Attorney James A. Hanneman ("Jim") has practiced law since 1995. He is an Ohio State Bar Association, Certified Specialist in Family Relations Law, and one of just 103 attorneys (as of January 1, 2009) in Ohio to earn that designation. His practice is limited to divorce, dissolution, and other family law issues.

Attorney Hanneman graduated from the University of Florida in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. He graduated from Ohio University in 1994 with a Masters Degree in Sports Administration and from Capital University in 1994 with a Law Degree (Juris Doctorate).

Attorney Hanneman practiced law in Atlanta, Georgia from 1995 until 1998 in the areas of family law, juvenile law, criminal law, landlord-tenant law, sports and entertainment law and small business law. He remains licensed to practice law in Georgia.

In 1998, Attorney Hanneman returned to Ohio and opened a private practice. In his private practice, he has represented individuals and businesses in various matters including family law, juvenile law, adoption law, criminal law, landlord-tenant law and small business law.

In the last eight years, Attorney Hanneman has focused his practice exclusively in the area of family law. Attorney Hanneman received his specialist certification in family relations law in 2005 from the Ohio State Bar Association. Attorney Hanneman has handled hundreds of family law cases and represented clients at trials and hearings in numerous counties throughout the state of Ohio.

Attorney Hanneman is a frequent speaker at lawyer education seminars. He has given presentations and written articles for the Columbus Bar Association, National Business Institute and numerous other organizations. He has spoken and written on various topics. His presentations and articles include the following.

Preventing Critical Financial Mistakes during Divorces: Failure to Identify and Correctly Value Assets and Debts, National Business Institute, 2008

Civil Domestic Violence, Columbus Bar Association, 2004

Child Custody, Visitation, and Support Issues, National Business Institute, 2003

Handling the Divorce Case, National Business Institute, 2003

Introduction to Family Law, Columbus Bar Association, 2003

Introduction to Family Law, Columbus Bar Association, 2002

Determining Child Support in the State of Ohio: An Introductory Review of the Child Support Worksheet, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, 2002

Attorney Hanneman has been active in many professional organizations. He is a member of the Columbus Bar Association. In the past, he served as the Chairman of the Columbus Bar Association Family Law Committee. He also served as Chairman of the Legal Seminars Sub-committee for the Family Law Committee. He is also a member of the Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Inc. of Central Ohio.

Attorney Hanneman is active in many civic associations. He is a member, and past president, of the Kiwanis Club of Dublin, Ohio. He participated in the Leadership Dublin Ohio program. He also served as a judge for the Ohio high school mock trial competition.

Jim is married and has two children. He grew up and graduated from Upper Arlington High School in 1985. He is a member of the Greek Church of Columbus, Ohio. He enjoys golf and tennis and spending time with his wife and two sons.

Areas of Practice

Divorce, Dissolution and Legal Separation
Property and Debt Division -- Complex Asset Cases
Property and Debt Division -- Professional Practices
Property and Debt Division -- Business Interests
Alimony and Spousal Support
Custody, Visitation, Shared Parenting, and Child Support
Premarital Planning and Premarital Agreements
Appeals and Objections

Litigation Percentage

50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

Certified Specialist, Family Relations Law, Ohio State Bar Association, 2005

Bar Admissions

Georgia, 1995
Ohio, 1998

Education

Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio
J.D. - 1994

Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
M.S.A. - 1994
Major: Sports Administration

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
B.S. - 1990
Major: Business Administration

Published Works

Preventing Critical Financial Mistakes during Divorces: Failure to Identify and Correctly Value Assets and Debts,
National Business Institute, 2008
Civil Domestic Violence,
Columbus Bar Association, 2004
Child Custody, Visitation, and Support Issues,
National Business Institute, 2003
Handling the Divorce Case,
National Business Institute, 2003
Introduction to Family Law,
Columbus Bar Association, 2003
Introduction to Family Law,
Columbus Bar Association, 2002
Determining Child Support in the State of Ohio: An Introductory Review of the Child Support Worksheet,
Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, 2002
Support Worksheet,
Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, 2002

Classes/Seminars

Preventing Critical Financial Mistakes during Divorces: Failure to Identify and Correctly Value Assets and Debts,
National Business Institute, 2008
Civil Domestic Violence,
Columbus Bar Association, 2004
Child Custody, Visitation, and Support Issues,
National Business Institute, 2003
Handling the Divorce Case,
National Business Institute, 2003
Introduction to Family Law,
Columbus Bar Association, 2003
Introduction to Family Law,
Columbus Bar Association, 2002
Determining Child Support in the State of Ohio: An Introductory Review of the Child Support Worksheet,
Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, 2002
Honors and Awards

Past President, Kiwanis Club of Dublin, Ohio
Leadership Dublin, Dublin, Ohio
Judge, Ohio High School Mock Trial Competition

Professional Associations and Memberships

Columbus Bar Association, Member, 1999 - Present
Columbus Bar Association, Chairman, Family Law Committee, 2002 - 2004
Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Inc., Member, 2005 - Present

Past Employment Positions

James A Hanneman, Attorney, Solo Practitioner, 1995 - 2005

Pro Bono Activities

Provided legal services for poor citizens, Justice for All, Atlanta, Georgia, 1995 - 1996
Provided legal services to domestic violence victims, Choices for Victims of Domestic Violence, Turning Point, Columbus, Ohio, 1998 - 2008
Provided legal services for homeowner's facing foreclosure, Save the Dream, Supreme Court of Ohio, 2008