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Aaron Paul Hartley

Divorce and separation Attorney at Dayton, OH

4.8   71 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Suspended Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2021

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2021. See details

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Experienced Dayton family law attorney Aaron P. Hartley works to provide clients in his community with extensively researched and compassionate legal representation. He attended Wright State University, where he earned his Bachelors in Philosophy, then went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Aaron is proud to serve clients in matters of family law, divorce, child custody, grandparents’ rights, fathers’ rights, marriage dissolution, military divorce, and more. Regardless of where you are in the divorce process, this is a firm that understands how high the stakes are in these cases and can provide you with committed representation. Call Hartley Law Office today to get started!

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Hartley Law Office, LLC
209 East Stroop Road
Dayton, OH, 45429-2825

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  71 customer reviews
Posted by Dan | August 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
It is IMPOSSIBLE to Find Better Council
I have no way of truly stating or defining the fact that in your darkest moment as a father facing divorce, fear and anger develop. I was in this situation and needed to find a good attorney. Let me re-phrase this.... I needed to find the BEST attorney. And by luck, I did. Mr. Hartley and his team are magicians with a flair of aggression to do the right thing. There has never been a moment where relief felt so outstanding knowing that Mr. Hartley was my sword and shield. My divorce was in the least, contentious. Mr. Hartley navigated these waters with ease and absolutely pummeled anything in his path. I retained almost everything I was fighting for myself and my daughter in what I considered a "vanilla" divorce(house, 401K, rental unit, but most of all, final decision maker for my daughter). Some may say that this sounds easy, but it is not! And I do believe that there is a right way to fight a case where a father is fighting for his child. Mr. Hartley provided EXACTLY that. The wide expanse of knowledge and capability of Mr. Hartley knows no bounds. He definitely pushes beyond any normal human for his clients. The precision and timing of action is everything and to be honest, I do not believe that Mr. Hartley sleeps at all. He was available anytime and the guidance was impeccable. There should be a movie made about this attorney. His preparation and subsequent pouncing in a courtroom is exactly that....out of a movie. The difference is, it IS reality and that diamond you are looking for is located in Kettering, OH. As a father, I reigned in the outcome (which these days does not seem possible). I have final authority on just about everything related to my daughter. The future is hers thanks to Mr. Hartley and his team. And I am telling anyone reading this....If you are in a similar situation, I wouldn't trust ANYONE else. Navigation of the Courts Skill: 10+ Client in mind: 10+ Staffing: 10 Understanding of your needs: 10+ Availability: 10+
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Posted by Chuck R | August 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Lawyer
Mr. Hartley was the best possible choice in a Lawyer I could have made. He was recommended to me by a family member. Mr. Hartley has provided excellent council especially during the toughest of times. His knowledge of divorce law gave hope for a brighter future. He was available during all hours of the day, always promptly providing me guidance. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Robert | June 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and knowledgeable
I would recommend Mr. Hartley and he's law firm to everyone. He is professional, knowledgeable, and took the time to get to know me and my case for the best outcome. He was easy to work with always making time for me to be able to finalize my divorce as quickly as possible. I don't even what to what I would have lost if I didn't have Mr. Hartley on my side.
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Posted by Brittani | May 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceeded All Expectations!
I have retained Mr. Hartley for my divorce/custody case. I am happy with what we have achieved so far, when walking in I had an exception of what would be achieved and so far it has gone way higher than i would have dreamed. He has a lot of confidence and knowlege regarding military which is one of the reasons I retained him. He is very straight forward in the courtroom which one helps be very direct and get my matters handled ASAP. He is very efficient and honest. There isn't one day I do not know what is going in my case because between him and his associates they have a very good team and are by far the best legal team I have retained at communicating to me to make sure I know every step that is going on, what is being filled, what my ex sends to the courts. I receive copies of every document that goes in or out of the office for my personal records. He has a lot of respect for his clients and wants whats best for them even after the case is finalized. I interviewed at least 7 other lawyers before i interviewed with them. Some had to reschedule consultations, others didn't seem like they knew much about military or what I was wanting, or others just personally didn't seemed they wanted the business. From day one Mr. Hartley showed respect, and shown he wants not only what is best for me but what is best for my children in the long run. I would highly recommend Mr. Hartley to anyone looking for a lawyer!!
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Posted by Donald | April 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I hired the best!
