A Better Way To Divorce In Ohio

Collaborative Divorce

Eric W. Johnson

Eric W. Johnson.

Eric W. Johnson
Sowald, Sowald, Anderson, Hawley & Johnson
400 South Fifth Street, Suite 101
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Tel: 614-464-1877
Fax: 614-464-2035
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.sowaldlaw.com

INTRODUCTION/GENERAL COMMENTS/PERSONALS GOALS FOR INVOLVEMENT IN COLLABORATIVE FAMILY LAW CASES:

It is my goal to introduce a person seeking to terminate a marriage to the idea the process can be controlled through cooperation, open communication, and principled negotiation rather than battled out through positional, adversarial, and time-consuming argument.

FIELDS OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE:
All aspects of Family Relations Law

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES:
Licensed Attorney in Ohio since 1995

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
J.D. – University of Akron (1995)

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION:
B.S. in Astrophysics – Michigan State University (1990)

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

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/ACTIVITIES:
OSBA Certified Specialist in Family Relations Law (since 2012)
Ohio Child Support Guidelines Advisory Council (since 2013)
Chair – Ohio State Bar Association Family Law Committee (2018-2020)
Supreme Court of Ohio Advisory Committee on Children & Families – Subcommittee on Family Law Reform (2019)
American Bar Association Section of Family Law
Columbus Bar Association (Family Law, Admissions, and Notary Committees)
Fellow of the Ohio State Bar Foundation (since 2008)
Ohio Rising Stars 2007 (Super Lawyers, July 2007)
Ohio Lawyer Board of Editors (2005-2013)
Contributing Editor, Sowald & Morganstern Domestic Relations Law (2005-present)

PERSONAL INTERESTS/ACTIVITIES:
Curling, Cycling, Craft Beer

COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE AND RELATED SKILLS TRAINING.

Year Training Type Instructor Hours
2017 Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training multiple 12
2017 Fundamentals of Mediation multiple 14