Joseph Nigh

Matrimonial and Family Law
The Nigh Law Group LLC
115 W Main St Ste 300A
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 379-6444
www.nighlawgroup.com


Areas of Practice

Divorce/Dissolution; Family Law, Custody, Child Support, Juvenile Delinquency; Criminal Defense; Civil Litigation; Children Services Matters; Personal Injury Law, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

Ohio, 2005
U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2005
U.S. Supreme Court, 2009

Education

J.D. ? 2004, The Ohio State University, Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Columbus, Ohio
Honors: Certificate in Children?s Studies
B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) ? 2001, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Honors: The Ohio State Superior Academic Achievement Award
Honors: Alpha Lambda Delta/Phi Eta Sigma
Honors: Psi Chi
Major: Psychology
A.A. ? 1999, The Ohio State University, Marion, Ohio

Honors and Awards

Global Directory of Who?s Who (Top Lawyer) 2016
10 Best Under 40, 2 Years Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys?, 2014-2016
Top Attorneys ? Outstanding Young Lawyers In Cleveland & Columbus
AIOFLA?s ?10 Best Under 40_ 2014
The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2013-2016
The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40, 2014
The American Society of Legal Advocates, Top 40 Family Lawyer Under 40 Ohio, 2014-2015
Appointed to a 5 year term as a Board Member of the Ohio Board of Dietetics by Governor Kasich
America?s Most Honored Professionals ?Top 5%,? 2014-2015
Who?s Who in American Law, 2005-2014
Listed in U.S. News and World Report Edition of Best Law Firms, 2010-2014
Ohio Super Lawyers ? Rising Stars, 2009-2014
National Trial Lawyers ? Top 40 under 40 in Ohio, 2012- 2014
AVVO ? Client?s Choice, Divorce, 2012
AVVO ? Top Divorce Attorney, ?10?, 2012
Franklin County Private Attorney Representative to the Ohio Summit on Children, 2009
Selected by Columbus C.E.O. as one of the best divorce and family relations law firms

Classes/Seminars Taught

2019, Parental Alienation and Abuse Allegations (Advanced Family Law), National Business Institute (Cincinnati)
2019, Juvenile Law New Lawyer Training, Practice of Law CLE
2018, Statewide Juvenile Caselaw Update, Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers
2018, The Use of Mental Health Experts in Family Law Litigation, Athens County Bar Association (Athens)
2017, Alienation and Abuse Allegations in Custody Proceedings, (Advanced Family Law) National Business Institute (Cincinnati)
2017, Statewide Juvenile Caselaw Update, Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers
2016, Statewide Juvenile Caselaw Update, Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers
2016, Effectively Arguing Contempt Issues, National Business Institute
2016, Advanced Child and Spousal Support Issues, National Business Institute
2016, Caselaw Update on Bindovers, Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers
2014, Children as Witnesses in Family Law Litigation, Ohio State Bar Association (Live and Recorded)
2013, Juveniles and the Media, Ohio State Bar Association (Live and Recorded)
2013, Collateral Consequences in Juvenile Adjudications, Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers
2013, Bindover/Transfer Proceeding Caselaw Update, Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers
2013, GAL Caselaw Update, Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers
2012, General Juvenile Caselaw Update, Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers
2011, GAL Caselaw Update, Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers
2011, Delinquency Caselaw Update, Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers
2011, PCC Trials and Tribulations: Caselaw and Legislative Update in Permanent Custody Cases, Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers
2010, Sexting: Electronic Sex Among Teens, National Juvenile Defender Leadership Summit (Washington, D.C.)
2010, Sexting: Electronic Sex Among Teens, Ohio Juvenile Defender Leadership Summit (Dayton, OH)
2010, Juvenile Delinquency/Criminal Caselaw Update, Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers & Central Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
2010, Abuse/Neglect/Dependency Caselaw Update, Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers & Central Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
2009, Juvenile Caselaw Update, Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers
2009, Client Interviews, The Supreme Court of Ohio New Lawyer Training, Columbus Bar Association
2009, Transfer Hearings for Juveniles Being Transferred to Adult Court: Case Law And Procedures For Handling Bindovers, Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers
2008, Juvenile Delinquency/Criminal Caselaw Update, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers & Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers
2008, Abuse/Neglect/Dependency Caselaw Update, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers & Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers
2007, Objections & Appeals: Practices and Procedures, Columbus Bar Association

Classes/Seminars Organized

Justice for Children Practicum, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law; 2014, 2013, 2012
Capital Paralegal Program, 2011
Human Trafficking, Columbus Bar Association, 2010
Representing the Juvenile Sex Offender, Columbus Bar Association, 2009

Publications

Children May Be Witnesses in Family Law Trials, published in Ohio State Bar Association, ?Law You Can Use?
Professional Associations and Memberships
American Bar Association, Member
Ohio State Bar Association, Member
Columbus Bar Association, Sustaining Member
Juvenile Law Committee, Chair, 2008-2010
Domestic Relations/Juvenile Court Task Force, 2009
Columbus Bar Foundation, Fellow
Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers, Member
President, 2013-2015
Board Member, 2010-2015
Preliminary Review Committee Chair, 2013-2014