C. Gustav Dahlberg

C. Gustav Dahlberg

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Columbus, OH

Babbitt & Dahlberg LLC
 | The Worly Building, 503 South Front Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-228-4200
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Recognized as a Rising Star by Ohio Super Lawyers, Gus Dahlberg is a respected and experienced Columbus divorce attorney. Exclusively focused on domestic relations and family law, Gus has successfully represented a wide array of clients on a number of issues ranging from complex asset division to high-income child and spousal support cases.

A graduate of Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College and the Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law, Gus is still involved in educating students and his fellow attorneys by serving as a frequent lecturer on family law issues. He is an active member of the Family Law Sections of the American Bar Association (ABA) (currently serving as the vice chair of the Marital Property Committee) the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA), and the Columbus Bar Association (CBA), and is certified as a Family Relations Law Specialist by the OSBA.

Gus is also actively involved in the Clintonville community where he lives with his wife Valerie and their two children. He is a frequent volunteer in the Columbus City School system and assisted in the formation, coordination and management of a K-2 chess program at Clinton Elementary School.  He serves as a board member and chair of Clintonville Go Public, a nonprofit community association working to support and promote the neighborhood public schools in the Whetstone pathway. He is also a board member of the North Columbus Intramural League and an active baseball, softball and soccer coach.

About Gustav Dahlberg

Admitted: 2001, Ohio

Professional Webpage: http://bdfamilylaw.com/attorneys/c-gustav-dahlberg/

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • OSBA Certified Family Law Specialist (renewed 2014), 2011

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Ohio Center for Law-Related Education Middle School Mock Trial State Showcase, judge, 2016
  • Ohio Center for Law-Related Education Middle School Mock Trial State Showcase, judge, 2015
  • Columbus Bar Association - Bar Leadership Academy, 2006
  • member, Columbus Bar Association (Family Law committee), 2001-present, 2001
  • member, Ohio State Bar Association (Family Law committee), 2001-present, 2001
  • member, Central Ohio Association for Justice, 2001
  • member, ABA Section of Family Law, 2001-present; Vice Chair, FLS Marital Property Committee, 2013-2015; Chair, FLS Marital Property Committee, 2015 - present; CLE Committee, 2016-present 
  • Columbus Bar Foundation fellow

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Dominion Middle School mock trial program, judge, 2015
  • Dominion Middle School mock trial program, judge, 2014
  • North Columbus Intramural League (NCIL) - board member, 2012-2016; softball coach, 2011-present; baseball coach, 2014-present
  • Clintonville Go Public, immediate past chair and board member (nonprofit 501(c)(3) supporting and enhancing the neighborhood public schools in the Whetstone High School pathway)
  • Columbus Parks and Recreation soccer, Whetstone Recreation Center - boys' soccer coach, 2010-present
  • member, Columbus Metropolitan Club

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • One hour CLE presentation regarding qualified domestic relations orders to the National CLE Conference in Vail, CO -, QDROs, or: The Care and Feeding of Magical Creatures, Colorado Bar Association - National CLE Conference, 2016
  • Everyday Negotiation - Practical Tips for Resolving Disputes (presentation regarding dispute resolution skills), speaker, Subcontractor's Association Of Western Ohio, 2014
  • ABA FLS Spring CLE conference presentation on special issues regarding division of digital and/or other nonmatierial assets in domestic relations proceedings., moderator, Dividing Property in the Digital Age, ABA Family Law Section, 2014
  • CLE presentations: "Fair and Equitable Asset and Liability Division" and "Retirement and Pension Issues", speaker, Successful Financial Settlements for Your Divorce Client, National Business Institute, 2012
  • CLE presentations: "Finance 101 for Family Law Practitioners" and "Common and Not So Common Family Law Issues and Answers", speaker, Family Law from A to Z, National Business Institute, 2010

Educational Background:

  • The Ohio State University - Moritz College of Law, J.D., 2001
  • Ohio University - BA Political Science, 1998

Industry Groups

  • American Bar Association - Family Law Section
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Office Location for C. Gustav Dahlberg

    The Worly Building
    503 South Front Street, Suite 200
    Columbus, OH 43215


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    Last Updated: 9/2/2016

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