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Brian Alan Sommers

About me

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.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
    16 years
  2. Family: 20%
    16 years
  3. Child Support: 10%
    16 years
  4. Child Custody: 10%
    16 years
  5. Juvenile: 10%
    16 years



Hourly ($295/hour), Retainer (always), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Simon James Patry

    When our law firm has a conflict of interest and have to refer a client to another lawyer one of the law firms on that list is Brian's. He is knowledgeable and never gives up and that is exactly what you need in a divorce, custody and family law attorney.


    Simon Patry Business Attorney
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  • Michael Alan Sheets

    Brian is an excellent attorney and a worthy adversary. He does a great job for his clients.


    Michael Sheets Divorce and separation Attorney
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Contact info

Kirkland, Sommers & Gearhardt Co., LPA

130 West 2nd Street
Dayton, OH, 45402

Kirkland, Sommers & Gearhardt Co., LPA

322 West Main St.
Suite B
Troy, OH, 45373



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Specialist - Family Relations LawOhio State Bar Association2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberKirkland, Sommers & Gearhardt Co., LPA2016 - Present
MemberKirkland & Sommers Co., LPA2008 - 2015
MemberBrian A. Sommers Co., LPA2000 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Dayton Bar Association, Bar Exam and Qualifications CommitteeMember2010 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssocationFamily Relations Law Committee2009 - Present
Montgomery County Family Law ForumMember2003 - Present
Dayton Bar Association, Family Law CommitteeMember2002 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Dayton Bar Association, Family Law CommitteePast Chairman2010 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Gregory v. Gregory, 172 Ohio App. 3d 822Appeals affirmed in part and reserved in part
Morgan v. MorganAffirmed lower court's decision
Steele v. SteeleAffirmed Lower Court
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Dayton School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Indiana State UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Divorce Law PracticeDivorce/Family Law2015
Annual Dayton Bar Assoc Family Law ConferenceCivil Protection Orders2015
Unique Domestic Relations IssuesLegal Status of Frozen Embryos2012
Domestic Relations 101Spousal Support and Property Division2012
Grandparents RightsGrandparents Rights2011
Domestic Relations SeminarSpousal Support2011