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Roberta Sue Fay

Divorce and separation Attorney at Troy, OH

4.7   83 reviews

also known as Roberta S. Roberts

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  • Licensed for 21 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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***OSBA BOARD CERTIFIED FAMILY LAW SPECIALIST*** ROBERTA IS A TOUGH, EXPERIENCED LITIGATOR AND A COMPASSIONATE ADVOCATE!

    

Roberta is an Ohio State Bar Association Board Certified Family Relations Law Specialist who practices in all counties in Ohio.

Roberta was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History from Wright State University in 1997 and the University of Dayton School of Law in 2000 where she earned her Juris Doctor.  Roberta is a proud mother of four and also has five grandchildren.  She is most proud of her extensive work as an advocate for children during her many years as a court appointed Guardian ad Litem. She is a dedicated family law Attorney who has practiced in the areas of high asset divorce litigation, domestic relations, child custody, and family law her entire legal career.

 

 

 

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
Client's Choice 2023,2020,2019,2018,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2010
Client's Choice
2023 2020 2019 + 7 ...
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

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Location

Roberts & Kelly, LLP
Roberts & Kelly, LLP
SIDNEY OFFICE
129 S. Ohio Ave.
Sidney, OH, 45365
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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  83 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Adam | April 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real and to the point!!!
The most amazing thing about Attorney Fay is she never sugar coated anything. She always gave it to me straight even when I was the one in the wrong on a certain topic. I appreciated the her forwardness and the not afraid to ruffle some feathers approach. She knows her stuff and you know her and her team will do there job.
Posted by Courtney | April 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Partner and Advocate
Custody cases are highly emotionally driven on all parties and often take months. My case involved lengthy preparation and multiple days of trial. In Roberta, I found a highly competent, legal advisor and partner in my case. She has been accessible, compassionate, thorough and honest through every step. She is a skilled trial attorney and has protected my and my child’s interest every step of the way. If you’re going through something this challenge, having Roberta as your voice takes one of the worries off your plate.
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Posted by Victoria | June 10, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I just want to say that Roberta is the best. She cares about her clients and listens to concerns. She And her staff helped me tremendously with my child custody case. She fights for what is best. I will most definitely use her again if needed in the future.
Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
The best lawyer in Ohio!
Dedicated, hardworking and not too expensive. Roberta is very kind and answers any questions you have. Her assistants are also amazing. You won’t regret choosing her!
Posted by Steven | December 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Experienced attorney
Roberta provided me with excellent legal guidance that saved me a ton of time and difficulty. Her knowledge and expertise are invaluable. Highly recommend!
Posted by Cody | November 22, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Choose her!
Roberta went above and beyond for my custody case for my son. It was a long drawn out case. Her, Ellie, Crystal and the rest of her team went above and beyond to help me. I couldn't recommend Roberta enough. She is truly hands down the best attorney you could get to represent you!
Posted by Lasky Lani | May 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
She is the best!!
Roberta came to my rescue as a guardian angel and protector after a bad experience with my previous lawyer in the middle of my divorce. Without hesitation to pick up my case and she did an outstanding job. She listened to all my concerns. She was honest and prepared me for all possible outcomes. Her along with her dedicated team always kept informed (Ms. Ellie). Thank you Roberta, you helped me fight one of the biggest battle of my life.
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Posted by Katharine | May 13, 2020
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Kind and Caring Attorney
I came to Roberta when I needed help filing for divorce and dealing with the custody agreement regarding my two young children. Although my case ended up being uncontested and was resolved fairly easily, it wasn't straight forward and I needed lots of guidance and support. My ex husband had been an attorney who had also proven himself untrustworthy for many reasons. I needed help making sure all of the matters were resolved in a fair way and that my former spouse was not trying to manipulate me or use his legal knowledge to push me into an agreement that was not good for myself or healthy for my children. With her help, I was able to stand my ground in order to maintain having the majority of the parenting time and create a parenting schedule that was in the true best interest of my children. Throughout the process Roberta and her entire team were kind and easy to communicate with. They were always quick to respond to emails and reliable on scheduling phone calls. I always felt comfortable talking with Roberta and never felt judged or talked down to. I greatly appreciate all the work she did for me and my family and wouldn't hesitate to come back to her if I ever needed any more legal assistance.
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Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2019
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Father's Rights
Roberta and her staff left no stone unturned. She helped me through a difficult custody battle with a very positive outcome. If you want to win, choose , Roberta.
Posted by Kathy | August 20, 2019
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Worth Every Penny
While no one wants to find themselves in a divorce case, I was represented better than I could have ever imagined. Roberta is a knowledgeable and trustworthy attorney. She demonstrated professionalism and personal attention to all the details of my divorce. Roberta made herself accessible at all times. When I had a question or concern she responded to every email and text and provided me with an answer. My doubts were always reassured and my needs were put first. My nerves were calmed and the process was always explained. Roberta took the time to explain to me page by page about any document related to my divorce. She gave me the right advice at the right time. Roberta went above and beyond and did everything she could to ensure a great outcome in my divorce. I just want to thank Roberta for all her help and patience of my divorce. You made a difficult time a little easier and less stressful, which I greatly appreciate.