I have been in a terrible marriage and stayed far too long. One of the (many) big obstacles to putting things right was finding the right legal firm to represent me. This was entirely new to me but I knew that I needed a great legal team. After researching reviews and attorney experience, I made the excellent choice in hiring Aaron Hartley (and the Hartley Law Firm). Aaron is sharp, aggressive, personable, and reassuring. His legal team (Timothy Saunders -- Lawyer, Robyn Dean -- Legal Assistant) are just as good! Their attention to detail and forensic abilities have been instrumental to my case and I and my interests are well represented. Aaron has always made himself available when needed and he has worked diligently on my behalf. His advice has been appreciated and correct! I'm not sure how the divorce will ultimately play-out, but I very am confident that the outcome will be positive, due to the intelligent, professional attention that I have received. I would absolutely recommend Aaron and the Hartley Law Firm without hesitation.
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Posted by Doug | April 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer ever!
Mr. Hartley represented me through my legal separation and divorce. Never have I even heard of an attorney so knowledge and quick. He knows the law. He always made the time to answer questions, phone calls & emails very promptly. I can't imagine having better representation. I'd recommend him and his staff to anyone who demands only the best.
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Aaron was wonderful
I was referred to Aaron and learned very quickly that he and his office staff were top notch. I am so thankful for Aaron’s support and expertise. During a trying time and situation, he was the rock I needed to get through. His office staff were wonderful and Aaron is highly recommended.
Posted by Jeremy | February 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best divorce lawyer in Dayton
He got me the most important thing I wanted in my divorce which was my kiddos. He's a awesom lawyer.
Posted by Candace | September 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Responsive, Professional
I hired Mr Hartley for my divorce, which would involve custody of my children. Mr Hartley has been very responsive and on top of things! He always responds and forwards any information he receives to me very quickly. You can tell he is very passionate about his job! My main concern in my divorce was my children and after just a couple visits with Mr Hartley I could tell he understood where I was coming from in the way he talks about his own children. I would highly recommend Mr Hartley to anyone who finds themselves in this situation!
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
I am terrible with writing reviews so here are the list of my observations when working with him. This man is a shark. I am glad he represents me instead of the opposing party. He is aggressive, commanding, blunt, but also diplomatic as well. If you are up against him, I wish you all the luck you need. I am terrified of the hypothetical thought of what would happen if my ex hired him. I had another lawyer prior and he was not at all confident that it would be in my favor. Thanks to Mr. Hartley’s help, the case turns out to be in my favor. He listens to your concern but will answer honestly and bluntly. Sugarcoating is not in this man’s nature, just the truth. Do not conflate his forwardness as a sign of disrespect; he is looking out for you, and wants what is best for you. He is very engaging. To make the most out of it, you should be as engaged as he is as well. He knew exactly what needs to be done so follow his instructions and the productivity will skyrocket. He does not want to waste his time or your time. You get to see him in action from preparing documents, consulting you, strategizing, contacting the opposing party, keeping you in the loop. It is concise, efficient, and effective. I would definitely recommend him to handle your dissolution/divorce case.
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Posted by James | January 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, blunt and professional
I would definitely recommend Mr Hartley as a divorce lawyer. Initially Mr. Hartley was hesitant in taking my case due to its particular complexity and his availability (Christmas time). He was honest telling me that he may not be able to do anything given the particular issues of my case and voiced his concerns to me. However, after he pondered my situation, he accepted my case. This reveals to me his good character and his belief that I should not be shut out of my sons life due to past mistakes (a belief that people can be redeemed) and willing to take upon a challenge. He is a blunt individual and will tell it as he sees it. He does not dance around sensitive topics, but addresses them as needed. I prefer this method because it helped me to keep my expectations grounded, even if the truth or facts do hurt at times. He did not fluff or promise anything that he could not knowingly deliver. He is a smart and experienced man that is able to look at the paperwork involved and find good defenses and help explain what the opposing counsel may be up to. Unfortunately, due to my ex already having a consultation with Mr. Hartley months before, I was unable to keep him retained as the ethical conflict was not waived by my ex. There was nothing I could do about this mistake, but Mr. Hartley remedied the situation as I had requested and provided a referral to another lawyer who would take my case. I was sad to not be able to keep him as my lawyer, but happy with the outcome given the situation. Mr. Hartley seems to be aggressive and quite passionate about his clients making sure that they get the best representation, even in difficult cases.
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Posted by Ryan | January 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Uncontested Divorce
Aaron is a talented lawyer and very knowledgeable in divorce law. He handled my uncontested divorce case for me quickly and never gave me a reason to doubt his ability. He seems to work endless hours to make sure all his clients get the best representation they deserve. He offers phenomenal service for very reasonable rates and I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Joan | November 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
wonderful outcome
