Board Certified Family Relations Law Specialist through the Ohio State Bar Association.Board Certified Specialist in the field of Family Law through the Ohio State Bar Association.Board Certified Specialist in the field of Family Law through the Ohio State Bar Association.Board Certified Specialist in the field of Family Law through the Ohio State Bar Association.Board Certified Specialist in the field of Family Law through the Ohio State Bar Association.
I have dedicated my legal career to law family law. As a board certified specialist in family law, I advise clients on a board range of personal matters relating to divorce, dissolution, child custody, shared parenting, child and spousal support, relocation protection orders, post decree modifications and premarital agreements. I have a stong passion to educate my client so they may make the best choice for thier family. I am licensed to practice law in every county in the State of Ohio, and I routinely practice in Clark, Clinton, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Warren counties.
I am active member in the family law community on local and state levels. I am the past chair of Montgomery County Bar Association Domestic Relations Committee (2010-2013) and currently serve on Ohio State Bar Association Family Law committee as well. Further, I maintain Supreme Court certification to be appointed as a Guardian Ad Litem. I also serve on the Dayton Bar Association Committee for Bar Exam and Qualifications.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certified Specialist - Family Relations Law||Ohio State Bar Association||2011|
|Member||Kirkland, Sommers & Gearhardt Co., LPA||2016 - Present|
|Member||Kirkland & Sommers Co., LPA||2008 - 2015|
|Member||Brian A. Sommers Co., LPA||2000 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Dayton Bar Association, Bar Exam and Qualifications Committee||Member||2010 - Present|
|Ohio State Bar Assocation||Family Relations Law Committee||2009 - Present|
|Montgomery County Family Law Forum||Member||2003 - Present|
|Dayton Bar Association, Family Law Committee||Member||2002 - Present|
|Ohio State Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|Dayton Bar Association, Family Law Committee||Past Chairman||2010 - 2013|
|Cable v. Cable||Affirmed lower court|
|Urbanic v. Urbanic||Affirmed lower court for client|
|Qi v. Yang||Affirmed in part and reversed in apart|
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|University of Dayton School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|Indiana State University||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1989|
|Divorce Law Practice||Divorce/Family Law||2015|
|Annual Dayton Bar Assoc Family Law Conference||Civil Protection Orders||2015|
|Unique Domestic Relations Issues||Legal Status of Frozen Embryos||2012|
|Domestic Relations 101||Spousal Support and Property Division||2012|
|Grandparents Rights||Grandparents Rights||2011|
|Domestic Relations Seminar||Spousal Support||2011|