Petroff Law Offices, LLC

Petroff Law Offices, LLC
Petroff Law Offices, LLC

Petroff Law Offices, LLC

Firm Overview

Main Office

Petroff Law Offices, LLC
140 East Town Street, Ste 1070
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone

(614) 222-4288

Fax

614-222-4289

What are your firm's strengths and style?

When searching for a Columbus Ohio divorce attorney or child custody attorney, you will find that our team is dedicated, goal-oriented, and our results and reputation in the community speak for themselves. We understand the emotional and financial hurdles divorce presents to you and your family. Our team will work with you each step of the way to achieve a fair and equitable result. You need an attorney you can rely on and a strategy that will work.

Choosing the right family law attorney and team is a critical decision that impacts the outcome of your matter. Our clients expect a legal team that is empathetic, hyper-communicative and, most of all, results-driven. At Petroff Law Offices, we deliver those qualities (and many more) from the very beginning.

No matter which attorney takes the lead on your case, you have access to our entire team’s knowledge, experience, and unparalleled expertise. Our firm can also connect you with a myriad of other professionals you may need throughout the duration of your matter-including financial and real estate experts. We ensure that you have a top-notch team behind you, giving you peace of mind and assurance.

Petroff Law Offices, LLC
Erika Smitherman

Erika M. Smitherman was born in Norwalk, Ohio and graduated from Norwalk High School in 1993. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from The Ohio State University, with minors in both English and Philosophy. Ms. Smitherman remains active in the Ohio State Alumni Association. After graduating from Ohio State, Ms. Smitherman furthered her studies at Capital University Law School. After graduating from Capital in May 2000, she was sworn into the Ohio Bar in November 2000.

Ms. Smitherman began employment at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office in the Consumer Protection Section and later, she simultaneously worked in the Chief Counsel’s Staff. As an Assistant Attorney General, she investigated consumer complaints, effectively mediated settlements, litigated against companies accused of statutory violations and prepared confidential court papers, legal memoranda, and briefs for trial and appellate proceedings.

Ms. Smitherman became an Assistant Chief Legal Counsel in the Auditor of State’s Office, focusing on the Cleveland and Youngstown regions.

€‹After a few years in a small solo practice, Ms. Smitherman became a child advocacy attorney for the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program in Franklin County. At CASA, she represented the best interests of children who were found by the court to be abused, neglected and/or dependent. She also provided training to volunteers who were appointed by the court to serve as Guardians ad Litem.

€‹It was through Ms. Smitherman'€™s involvement with CASA that she met Judge Elizabeth Gill of the Franklin County Domestic and Juvenile Court and subsequently accepted the invitation to become her staff attorney. During her time with Judge Gill, Ms. Smitherman developed an interest in the private practice of family law and appreciates the opportunity she had to learn from such a fine mentor.

Ms. Smitherman is a member of the Ohio and Columbus Bar Associations and Women Lawyers of Franklin County. She is admitted to practice in all state and local courts in Ohio and in the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio. Ms. Smitherman serves her community as a Trustee at her church.

In 2018, Ms. Smitherman was selected by Capital University Law School as the recipient of the 2018 Alumni Outstanding Service Award, an honor given to graduates who performed significant voluntary service, beyond the call of business or professional duty, to his/her community and/or Capital University Law School.

Ms. Smitherman resides in New Albany with her husband Troy, who is a firefighter/paramedic for Madison Township, and their three children. Ms. Smitherman and her family enjoy spending time together during family movie nights, swimming, traveling, spending days at Apple Valley Lake, volunteering at community and charity events, and spending time with family and friends.

License

Bar Number: 0072383
Ohio, 2000

Education

The Ohio State University
Bachelor of Arts,

Capital University
J.D, 2000

Petroff Law Offices, LLC
Erika Smitherman

Erika M. Smitherman was born in Norwalk, Ohio and graduated from Norwalk High School in 1993. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from The Ohio State University, with minors in both English and Philosophy. Ms. Smitherman remains active in the Ohio State Alumni Association. After graduating from Ohio State, Ms. Smitherman furthered her studies at Capital University Law School. After graduating from Capital in May 2000, she was sworn into the Ohio Bar in November 2000.