Hiring an attorney was the last thing I wanted to do the day I contacted Aaron Hartley. I had just experienced an, over 2 year, very ugly,expensive divorce and found I was being sued for Contempt of Court . Aaron spoke with me on that call which changed everything . He was compassionate, extremely knowledgeable, and always accessible, unlike what I had experienced for 2 years. In fact he called me on his way home from work on a day he was sick. (Who does that )??I knew he had my best interest and the nights of worry and sleeplessness were, in my case gone, just from the assurance and confidence I received from Aaron. I have only one regret, and that is, that I had not asked Aaron to represent me in the beginning of what most people hope they never have to experience, which is finding your life and future in the of hands of the court system. If you are wondering if this is is the best firm to contact, my experience would be an.. Absolutely Yes!!
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Posted by Tammy | November 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Superb Work!
Mr. Hartley was certainly put to work on my divorce and I am absolutely thrilled with the outcome! Mr. Hartley is a go-getter, with an exuberant amount of confidence, and knowledge for Family Law/ Domestic Relations. (In so much, my ex went through 3 attorneys, including a Criminal attorney!) Mr. Hartley was also very conscious, only referring in my case, knowing that I didn't have a bottomless pit of $$, so he does not dible-dable and wish to waste your time or money. He will absolutely communicate and keep you abreast when necessary. I will honestly say, Mr. Hartley is a bit hyper, ( I prefer to say driven) and can be misunderstood as rude, or unsympathetic, so I suggest, if you want an attorney who will fight for the best possible settlement, he is your man, but you must grow thick skin because he will also be very honest! (I learned really quickly no matter how traumatized and emotional I was during this difficult period, if I was out of line, he made sure I checked myself and corrected my behavior immediately!) He can draw out his Talons if necessary. Trust him. HE KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING! Thank you Aaron, you're the best!
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Made a difficult process easy
Mr. Hartley was fantastic to work with. He would stay late, come in early, and even meet me on Saturdays to accommodate my work schedule. He worked with me to create a parenting plan and got me the exact custody arrangements, child support, and stipulations that I requested. He truly made this difficult time and process so simple and easy. He puts his clients first and truly listens to them. I cannot recommend him enough!
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Posted by Chuck | March 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
No nonsense professional on your side!
I had been recommended by an Air Force JAG to seek counsel from a few local attorneys of my choosing to determine who would be best suited for me. After Mr. Hartley returned my call (the only of the three to do so), I met with him for a free consult. While I didn't immediately retain him, I did immediately know he was going to be the only one I needed to meet with. From start to finish (5 months), Mr. Hartley was always at my fingertips. I always felt like I was the only client he had, though I knew that was far from the truth. I could call, text, or email him with my concerns and he would always respond. He may not tell you what you want to hear, but you need to realize that he definitely knows what he's doing and he's going to shoot straight with you. This stuff isn't cheap, and he's not doing charity work, but he's going to be fair with his time. You're both investing a lot in this...you in your significantly emotional, life changing event and hard-earned money--and him in his professionalism, long days and weekends that don't pay him any overtime! In the end, Mr. Hartley and his professional staff got me a fair result that I'm satisfied with. Divorce is never easy, but Mr. Hartley helped me make the best of an undesirable situation and I can definitely say that as circumstances change in the future and necessitate further adjustments to my decree, he'll be my first phone call!
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Posted by Kristin | February 21, 2019
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K.Wade
Mr. Hartley handles my divorce about 5 years back. He was quick and efficient. Since then he’s always been available to give me advice as well as help recently on support payment issues. He’s also handling my brothers divorce right now.
Posted by Russ | February 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job!
We hired Mr Hartley to represent us in a child custody case. From the start it was apparent that Aaron was the right guy for the job. He counseled us on the right direction to go and was always available to answer any questions and address any concerns. Mr. Hartley clearly knows his way through family law.
Posted by Nikita | February 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing!!
Mr. Hartley is an amazing lawyer! I recommend him to anyone that is in need of a great lawyer. He has worked with us in every way. He explains every step that we are taking, and gives you the honest truth! Mr. Hartley works his rear end off to make sure that the right thing always happens. He is honest, fast, and quite literally a miracle worker! After years of having lawyers not live up to my standards and let everything under the sun slip through the cracks, Mr. Hartley stopped all that. when anything happened that should not have he did not ignore it, he took immediate action as soon as i called him amd told him the situation. He has literally been a breath of fresh air and someone, that i can say with all confidence, you can put your trust in to make miracles happen. I had everything aginst me, and he turned it all around. I can finally breath easy and my son can too. Thank you so much Mr. Hartley, for all your amd your staffs hard work on our case. you are all the most amazing people I have ever worked with!!! N.Trabert
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Posted by Jared | January 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
On top of the case and keeps you well-informed
I am glad I selected Mr. Hartley to handle my divorce. The case has been highly contested and there is no other family attorney in the area that I would rather use, including the big and prestigious firms in the area. He works diligently and efficiently to be on top of the case and I have always been well informed of what is going on. Where is the 7-star review button?
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Cost

