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Gary S. Wellbaum

Gary S. Wellbaum

Of Counsel
Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Phone:
614-454-3179
866-920-1462
Fax:
614-798-1935
Email:

Gary Wellbaum is a 1981 graduate of Ohio Northern University, where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. He received his law degree in 1984 from The Ohio State University, College of Law.

Since 1991, Gary has limited his practice exclusively to Family Law. He has been an Ohio State Bar Association Certified Family Relations Law Specialist since the program's inception in 2000.

While Gary handles a broad range of family law matters including divorce, dissolution, child support, child custody, grandparent's rights, step-parent adoptions, pre-nuptial agreements, and family law appeals ranging from the basic to the complex, his focus in recent years has been custody cases involving allegations of abuse and alienation. Gary also assists alternative families with their unique family law needs including co-habitation agreements, co-parenting agreements, and same-sex divorce and dissolution.

Gary believes in maintaining a strong level of communication with his clients, informing and advising them at every step in the legal process. He involves his clients in the decisions that need to be made in their cases and educates them on the outcomes they can anticipate. He has a strong network of other professionals he can draw upon to help his clients achieve positive results.

Gary lectures regularly on the topic of family law at the local, state, and national levels.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1987

Education

  • The Ohio State University College of Law, Columbus, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1984
  • Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio
    • B.S. - 1981
    • Major: Business Administration

Classes/Seminars

  • ABA Presidential Showcase - ABA National Meeting 2004, Presented White Paper and topic of Same-Sex Marriages and Non-Marital Unions

Honors and Awards

  • Selected to serve on a committee for the ABA Family Law Section's Working Group on Same-Sex Marriages and Non-Marital Unions

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Certified Family Relations Law Specialist, 2000 - Present
  • ABA Family Law Sections' Committee on Alternative Families, Co-Vice Chair 2005, Vice-Chair 2006
  • ABA Family Law Section Committee, Board Member - Developed A Uniform Law Governing Parenting Rights in Alternative Famillies, 2012 - Present