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Anne Harvey

Divorce and separation Attorney at Dayton, OH

4.3   46 reviews

also known as Anne Catherine Harvey, Anne Harvey Law

  • State Years
    Ohio - OH 32 years
    Texas - TX 38 years
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Anne

Learn Anne’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Appeals
    30%
    Sometimes you just have to appeal. Juries can lose their way and judges can make mistakes.

  2. Divorce and separation
    30%
    OSBA Certified Specialist in Family Relations Law. This is the highest credential given BY the OSBA. Essentially, it involves a bar exam in Family Law, outstanding recommendations and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in the practice of Family Law.

    33 years

  3. Domestic violence
    10%
    Ohio domestic violence laws are complex and intertwine both civil and criminal approaches. There are many collateral consequences to any domestic violence case, ranging from future gun ownership to professional licenses.

    33 years

  4. Juvenile law
    10%
    Ohio treats unmarried parents differently than married parents. Paternity is a huge part of Juvenile Family Law Practice. It is especially important for unmarried Fathers to obtain good strong legal representation.

    33 years

  5. Litigation
    10%
    Civil litigation is the avenue to pursue when all other approaches have failed. Anne has sued, been sued, and has successfully represented clients in sexual harassment cases and construction cases.

  6. DUI and DWI
    5%
    DUI & DWI convictions can affect nearly every area of your life. Experienced representation is a must.

  7. Military law
    5%
    Military families are subject to different rules than civilians. From residency to division of retirement benefits, military divorces are a sub-speciality of Ohio Family Law. Because Anne began her legal career at WPAFB, she brings unique experience to the practice.

    33 years

 

Undoubtedly you have read many lawyer profiles and they all seem the same. That's because most of them are the same--we all went to school for years on end and we all passed the same hard tests. 

My independence sets me apart from other lawyers.  

You should consider me as your lawyer because I have been a client and I understand the complexities of the lawyer-client relationship. I know what works and what doesn't.

You should consider me as your lawyer because I have the experience and credentials that are often seen in large law firms. More importantly, I have the street smarts to understand that clients do not hire large firms--clients hire lawyers and clients stay with lawyers who tell them the truth about their cases and don't try to retire on their clients' dime.    

Here are my written credentials and experience. I am proud of my accomplishments and my practice. I have earned all that I have.  

I am an OSBA Board Certified Specialist in the Field of Family Relations Law & I have received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubble, the highest rating available. I devote my professional life to divorce, custody, fathers' rights, domestic violence, appeals and all other issues relating to families and children.  My practice and philosophy are described at my website, . I am committed to excellence and life-long associations with clients and colleagues.      

