Amy M. McKinlay

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Columbus, OH

McKinlay Law Offices, LLC
 | 580 South High Street, Suite 120
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-224-4114
Fax: 614-224-3804
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007, 2009 - 2011
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Amy M. McKinlay is the founder of McKinlay Law Offices, LLC, located in Columbus, Ohio. Providing representation to clients in the Columbus metropolitan area and throughout the state, she focuses her practice exclusively in the area of family law, with representative matters including divorce, child support, child custody, spousal support and visitation rights.

    Ms. McKinlay graduated summa cum laude from Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio, with her Bachelor of Arts in 1992. She then went on to pursue her legal education at Capital University Law School in Columbus, where she served on the Capital University Law Review before graduating magna cum laude with her Juris Doctor in 1996. While in law school, Ms. McKinlay was a member of both the Order of the Curia and Phi Alpha Delta. After graduation, Ms. McKinlay worked for a domestic relations and family law firm in Columbus for more than 17 years before leaving to found her own firm in March 2015. She is licensed to practice law before all of the state courts of Ohio as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

    Ms. McKinlay is board-certified as a specialist in family relations law by the Ohio State Bar Association. She has an excellent reputation among her fellow professionals, as attested to by her receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest one that an attorney can receive. In order to stay abreast of current developments in her field of practice, Ms. McKinlay is an active participant in several legal organizations, including the family law sections of the Columbus, Ohio State and American bar associations.

    *AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 6 years

    Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007, 2009 - 2011

    Certificates and Credentials

    Ohio State Bar Association Certified Specialist

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    About Amy McKinlay

    Admitted: 1996, Ohio


    • AV-Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2012
    • AV-Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
    • AV-Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016
    • Client Distinction Award, Martindale-Hubbell, 2015
    • AV-Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
    • Capital University, J.D., magna cum laude, 1996
    • AV-Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2015

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Specialist in Family Relations Law, Ohio State Bar Association

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Ohio State, Family Law Section, Member
    • Columbus, Family Law Section, Member
    • American Bar Associations, Family Law Section, Member

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Lecturer, National Business Institute, 2010
    • Lecturer, National Business Institute, 2012
    • Capital University, Member, Order of the Curia; Law Review
    • Lecturer, National Business Institute, 2016

    Educational Background:

    • B.A., summa cum laude, Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio, 1992
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    Office Location for Amy M. McKinlay

    580 South High Street
    Suite 120
    Columbus, OH 43215

    Phone: 614-224-4114

    Fax: 614-224-3804

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    Last Updated: 12/28/2020

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