Board Certified Family Relations Law Specialist 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.
Hourly ($295/hour), Retainer (always), Free consultation (45 minutes)
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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||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|Indana 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|