J. Michael Kaufman

2345 Ashland Avenue, Suite 300
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206
United States
Office Phone: 513-621-4899
Member since 2008
Membership Type: IACP



I have extensive experience reaching resolution to family law matters in and out of the court room since 1993. I am able to adapt to the situation at hand. If opposing counsel and/or spouse are being reasonable then we will settle the matter in a dignified and respectful manner. Should the opposition be unreasonable then we will seek fairness through the judicial system. Without a doubt, the type of attorney you choose is one of the largest determining factors of how your family law matter will proceed. By choosing a difficult attorney you, and your family, are more likely to have a difficult experience.

There ARE times when an adversarial and contentious divorce is unavoidable, but this can be the exception. I do have significant ability and expertise litigating court cases since 1993. However, my years of experience has taught me it takes much more skill and talent as an attorney to successfully reach a fair and equitable resolution to a family law matter outside of the court room than inside one.

I have seen the good, the ugly, and the uglier. It is my overwhelming experience that those cases which are litigated through Domestic Relations (Divorce) or Juvenile Court are counter-productive to the FAMILY UNIT. Litigants may not be husband and wife for much longer, but they will always be Mom and Dad and Grandma and Grandpa after that.

Families, and especially the children, deserve a respectful and non-destructive division of their family. I do not care what the situation, division of the family does not have to be ugly or cause collateral damage to the children! It is possible to offer families a more dignified and respectful termination of their marriage. Most of the time, a healthy parting of the ways between two unhappy spouses will lead to a healthier family unit; THIS is my ultimate professional goal!

Located in Cincinnati, Ohio I can provide multiple legal services depending upon your needs, litigation representation, Collaborative representation, mediator and Guardian Ad Litem (please see further description of representation below). I practice family law in Hamilton, Clermont, Warren and Butler Counties, Ohio.

If you have an immediate need for an experienced family law attorney please do not hesitate to contact me. I will work diligently to give you the best legal representation possible.

Thank you for your consideration,

J. Michael Kaufman, Esq.

Area(s) of Practice: COURTS: Hamilton, Warren, Butler and Clermont Counties, Ohio Domestic Relations Court (Divorce Court) Juvenile Court FIELDS OF PRACTICE: Collaborative Law Mediation Guardian Ad Litem Dissolution/Divorce Custody/Visitation/Parenting Time Child Support/Spousal Support/Alimony Litigation Representation
License(s): Licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio and United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio in 1993. Trained Guardian Ad Litem in 1997. Trained Family Law Mediator in 2003. Trained Collaborative Lawyer in 2004.

Professional Activities

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Cincinnati Academy of Collaborative Professionals Center for Resolution of Disputes (Mediation) Cincinnati Bar Association Ohio State Bar Association

Undergraduate Education

Graduated from the college preparatory Seven Hills High School in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1985.

Graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana Campus in 1989 with a Bachelors of Arts Degree with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology.

Postgraduate Education

Please click on the "Law School" tab below to seem my post graduate education.

Professional Education

Graduated from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Kentucky with a Juris Doctor in 1992.


Please click on the "Introduction" tab above for my philosophy and approach.