Nancy L. Sponseller

Nancy Sponseller

Nancy L. Sponseller, Esq.
5890 Sawmill Rd., Suite 110
Dublin, Ohio 43017
Phone: 614-764-0423
Fax: 614-764-2486
Certified Specialist in Family Relations Law
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From the inception of collaborative family law in Ohio in 1999/2000, I have contributed professionally in whatever way I could to promote the development and use of collaborative law and of our local central Ohio collaborative practice organization, the Central Ohio Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals. All of my efforts to further the development of collaborative family law in central Ohio and to further my own development as a trained collaborative attorney have been for a singular purpose. This purpose is to give consumers of family law legal services and my clients a better process to terminate a marriage and resolve the issues that are involved than what has been previously available to the public in contested divorce court actions. For several reasons, collaborative law works best for the vast majority of people. With the recent passage of House Bill 461, the new Collaborative Family Law Act, passed unanimously by both the Ohio House and the Ohio Senate in 2012 (with the support of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Ohio Judicial Conference), collaborative family law is quickly becoming the process of choice for Ohio residents who are terminating a marriage. I invite you to see my credentials and further information on this website and at my website http://www.sponsellerlaw.com/

AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Collaborative family law
Family law
Probate and estate planning

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES: Attorney at Law

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, J.D.

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION:
The Ohio State University, B.A.

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

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/ACTIVITIES:

Central Ohio Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals: founding member (2000), member (2000-present), secretary (2006-2007, 2009-present), president (2008-2009), vice president/president-elect (2007-2008)

Board-certified specialist in family relations law, Ohio State Bar Association(2006-present)

Columbus Bar Association, Board of Governors, 1986-1989; Family Law Committee, 1990-present; Fee Arbitration Committee, 2007-present; Long-Range Planning Committee, 1995; Franchise and Distribution Law Committee, 1992-1996; Admissions Committee, 1977-1985;Professional Ethics and Grievance Committee, 1982-1986

Columbus Bar Foundation, Board Trustee, 1991-1995

The Ohio State University College of Law Alumni Association (president, 1990-1991; president-elect, 1989-1990; secretary, 1988-1989)

Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers (2003-present)

AV-Rated Martindale-Hubbell (1997-present)

Best Lawyers in America (1995-present)

PERSONAL INTERESTS/ACTIVITIES:
Active member, Upper Arlington Lutheran Church Upper Arlington and Hilliard, Ohio
Kairos Torch Prison Ministry (for incarcerated juveniles at Scioto Juvenile Correctional Facility, Powell, Ohio)
Dog rescue (Bichon Frise and Golden Retriever)
Cat rescue
Gardening
Skiing

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION-COLLABORATIVE FAMILY LAW PRACTICE AND RELATED SKILLS TRAINING:

02/15/99 Collaborative Law Techniques Stu Webb ("The Father 3.0 Of Collaborative Law")

04/12/99 Selected Issues Surrounding Children in Divorce: Minimizing the Trauma Judge Kay Lias, et al 3.0

04/20/00 Divorce and Taxes- How a Computer Program can Help-- FinPlan's Divorce Planner Denis Casty, CPA 3.25 (Creator of FinPlan)

12/11/00 Domestic Relations Practice in Franklin and the Contiguous Counties: A View from Various Magistrates 3.0 the Bench Various Magistrates 3.0

10/08/01 13th Annual Symposium (An Advanced Seminar and Update on Family Law in Ohio) Ohio AAML 6.75

11/12/01 Collaborative Law Techniques in Family Law OSBA 3.0

10/14/02 14th Annual Institute (An Advanced Seminar and Update on Family Law in Ohio) Ohio AAML 7.0

11/11/02 Advanced Collaborative Family Law OSBA 4.0

04/21/04 Masters' Series: Family Law CBA 3.0

08/26/04 Collaborative Family Law Training John L. McElwee, J.D. 12.0

10/11/04 16th Annual Symposium (An Advanced Seminar and Update on Ohio Domestic Ohio AAML Relations Practice and Procedures)

12/07/04 Financial Issues in Divorce — Dividing up the Pie (Online) OSBA 1.0

12/14/04 The New Property: Dealing with Social Security Retirement Benefits in Domestic David Kelley, Pension 3.0 Relations Evaluator

09/28/05 Drafting Age Appropriate Parenting Plans Ellen Kay Douglas, PhD. 6.0

10/10/05 17th Annual Symposium (An Advanced Seminar and Update on Family Law in Ohio) Ohio AAML 5.0

05/16/06 Handling the High Income Divorce Case Wistner, Buck, Kemp et al 3.0

10/09/06 18th Annual Symposium (An Advanced Seminar and Update on Family Law in Ohio) Ohio AAML

03/02/07 Practice Update for Family Law Specialists OSBA 3.0

04/11/07 Advanced Collaborative Family Law Practice Sherri Goren Slovin, J.D. 6.0

10/08/07 19th Annual Symposium (An Advanced Seminar and Update on Family Law in Ohio) Ohio AAML 7.0

04/11/08 Family Law Specialists Update OSBA 3.0

10/02/08 Cash Medical Support Language Required For Minor Children. Franklin Co. Magistrates 2.0

10/03/08 What Family Court Judges Want Franklin Co. Judges 6.0

11/06/08 Business Valuations Susan Moussi, CPA 1.0

02/20/09 Effective Advocacy in Domestic Relations Litigation Chester Prof. Institute 7.0

04/03/09 Third Annual Practice Update for Family Law Specialists OSBA 3.0

10/12/09 21st Annual Symposium (An Advanced Seminar and Update on Family Law in Ohio) Ohio AAML 7.0

03/12/10 Masters Series: Domestic Law CBA 6.0

04/30/10 Annual Practice Update for Family Law Specialists OSBA 3.0

05/20/10 Advanced Collaborative Family Law Brian Urban, J.D. 6.0/Maury White, J.D.

9/17/10 Executive Compensation Susan Moussi, CPA 2.0

10/11/10 22nd Annual Symposium (An Advanced Seminar and Update on Family Law in Ohio) Ohio AAML 7.0

11/05/10 Advanced Collaborative Pauling Tesler, J.D. 13.0

04/29/11 Fifth Annual Practice Update for Family Law Specialists OSBA 3.0

6/21/11 Masters Series: Domestic Law CBA 6.0

10/10/11 23rd Annual Symposium (An Advanced Seminar and Update on Family Law in Ohio) Ohio AAML 7.0

11/04/11 What Family Court Judges Want you to Know Franklin Co. Judges 6.0

4/27/12 Advanced Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training. Collaborative Practice 12 Training Institute

11/24/12 Sixth Annual Practice Update for Family Law Specialists OSBA. 3.0

10/08/12 24th Annual Symposium (An Advanced Seminar &and Update on Family Law in Ohio) Ohio AAML 7.0