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Posted by Mark | August 4, 2023
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Amazing Responsive Empathetic Attorney in My Divorce
Roberta gives hope and a path forward during one of the most difficult times of my family’s life. I have the highest level of respect for Roberta, she knows the law and has the experience to back it up. She is highly responsive, listens, stands up and protects my family’s best interests. She steps into our shoes and cares. She also tells me the truth about the divorce process - no smoke and mirrors. She shows resilience and poise when needed. My family is forever grateful and based on personal experience, I highly recommend Roberta.
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Posted by Treasure | July 14, 2023
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Excellent
I'm going through one huge headache of a custody battle. Roberta, Brandi, and Krystal have been the biggest help in making me feel like my concerns were being heard. They also made sure to give me advice on any situation I was unsure of. Thanks to their team and Roberta's vast knowledge of family law I sleep easier at night. I know justice will be served and that all of my troubles will be addressed and dealt with in a lawful and fair way.
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Posted by Guy | May 6, 2023
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Excellent Attorney and team!
Roberta is very knowledgeable and straightforward with the details of divorce. She knows how to focus on what’s important & problem solve. She also has a warmth & caring nature that she & her staff also possess (Brandi & Krystal) which literally makes helps the best out of a bad situation. She looks out for what’s best for you & helps you through it. Highly recommended!
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Posted by Joel | April 21, 2023
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The.Best.
I recently hired Roberta and just wanted to say her and her whole team have been nothing short of amazing to me. If you want to win, I highly recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Id give her 10 ⭐️s if I could
Posted by Robert | April 6, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
She's the best!
Roberta went above and beyond to help me with all my legal needs. It's nice to find someone who actually cares and do what they can and not just take my money. Highly recommend her!
Posted by Tom | January 28, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely worth it..
Roberta was wonderful to work with. She got me everything I asked for. I would definitely hire her again if needed. Thanks you for everything.
Posted by Bryanna | December 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The Absolute Best!
I hired Roberta to help me with a very tricky custody situation. From the very beginning she was very honest with me and what I could expect from the case. I followed her advice and did everything she advised and it worked out perfectly for me. She seriously put her all into my case and I honestly can’t even put into words how much all her hard work means to me. She changed my life and truly I cannot say enough great things about me. Her hard work and professionalism cannot be matched. I could tell that she cared about my case and me as a person and my situation and she really went above and beyond. I really got lucky with finding her because I honestly don’t know if I would have had the same outcome if I had hired anyone else. I truly cannot say enough good things about her.
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Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2020
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Child Custody
I hired Roberta when I was seeking full custody of my oldest child (both of our wishes), and 50/50 min of younger. Mother was trying to strip me of all my rights and wanted full custody of both. Working with Roberta and her team (Ellie) was a wonderful experience. I dealt with Ellie through most of the case, and she did awesome. Very thorough. Roberta represented me very well at all court hearings and she did a fantastic job during the deposition. The case ended with almost full custody of my son (he lives with me full time now), and about 45% physical custody of my daughter. I couldn't be any happier and would recommend her to anyone I was not going up against :)
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Posted by Amy | May 16, 2019
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Very satisfied!!!
Roberta and her team are wonderful! They helped me through the whole process of getting a divorce and guided me every step of the way. The day of court I was nervous, but Roberta’s calm and professional attitude made me feel at ease. She walked me through every step and I felt very comfortable. Not only was she a wonderful attorney but she also took the time to talk with me like a friend. Roberta was very prepared and definitely knows her stuff!! If you are looking for a professional attorney and someone that is going to have your back and get the job done, Roberta is your girl!!! Thank you Roberta and your team for having my back through this process! You all did a fabulous job!!!
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Posted by Dave | April 29, 2019
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Honest Lawyer
Roberta doesn't pull punches. She's honest and upfront about possible outcomes. I put my trust in her and she did a great job. I recommend Roberta to anyone needing a good family law attorney.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Roberta S. Roberts, LLC and Roberts & Kelly, LLP
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • RKB, LLP
  • 2009 - 2016
  • Partner
  • TRB, LLP
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Owner
  • Roberta S. Roberts Co., L.P.A.
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Thomas J. Buecker Co., L.P.A.
  • 1997 - 2005
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Education

  • University of Dayton
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Wright State University
  • BA
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Sayre v. Fergeson
  • A Father's Rights Victory for Roberta's Client.
  • Wallace v. Willoughby
  • Victory for Ms. Robert's client
  • Wallace v. Herron
  • Roberta's victory was upheld by the appeals court
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Associations

