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Juliette Gaffney Dame

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Lebanon, OH

Rittgers & Rittgers, Attorneys at Law
12 East Warren Street
Lebanon, OH 45036
Phone: 513-496-0134
Fax: 513-934-2201
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022
Licensed in Ohio Since: 2006
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Attorney Juliette Gaffney Dame is a partner with Rittgers & Rittgers, Attorneys at Law, which has office locations in Lebanon, West Chester, Cincinnati and Oxford, Ohio, as well as in Florence, Kentucky. Working primarily out of the firm's Cincinnati location, Ms. Dame provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout her region who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Domestic relations

·       Divorce

·       Juvenile law

Well versed in mediation and collaborative law, Ms. Dame prefers to help her clients resolve their conflicts and reach favorable agreements without the need for expensive, contentious and time-consuming court battles. Having served as guardian ad litem for children in divorce proceedings, she understands the value in keeping children out of such situations; however, she also has an extensive amount of trial experience borne from her years as a prosecutor, so she will not hesitate to take her clients' issues to court when necessary.

At all turns, Ms. Dame provides highly personalized counsel to her clients to help them make the best-informed decisions as she works diligently in assisting them with pursuing their goals and the positive results they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

Ms. Dame has received the Client Satisfaction Award from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as well as numerous testimonials and referrals from those she has served.

A 1996 graduate of Drew University, where she was a dean's list scholar, Ms. Dame obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Dayton School of Law in 2006. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, and she is an active member of the Cincinnati Bar Association, the Warren County Bar Association, the Butler County Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Selections

1 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2022

About Juliette Gaffney Dame

First Admitted: 2006, Ohio

Professional Webpage: https://www.rittgers.com/attorney/Juliette-G-Dame/

Newsletters

  • With the novel Coronavirus taking over every aspect of life, including parenting, this is a time to be flexible and work together, even with a former spouse. As quarantines and concerns for people with pre-existing health conditions take center stages, parents may not be able to follow their regular school. Parents need to work together regarding school as well which may be happening virtually rather than in person. While it is not ideal, working together for your children is still in the kids' best interests., How does the Coronavirus Affect Parenting with an Ex?, Custody, Family Law
  • It is imperative that both parties have access to their own health insurance by the completion of their divorce or dissolution and companies cannot continue to cover a former spouse. COBRA options may be available but at a very high cost as the employer is not required to contribute to the payment of health insurance under COBRA., How long can I Stay on my Ex's Health Insurance, Family Law
  • When a child is born as a result of a rape or sexual abuse, some jurisdictions will allow the victim of the abuse to terminate the parental rights of the abuser., When Can Survivors Terminate Parental Rights, Family Law, Custody
  • When a spouse has been cheated on, they oftentimes want the cheating spouse to be punished by the court. Unless there is financial misconduct by the cheating spouse, including using marital assets to fund their relationship, the court will not punish. Family Court is a court of equity and not a court that punishes a wrongdoer, Will the Court Punish my Ex for Having an Affair, Family Law

Educational Background

  • Drew University, BA in Political Science, 1996

Honors/Awards

  • 10 Best Attorneys - Ohio, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2016
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys - Client Satisfaction Award
  • 10 Best Attorneys - Ohio, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2020
  • 10 Best Attorneys - Ohio, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2019
  • 10 Best Attorneys - Ohio, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2018
  • 10 Best Attorneys - Ohio, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2017
  • American Law Institute, 10 Best Attorneys - Ohio, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Cincinnati Bar Association, 2018
  • Collaborative Bar Association, 2022
  • Butler County Bar Association, 2022
  • Warren County Bar Association - Character and Fitness Committee, 2022
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 2022
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, 2022
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2007
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, 2021
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, 2020
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, 2019
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, 2013
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, 2017
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, 2016
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, 2015
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, 2014
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, 2012
  • Butler County Bar Association, 2021
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, 2011
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, 2010
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, 2009
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, 2008
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, 2007
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, 2006
  • Butler County Bar Association, 2017
  • Butler County Bar Association, 2020
  • Butler County Bar Association, 2019
  • Butler County Bar Association, 2018
  • Butler County Bar Association, 2013
  • Butler County Bar Association, 2016
  • Butler County Bar Association, 2015
  • Butler County Bar Association, 2014
  • Butler County Bar Association, 2012
  • Butler County Bar Association, 2011
  • Butler County Bar Association, 2010
  • Butler County Bar Association, 2009
  • Butler County Bar Association, 2008
  • Warren County Bar Association - Member of the Character and Fitness Committee, 2020
  • Butler County Bar Association, 2007
  • Butler County Bar Association, 2006
  • Warren County Bar Association - Member of the Character and Fitness Committee, 2021
  • Warren County Bar Association - Member of the Character and Fitness Committee, 2019
  • Warren County Bar Association - Member of the Character and Fitness Committee, 2015
  • Warren County Bar Association - Member of the Character and Fitness Committee, 2018
  • Warren County Bar Association - Member of the Character and Fitness Committee, 2017
  • Warren County Bar Association - Member of the Character and Fitness Committee, 2016
  • Warren County Bar Association - Member of the Character and Fitness Committee, 2014
  • Warren County Bar Association - Member of the Character and Fitness Committee, 2013
  • Warren County Bar Association - Member of the Character and Fitness Committee, 2012
  • Warren County Bar Association, 2011
  • Warren County Bar Association, 2008
  • Warren County Bar Association, 2011
  • Warren County Bar Association, 2010
  • Warren County Bar Association, 2009
  • Warren County Bar Association, 2007
  • Warren County Bar Association, 2006
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 2020
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 2021
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 2019
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 2018
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 2017
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 2013
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 2016
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 2015
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 2014
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 2012
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 2008
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 2011
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 2010
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 2009
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 2007
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 2006

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Dan Beard Council (BSA) - Board Member, Chair of Hopewell District, 2021
  • SAFE on Main provides comprehensive services to Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Human Trafficking Survivors including crisis shelter, court advocacy, therapy, and support groups. SAFE on Main also provides prevention education regarding healthy relationships, character building, and sexual assault prevention in schools.
  • Springboro Basketball, 2017 to 2020
  • Dan Beard Council (BSA) - Board Member, Chair of Hopewell District, 2020
  • Warren County Abuse and Rape Crisis Shelter (ARCS) - Board Member, Finance Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, 2021
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Office Location for Juliette Gaffney Dame

12 East Warren Street
Lebanon, OH 45036

Phone: 513-496-0134

Fax: 513-934-2201

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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