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Denise M. Mirman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Columbus, OH

Friedman & Mirman Co., L.P.A.
1320 Dublin Road, Suite 101
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-221-0090
Fax: 614-221-7213
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2022
Licensed in Ohio Since: 1982
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

       Denise Mirman is the managing shareholder of Friedman & Mirman Co. LPA, an eight-lawyer firm  that practices family law exclusively. She has  been included in Super Lawyers every year since inception and is on several top lists in Columbus and Ohio. She has also been listed in Best Lawyers in America in Family Law for many years, a distinction limited to just 1% of the practicing attorneys in the country as voted upon by other lawyers, and she was  the Best Lawyers in America 2015 Lawyer of the Year in Family Law in Central Ohio.    The firm has also been named  a First Tier law firm in Family Law by Best Lawyers. Ms. Mirman has also achieved the peer review rating of "AV-Preeminent" (the highest rating available) under Martindale-Hubbell's rating system for legal ability and ethical standards.

      The firm's partners are experienced trial lawyers, but they know that litigation is not always the best solution, and they are accomplished negotiators.  The firm is the first family law firm in Central Ohio to offer an alternative dispute resolution division, Friedman & Mirman Civil Solutions.  

       Denise regularly represents clients in divorces and dissolutions in various counties throughout  Central Ohio, in all areas of  family law, with an emphasis on  complex business valuations, custody litigation, and support, retirement, and property division issues.  Please see the full website,, for more information about  Denise and the  firm.

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About Denise M. Mirman

First Admitted: 1982, Ohio

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Women's Leadership Council, United Way of Central Ohio
  • Member, Board of Directors, Alzheimer's Association-Central Ohio Chapter, 2015
  • Former President and Member, Board of Directors, Capriccio Columbus, performing  arts organization, 2007
  • Regular Volunteer, Delaware County Interfaith Legal Clinic
  • Member, Board of Directors, Women's Fund of Central Ohio, 2016


  • Best Law Firms, U.S. News-Best Lawyers
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, and the 2014-2015 Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" in Family Law 
  • Honored for professional success and community contributions, 40 Under 40, Business First newspaper
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • AV rated, Martindale Hubbell

Educational Background

  • I attended Ohio State University and graduated with a B. A. in Political Science. I won the William Jennings Bryan Award while there, an award previously given only to graduate students. I was a member of the National Moot Court team while attending OSU Moritz, and won awards at the regional competition and at OSU Moritz for my performance on that team.

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Bar Association: Member, and member of Family Law Section.
  •  Columbus Bar Association: Member since 1982; former chair, Family Law Committee; former member, Professional Ethics and Grievances Committee.
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Ohio Chapter.   Former Chair, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Family Law Section.
  • Mentor, Ohio Supreme Court Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring program
  • Ohio Supreme Court, Mentoring Review Committe, 2013
  • Ohio State Bar Association:Member, and member of Family Law Committee.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • I am a frequent lecturer for various bar groups  in Ohio, including Ohio CLE and the Ohio State Bar Association.   I also speak to non-attorney professionals and lay groups. I particularly enjoy talking to students of all ages about the  legal process.
  • Speaker, Breaking the Glass Ceiling,  Day of the Woman, Family Law Section, San Francisco, California, ABA Annual Meeting, 2013

Representative Clients

  • I have represented clients throughout central Ohio in all categories of family law practice. I have also argued  in various appellate courts, and in the Ohio Supreme Court.

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • OSBA Certified in Family Relations Law.

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Best Lawyers in America Lawyer of the Year in Family Law in Central Ohio, Best Lawyers, 2015, 2012

Industry Groups

  • Various Family Law Associations
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Office Location for Denise M. Mirman

1320 Dublin Road
Suite 101
Columbus, OH 43215

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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