Robert J. Behal

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Columbus, OH

The Behal Law Group LLC
 | 501 South High Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-643-5050
Fax: 614-340-3892
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2012, 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (50%),
  • Business/Corporate (40%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Italian
Attorney Profile

Since 1977, Robert J. Behal has been representing those in the state of Ohio, particularly central Ohio, in matters of divorce law, probate and estate administration and business. As founder of The Behal Law Group LLC, he primarily works with medium-sized business in employee issues, noncompetition, sales and acquisitions, entity planning and formation, contracts, business litigation and real estate transactions.

A board member of The Breathing Association, he also serves on the City of Bexley, Ohio’s Board of Zoning Appeals. In 2014, Best Lawyers of American named him Domestic Relations Lawyer of the Year and one of the Best Lawyers in America. For his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, Mr. Behal earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Behal obtained a Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1977 after earning a Bachelor of Arts from The Ohio State University in 1974. Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and in the state of Ohio, he has extensive experience in business law that is valuable in cases of divorce matters, including alimony issues and business and investment assets.

Business owners who require advice for critical issues that come up during day-to-day operations and those who are faced with legal issues when trying to buy or sell a business are common clients of Mr. Behal’s. Those who want to set up a solid estate plan to protect their assets and their family after their death and those who are concerned about how divorce will impact their future also benefit from his experience and knowledge earned over the last 40 years.

* 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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (50%): Divorce

Business/Corporate (40%): Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations

Estate Planning & Probate (10%): Probate & Estate Administration

Focus Areas

Divorce, Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations, Probate & Estate Administration


Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2012, 2014 - 2019

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About Robert Behal

Admitted: 1977, Ohio

Professional Webpage:


  • “Best Lawyers in America” and Domestic Relations Lawyer, Central Ohio, Best Lawyers in America, 2014
  • “AV” from the Martindale-Hubbell peer
  • “Super Lawyer” from 2006 through this year, Ohio Law and Politics magazineyear.
  • Carrie Nelson Black Award, Central Ohio Breathing Association

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Breathing Association, Board Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board Member Central Ohio Breathing Assn, President of Board 2003; Provided pro bono legal representation to The Breathing Assn.


  • Lead Counsel in Reorganization of Casto Investments Company LLLP
  • Lead Seller's Counsel in sale of Broad Street Management portfolio of real estate

Educational Background:

  • B.A. The Ohio State University, 1974, Social Sciences (Pre-Med) Honors Curriculum;  Bishop Watterson High School, Columbus, Ohio, 1971.
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Office Location for Robert J. Behal

501 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 614-643-5050

Fax: 614-340-3892

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Last Updated: 5/6/2019

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