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C. Gustav Dahlberg

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Columbus, OH

Babbitt & Dahlberg Law LLC
4400 N High St, Suite 415
Columbus, OH 43214
Phone: 614-228-4200
Fax: 614-228-4224
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2015
Licensed in Ohio Since: 2001
Practice Areas: Family Law
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Attorney Profile

Attorney C. Gustav Dahlberg is a partner with the law firm of Babbitt & Dahlberg Law, LLC, located in Columbus, Ohio. Serving clients throughout Franklin County and the rest of the state, Mr. Dahlberg concentrates his practice exclusively on family law.  He is a certified family relations law specialist with the Ohio State Bar Association and a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.  

Throughout his more than 20 years practicing law, he has represented the rights and best interests of hundreds of clients with their issues involving divorce, child custody and support, property division, alimony, and other domestic relations matters. Regarded as one of the top family law attorneys in the region, he has received a number of awards and honors for his high ethical standards and impeccable customer service, and U.S. News & World Report L.P. named his practice among the Best Law Firms for Family Law in 2017.

In 1998, Mr. Dahlberg received his Bachelor of Arts in political science from Ohio University, where he graduated as a member of the honors tutorial college. He then attended The Ohio State University | Michael E. Moritz College of Law, obtaining his Juris Doctor in 2001. While in law school, Mr. Dahlberg served as co-online editor and managing board member for the Ohio State Law Journal. He was admitted to practice law in Ohio in 2001.

Dedicated to educating other legal professionals and law students, Mr. Dahlberg routinely conducts lectures, classes and seminars across the country on a variety of topics related to property and asset division, financial settlements, and other family law issues.

A consummate professional, he is a member of the Columbus Bar Association and Ohio Bar Association Family Law Committees.  He is presently serving as co-chair for the American Bar Association Family Law Section's CLE Committee, has served as the chair of the Section's Marital Property Committee and Law Practice Management & Technology Committee, and has been a member of the Section's Sponsorship Committee and Strategic Planning Committee. He is a past member of the Central Ohio Association for Justice and a fellow with the Columbus Bar Foundation.

Active in his local community, he volunteers with the Columbus City Schools and has served as past board member and board chair for the Clintonville Go Public organization.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law


3 Years Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2011 - 2015

About C. Gustav Dahlberg

First Admitted: 2001, Ohio

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Pro bono/Community Service

  • Clintonville Go Public, founding Board Member, 2012
  • Clintonville Go Public - Board Co-chair, 2012-2014; Board Chair, 2014-2016
  • Member, Columbus Metropolitan Club, 2013-2018
  • American Mock Trial Association - volunteer, trial judge for AMTA Regional Tournament undergraduate mock trial competition, 2019
  • Ohio Center for Law-Related Education - volunteer, trial judge for Middle School Mock Trial Competition, 2014-2019
  • Dominion Middle School mock trial program, judge, 2014-2016
  • North Columbus Intramural League (NCIL) - board member, 2012-2016; softball coach, 2011-present; baseball coach, 2014-2017
  • Columbus Parks and Recreation soccer, Whetstone Recreation Center - boys' soccer coach, 2010-2015
  • Clintonville Chamber of Commerce, past member

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2019
  • Ohio State Bar Association - Certified Specialist in Family Relations Law, 2011-present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section Member, 2001-present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section – Marital Property Committee vice chair, 2013-2015
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section – Marital Property Committee chair, 2015-2017 
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section – Law Practice Management & Technology Committee vice chair, 2017-2018
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section – Law Practice Management & Technology Committee chair, 2018-2019
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section – CLE Committee, 2016-present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section – Stratgeic Planning Committee, 2017-2019
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section – Sponsorship Committee, 2018-2019
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Family Law Committee Member, 2001-present
  • Columbus Bar Association, Family Law Committee Member, 2001-present
  • Columbus Bar Association, Bar Leadership Academy, 2006-2007
  • Columbus Bar Foundation fellow
  • Central Ohio Association for Justice, past Member


  • Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2011- 2015

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Family Relations Law Specialist, OSBA, 2011- present

Educational Background

  • Ohio University, B.A., Honors Tutorial College, Political Science, 1998
  • The Ohio State University - Moritz College of Law, JD, 2001

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • The Paperless Office: Or, Modernizing Your Practice Without Losing Your Mind, Speaker, Fifth Annual Family Law Institute, Ohio State Bar Association, 2017
  • QDROs: Or, the Care and Feeding of Magical Creatures, Speaker, LEI, Colorado Bar Association CLE Conference, 2016
  • Everyday Negotiation: Practice Tips for Resolving Disputes, Speaker, Dispute Resolution Skills from the Jobsite to the Courtroom, Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board, Subcontractors' Association Of Western Ohio, 2014
  • Moderator, Dividing Property in the Digital Age, ABA Family Law Section, 2014
  • Speaker, Successful Financial Settlements for Your Divorce Client, National Business Institute, 2012
  • Speaker, Family Law from A to Z, National Business Institute, 2010
  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Ohio State Law Journal, 1999-2001 (Co-Online Editor/Managing Board member, 2000-2001)

Industry Groups

  • American Bar Association - Family Law Section
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
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Office Location for C. Gustav Dahlberg

4400 N High St
Suite 415
Columbus, OH 43214

Phone: 614-228-4200

Fax: 614-228-4224

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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