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Bobbie Corley O'Keefe

Gahanna, Ohio

Phone: (614) 414-0572
Fax: (614) 414-0573
Email: Contact Me

In my spare time, I thoroughly enjoy the company of my husband and three children and during non-business hours, I can often be found at the Gahanna soccer fields, swimming pools, and dance and gymnastics studios. Having grown up as a competitive swimmer and runner, I remain very physically active with weight lifting and various cross-training activities. My family also loves the outdoors, preferring hiking and camping to less buggy pursuits.

Education and Background 
I was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana, and moved to Ohio in 1974. In 1978, I graduated from Miami University of Ohio, with an undergraduate degree in English and Creative Writing. I pursued a very successful career in communications, public relations and advertising, ultimately managing a multi-million dollar communications department for a large health and life insurance carrier. Wanting to pursue work in the legal field, I made the decision to go to law school full time in 1989. I graduated from Capital University Law School in 1992 with academic honors. I have an extremely strong work ethic and put myself through undergraduate and law school by working in retail sales and secretarial positions.

Professional Training and Accomplishments
I have pursued advanced training in collaborative law, mediation, divorce and custody, real estate, wills and estates, public records, open meetings and construction law. I am a co-author of the Home Rule Handbook for Ohio Townships. I am a highly trained and experienced mediator, especially in the areas of families, divorce and custody. I have also been extensively trained in mental health related topics and served as a crisis volunteer for a number of years, helping people deal with substance abuse and addiction, rape, suicide, child sexual abuse, and other personal crises. I have been published in various creative writing magazines and in the Ohio Poet's Anthology, and am a frequent speaker on international adoption.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Domestic Relations Law
  • Mediation
  • Local Government
  • Public Contract
  • Real Estate
  • Construction Law

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1992

Education

  • Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio, 1992
    JD
    Honors: Academic Honors
    Honors: Greer Hepburn Award for Composition
    Honors: Dean's List
    Honors: Order of the Curia
    Honors: American Jurisprudence Award for Study of Evidence.

  • Miami University of Ohio, Oxford, Ohio, 1978
    Bachelor of Arts
    Major: English and Creative Writing

Published Works

  • Home Rule Handbook, (Co-Author), Ohio Townships

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Frequent Speaker, International Adoption

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio Bar College

  • Ohio State Bar Association

  • Columbus Bar Association

  • Association of Family and Conciliatory Courts

  • International Academy for Collaborative Law Professionals

  • Ohio Mediation Association

  • Central Ohio Parenting Coordinator Project (approved Parenting Coordinator)

  • Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Inc (past President)

  • Women's Sports Foundation

Past Employment Positions

  • Albers & Albers, Partner, 1991 - 1999
  • Scioto Valley Mental Health Center, Promotions Coordinator, 1980 - 1983

Birth Information

  • South Bend, Indiana, United States of America


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