sent him referrals in the past and the clients which I have sent have been satisfied."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shephen is always willing to share his wisdom and expertise with others. I endorse him as he is a highly respected attorney in the estate planning profession."
Family Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer, because he is the hardest working and smartest lawyer I know. His command of the field is amazing, and his ability to deal with clients and opposing parties and lawyers is excellent."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. King is a dedicated and talented lawyer. He works incredibly hard for his clients and is a genuinely nice person. He has high ethical and professional standards."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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