Jennifer A. Nielsen, Esq.
5354 Cemetery Road,
Hilliard, OH 43026
My first career was as a teacher. I worked teaching at the middle school level, then at Ohio State, for almost a decade. I graduated from the Moritz College of Law with an additional certification in Alternative Dispute Resolution, which required over 100 hours of ADR experience. During law school, I worked as a mediator in the Franklin County Small Claims Court, and was a judicial intern for Judge G. Gary Tyack at the 10th District Court of Appeals. I knew from the beginning that I wanted to work in family law, and I knew that the family court system is not ideal for the preservation of families. I became interested in the collaborative divorce model in law school. I am excited to be a part of this group of professionals dedicated to this process, and I hope that I can help further this model into the future.
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Family law. I am winding down my employment law practice to focus solely on family law.
State of Ohio, 2013. Admission to federal practice 2013.
JD, Moritz College of Law, 2012. MA Comparative Studies, Ohio State, 2007.
BA, Elementary Education, Stetson University (Florida).
COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE GROUP MEMBERSHIP:
Mediation, Civil rights, Employment discrimination, family law. Member of the Board of Trustees of BRAVO Ohio (Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization) - bravo-ohio.org
Four children at home keeps me very busy; also parrots.
COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE AND RELATED SKILLS TRAINING
|2010||Dispute Resolution Theory & Practice||Moritz College of Law||45|
|2010||International Dispute Resolution||Moritz College of Law||45|
|2010||Multiparty Mediation||Moritz College of Law||60|
|2010||Basic mediation training||Moritz College of Law||12|
|2010||Small Claims Mediation||Franklin County Small Claims Court||60|
|2010||Domestic Abuse training for Mediators||Supreme Court of Ohio||14|
|2010||Parent Coordinator Training||Supreme Court of Ohio||12|
|2011||Negotiation and Mediation Advocacy||Moritz College of Law||30|
|2011||ADR research project on Collaborative Law||Moritz College of Law||15|
|2012||Truancy Mediation Training||Moritz College of Law||12|
|2015||Collaborative Divorce training||COACDP||12|