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Olivia Kathleen Smith

Divorce and separation Attorney at Cincinnati, OH

5.0   8 reviews

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About Olivia

Learn Olivia’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Divorce is a scary word for many people. Divorces are most often filed when you and your spouse are not able to agree upon the issues of your marriage. These issues include custody of your children, child support, spousal support, payment of debt and property division. It is a lengthy process lasting anywhere from six months to eighteen months. If you are considering divorce, please contact our firm to set up a consultation.

  2. Elder law
    In the Tri-State area, a nursing home bed can range between $6,500-$12,500 per month. Because health insurance or Medicare will not pay for an extended stay at a nursing home, you must determine how this care will be paid. For many the best answer is by utilizing the benefits of Medicaid. This is especially true if adult children are facing spending their own savings to care for their elderly parents.

    7 years

  3. Estate planning
    There are many people who do not feel an estate plan is necessary, especially the unmarried or those without children or significant assets. This is incorrect thinking. Regardless of the degree of wealth or the situation, everyone can benefit from an estate plan. An estate plan that is catered to your needs can help prepare for the potential of being physically incapacitated so as to effectively distribute your assets at death.

I realized early on that I enjoy working one on one with clients. I have no interest in creating a high volume practice because that would take away from my ability to connect with each client and learn about that person as an individual. I view each case I have as unique and do not believe there is a one size fits all solution for anyone. I also believe that it is extremely important for you to trust me, feel connected and know I am listening to YOUR concerns.  So many times, I have clients tell me that the other attorney they interviewed did not listen.  I make every effort to hear what you are saying and incorporate your wishes into our decided upon course of action.  My work in elder law and divorce/dissolution areas of practice is philosophically driven by personal experience. 

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Licensed for 15 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/17/2022

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

Contact Olivia

Cornetet Meyers Rush and Stapleton
123 Boggs Lane
Cincinnati, OH, 45246


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Eric | April 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Olivia is Awesome!
Olivia helped us with the process of obtaining restraining orders against a terrible human being. We weren't familiar with the process and she helped us with pure professionalism, always on time and quality advise on what needed to be done. I highly recommend her and have referred her to several friends of mine over the years that needed assistance with divorces. She has helped them all and anyone would be lucky to have her as their lawyer.
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Posted by Joanna | April 13, 2017
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Olivia was amazing, and took care of us in our case. She was very helpful and knowledgeable, and assisted us get a quick, favorable verdict in our trial. I would recommend her!
Posted by Tara | April 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and Knowledgeable
OIivia represented me in a child support trial. She was very patient with my questions and was quick to get back with me to explain the process and the child support laws clearly. I was on the defense, which can be a difficult position because we did not know what to expect to be coming from the offense. With thorough deposition requests and concise trial questioning, I believe she helped the court understand the facts. I am grateful for her ability to handle a stressful situation for me, in a professional manner. In the end, we achieved the results that I was hoping for, which is appropriate and adequate child support for my children. I have recommended Olivia to 2 close friends and will continue as she is very knowledgeable of the legal processes and laws.
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Posted by Eric | February 7, 2017
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The Best I've Ever Seen!
From the first moment Olivia and I spoke during my consultation, I knew I had found a gem. She was very direct, reassuring and generally concerned in taking care of me as her client. I've unfortunately been through a couple of custody cases, I've left it in the hands of attorneys before and been disappointed in the results. Olivia is very strategic and knowledgeable. She also always made me feel comfortable in each move that needed to be made for my case, even when it was difficult for me. In any type of case that you would consider hiring Mrs. Smith, I would say you couldn't go wrong. Myself and my family appreciate her more than their are words to express.
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2017
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Great Attorney!
Olivia was amazing. I went through a very nasty divorce that lasted over a year. There were times I wanted to give up and Olivia kept me going. Going into trial I was so scared. Olivia and I spent a lot of time together educating me on legal terms and giving me the best advice possible. I never had to sit in limbo, Olivia is very quick at replying to phone calls and emails. I am beyond grateful for all of her hard work and dedication to my case. I would recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2015
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Great work!
Went into divorce scared and confused. Olivia was friendly and very professional. Explained the legal what's what without making it seem dumbed down. Will definitely contact again if further issue arise and will recommend to others.
Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2014
I'm happy I called
I always felt like she was advising me to take the best course of action. I’m appreciative of all the hard work she put into my case. Thank you again.
Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2014
Smart, honest, and helpful
Olivia was amazing throughout my whole experience. As I dealt with one of the hardest periods of my life, I was so grateful I had Olivia to help me through everything -- she is reliable, honest, and most importantly, smart enough to guide me through the legal ins and outs of my situation, helping me understand my options and achieving what was fair and deserved. I highly recommend Olivia!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Cornetet Meyer Rush and Stapleton
  • 2015 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Olivia K. Smith, LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Lerner, Sampson & Rothfuss
  • 2007 - 2010


  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • Collaborative divorce case
  • Settled


  • Elder Counsel
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Cincinnati Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Mt. Royal Scholarship
  • University of Baltimore
  • 2005
  • Mt. Royal Scholarship
  • University of Baltimore
  • 2004
  • Mt. Royal Scholarship
  • University of Baltimore
  • 2003


  • CMRS
  • How can I save my nest egg and still afford long term care?
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Morning Information Series
  • How to choose your Executor
  • 2017
  • WeBoost
  • Medicaid for Long Term Care
  • 2016
  • WeBoost
  • Spousal Support
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (8)
Endorse Olivia
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Olivia and I have worked together on cases since 2011. She is organized and diligent. Olivia strives to deliver the optimal outcome for every client on every matter. She is a strong advocate for her clients."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Olivia is a knowledgeable attorney who cares about her clients - she helps her clients and their loved ones develop effective solutions to the many estate planning and asset protection issues that they address."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Other
"Reviewing answers here to assist people in meeting their initial needs and reviewing her background, I would not hesitate to recommend Olivia for your family and estate planning needs."
Elder law Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Olivia is an incredibly talented and knowledgeable attorney. I never hesitate to refer clients to her, including my friends and family."
Family Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Olivia. She is intelligent, reputable, experienced, and trustworthy. You will certainly be in good hands with Olivia as your divorce attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Olivia is an excellent attorney. She truly cares about her clients. I highly recommend her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Other
"Ms. Smithis is highly respected in the community and I recommend her for your legal needs."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Olivia is an experienced attorney who advocates for her clients. I have referred many individuals to her over the past five years and will continue to do so."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I would be confident in recommending any client to Olivia Smith. She is a highly skilled attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Olivia is a strong advocate for her clients. She has great attention to detail and an excellent work ethic."
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