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Location

Anne Harvey
Attorney at Law
77 West Elmwood Drive Ste 204
Dayton, OH, 45459

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Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
  46 customer reviews
Posted by Theresa | January 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience - would highly recommend
I was terrified being faced with litigation regarding my alimony. She met with me and listened, did not judge, she explained to me my options and was very positive but honest. I appreciated her level-headedness throughout the whole process.
Posted by Molly Peppo | April 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
If you want justice, I suggest you hire this woman!
Anne not only represented me in my divorce case, but also fought for custody of my kids! She was straight forward with me, asked what outcome I wanted & fought to achieve this for me. Other lawyers dread going up against her due to her feisty nature. Highly recommend!!
Posted by Samara | April 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Service
I contacted Anne when I realized a lawyers services would be needed for my specific case. I was able to get in for a consult within 48 hours and hired her on the spot. Her knowledge, confidence, and overall personality drew me in immediately. Anne and her team were able to answer all my questions, responded in a timely manner and helped me reach my goal in regards to my case. If you want a straightforward person with the smarts to go along with it, Anne is the lawyer for you.
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Posted by Ashley | April 20, 2017
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Best attorney in Ohio
Anne has been my attorney for several years through non stop rediculous battles against my ex-husband. Every hearing I went through with Anne came out better than I could have imagined. I always felt comfortable with her by my side. Anne knows her stuff and won't waste your time. She is confident and on point in the courtroom. I would hate to be the client of any attorney going up against this amazing strong woman. I can't say enough positive things about Anne and her staff. They will go above and beyond to make sure your needs are met and your mind is set at eask.
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Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2016
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A Trustworthy Protective Counselor When You Most Need One
Getting divorced? If you want sympathy, talk to a friend or find a DivorceCare group. If you want psychoanalysis, see a shrink. If you want sound legal advice, hire Anne. She also gave me good financial advice for the settlement phase, such as dividing pre-tax vs. post-tax money and keeping track of what goes on the Montgomery County PRO site. She gives you the information you need to hear and allows you to make informed decisions. Admittedly, I didn't take 100% of her advice, but I hold myself accountable for that outcome in which I kept what was most important to me. Over 6 months has passed since my divorce was final, and in hindsight I believe I truly hired the right lawyer for me.
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Posted by Dennis Custer | December 9, 2016
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Great Representation Always
Anne has been there for us from the beginning; from custody matters to name change trial. Anne knows what questions to ask and she will represent and be responsive to all matters. If you are going the long haul for truth with your children and family, Anne will work in your best interests. Thank you Anne.
Posted by Richie | December 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ongoing Divorce & Custody Issues - Thanks Anne Harvey
My ongoing experience with Anne has been amazing to say the least... Anne has been supporting me on my ongoing divorce and custody needs on and off for the last few years. Without her, my experience with this process would have been a horrible mess. Anne is very strong in her knowledge and skill-set for providing legal advice and legal leadership. I trust Anne's knowledge and experience 100% as she displays a very high level of knowledge and strategy in the court room. This lady and her staff offers PREMIUM service. There is never a time where I have been disappointed and trust me, there were several opportunities. Spend the money, buy the PREMIUM experience and trust up front and never look back. Thanks Anne for your help, your part of our family in which we hold a very special bond, and we appreciate everything you do for us.
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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2016
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Anne Harvey - Highly Recommend
Straight shooter. Told me what I needed to hear not necessarily what I wanted to hear. Then worked diligently to get me the best possible agreement. Expertly guided me through the entire process. Exceeded my expectations!
Posted by Melissa | May 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Not just a lawyer...a friend
I have experienced a divorce that lasted years. My ex is ruthless and abusive. I walked into Anne's office and knew she was the lawyer I needed. She talked straight and has never fed me what I wanted to hear. She is level headed and reasonable and helped me legally, she protected me, she became my friend. She isn't a hand holder but she will stand by you. She will defend you. And she wins.
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Response from Anne Harvey July 19, 2016
Easy-peasy with good clients like you!
Posted by Brandon | April 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Real definition of professional
Anne was my divorce lawyer and did an amazing job for me. She will talk in detail about all of your needs and give you the honest truth about expectations and move forward for what you would like to do. She is very honest, realistic, and professional. She also has a great team of paralegals that are very friendly and can help answer questions and get you in touch with anne for when you really need it. Worth every penny and I hope I never have to do it again but if I did, Ms. Harvey is the one.
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Posted by Brian | April 25, 2016
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Effective (Especially in Difficult Situations)
Anne was incredibly effective in what proved to be a much trickier divorce (due to opposing counsel) than it should have been. I appreciated her guidance and direct communication style -- in these situations, you really do want to know exactly what is going on and what the likely outcomes are. I would definitely recommend Anne to anyone seeking representation!
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Response from Anne Harvey July 19, 2016
That's the Challenge of divorce: what starts out straightforward can turn tricky and difficult in an instant. Glad we got through it!
Posted by Robin | February 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Boxing Day
Anne Harvey is wonderful. We had a legal emergence on 12/26/15, the day after Christmas and a Saturday on top of that. I didn't know where to turn. I called and left a message with Anne and within 5 minutes she called us back. She was able to get us the information and legal advice we needed in a hurry. On Monday we met in the office and took care of what needed to be done. I don't know what we would have done that weekend is it wasn't for Anne Harvey and her staff.
