Nicholas W. Yaeger

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Columbus, OH

Law Office of Nicholas W. Yaeger, LLC
 | 580 South High Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-224-4114
Fax: 614-224-3804
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (60%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (30%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of his own law firm, Nicholas W. Yaeger has almost 14 years of experience in representing his clients in Columbus, Ohio, and throughout the central region of the state. Mr. Yaeger focuses his practice on family law, handling cases involving divorce, child custody, visitation, property division, child and spousal support and other related matters. He also has experience in employment law, providing assistance to clients who have been the victims of workplace discrimination or who are seeking compensation in a severance agreement.

Mr. Yaeger graduated with honors in the top 10 percent of his class from the Capital University Law School with his Juris Doctor in 2004. He was subsequently licensed to practice law in Ohio and is admitted to practice before all of the state courts.

During his career, Mr. Yaeger has built a strong reputation as a highly skilled lawyer among his peers, his community and the judiciary. He is rated as AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell, which is a peer reviewed rating that only a select few attorneys are able to attain. Mr. Yaeger has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 and The National Advocates: Top 100 Lawyers. Mr. Yaeger approaches every case with a client-centered approach. He believes in the importance of involving his clients in every step of their cases. This approach has resulted in Mr. Yaeger's obtaining many successful results.

Mr. Yaeger is an active member of several professional organizations, including the Columbus, Ohio State and American bar associations. He is a fellow of the Columbus Bar Foundation, and he is a member of the Capital University Law School Alumni Relations Board. Mr. Yaeger regularly speaks on employment law and matrimonial law topics at conferences throughout the state.

*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
  • 60%Family Law
  • 30%Employment Litigation
  • 10%General Litigation
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce


Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2012 - 2016

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About Nicholas Yaeger

Admitted: 2004, Ohio

Professional Webpage:


  • Peer Advisor, Capital University Law School, 2004
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Received the Presidential Merit Academic Scholarship, 2001
  • Member, Dean's Advisory Counsel - Franklin University, 2001
  • AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale Hubbell
  • Graduated with Honors, Magna Cum Laude and Order of the Curia, 2004
  • 10/10 rating in both Family and Employment Law by AVVO
  • Added to the 2019 Best Lawyers Directory, U.S. News & World Report, Best Lawyers, 2019

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • National Executive Committee Member, National Advocates Association, 2016
  • Federal District Court Bar, 2005
  • Columbus Bar Foundation, Fellow

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of Trustees, Capital University Law School Alumni Association, 2015

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Divorce Law for Paralegals., Speaker, Enforcing Post Decree Judgments, 2013
  • Capital University Law School, CLE Employment Law - Emerging Issues in Health Care and Plaintiff's Employment Discrimination, Speaker, 2015
  • Speaker - Advanced Issues Involving Spousal Support, Speaker, Ohio Association For Justice, 2017
  • Speaker, Double Dipping: Status and Changes in the Law, Ohio State Bar Association, Family Law Institute, 2016


  • Vincent Guinn, M.D. v. Mount Carmel Health Systems, Inc. et al., U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio $3.8 Million Verdict, 2013
  • Jospeh Rock et. al., v. Franklin County - U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2015

Representative Clients:

  • Favret Heating & Cooling, Inc., 2017
  • J. Thomas & Co d/b/a Waffle House, 2019
  • DKG Pizza Services, Inc. dba Massey's Pizza, 2010
  • Wirthman Brothers, Inc., 2009
  • Ron Murphy Heating & Cooling, Inc., 2012
  • EPI, Inc., 2007
  • Dublin Dental Associates
  • Midwest Electrical Systems, Inc., 2012
  • Net Gold Transactions Limited, 2013
  • Rite Temp Heating and Cooling, Inc., 2012
  • Dedicated Electric, Inc., 2011
  • Daily Grind, LLC, 2009
  • Binford Builders, Inc., 2013
  • Aspen Energy, 2012
  • Janarm, Inc., 2007

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • State of Ohio v. Piotrowski, 2005-Ohio-4550 (Tenth District Court of Appeals 2005)
  • Osterman v. Caltrider, 2013-Ohio-1758 (Fifth District Court of Appeals, 2013)
  • Hightower v. Hightower, 10th Dist. No. 16AP-182, 2016-Ohio-7870
  • CEO Magazine's, Top Attorneys In Ohio, 2016
  • CEO Magazine's, Top Attorneys In Ohio, 2015
  • Global Launch, Inc. v. Wisehart, 156 Ohio Misc.2d 1 (2010)
  • Gallo v. Gallo, 10th District No. 14AP-179, 2015-Ohio-982
  • State ex rel. Kess v. Antonoplos, 5th Dist. No. 16CAD030010, 2017-Ohio-305 (Writ of Mandamus Granted)
  • National Trial Lawyer's Association - Top 40 Attorneys Under 40, 2015-2016
  • Hackman v. Hackman, 2008-Ohio-820 (Tenth District Court of Appeals 2009)
  • CEO Magazine's, Top Attorneys In Ohio, 2017
  • McCall v. Kranz, 10th Dist. No. 15AP-436, 2016-Ohio-214
  • CEO Magazine's Top Attorneys in Ohio, 2018

Industry Groups

  • Private Law Firm
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Office Location for Nicholas W. Yaeger

580 South High Street
Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 614-224-4114

Fax: 614-224-3804

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Last Updated: 8/28/2019

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