Ronald Petroff

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Columbus, OH

Petroff Law Offices, LLC
 | 140 East Town Street, Suite 1070
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-222-4288
Fax: 614-222-4289
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Russian
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Ronald Petroff is the managing partner of Petroff Law Offices, LLC, in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Petroff devotes his practice entirely to family law and serves clients throughout Ohio. He has experience with cases involving divorce, adoption, child custody, child support, firefighter divorce, grandparents’ rights, military divorce, same-sex divorce and more.

    Mr. Petroff has been licensed to practice in Ohio since 2006 and is admitted in all state courts and before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio. Over the course of his career he has received honors and awards for his work, including being named one of the “10 best family lawyers under the age of 40” by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

    Additional organizations Mr. Petroff has received recognition from include the American Society of Legal Advocates and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He was also named a “40 under 40” honoree by Columbus Business First.

    Mr. Petroff earned a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University, double majoring in American history and political science. He went on to receive his law degree from the Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law. While attending law school, he was a member of the national labor and employment law moot court team and earned an alternative dispute resolution certification.

    Outside of the office, Mr. Petroff regularly speaks at conferences and seminars. He has presented for organizations such as the John Mercer Langston Bar Association and at various other meetings and events. He also participates in the Mentoring and More program at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

    Practice Areas
    • 90%Family Law
    • 10%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


    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 6 years

    Rising Stars: 2016 - 2021

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    About Ronald Petroff

    Admitted: 2006, Ohio

    Professional Webpage:


    • 20 People to Know in Law, Columbus Business First, 2016
    • Top 1% of Attorneys, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
    • Top 40 Family Law Laywer 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 Laywer 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 Laywer 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

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2006

    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

    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

    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

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Campaign Chairman-The Honorable Judge Kim Browne, 2015


    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

    Industry Groups

    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • American Bar Association
    • Matrimonial Lawyers
    • Ohio State Bar Association
    • Trial Lawyers
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    Office Location for Ronald Petroff

    140 East Town Street
    Suite 1070
    Columbus, OH 43215

    Phone: 614-222-4288

    Fax: 614-222-4289

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    Last Updated: 7/2/2020

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