Melinda Kaufman

Matrimonial and Family Law
Cordell Cordell
201 E 5Th St Ste 1410
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(614) 663-8018

Melinda S. Kaufman enjoys the diversity and complexity of family law issues.

“No case is ever the same, and therefore, provides new challenges on a daily basis,” Ms. Kaufman said.

As a goal-oriented and detailed practitioner, Ms. Kaufman’s preparedness puts her clients at ease when facing a seemingly daunting process.

“I prepare a plan of attack with the client then lay a foundation of realistic goals and a map of how to achieve them,” she said.

This testimonial or endorsement does not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.  Past results afford no guarantee of future results and that every case is different and must be judged on its own merits.  Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Brackets indicate that a name has been changed. Ellipsis indicate that text has been removed.  Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Kaufman is licensed to practice law in Ohio and Florida.


Ms. Kaufman received her A.A.S. from Owens Community College, her bachelor’s degree from Point Park University, and her Juris Doctor from Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Kaufman primarily practiced family, bankruptcy, and juvenile law.


Ms. Kaufman is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and Allen County Bar Association.


Ms. Kaufman was recognized as a 2018 Ohio Rising Star in the family law practice area by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers.

In 2017, Ms. Kaufman was named to The National Advocates Executive Committee Top 40 Under 40 list. The list is a professional organization comprised of America’s top young attorneys who take pride in guiding individuals and families that need an advocate on their side in the American legal system.

Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

Watch Ms. Kaufman’s lecture with Jason Hopper from Cordell & Cordell’s 2015 Continuing Legal Education seminar on “Preparing Your Client For Third Party Neutrals.”