Gerald J. Babbitt

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Columbus, OH

Babbitt & Dahlberg LLC
 | 4400 N High St, 503 South Front Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43214
Phone: 614-228-4200
Fax: 614-228-4224
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004, 2006 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    As the managing partner of the Babbitt & Dahlberg, LLC, law firm in Columbus, Ohio, attorney Gerald J. Babbitt focuses his practice exclusively on family law, matrimonial law and divorce arbitration. Serving clients throughout the Columbus metro region and across the state, Mr. Babbitt has achieved notable success throughout his more than 30 years of practicing law by helping his clients with all of their difficult and complex legal matters involving divorce, child custody and support, high-asset property division, and more.

    Certified as a family relations law specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association and certified as an arbitrator with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Mr. Babbitt has earned a reputation for his negotiation skills and for aggressively advocating on behalf of those he serves. Whether in the courtroom or at the negotiation table, Mr. Babbitt fights hard to protect the rights and best interests of his clients, and he uses every tool at his disposal to help them achieve the most favorable outcomes possible.

    From this high level of commitment to his clients' needs and goals and his impeccable professionalism, Mr. Babbitt has received a number of awards and honors. Regarded as one of the top family law attorneys in Ohio, he holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. In 2017, U.S. News & World Report named his practice among the Best Law Firms for Family Law in Ohio.

    A 1976 cum laude graduate of Miami University, Mr. Babbitt attended The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1979. He is a member of the American Bar Association Family Law Section and sits on the family law committees for both the Columbus Bar Association and Ohio State Bar Association. He is also a fellow with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

    Well versed in his practice areas, he helped author "The Joy of Settlement, The Family Lawyer's Guide to Effective Negotiations and Settlement Strategies," and he conducts continuing legal education seminars throughout the country.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 90%Family Law
    • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Arbitration, Mediation


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 17 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2004, 2006 - 2021

    Ohio State Bar Association Certified SpecialistAmerican Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

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    About Gerald Babbitt

    Admitted: 1979, Ohio

    Professional Webpage:


    • Ohio Super Lawyers
    • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™
    • Included in U.S. News Best Law Firms, 2017
    • Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers, 2010-2014, 2016
    • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
    • Top 50 Columbus Area Super Lawyers, 2010-2016
    • Listed as a Best Lawyer in Family Law, 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
    • Listed on Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified specialist in family relations law by the Ohio State Bar Association
    • Certified arbitrator by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1980
    • Member, Family Law Section, American Bar Association
    • Referee, Franklin County Juvenile Court, 1980-1983
    • Ohio, 1979
    • Member, Family Law Committee, Ohio State Bar Association
    • Referee, Franklin County Court of Domestic Relations, 1983-1986
    • Member, Family Law Committee, Columbus Bar Association
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    Educational Background:

    • Miami University, B.S., cum laude, 1976
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    Office Location for Gerald J. Babbitt

    4400 N High St
    503 South Front Street, Suite 200
    Columbus, OH 43214

    Phone: 614-228-4200

    Fax: 614-228-4224

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