Amy M. McKinlay

Top rated family law attorney in Columbus, Ohio

McKinlay Law Offices, LLC
Amy M. McKinlay
McKinlay Law Offices, LLC

Practice Areas: Family law; view more

Licensed in Ohio since: 1996

Education: Capital University Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007, 2009 - 2011

McKinlay Law Offices, LLC

580 South High Street
Suite 120
Columbus, OH 43215 Visit website


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

Family law

Focus areas

Alimony & spousal support, Child support, Custody & visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial agreements, Marital property

  • 100% Family law

First Admitted: 1996, Ohio

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Ohio State, Family Law Section, Member
  • Columbus, Family Law Section, Member
  • American Bar Associations, Family Law Section, Member
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Specialist in Family Relations Law, Ohio State Bar Association
Educational Background:
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio, 1992
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
  • 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

Office location for Amy M. McKinlay

580 South High Street
Suite 120
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 614-407-7722


9 Years Super Lawyers
6 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007, 2009 - 2011

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Top 25: Women Columbus Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023

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