Gerald J. Babbitt

Gerald J. Babbitt

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 Super Lawyers: 2004, 2006 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
Attorney Profile

Gerald “Jay” Babbitt, a partner at Babbitt & Dahlberg, has spent more than 30 years as a Columbus divorce lawyer, earning the respect and trust of his clients along with the central Ohio legal community. Known for his no-nonsense negotiating skills, anyone across the table from Jay knows he has zero tolerance for dishonesty.

As a certified OSBA Family Relations Law Specialist, he has a notable track record for securing favorable judgments for his clients, inside and outside the courtroom, primarily for cases involving high income, complex property division, prenuptial agreements, spousal support, child support and child custody.

While a divorce lawyer by trade, Jay loves marriage and has been married to his wife, Jamie, for more than 30 years. Together they have four children and four very active grandchildren, all of whom live close to their home in Upper Arlington. Avid dog lovers, Jay and Jamie have two West Highland Terriers and are usually hosting at least two grand-dogs.

About Gerald Babbitt

Admitted: 1979, Ohio

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

  • Listed as a Best Lawyer in Family Law, 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
  • Listed on Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell– Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ reflect a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating. A threshold number of responses is required to achieve a rating.

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • OSBA Certified Specialist in the field of Domestic Relations in Ohio

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Referee, Franklin County Court of Domestic Relations, 1983-1986
  • Referee, Franklin County Juvenile Court, 1980-1983
  • Continuing legal education lecturer in family and matrimonial law
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Ohio State Bar Association, member
  • American Bar Association, member
  • Columbus Bar Association, member

Educational Background:

  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D.,, 1979
  • Miami University, B.S., cum laude, 1976
Office Location for Gerald J. Babbitt

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


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Last Updated: 5/2/2016

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