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Firm Overview

The legal services provided by my firm include: family law, business & corporate law, civil litigation, criminal law, personal injury law, real estate, professional malpractice and probate law.

Golden & Meizlish was established in 1984. Our firm is available to serve all of your needs. Before complications arise, or even after they do, we provide the expertise and counsel you need to help you with your legal issues. We provide the understanding, atmosphere and personal attention you deserve. Our seasoned professionals are committed to delivering the highest quality legal services available in a timely, aggressive and cost effective manner.

Example cases

Addy v Addy: In this case it was established that a court may not place a lien upon retirement funds in order to secure payment of future spousal support.

Howell v Howell: In this case it was established that a court may impute income to a party based on appreciation in real estate for purposes of determining child support and spousal support.

Main Office

Main
923 E. Broad Street
Columbus  OH  43205-1101

Phone
  • (614) 258-1983
Fax
  • (614) 253-5071

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Telephone consultations are free. The fee for an in-office consultation is determined on a case by case basis and ranges from $150 to $275. There is no time limit on a consultation.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Fixed price services are available for the drafting of agreements, uncontested divorces and dissolutions, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and other limited matters.

Hourly Rates

$275 per hour. Associates and staff are billed at lower rates.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Office Manager

Traci Wurschmidt.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

None, We do provide sign language interpreters for deaf clients.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Family law provides the best area for me to have an actual and significant impact upon people's lives on a regular basis.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

In order for clients to be productive members of the team it is essential that they be educated on the law applicable to their case.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

In many instances I may request that a client draft certain documents on their own in the interests of accuracy and/or cost savings.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I am willing to coach clients only in a limited number of circumstances.

Keith E. Golden

Prior to establishing the firm I was litigation supervisor and in-house legal counsel for The Oil & Gas Insurance Company. I also was the founder and director of Ohio Dispute Resolution, which provides alternative dispute resolution services.

Common sense is my most important tool. I learn from each of my experiences and improve the services I provide thereafter.

When practical, my first step in conflict resolution is to pursue a timely and cost-effective negotiated settlement. If that is not feasible or otherwise is unsuccessful, then I will not hesitate to initiate the appropriate litigation against all involved parties. My policy is to aggressively pursue the proceeding towards a favorable resolution for my client. I also will aggressively defend a client if sued and pursue all available and appropriate defenses.

Personal interests:

First and foremost to me is my family. I participate in year-round basketball and softball leagues. I am a college football, basketball, pro baseball and hockey fan. I enjoy frequent travel, driving my classic Chevy and boat, and live theatre. Current events and the news are of great interest to me as well.

License
  • Bar Number: 0011657
    Ohio , 1984
Education
  • Capital University Law School
    J.D. , 1982
    Columbus, OH
  • The Ohio State University
    B.S. , 1974
    Columbus, OH
    Major: Natural Resources.

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