Board Certified Family Relations Law Specialist through the Ohio State Bar Association.
|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|
Posted by Gerri
Attorney Sommers was a godsend. He is knowledgeable, reliable, and punctual. He took the time to explain the legalities and details to me with patience and kindness. He addressed my concerns and questions quickly. He truly cares for his clients. Divorce changes lives and Attorney Sommers helped to make my transition as comfortable as possible. I will recommend his services to family and friends without a moment's hesitation.
Posted by Steve
My experience with Attorney Brian Sommers has and continues to be just that, an experience.
Brian first began representing me during a divorce/custody case two years ago. I would call him almost psychic as what he first predicted is exactly what happened. Brianâ€™s hard work and due diligence gained me approximately 50% more parenting time than I would have had per the Standard Order.
Please note that I in no way feel it is realistic to expect someone to know everything or to be perfect. I do however expect should a mistake be made, that all parties be upfront about it and then move forward. I also consider â€œknowledgeableâ€ to mean knowing where to go to get information and then being able to understand how to apply said knowledge. Based on my beliefs and from what I have experienced, I have rated all aspects above as EXCELLENT.
When working with Brian you will always know where you stand, the reality of your particular situation and then receive an accurate assessment of what to expect. If you are looking for someone to just tell you what you want to hear, to do whatever you ask (right or wrong) and simply take your money, then you should keep looking. If you are looking for someone that represents what is right, that is honest (he doesnâ€™t â€œsugar coat itâ€), that is hardworking and really good at their job, contact him. We even have had some good laughs along the way.
Brian continues to represent me today regarding parenting time issues. Even after I relocated, I have asked Brian to stay involved with my case. It is really simple; you are getting what you are paying for and more. To put it another way, I implicitly trust him and in his abilities.
Simon Patry, Business Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
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.
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