Heather G. Sowald

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Columbus, OH

Sowald, Sowald, Anderson, Hawley, & Johnson
 | 400 South Fifth Street, Suite 101
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-556-4231
Fax: 614-464-2035
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2010, 2021
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Heather G. Sowald is founding member of Sowald Sowald Anderson Hawley & Johnson, and focuses her practice on divorce, family law and custody matters. Representing the people of Columbus, Ohio, and central Ohio, her family law experience is extensive and led to her teaching family law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and she regularly speaks on topics of family law, domestic relations law, and professionalism and ethics.

    In 1976, she graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a Bachelor of Arts before moving on to law school. At Capital University Law School, she earned her Juris Doctor and graduated in 1979. Ms. Sowald is admitted to practice in the state of Ohio and before the United States Supreme Court. For her successful work during her career, she was named to the Top 50 Women in Ohio in the Super Lawyers list.

    She is past president and current member of the Columbus Bar Association, the Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association and the Ohio State Bar Association. A member of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Central Ohio, she also served as the chair of the Columbus Bar Association’s Family Law Committee and the Professional Ethics Committee.

    Her practice includes matters of visitation, child support and collaborative family law. As a highly talented, knowledgeable and fair attorney, she is known for her commitment to the best interests of her clients. As they face potentially difficult family law matters and changes to their lives, Ms. Sowald focuses on setting up a successful future for everyone she works with.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

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


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    Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2010, 2021

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    About Heather Sowald

    Admitted: 1979, Ohio

    Professional Webpage: https://www.sowaldlaw.com/attorney/sowald-heather-g/


    • Super Lawyers
    • Super Lawyers Top 50 Women Ohio
    • Professionalism Award, Capital University Law School Alumni Association, 1999
    • Bar Service Award, Columbus Bar Association, 2007
    • Alumni of the Year, Capital University Law School, 2005

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Past Chair of the Professional Ethics Committee, Columbus Bar Association
    • Past Chair, Family Law Committee, Columbus Bar Association
    • Co-Founder and Past President, Collaborative Family Law Council of Central Ohio
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987
    • Ohio, 1979
    • Past President, Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association, 1989
    • Past President, Ohio State Bar Association, 2004
    • Past President, Columbus Bar Association, 1998
    • President, Women Lawyers of Franklin County, 1984

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Frequent Speaker, Domestic Relations Law, Professionalism and Ethics, Family Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
    • Taught Family Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

    Educational Background:

    • Case Western Reserve University, B.A., 1976
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    Office Location for Heather G. Sowald

    400 South Fifth Street
    Suite 101
    Columbus, OH 43215

    Phone: 614-556-4231

    Fax: 614-464-2035

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