Amy Weis

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Columbus, OH

Weis Law Group LLC
 | 22 East Gay Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-732-5566
Fax: 614-732-5594
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2007
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Amy J. Weis is a family law attorney with the Columbus, Ohio, law firm of Weis Law Group LLC. She has said that while helping clients through the divorce experience, her goal is to minimize their costs by striving to achieve a mutually satisfactory settlement without acrimonious litigation. When it is impossible to reach an agreement amicably, Ms. Weis will fight tenaciously in court for her client’s best interests.

    Designated as a certified specialist in family relations law by the Ohio State Bar Association, Ms. Weis is well-prepared to advocate for individuals in high-profile and high-asset divorce cases. She has extensive knowledge of complex issues, including executive compensation and evaluation of private equity investment interests and can capably assist clients with a variety of divorce issues, even including custody of pets.

    Ms. Weis earned her undergraduate degree from the Ohio State University and then went on to attend Capital University Law School. At law school, she served as associate editor of the Capital University Law Review and graduated magna cum laude. She was admitted to practice in Ohio in 1996.

    A fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Ms. Weis has served as president, vice president and past president of the organization's Ohio chapter. She currently serves as the Ohio Board of Governors Delegate to the AAML.  She has further demonstrated her leadership by serving as chair of the Domestic Relations Committee of the Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association (now known as the Central Ohio Association for Justice).

    Ms. Weis has written and lectured extensively on family law topics, publishing articles in professional publication and speaking before organizations such as the Columbus Bar Association, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and Ohio Legal Aid. 

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

    Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2007

    Certificates and Credentials

    Ohio State Bar Association Certified Specialist

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    About Amy Weis

    Admitted: 1996, Ohio

    Professional Webpage: http://www.woclaw.com/about-us/amy-weis/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Super Lawyers, Top 50 Women Lawyers in Ohio, 2011-2017, 2019-2020, Super Lawyers
    • Best Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, 2015-2020, Best Lawyers
    • Super Lawyers, Top 25 Columbus Women Lawyers, 2010-2020
    • Top 50 Columbus Super Lawyers, 2015-2016
    • Order of the Curia, Staff Member, Capital University Law School 1994–1995
    • Ohio Rising Stars, Super Lawyers – 2007

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Specialist in Family Relations Law by the Ohio State Bar Association (2004 to present), 2004

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Board of Governors Delegate, 2015 to present, 2015
    • Ohio, 1996
    • American Bar Association (1996 to present), 1996
    • Capital University Law Review, Associate Editor, 1995-1996, 1995
    • Chair, Domestic Relations Committee, Central Ohio Association for Justice (formerly the Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association), 2002
    • Ohio State Bar Association (1996 to present), 1996
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Immediate Past-President Ohio Chapter (2013 - 2014), 2013
    • Central Ohio Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Member 2017 to present, 2017
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, President Ohio Chapter (2012-2013), 2012
    • Columbus Bar Association (1996 to present), 1996
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Vice President Ohio Chapter (2009-2010), 2009

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • The Greater Columbus Film Commission, Board Member (2018 to present), 2018

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Life Insurance & Divorce, importance and ability to obtain and maintain life insurance to collateralize support obligations with life insurance, Columbus Bar Association, 2006
    • Retirement Benefits & Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, Ohio Legal Aid, 2006
    • Relocation Do's and Don'ts, tips for litigating parental relocation in custody matters  , 18th Annual AAML Ohio Family Law Symposium, 2006
    • Divorce & Representing Small Business Owners, 1998
    • Using Prenuptial Agreements to Minimize Financial Surprises, 2004
    • Presenter, Family Law Update, OSBA State Convention, 2014
    • Presenter, Ted Talks Tax: Home is Where the Tax Is, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Fall Meeting, Family Law, 2017
    • Presenter, Divorce 101-Using Discovery in Divorce, AAML Ohio/CBA, 2018
    • Presenter, Hot Tips: Getting the Court to Order Life Insurance to Secure Support, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Ohio Chapter Symposium, 2017
    • Using Discovery to Your Client's Advantage, which was selected by the Ohio CLE Institute for publication in The Best of Family Law 1997, Co-Author, 1997
    • Capital University Law Review, Associate Editor, 1995 – 1996
    • Replevin--Give Me Back My Stuff, legal options available to non-married people seeking return of their property after a relationship ends, presented as part of "Divorce Without A Marriage" , 24th Annual Harold R. Kemp AAML Ohio Symposium on Family Law, 2012
    • Often Overlooked Antenuptial Agreement Issues , 23rd Annual Harold R. Kemp AAML Ohio Family Law Symposium; Dayton Bar Association, 2012
    • Relocation in Custody Matters, key aspects of representing parents moving out-of-state with the children vs parents remaining in their home state with the children, Columbus Bar Association, 2008
    • Child & Spousal Support Update, 2007

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Central Ohio Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals Protocols Committee Member, 2018 to present, 2018

    Educational Background:

    • Ohio State University, B.A., 1991

    Industry Groups

    • High Income
    • High Net Worth

    Comments

    • “Amy Weis is Vice President of the Oio chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is a Certified Family Relations Law Specialist. Attorney Weis is involved in the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association and represents clients in high conflict and comples divorce cases throughout central Ohio.”
    • “One of the smartest family law lawyers I know.”

    These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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    Office Location for Amy Weis

    22 East Gay Street
    Columbus, OH 43215

    Phone: 614-732-5566

    Fax: 614-732-5594

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