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Brinkman, Karen Riestenberg

119 East Court StreetCincinnati, OH 45202-1203
Phones: 513-878-1437
866-761-7660 (Toll Free)
Fax: 513-241-3833
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I am a hardworking attorney who enjoys helping people with their family law issues and fighting for their property and parenting rights. I love educating my clients about the law and developing options on how to proceed. I enjoy a great relationship with the judges, magistrates and other attorneys in Warren, Clermont & Hamilton Counties in Ohio and am very active in the Cincinnati & Ohio State Bar Associations in order to stay current in the laws concerning my clients.

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I am a hardworking attorney who enjoys helping people with their family law issues and fighting for their property and parenting rights. I love educating my clients about the law and developing options on how to proceed. I enjoy a great relationship with the judges, magistrates and other attorneys in Warren, Clermont & Hamilton Counties in Ohio and am very active in the Cincinnati & Ohio State Bar Associations in order to stay current in the laws concerning my clients.

I have practiced solely domestic relations/family law since 1986.

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Involved in community by way of tennis, dance, soccer, church and school.

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Current Employment Position(s)
Lead Counsel
Practice Areas
Domestic Relations/Family LawDivorceDissolutionCollaborative LawPost Decree MattersCustody/Parenting TimeShared ParentingStepparent Adoptions (Relatives)Grandparent VisitationSeparation AgreementsMediationSpeaking/TeachingTestimonials
Qualifications
Bar Admissions
Ohio, 1984U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1986
Other Affiliations
American Bar Association, 1991 - 1993 (District Representative, Young Lawyers Division Executive Council) American Bar Association, 1989 - 1993 (Region 5 Coordinator, Disaster Legal Assistance Committee) American Bar Association, 1992 (Presenter, Leadership Workshop Panel, Affiliate Outreach Project) Ohio State Bar Association, 1993 - 1997 (Committee on Public Understanding of the Law) Ohio State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 1984 - 1994Ohio State Bar Association, Family Law, 1998 - Present (Legislative Drafting Subcommittee) Cincinnati Bar Association, 1991 - 1993 (Board of Trustees) Cincinnati Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 1992 - 1993 (Chair) Cincinnati Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 1988 - 1994 (Executive Committee) Cincinnati Bar Association (Chair Elect) Cincinnati Bar Association (Vice Chair) Cincinnati Bar Association (Secretary) Cincinnati Bar Association (Practical Law Institute Committee) Cincinnati Bar Association, 1986 - Present (Chair, Domestic Relations Court Committee) Cincinnati Bar Association (Member Committee Development Committee) Cincinnati Bar Association, 1993 - Present (Aka Committee on Committee) Greater Cincinnati Women Lawyers Association, 1987 - 1988 (President) Greater Cincinnati Women Lawyers Association, 1986 - 1995 (Executive Board, Membership Chair) Greater Cincinnati Women Lawyers Association, 1985 - Present (Member) Seton High School, 1984 (Alumnae Board) Setan High School Alumnae Association, 1988 - 1991 (President) Seton High School, 1998 (Board of Trustees) Seton High School, 1992 (Mission Effectiveness Committee) Mason Public Library (Former President) Mason Public Library, 1998 - Present (Member)
Honors
Fletcher E. Nyce AwardCraig Menderson Memorial AwardXavier University Certificate of Recognition
Classes and Seminars
Lecturer, Domestic Relations/Family Law, Cincinnati Bar Association
Lecturer, Domestic Relations/Family Law, Ohio State Bar Association
Lecturer, Domestic Relations/Family Law, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education
Instructor, Domestic Relations, Hondros Career Center
Speaker, Fifth Amendment Issues in Domestic Relations, Ohio Magistrates Association Convention
Speaker, Evenings of Enrichment and Career Related Events, Seton High School
Pro Bono Activities
Volunteer Lawyers Project-Divorce Clinic Etc.Member, Lebanon Optimist Club, 2008 - Present
Past Positions
Kimpel, Hyland, Weinkam & Goodson, LPA, Cincinnati, Ohio, Associate, 1994 - 1998Bolsinger & Brinkman, Cincinnati, Ohio, Associate, 1986 - 1993Judge Robert S. Kraft, Hamilton County, Ohio Court of Common Pleas, Constable, 1985 - 1986Shade and Shade Co., LPA, Delaware, Ohio, Legal Assistant, 1983 - 1984James C. Ayers and Associates, Columbus, Ohio, Legal Assistant, 1983
Education
The Ohio State University College of Law, Columbus, Ohio, June, 1984
Juris Doctor
Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1981
Bachelor of Arts
Honors: magna cum laude
Major: Economics and Theology
Fraternities and Sororities
Alpha Sigma Nu
Office Information
Address
119 East Court StreetCincinnati, OH 45202-1203
Phone
513-878-1437866-761-7660 (Toll Free)
Fax
513-241-3833
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