Kendra is certified as a family law specialist by the Ohio Bar Association and has earned other accolades including: Columbus Business First Forty Under 40, Columbus CEO Top Attorneys in Family Law, and Ohio Super Lawyer. She serves as Vice Chair on the Ohio State Bar Association's Family Law Committee that heads the charge in family law reform. She is also a certified member and founding board member of the American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators.
In addition, Kendra authors two chapters on shared parenting and custody in the only Statewide Family Law treatise relied upon by attorneys throughout Ohio and others across the nation seeking information about Ohio family law. Also, Kendra serves on an Ohio Supreme Court Committee that is amending a legal manual upon which Ohio Family Law judges rely.
Kendra is certified by the Ohio Supreme Court as a custody guardian ad litem and a parenting coordinator. She believes that parents should start off on equal footing and that it is in the best interest of every child to have the support and love of both parents without exclusion by the other.
After earning her B.A. from Purdue University, Kendra spent several years in the professional world before she entered law school. She earned she earned her law decree, magna cum laude from The Capital University Law School and was awarded the Order of the Barrister and Order of the Curia along with other awards for her trial and oralist skills.
Before opening her own firm, Kendra first worked as a business litigation associate at a large national law firm. It is this experience that sets her apart from her peers. She is able to identify other issues that arise out of family law matters and protect her clients from consequences that others may not have contemplated. She is grateful for the excellent mentoring she has received from distinguished attorneys at the top of their fields, and she strives to pay that forward to the new generation of graduates.
Kendra stays apprised of the changing laws and attends many continuing legal education programs throughout each year. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association and the Columbus Bar Association and is a graduate of the OSBA Leadership Academy. Also, she provides pro bono hours to several non-profit organizations.
She is licensed in the State of Ohio, The United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeal for the Sixth and Eleventh Circuits, and the United States District Courts of the Northern District of Ohio, Southern District of Ohio, and Southern District of Indiana.
Kendra grew up in the Miami County area and later moved to Columbus after graduating from college. Upon graduating from Law School, she met and briefly dated her now husband John. They married 14 years later and are parents of four-legged children. Though hundreds of miles apart, the two were born on the same day, month, and year.
She is the proud daughter, granddaughter, and great granddaughter of army veterans who served in the Korean Conflict, World War II, and World War I.
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Kendra fights to put the law into your corner. She is dedicated to understanding what results you want and to helping you understand what actions we can take on your behalf. She will work with you every step of the way to make sure that you understand the choices you are making and feel empowered to make them.
Kendra has two decades of experience and a proven track record of success. She uses that experience to guide you down a path that leads to the results you need. Check out our success stories, and then schedule your free phone consultation today. Your solution is a phone call away.