Virginia Cornwell is one of approximately 100 attorneys in Ohio to be certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a Certified Family Relations Specialist. She is a divorce lawyer, family law attorney and child custody lawyer in Columbus, Ohio (Franklin County), but she travels throughout Ohio representing clients from dozens of Counties. She is licensed to practice in all 88 Ohio Counties. Virginia is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, and Bankruptcy Court. She has extensive family law experience.
In addition to numerous other requirements (how long the attorney has practiced law, how much of the attorney’s practice is family law, additional continuing legal education classes, recommendations of peers, judges and/or magistrates, being in good standing, etc.) , to become an OSBA Certified Family Relations Specialist, an attorney must pass a written exam administered by the Ohio State Bar Association covering multiple areas of family law in depth, including:
Virginia has also represented out of state clients who need a family law attorney in Ohio. She has represented clients living in:
Alaska, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Tennessee , Texas, Virginia, Washington, Oregon and West Virginia
Virginia is also active in International Family Law has also represented clients from China, India, Canada, Great Britain, Morocco, Pakistan, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Korea, Japan, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Laos, Jamaica, The Russian Federation (Russia), Cambodia, Guam, and Saudi Arabia in their Ohio Family Law cases, including matters relating to child abduction (kidnapping), divorce, dissolution, child custody, and child support.
Virginia grew up in Anchorage, Alaska . She graduated from the University of Alaska, Anchorage with a B.A. in Political Science and received her Juris Doctorate (law degree) at The Ohio State University in 1999.
Virginia is the leader of the legal team at the Law Offices of Virginia C. Cornwell. At the Law Offices of Virginia C. Cornwell, our strength is our team, and our clients are part of our team. We want our clients to feel comfortable that their legal matter is being handled with excellence, and to understand what is happening in his or her case.