Jennifer Nielsen

Jennifer

Jennifer A. Nielsen, Esq.
5354 Cemetery Road,
Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 614-771-6000
Fax: 614-754-5029
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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.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES:
State of Ohio, 2013. Admission to federal practice 2013

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
J.D., Moritz College of Law, 2012. MA Comparative Studies, The Ohio State University, 2007

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION:
BA, Elementary Education, Stetson University (Florida)

COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE GROUP MEMBERSHIP:
Central Ohio Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/ACTIVITIES:
Mediation, civil rights, employment discrimination, family law. Member of the board of trustees of BRAVO Ohio (Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization) — bravo-ohio.org

PERSONAL INTERESTS/ACTIVITIES:
Four children at home keep me very busy; also parrots.

COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE AND RELATED SKILLS TRAINING

YearTraining TypeInstructorHours
2010Dispute Resolution Theory and PracticeMoritz College of Law45
2010International Dispute ResolutionMoritz College of Law45
2010Multiparty MediationMoritz College of Law60
2010Basic mediation trainingMoritz College of Law12
2010Small Claims MediationFranklin County Small Claims Court60
2010Domestic Abuse training for MediatorsSupreme Court of Ohio14
2010Parent Coordinator TrainingSupreme Court of Ohio12
2011Negotiation and Mediation AdvocacyMoritz College of Law30
2011ADR research project on Collaborative LawMoritz College of Law15
2012Truancy Mediation TrainingMoritz College of Law12
2015Collaborative Divorce trainingCOACDP12