S. Scott Haynes

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Worthington, OH

Haynes Kessler Myers & Postalakis
 | 300 West Wilson Bridge Road, Suite 100
Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: 614-356-7655
Fax: 614-764-0774
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Scott Haynes is a shareholder at Haynes Kessler Myers & Postalakis and is an Ohio State Bar Association Board Certified Family Law Specialist. He is also a Fellow in and a Certified Mediator by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He has extensive experience as a trial litigator and negotiator as well as in alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and collaborative divorce. He practices in Worthington, Columbus and throughout central Ohio. Mr. Haynes graduated from Cedarville College with a Bachelor of Arts and Capital University Law School with a Juris Doctorate. Mr. Haynes is an experienced trial lawyer. Still, he takes an active approach to try to settle a case without trial if that is possible. But if settlement is not possible, he will aggressively litigate a case with a team of professionals and experts to assist him.

Taking a collaborative approach to family law issues can help people facing tough decisions to find a resolution in a nonconfrontational environment. Mr. Haynes has spent years guiding clients through alternative dispute resolution methods, including mediation and collaborative divorce. He knows that these cost-efficient and timesaving options can be invaluable for those ready to move forward with their lives.

Whether he is mediating a divorce or litigating a custody dispute, Mr. Haynes remains committed to finding a solution that supports his client's best interests. As a testament to his skill and professionalism, Mr. Haynes has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

A frequent guest lecturer and published author, Mr. Haynes enjoys sharing his legal knowledge with others. He serves as a current Board member and past president of the Central Ohio Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals and is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Mr. Haynes also is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Columbus Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Father's Rights

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020

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About Scott Haynes

Admitted: 1992, Ohio

Professional Webpage: https://www.ohiolawyersgroup.com/attorneys/s-scott-haynes/

Honors/Awards:

  • Ohio Super Lawyers for Family Law, 2011
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers www.AAML.org, 2010
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for Family Law, 2010

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Ohio State Bar Association Board Certified Family Law Specialist

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Ohio, 1992
  • Untied States Supreme Court, 1997
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 1996
  • Columbus Bar Association, Court of Appeals Sub-Committee, Chairperson, 2006 to present
  • Ohio Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals, past President
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1993
  • Columbus Bar Association, Family Law Committee, Member
  • Ohio Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Board Member, 2008 to present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Hunting for Cohabitation in the Spousal Support Jungle", Domestic Relations Journal of Ohio (March/April 2014), Author, Hunting for Cohabitation in the Spousal Support Jungle, Domestic Relations Journal of Ohio, 2014
  • "The Ohio Collaborative Family Law Act", Domestic Relations Journal of Ohio (May/June 2012), Author, The Ohio Collaborative Family Law Act, Domestic Relations Journal of Ohio, 2012
  • Lecturer to Judges, Magistrates and fellow Lawyers on Family Law topics including Spousal Support, Child Support, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Collaborative Law
  • "Student Loans: 3 Schools of Thought on Who Gets the Bill", Domestic Relations Journal of Ohio (September/October 2016), Author, Student Loans: 3 Schools of Thought on Who Gets the Bill, Domestic Relations Journal of Ohio, 2016

Educational Background:

  • Cedarville University, B.A., 1985

Industry Groups

  • American Academy Of Matrimonial Lawyers
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Office Location for S. Scott Haynes

300 West Wilson Bridge Road
Suite 100
Worthington, OH 43085

Phone: 614-356-7655

Fax: 614-764-0774

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Last Updated: 10/19/2019

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