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2016
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Anne Harvey
I used Anne Harvey and her team to represent me in a custody battle. Anne and her team were outstanding. They got to know me and my situation and provided very sound advice. Anne was always more than professional and was always very understanding. Anne and her team did an amazing job. They were very thorough and always very professional. I would strongly recommend Anne and her team for any Divorce or custody cases.
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Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2016
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Dissolution
Anne and her staff were very understanding and I truly felt Anne was looking out for my best interest. Anne took her time with me and explained things in terms I understood. I did not want a dissolution and I was not going to hire an attorney, but when the one my husband hired wasn't very competent, I decided I difinitely needed an attorney for myself. When I went for my consultation, her dog was there. I was very emotional and just petting the dog and having it there helped me feel better. I love animals and the dog made me feel calm and relaxed. (The dog stayed next to me the entire time I was there.) A colleague recommended Anne, and I'm so glad he did. I would highly recommend her and if a need would arise that I would ever need an attorney again, I will go back to her.
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Posted by Debbie | September 18, 2015
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The BEST
My daughter went through a 3 year horrendous custody battle. Anne knows the law and gives good advice without getting caught up in the drama that goes with divorce. She reacts as needed but does not over react. Anne will give you the information that you need and advise without pampering. Given a true emergency, Anne has made herself available nights and weekends. There isn’t a better trial attorney. If you need an attorney who will stay the course and give you your life back, hire Anne!
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Posted by Sharon | September 17, 2015
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Great lawyer!
I learned about Anne Harvey through an advertisement postcard that came in the mail just when I needed a divorce lawyer...best luck I could have had. Anne is easy to talk to... very confident and knowledgeable about her profession. She gives great advice when you're unsure about what to do and will aggressively negotiate to get you the best results. Her staff is friendly and efficient, giving quick responses to inquiries. I am very happy I contacted her.
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Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2015
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Excellent Representation
Anne represented my husband (and me) in a matter before the Domestic Relations Court. Our experience with Anne Harvey and her team was professional, thorough, thoughtful, and fair. We were looking for an attorney who would give us sound and reasonable advice, stay in communication to keep us up to date every step of the way, and have transparent monthly billing--all while being a fierce advocate for our position. We got all that and more. I appreciated Anne taking the time to carefully listen to our history and our concerns and offer advice on how to proceed--laying out the pros and cons and helping illuminate what we might reasonably expect. I think Anne's expertise, experience, and empathy was invaluable in helping us make sound decisions about how to move forward. We were not versed in how the courts operate or what to expect. Anne understood that we can be perfectly confident and competent in so many other parts of our life, but totally bewildered about the court system and how to work within it on such personal family matters. Anne and her team kept us informed of everything that was happening on the case. I appreciated the regular email correspondence and her quick responses. We didn't put it to the test, but we always felt like we could reach Anne whenever we needed her. She made us feel like our case was important. On the practical side, I think we got a good value for our money. I've heard it said that you get what you pay for. With Anne, I felt like we got more. Her billing was delivered monthly and itemized in a fashion that anyone could understand. We felt it as fair and more than earned. I would recommend Anne to friends and family.
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Posted by Salvador | July 30, 2015
Fathers rights guardian
Anne Harvey has been my lawyer since 2011 and I have used her every single case my ex wife as taken me too (basically every year). She is very kind and caring but she wont sugar coat things..shes not the type that will tell you "you will get everything you ask for" she will tell you if the baby is ugly ...she will say the baby is ugly...and I dont know about you guys but I like that. If your a father and in the military ...she understands military very well.
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Response from Anne Harvey August 15, 2015
"The baby is ugly!" I have never heard that phrase before. Love it!
Posted by Drew | July 22, 2015
highly recommended
I was very pleased with the counsel provided by Anne Harvey. She has always been realistic and up front about the proceedings. I would highly recommend her. I am a single father who was unmarried. Starting out in the State of Ohio I basically had no rights to my son. Anne was able to get me full custody of my son. It was a long process but she explained each step and at the end of this got my son what was in his best interest. Thank you Anne!
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Response from Anne Harvey August 15, 2015
Excellent client, excellent result. Thanks!
Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2015
A professional for everyone.
I was a trial attorney for 15 years. I had a custody fight that lasted two years over my three boys that their mother was trying to take from me. Even though I was an attorney, I knew I need one. Anne is endorsed as a specialist in Domestic Relations Law in Ohio (a rare feat that requires testing and certification by the state of Ohio). I hired Anne. Anne was incredible. I have an enormous ego and I questioned everything. Anne calmed me down explained everything and kept fighting. Not loud screaming like on TV, but diligent litigation and prodding of opposing counsel. In the end everything was dismissed. I tell many people that attorneys hire different lawyers than regular people. We dont hire based on ads, or word of mouth, we hire on ability, integrity, how they are respected by Judges, and results. So I hired Anne Harvey. Consummate professional. Stop looking hire Anne if you want effective honest represetation. She wont always tell you what you want to hear, she will always tell you what you need to hear.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Attorney Anne Catherine Harvey LLC
  • 1991 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Montgomery County Public Defender's Office
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Trial Attorney
  • United States Air Force
  • 1989 - 1991

