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Loretta Marie Helfrich


4.9   8 reviews
  • State Years
    Kentucky - KY 34 years
    Ohio - OH 34 years
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State KY
    Acquired 1990
    Former Member No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1989
    Inactive No misconduct found

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After 30 years of a family law practice, I have retired from the practice of law.  My Kentucky Bar License was retired in July 2020 and my Ohio License was made inactive.

I can now be found creating beautiful art works and working at Purple Paisley, Local Artisan Shop in Covington, KY.  It is awesome!


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4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by K. | July 3, 2014
As I prepared to seek advice about ending my marriage amicably and protecting my assets, Loretta was recommended by another lawyer in town. He told me that Loretta would keep drama/emotions to a minimum while handling the case. Indeed, she listened and empathized with my situation while remaining businesslike and no-nonsense. Emails and calls were returned promptly. She was courteous and professional to my ex's counsel. Billing was accurate, clear and timely. The dissolution was complete within six months of forming our business relationship.
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Posted by Frank | November 15, 2012
Old Client
Loretta made a absolutely horrible time in mine and my childrens life tolerable. She was a great attorney and an exceptionable person.
Posted by James | January 17, 2012
Very Professional & Prepared
I've used Loretta for my custody case. I thought she was very professional, personal, prepared and surprisingly compationate to my situation. I didnt feel like I was just another case to work on. If you're looking for someone to really beat up the opposition then she probably is not the one for you. At times I thought she was being a little to accommodating to the oppostion but her years of experience proved right....WE WON!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Erin | August 2, 2010
Lawyer Recommendation
I was recently involved in a very grueling custody battle where my ex was very bitter and uncooperative. In such a miserable situation, I found comfort that I had such a knowledgeable, trust worthy, sympathetic attorney. She is very dependable and devoted, which was especially noticed that when necessary, she took time out of her of personal like to make sure we were as much prepared as possible. She made me feel like I wasn’t just another client and that my situation was important. To the best of her ability, I could always count on her to be upfront and honest with where things stood and was very informative regarding the entire process. I was very happy that in the end, we reached an outcome that was best for everyone, especially my son. I would highly recommend Lorretta Helfrich to anyone needing legal council involving family law.
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Posted by Tanya | June 6, 2010
Child custody/ Visitation
I have know Loretta Helfrich for the last 9 ½ years. She has been my legal counsel for child custody and child visitation issues. At all times I have found her to be dependable, reliable, and courteous. Since the first day that I met with her she is always willing to listen to what the issue is and makes suggestions on how to get resolution as quickly as possible. She will, when necessary, provide responses during her personal time off. This is just one of many examples of how she responds to her clients. I feel these attributes demonstrate someone with an exceptional character. There should be no hesitation with considering her for your legal counsel.
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Posted by Kim | June 4, 2010
Lawyer Recommendation
I initially retained Loretta six years ago for a dissolution, and subsequently for child support modification. She was recommended highly by an attorney in the law firm where I am employed. I am very pleased with her professionalism, knowledge of the courts as well as her courtesy in dealing with my specific situation. I have and will continue to recommend her to my friends and colleagues.
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Posted by Brian | June 3, 2010
Lawyer Recommendation
Professional, Knowledgeable, and very accessible! I would recommend Mrs. Helfrich to anyone that I know that is in need of a lawyer in the Greater Cincinnati area.
Posted by Mike | June 4, 2010
Very Good
Ms. Loretta Helfrich was a very knowledgeable and trustworthy attorney. She knew exactly what needed to be completed throughout my divorce and always steered me in the right direction. What I really enjoyed about working with Loretta is that she doesn't beat around the bush, she tell's you like it is but is still very flexible. Loretta was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend her services to those thinking of going through a divorce.
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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • American University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1986
  • Thomas More College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983
  • Thomas More College
  • A.A.
  • 1983
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Divorce, Custody and Support
  • Trained in mediation and collaborative law

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (5)
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Family Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Loretta. Through the years, we have had several cases together and she has always been easy to work with, regardless of our clients or the situation. She is someone that I can confide in, on cases that we are not collectively involved in, or sit across the table from and properly represent our clients in an adversarial situation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Loretta on several matters. She is dedicated to her clients and is able to assist them through a difficult process. She is ethical, hard working, and is willing to think outside the box for creative solutions that reach her clients' needs."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Great Attorney! I have worked with Ms. Helfrich. She is experienced, professional and courteous. It is obvious that she cares about her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It is clear from Attorney Helfrich's responses here on Avvo that she is a zealous advocate and dedicated to her profession. She is quite knowledgeable in the law and provides detailed answers to inquiries. Often she will provide the users of this forum a second option or information in addition to that which was provided by other counsel - which demonstrates her thoughtful consideration of the problem the individual is attempting to confront. I respect her as a colleague and a valued member of our profession. You would do well to hire her to assist with your legal issues. She will get you results through skilled and intelligent advocacy."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. With hundreds of published answers to consumer questions, several extremely well written and highly accurate Legal Guides to her credit, the happy reviews by clients, the endorsement and recommendation of other attorneys, and a web site that helps people understand Domestic Relations Law, it should be pretty easy for any consumer to see what attorneys like me see about attorney Helfrich. She knows the law extremely well and cares deeply about making sure her clients understand their legal rights and obligations and that they get accurate and good advice. If you have a question about divorce, support, or separation, and her office is anywhere near you, then she is your answer. I highly recommend her to you."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Loretta is a very competent attorney and very reasonable in her treatment of clients and opposing attorneys."
Family Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Loretta as opposing counsel, and find her to be a highly ethical and competent attorney. She works hard to protect her clients' interest while maintaining a high degree of professionalism. She understands and delivers that kind of legal representation clients need when faced with the complexities of family law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Helfrich exemplifies the professionalism, confidence, knowledge and skill to which we all aspire. Dedication and a love of the law means helping others solve problems. Our collective wisdom and desire to solve problems and counsel people is evident by participation in this forum. The combined experience of professionals activity participating in this forum represent some of the best in our profession. This Attorney’s experience, skill and knowledge demonstrates there is a desire to provide appropriate information as seen from our perspective. All attorneys want to provide the best information we can. Most telling is this Attorney provides valuable information concerning legal issues and also fulfills the counselor’s role the facts warrant. Collectively we provide multiple opinions, which provide an excellent starting point for those who inquire and tends to demystify the legal process for the uninitiated. I endorse and recommend this Attorney without hesitation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Helfrich is an outstanding attorney with an excellent reputation. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly endorse her legal services."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Loretta professionally for eight years or more. I have worked with her on domestic relations cases as opposing counsel and co-counsel and in a consultive capacity. Loretta is an extremely ethical attorney with high standards of herself in the practice of law. She practices with the utmost professional integrity and I absolutely endorse her."
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