Ms. Smitherman began employment at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office in the Consumer Protection Section and later, she simultaneously worked in the Chief Counsel’s Staff. As an Assistant Attorney General, she investigated consumer complaints, effectively mediated settlements, litigated against companies accused of statutory violations and prepared confidential court papers, legal memoranda, and briefs for trial and appellate proceedings.

Ms. Smitherman became an Assistant Chief Legal Counsel in the Auditor of State’s Office, focusing on the Cleveland and Youngstown regions.

€‹After a few years in a small solo practice, Ms. Smitherman became a child advocacy attorney for the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program in Franklin County. At CASA, she represented the best interests of children who were found by the court to be abused, neglected and/or dependent. She also provided training to volunteers who were appointed by the court to serve as Guardians ad Litem.

€‹It was through Ms. Smitherman'€™s involvement with CASA that she met Judge Elizabeth Gill of the Franklin County Domestic and Juvenile Court and subsequently accepted the invitation to become her staff attorney. During her time with Judge Gill, Ms. Smitherman developed an interest in the private practice of family law and appreciates the opportunity she had to learn from such a fine mentor.

Ms. Smitherman is a member of the Ohio and Columbus Bar Associations and Women Lawyers of Franklin County. She is admitted to practice in all state and local courts in Ohio and in the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio. Ms. Smitherman serves her community as a Trustee at her church.

In 2018, Ms. Smitherman was selected by Capital University Law School as the recipient of the 2018 Alumni Outstanding Service Award, an honor given to graduates who performed significant voluntary service, beyond the call of business or professional duty, to his/her community and/or Capital University Law School.

Ms. Smitherman resides in New Albany with her husband Troy, who is a firefighter/paramedic for Madison Township, and their three children. Ms. Smitherman and her family enjoy spending time together during family movie nights, swimming, traveling, spending days at Apple Valley Lake, volunteering at community and charity events, and spending time with family and friends.

License

Bar Number: 0072383
Ohio, 2000

Education

The Ohio State University Bachelor of Arts,


Capital University J.D, 2000


Firm Overview

Main Office

Petroff Law Offices, LLC
140 East Town Street, Ste 1070
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone

(614) 222-4288

Fax

614-222-4289

What are your firm's strengths and style?

When searching for a Columbus Ohio divorce attorney or child custody attorney, you will find that our team is dedicated, goal-oriented, and our results and reputation in the community speak for themselves. We understand the emotional and financial hurdles divorce presents to you and your family. Our team will work with you each step of the way to achieve a fair and equitable result. You need an attorney you can rely on and a strategy that will work.

Choosing the right family law attorney and team is a critical decision that impacts the outcome of your matter. Our clients expect a legal team that is empathetic, hyper-communicative and, most of all, results-driven. At Petroff Law Offices, we deliver those qualities (and many more) from the very beginning.

No matter which attorney takes the lead on your case, you have access to our entire team’s knowledge, experience, and unparalleled expertise. Our firm can also connect you with a myriad of other professionals you may need throughout the duration of your matter-including financial and real estate experts. We ensure that you have a top-notch team behind you, giving you peace of mind and assurance.

Petroff Law Offices, LLC
Erika Smitherman

Erika M. Smitherman was born in Norwalk, Ohio and graduated from Norwalk High School in 1993. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from The Ohio State University, with minors in both English and Philosophy. Ms. Smitherman remains active in the Ohio State Alumni Association. After graduating from Ohio State, Ms. Smitherman furthered her studies at Capital University Law School. After graduating from Capital in May 2000, she was sworn into the Ohio Bar in November 2000.

Ms. Smitherman began employment at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office in the Consumer Protection Section and later, she simultaneously worked in the Chief Counsel’s Staff. As an Assistant Attorney General, she investigated consumer complaints, effectively mediated settlements, litigated against companies accused of statutory violations and prepared confidential court papers, legal memoranda, and briefs for trial and appellate proceedings.

Ms. Smitherman became an Assistant Chief Legal Counsel in the Auditor of State’s Office, focusing on the Cleveland and Youngstown regions.

