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Elaine S. Buck

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Columbus, OH

Buck & Fish Ltd.
3380 Tremont Rd, Suite 110
Columbus, OH 43221
Phone: 614-538-2901
Fax: 614-485-9462
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2022
Licensed in Ohio Since: 1981
Practice Areas: Family Law, Estate Planning & Probate
Attorney Profile

Elaine S. Buck is a partner at the Law Office of Buck & Fish Ltd. Ms. Buck concentrates her practice in collaborative law, mediation, family law, and adoption, handling complex matters involving divorce, custody, adoption and estates.

With specialist certification through Ohio State Bar Association in family law, Ms. Buck is skilled and experienced in mediation and collaborative law. She is a member of International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, trustee of Central Ohio Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals, and co-founder/annual co-trainer in Collaborative Practice Training. She has been invited to speak at programs for Columbus Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Capital University Law School, Ohio House Judiciary Committee, and the Ohio Supreme Court.

A graduate of Brown University and O.S.U. Moritz College of Law and admitted to the Ohio Bar, Ms. Buck has served in many leadership roles in her local community. These include Chairman of the Brown Alumni Schools Committee, Chairman of the board of Syntero Northwest Counseling Services, Chairman of the Upper Arlington Education Foundation Board of Trustees and Trustee of the Upper Arlington Community Foundation. She is a designated fellow of the Ohio State Bar Foundation.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Family Law
  • 20%Estate Planning & Probate
Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Father's Rights, Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts

Selections

12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2022

About Elaine S. Buck

First Admitted: 1981, Ohio

Professional Webpage: https://www.centralohioattorneys.com/elaine-buck/

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Mediation Training
  • Family Relations Law Specialist, Ohio State Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Chairman, Brown Alumni School Committee
  • Trustee, Upper Arlington Community Foundation
  • Chairman, Upper Arlington Education Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Chairman, Board of Northwest Counseling Services
  • First Member, First Community Church

Honors/Awards

  • Fellow, Ohio State Bar Association Foundation 
  • Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Awardee, Super Attorney

Educational Background

  • Brown University, 1978

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Key Provider of Committee Testimony and Support for Ohio General Assembly in passage of Ohio Collaborative Family Law Act, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Presenter, Columbus Bar Association: Resolving Tough Cases through Collaborative Practice, 2017
  • Ohio State Bar Association Specialist Certification in Family Law, 2021
  • Presenter, Ohio State Bar Association: Ethics Matters in Collaborative Law, 2018
  • Trainer, COACDP Collaborative Practice Basic Training, 2020
  • Presenter, Ohio Supreme Court Dispute Resolution Conference, 2018
  • Trustee, Central Ohio Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals, 2021
  • Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2021

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Presentation on Collaborative Practice in the most complex and challenging cases., Presenter, Resolving the Most Difficult Cases the Collaborative Way, Ohio Supreme Court Dispute Resolution Conference..., 2018
  • Served as training founder in 2015 and then as annual trainer on best practices in Collaborative Practice in Ohio through 2020., Trainer and Founder, COACDP Collaborative Practice Basic Training, Central Ohio Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals, 2020
  • Presentation for Columbus Bar Association on out-of-court resolution of challenging cases through Collaborative Practice, Presenter, Resolving Tough Cases through Collaborative Practice, Columbus Bar Association, 2017
  • Presenter for the Ohio State Bar Association on ethical issues that might arise in Collaborative Practice., Presenter, Ethics Matters in Collaborative Law.., Ohio State Bar Association, 2018

Industry Groups

  • Adoptions
  • Collaborative Law
  • Family Law
  • Mediation
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Office Location for Elaine S. Buck

3380 Tremont Rd
Suite 110
Columbus, OH 43221

Phone: 614-538-2901

Fax: 614-485-9462

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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