Ronald Petroff

Top rated family law attorney in Columbus, Ohio

Petroff Law Offices, LLC
Ronald Petroff
Petroff Law Offices, LLC

Practice Areas: Family law, Business & corporate; view more

Licensed in Ohio since: 2006

Education: The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Russian

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2021

Petroff Law Offices, LLC

140 East Town Street
Suite 1070
Columbus, OH 43215 Visit website


Ronald Petroff is a family law attorney and the managing partner of Petroff Law Offices, LLC, in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Petroff has experience with all types of family law matters, including divorce and custody. He has over a decade of legal experience and serves clients throughout the Columbus region. 

Over his years in practice, Mr. Petroff has helped numerous Ohio residents with complex family law issues. He provides understanding and compassionate legal services while advocating for his clients through negotiation or mediation. His success has earned him many awards and accolades, including being voted one of the “10 Best Family Lawyers Under the Age of 40” by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

Additionally, Attorney and Practice magazine, the American Society of Legal Advocates, the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel have recognized Mr. Petroff for his high standing in the legal community. In 2017, Columbus Business First magazine included him on their “40 Under 40” list and Expertise named him the “Best Divorce Lawyer in Columbus.” 

Mr. Moritz holds a license to practice law before all Ohio state courts and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio. He regularly speaks on legal topics for various organizations and contributes his time and talents to his local community whenever he can. 

Born in Cleveland, Mr. Petroff graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University with bachelor’s degrees in American history and political science. He went on to earn his law degree from The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law. During law school, he participated on the moot court and trial competition teams and obtained an alternative dispute resolution certificate.

Practice areas

Family law, Business/corporate

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & spousal support, Child support, Custody & visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Juvenile law, Paternity, Prenuptial agreements, Marital property, Same sex family law

  • 90% Family law
  • 10% Business/corporate

First Admitted: 2006, Ohio

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Vanderbilt Commodores
  • Ohio State Buckeyes
  • Community Shelter Board "Women, Wine & Shoes", Silver Stiletto, 2017
  • Operation Legal Help Ohio, 2014
  • American Cancer Society, Real Men Wear Pink Sponsor, 2016
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Northern Districts of Ohio, 2009
  • United States District Court for the Southern Districts of Ohio, 2006
Educational Background:
  • University School in Hunting Valley, Ohio
  • Vanderbilt University, cum laude, Majors: Political Science and American History, Honors: Member of the Sigma Chi fraternity , 2003
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2006
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Campaign Chairman-The Honorable Judge Kim Browne, 2015
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Speaker, Collaborative Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Symposium on ethics and ADR, 2016
  • Selected to participate in  The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law “Mentoring & More” program, 2016
  • Speaker, Practice of Domestic Relations and Juvenile Law, John Mercer Langston Bar Association, 2012
  • Vanderbilt University Alumni Speaker, Upper Arlington High School’s College Fair, 2008
  • Key Note Speaker, The Ohio State University’s Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, Law School Admissions Process, Law School Curriculum, and an introduction into the field of Family Law, 2008
  • 20 People to Know in Law, Columbus Business First, 2016
  • Top 1% of Attorneys, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
  • , Top 40 Family Law Lawyer under 40, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014
  • Best Divorce Lawyers in Columbus, Expertise, 2017
  • 40 Under 40, Columbus Business First, 2017
  • Firm Rated by Columbus Business First, Top Family Law Firms, Columbus Business First, 2015
  • , Top 10 Family Law Lawyer under 40, NAFBL, 2014
  • Best Attorneys of America, Rue Ratings, 2015
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • Perfect Score in the Class, Criminal Law in the Boardroom, CALI, 2006
  • , Top 10 Family Law Lawyer under 40, AIFLA, 2015
  • Perfect 10 Rating, AVVO, 2014
  • Premier 100 Trial Attorney, National Academy of Jurisprudence, 2016
  • Given to attorneys who are deemed to have very high professional ethics and notable legal ability. Only lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability receive a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating., Distinguished for High Professional Achievement , Martindale Hubbell, 2018
Industry Groups:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • American Bar Association
  • Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Trial Lawyers

Office location for Ronald Petroff

140 East Town Street
Suite 1070
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 614-222-4288


2 Years Super Lawyers
6 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2021

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