  • Miami County Bar Association
  • Domestic Relations Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • Miami County Bar Association
  • Juvenile Law Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • Ohio Bar College
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Shelby County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Dayton Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Miami County Bar Association
  • Bar Admissions Committee
  • 2008 - Present
  • Miami County Bar Association Juvenile Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Miami County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2002 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2023
  • America’s Most Honored Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2023
  • Client Champion-Platinum Distinction
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2023
  • Ohio Bar College
  • OBLIC
  • 2023
  • Ohio Bar College
  • OBLIC
  • 2022
  • Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top 10% in the U.S.A.
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • 2015 Avvo Top Ranked U.S. Executives Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top Ranked U.S. Executive
  • National Council of American Executives
  • 2014
  • Ohio Bar College
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo.com
  • 2014
  • Certified Specialist - Family Relations Law
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Ohio Bar College
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Reader's Choice
  • Sidney Daily News
  • 2013
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Ohio Bar College
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Ohio Bar College
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Ohio Bar College
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2009
  • Ohio Bar College
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2006
  • Ohio Bar College
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2005
  • Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Publications

  • AVVO Legal Guide
  • Grandparent Visitation Rights In Ohio
  • 2012
  • AVVO Legal Guide
  • What is a Guardian ad Litem?
  • 2012
  • AVVO Legal Guide
  • What Is The Indian Child Welfare Act?
  • 2012
  • AVVO Legal Guide
  • Factors The Court Considers In Granting Child Support Deviations
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Issues in Family and Divorce Law
  • Thorny Custody Issues
  • 2013
  • Advanced Issues in Family and Divorce Law
  • Court Procedure
  • 2013
  • Advanced Family Law
  • Effectively Arguing Contempt Issues
  • 2013
  • Advanced Family Law
  • Navigating Complex Asset Cases
  • 2013
  • University Of Dayton Law and Leadership Forum
  • Becoming A Lawyer
  • 2011
  • Mock Trial
  • Real Estate Legal Issues
  • 2011
  • Law And Leadership Institute
  • Leadership/Family Law Attorneys
  • 2010
  • Edison State College/Adjunct Faculty
  • Business Law I and II
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (27)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Roberts exemplifies the very best attributes of an active attorney and a level of professionalism, confidence and skill we should all aspire to. Honesty, dedication and a love of the law, which means. giving back to others who lack our understanding of the law and benefit from our inherent desire to provide the right answer. The thousands years of combined legal experience of professionals activity participating in this forum represent some of the very best of our profession, which is after all, at its base is desire to help those in need. This Attorney’s experience and knowledge, I believe, demonstrates that there is a desire to provide to provide accurate advice and obtain appropriate results for clients. Most importantly, this Attorney is willing to help complete strangers (as is the case in this forum) with legal problems for which we collectively provide useful information, thereby demystifying the legal process as much as possible. Endorsed in listed practice areas."
Family Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you want to know how good a lawyer is, you can read their Avvo Legal Guides, look at the info on their web site, see their answers to consumer questions posted to Avvo, read the client reviews posted here or the Attorney recommendations for them, or call an attorney who knows them. If you do any of that you'll see what I know already. Roberta knows Family Law. Her experience and commitment to helping her clients is obvious and well known. Family is important to her and she understands exactly why it is important to her clients. If you have a family law problem and her office is anywhere near you, I highly recommend her to you."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Roberts is a certified family law specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association. Based upon the stringent requirements for this certification, she certainly is very knowledgeable in family law matters."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have a great deal of respect for Roberta as a fellow domestic relations practitioner. She has a thorough understanding of the law and provides zealous representation to her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Roberta as long as she has been practicing law. She is one of the more able divorce lawyers in Miami County. She is thorough, persistent, reasonable, and fair. Roberta is honest with her clients and does not mislead them about the merits of their case. She is a quality practitioner."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Roberta is incredibly knowledgeable and a great advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Roberta Roberts and find that she is very professional and zealously fights for her clients. She is an asset to our profession."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Having known Roberta for many years, it is easy to see why she has gained such high respect from her peers as well as continuous accolades from her clients. As one of only a handful of OSBA Board Certified Family Relations Law Specialists in the area, Roberta's knowledge of the law and experience is unquestionable - and combined with her zealousness, integrity, compassion, and understanding, makes her one of the best domestic relations attorneys in Ohio. My advice - don't let your opponent hire her first! I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Roberta is an experienced, passionate and excellent attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Roberta for several years. I believe that Roberta does a great job for her clients and I endorse her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Her answers to a wide swath of issues and willingness to donate time and effort to assist others, as a GAL and working online to assist complete strangers, show a depth of compassion, knowledge and understanding which are complemented by her legal expertise. Her achievements are impressive for a younger colleague. If you want to win--hire her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Roberta Roberts is a professional colleague and a strong advocate for her divorce and family law clients. She is a pleasure to work with both for her fellow attorneys and for her clients."
Family Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Roberts is one of the most dedicated divorce and custody lawyers I have seen. Prior to working with her I witnessed her exemplary work first hand as opposing counsel."
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