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Joyce E. Barrett

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Cleveland, OH

Law Offices of Joyce E. Barrett
55 Public Square, Suite 1260
Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: 216-930-6197
Fax: 216-696-2104
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022
Licensed in Ohio Since: 1971
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Attorney Joyce E. Barrett is the founder and owner of the Law Offices of Joyce E. Barrett in Cleveland, Ohio. A top-ranked lawyer with nearly 50 years of experience, Ms. Barrett focuses her practice solely on family law, and she provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout the greater Cleveland metro and surrounding areas who have legal needs related to divorce, including high-asset divorce, complex property division, and child custody and support.

Board certified as a specialist in family relations law from the Ohio State Bar Association, Ms. Barrett is able to offer unmatched representation to her clients, and she has gained a reputation for her compassion and integrity as well as her unwavering dedication to helping her clients obtain their goals and the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve. 

Ms. Barrett is also a highly active member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers along with other legal organizations devoted to family law, and she is also certified as an arbitrator by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a family law mediator by the Ohio Supreme Court. She has achieved remarkable success helping her clients obtain the positive results they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

Honored for her outstanding professionalism and service, Ms. Barrett has earned consistent designation from her peers as being among the Top 50 Women Lawyers in her region. She has also received many testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients, and she finds great reward in being able to assist so many in her community during some of the most difficult and uncertain times in their lives.

Ms. Barrett began her legal career in 1971 after obtaining her Juris Doctor from Cleveland State University's Marshall College of Law and her license to practice from the Ohio State Bar Association.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas



18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022

About Joyce E. Barrett

First Admitted: 1971

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Served on the Ohio Supreme Court Committee which developed the child support guidelines in use in Ohio

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified arbitrator in family law. Certified mediator in family law


  • I have been counsel of record in three Ohio Supreme Court cases in family law; namely, Cherry v. Cherry; McLain v. McLain, and Schulte v. Schulte

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Ohio, 1971

Educational Background

  • Cleveland State University

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Author of the Practice of Family Law in Ohio used as textbook since 1991 with updates each year, Each year as part of teaching family law as an adjunct professor I update the book I first wrote in 1991 entitled "The Practice of Family Law in Ohio.", adjunct professor of law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 1991
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Office Location for Joyce E. Barrett

55 Public Square
Suite 1260
Cleveland, OH 44113

Phone: 216-930-6197

Fax: 216-696-2104

Last Updated: 7/16/2021

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