Education

  • University of Dayton
  • BS
  • 1981
  • University of Dayton
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Stevens v. Stevens, 2018-Ohio-2662
  • The Court of Appeals found that the trial court erred as a matter of law, abused its discretion and lost its way. The case was reversed and remanded.
  • www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/2/2016/2016-Ohio-5648.pdf
  • Child support award upheld
  • Helms v. Musgrove, Montgomery County Case No. 2007-CV-8020 No 2007-CV-
  • Ex-wife is a vexatious litigator. Upheld twice on various appeals.

Associations

  • Columbus Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Warren County Bar Association
  • Ethics Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • Warren County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Family Law Forum, Montgomery County, Ohio
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Specialist
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2017
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • WHIO News
  • Domestic Violence: Explanations
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (15)
Endorse Anne
Family Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When it comes to Family Law, Anne knows it all (and has seen it all). She is simply the best. I have known her and known of her for probably 20 years or more and can attest that she is diligent, hard-working, and cares about her clients and their needs. She is extremely smart and understands (and can tell you) the realities of how the law will treat your situation. Her website is a gold mine of info and there is no better place to see just how thankful her clients are for the hard work she does for them. Family law cases can be stressful and contentious. When that happens, a person needs someone like Anne on their side. If you have a domestic relations, divorce, custody, support or similar problem, hire her. And follow her advice. She won't steer you wrong. I highly recommend her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Having been the attorney for opposing parties in cases with Anne, I know first hand that there are few attorneys in our legal community who are as good as Anne. I would recommend her without hesitation."
Family Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Anne Harvey is one of only a few Family Law certified specialists in Ohio. Ms. Harvey has tremendous support from her current and former clients. Ms. Harvey is well respected in the legal community, and I have sought her wisdom on issues I have had trouble with in the past. Ms. Harvey, without hesitation, did all she could to help. I have a great deal of respect for Ms. Harvey and I would strongly recommend her to anyone seeking legal counsel."
Family Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Anne is a terrific advocate for her clients in and out of the courtroom and an even better person. She has my highest recommendation."
Family Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Harvey is a very knowledgeable attorney who represents her clients zealously. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Anne and I had an opposing case against one another. She was very thorough during the process and represented her client perfectly. She is the go to person in the Dayton legal community for military fathers and is an advocate for father's rights."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Anne is highly skilled in areas of divorce and other domestic matters. She cares about her clients and works effectively for them."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anne is a knowledgeable and aggressive advocate. Her trial experience is a plus for any divorce client involved in a less than amicable separation from the spouse. I highly endorse Anne and would recommend her to anyone needing representation in the area of family law."
Family Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Anne is a wealth of knowledge and excellent advocate for her clients. She is an fantastic attorney and always prepared."
Family Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anne is an excellent family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Anne is a very experienced family law attorney who represents her clients aggressively and well. She is passionate about providing the best legal services possible."
Family Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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