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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2021.

Interim Suspension issued in OH, 2021
updated on 11/04/2021

Interim suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice during a disciplinary investigation. The suspension typically expires when the investigation is resolved.

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Harley Law Office, LLC
  • 2009 - Present

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Wright State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • B.D v. C.D.
  • Case Dismissed
  • In Re: C.P.
  • Father Awarded Legal Custody.
  • State v. Brown
  • 6 of 8 Counts Dismissed

Associations

  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Dayton Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Greene County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Rated Attorney
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2013
  • Associate Editor
  • Indiana Law Journal
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (44)
Endorse Aaron
Family Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Aaron is a knowledgeable, dedicated attorney who works hard to get the best results for his clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Aaron because I've known him for almost ten years, and throughout that time I've taken notice of the dedication, passion, and commitment he puts into everything he does. Above all else, Aaron is a good father, which is a great starting point for any lawyer practicing matrimonial law."
Family Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Torrie is an amazing advocate for those in need. I would not hesitate to send my own clients his way."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Other
"A highly experienced, well-rounded and compassionate attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A truly excellent attorney well respected in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Child custody Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a respected member of the legal community."
Family Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hartley has an excellent reputation amongst his peers. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Aaron P. Hartley is a driven and dedicated advocate. He is extremely passionate about his client's rights. Very sharp, professional and has an eye for detail that most people lack. He makes things happen. I gladly endorse this attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hartley's clients are in very competent hands. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Dayton Divorce and separation Lawyer Aaron Paul Hartley
Aaron Paul Hartley
Divorce and separation Attorney
Dayton, OH
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2021. See details