€‹After a few years in a small solo practice, Ms. Smitherman became a child advocacy attorney for the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program in Franklin County. At CASA, she represented the best interests of children who were found by the court to be abused, neglected and/or dependent. She also provided training to volunteers who were appointed by the court to serve as Guardians ad Litem.

€‹It was through Ms. Smitherman'€™s involvement with CASA that she met Judge Elizabeth Gill of the Franklin County Domestic and Juvenile Court and subsequently accepted the invitation to become her staff attorney. During her time with Judge Gill, Ms. Smitherman developed an interest in the private practice of family law and appreciates the opportunity she had to learn from such a fine mentor.

Ms. Smitherman is a member of the Ohio and Columbus Bar Associations and Women Lawyers of Franklin County. She is admitted to practice in all state and local courts in Ohio and in the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio. Ms. Smitherman serves her community as a Trustee at her church.

In 2018, Ms. Smitherman was selected by Capital University Law School as the recipient of the 2018 Alumni Outstanding Service Award, an honor given to graduates who performed significant voluntary service, beyond the call of business or professional duty, to his/her community and/or Capital University Law School.

Ms. Smitherman resides in New Albany with her husband Troy, who is a firefighter/paramedic for Madison Township, and their three children. Ms. Smitherman and her family enjoy spending time together during family movie nights, swimming, traveling, spending days at Apple Valley Lake, volunteering at community and charity events, and spending time with family and friends.

License

Bar Number: 0072383
Ohio, 2000

Education

The Ohio State University
Bachelor of Arts,

Capital University
J.D, 2000

Petroff Law Offices, LLC
Erika Smitherman

Erika M. Smitherman was born in Norwalk, Ohio and graduated from Norwalk High School in 1993. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from The Ohio State University, with minors in both English and Philosophy. Ms. Smitherman remains active in the Ohio State Alumni Association. After graduating from Ohio State, Ms. Smitherman furthered her studies at Capital University Law School. After graduating from Capital in May 2000, she was sworn into the Ohio Bar in November 2000.

Ms. Smitherman began employment at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office in the Consumer Protection Section and later, she simultaneously worked in the Chief Counsel’s Staff. As an Assistant Attorney General, she investigated consumer complaints, effectively mediated settlements, litigated against companies accused of statutory violations and prepared confidential court papers, legal memoranda, and briefs for trial and appellate proceedings.

Ms. Smitherman became an Assistant Chief Legal Counsel in the Auditor of State’s Office, focusing on the Cleveland and Youngstown regions.

€‹After a few years in a small solo practice, Ms. Smitherman became a child advocacy attorney for the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program in Franklin County. At CASA, she represented the best interests of children who were found by the court to be abused, neglected and/or dependent. She also provided training to volunteers who were appointed by the court to serve as Guardians ad Litem.

€‹It was through Ms. Smitherman'€™s involvement with CASA that she met Judge Elizabeth Gill of the Franklin County Domestic and Juvenile Court and subsequently accepted the invitation to become her staff attorney. During her time with Judge Gill, Ms. Smitherman developed an interest in the private practice of family law and appreciates the opportunity she had to learn from such a fine mentor.

Ms. Smitherman is a member of the Ohio and Columbus Bar Associations and Women Lawyers of Franklin County. She is admitted to practice in all state and local courts in Ohio and in the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio. Ms. Smitherman serves her community as a Trustee at her church.

In 2018, Ms. Smitherman was selected by Capital University Law School as the recipient of the 2018 Alumni Outstanding Service Award, an honor given to graduates who performed significant voluntary service, beyond the call of business or professional duty, to his/her community and/or Capital University Law School.

Ms. Smitherman resides in New Albany with her husband Troy, who is a firefighter/paramedic for Madison Township, and their three children. Ms. Smitherman and her family enjoy spending time together during family movie nights, swimming, traveling, spending days at Apple Valley Lake, volunteering at community and charity events, and spending time with family and friends.

License

Bar Number: 0072383
Ohio, 2000

Education

The Ohio State University Bachelor of Arts,


Capital University J.D, 2000


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