What Is A “Certified Specialist” And Why Is This Important

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Linda Lawrence has been recognized as a “Certified Specialist – Family Relations Law.”

The Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) provides a “specialization program” that allows an attorney to become certified as a specialist in a given area of law. This certification is extended to a small percentage of attorneys across the State of Ohio who combine years of experience with the completion of additional levels of study, coursework, and testing. In addition, the attorney must provide references of their work including at least one Judge or Magistrate within Family Law.

This designation, according to the OSBA website, “…is a voluntary process that requires a commitment to excellence. Ohio attorneys who are certified as specialists by the OSBA must take and pass a written examination in their specialty field, demonstrate a high level of substantial involvement in the specialty area, fulfill ongoing education requirements and be favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with their work.”

The Lawrence Law Office would like to congratulate Linda for achieving this certification. The OSBA certified specialist seal is designed to help the citizens of Ohio to be able to easily identify those attorneys who have demonstrated a unique combination of experience, skill and knowledge. This honor is extended to a small percentage (less than 7%) of the attorneys within a practice area in Ohio.

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Our dedication to our clients and thorough preparation of their cases have ended in positive results for many individuals throughout Ohio. Contact an experienced Ohio Family Relations Certified Specialist or call us toll free at (888) 483-6115 to schedule your confidential consultation. Visa and MasterCard are accepted.

Our Practice Areas

Family Law

Attorneys for Divorce, Child Custody & More At the Lawrence Law Office, we are committed to helping families in conflict find creative solutions that focus on addressing their goals and...


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Contempt and
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Post divorce

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Business owner

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Child Custody

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High Asset
Divorce Cases

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Client Reviews

Had free consultation. Advice given was taken, and resulted in change of mind in the other/opposing party. We therefore did not need to retain. Should opposing party resume original opinion, we will retain.


I was in a terrible custody dispute with my ex. I was very upset and afraid of my ex. Rodd listened to everything I said and remembered everything I said. He was aggressive in court and used the information I gave him very well. We won the case and my ex has backed off.


I wanted an easy divorce from my wife. She wanted a fight. Rodd and I discussed fair terms for a dissolution. Because he was pro active and stayed on top of the case, my wife and I finally reached an agreement and had a dissolution. I highly recommend Rodd.


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I hired Linda Lawrence because I needed an aggressive attorney. Linda was able to stand up against the other attorney and was very aggressive in court. It was an expensive divorce case, but that was because the other attorney was very aggressive and Linda was very thorough. I had great results in my case and highly recommend Linda.