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Robert N. Wistner

Robert Wistner

Robert N. Wistner
545 Metro Place South
Suite 100
Dublin, OH 43017
Tele: 614-401-8685
Fax: 614-717-9586
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Collaborative Divorce provides my clients with the opportunity to terminate their marriage and restructure their family finances and parenting responsibilities in a much more dignified and efficient manner, with significantly less expense and emotional upheaval, compared to a traditional litigated contested divorce. After 30 years of practice as a family law litigator, I decided that my clients and their children would be served better by restructuring their families through a non-adversarial approach, such as Collaborative Divorce, Mediation, Early Neutral Evaluation or Arbitration. Consequently, in 2002 I decided to terminate my involvement as an attorney for any party to a litigated family dispute. Since then, my experience with Collaborative Divorce has been very positive, enjoyable and professionally satisfying because it allows me to be more creative in helping clients solve their family problems without engaging in emotional or financial warfare.

AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Collaborative Family Law/Divorce
Early Neutral Evaluation
Divorce Mediation

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES: Attorney at Law, State of Ohio

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

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION: Miami University, Oxford, OH. B.A. Honors: Phi Eta Sigma. Omicron Delta Kappa.

COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE GROUP MEMBERSHIP:

CENTRAL OHIO ACADEMY OF COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE PROFESSIONALS

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF COLLABORATIVE PROFESSIONALS

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/ACTIVITIES:

Private practice of Family Law since 1970, and Collaborative Family Law since 2002.
Board Certified Specialist in Family Relations Law, Ohio State Bar Association (2000-07).
President, Central Ohio Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals (2011-13).
Executive Director, Collaborative Family Law Council of Central Ohio (2003-06).
Chair, Ohio Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Dispute Resolution, Early Neutral Evaluation Work Group (2006- 11).
Member, Ohio Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Children, Families and the Courts (2002-06).
Vice-Chair, Ohio Task Force on Family Law and Children (1999-2001).
Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts National Task Force on Standards for Parenting Coordination (2002-06)
Past-President of: Columbus Bar Association, Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association and Ohio Association of Attorneys General.
Chair of: Ohio State Bar Association Family Law Committee (2000-01), Spousal Support Subcommittee (2002- 12) and the General Practice Section (1995).
Executive Director, Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association (1968-72).
Formerly: Trainer for FinPlan Divorce Planner software program; Trainer for Divorce Mediation courses at Conflict Management Services; A-V Rating, Pre-eminent in Family Law, Martindale Hubbell; Named as an 'Ohio Super Lawyer in Family Law' by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine; and, Presenter at numerous seminars on Family Law.

PERSONAL INTERESTS/ACTIVITIES: Grandparenting, landscaping with flowers and trees, travel at bed and breakfasts.

COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE AND RELATED SKILLS TRAINING

1993

Mediation Training

Community Mediation Services of Central Ohio

40

1999

Mediation Training

Conflict Management Services

12

1999

Advanced Mediation Training

Conflict Management Services

6.5

2000

Mediation Training

Conflict Management Services

40

2000

Advanced Mediation Training

C. Coates, J.D., N. Meierding, J.D., B. Mayer, Ph.D.

3

2001

Basic Collaborative Law Training

John McElwee, J.D.

12

2001

Advanced Mediation Training

Conflict Management Services

6.5

2001

Advanced Mediation Training

Conflict Management Services

13

2001

Advanced Mediation Training

I was instructor

13

2001

Advanced Mediation Training

Barbara Ashley Phillips, J.D.

3.7

2002

Advanced Mediation Training

I was instructor

13

2002

Advanced Mediation Training

Conflict Management Services

13

2003

Advanced Collaborative Law Training

John McElwee/Marie Hill

6

2004

Advanced Collaborative Law Training

Deborah Pearce, Ph.D.

5

2004

Basic Interdisciplinary Training

Nancy Cameron, J.D. and Susan Gamache, Ph.D.

6

2005

Advanced Mediation Training

Bernard Mayer, Ph.D.

3.7

2005

Conflict Resolution Training

Ellen Kay Douglas, Ph.D.

6

2006

Advanced Mediation Training

Robert Benjamin, J.D.

4

2007

Conflict Resolution Training

Kevin Arnold, Ph.D.

6

2007

Intermediate Collaborative Law Training

Sherrie Goren Slovin, J.D.

6

2007

Advanced Mediation Training

Nina Meierding, J.D.

5

2008

Advanced Mediation Training

Larry Fong, Ph.D.

5

2009

Mediating Divorce Finances

Magistrate Richard Altman

6.5

2010

Advanced Collaborative Training

Brian Urban, J.D. & Maury White, J.D.

6

2010

Advanced Collaborative Training

Pauline Tesler, J.D.

12

2011

Advanced Interdisciplinary Training

Neil Denny

6

2012 Advanced Interdisciplinary Training Collaborative Practice Training Institute 14

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