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Barbara J. Howard - Cincinnati, OH

1610 Scripps Center312 Walnut Street Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Updated: 08/01/2022

Cincinnati Family Law – Domestic Relations and Juvenile Lawyer


Serving clients throughout the greater Cincinnati metropolitan area, including Hamilton, Clermont and Warren counties, Barbara J. Howard focuses her practice exclusively on family law matters at Barbara J. Howard Co., L.P.A. She has been certified as a specialist in family relations law by the Ohio State Bar Association since 1999...

About Barbara J. Howard

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Principal

Practice Areas

  • Family Law – Domestic Relations and Juvenile


Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1979
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1979

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member since 1979; President, 2009-2010
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Member since 1979; President, 2001-2002
  • Xavier University Board of Trustees, Member since 1995; Chair, 2014-2019
  • Cincinnati Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member
  • American Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Ohio State Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Cincinnati Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Ohio Bar Liability Insurance Company, Board of Directors ; Chair, Underwriting Committee; Member (Executive Committee and Loss Prevention & Marketing Committee)
  • Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Specialization, Member, 2011-2016
  • Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education, Member, 2018-present
  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor Board of Trustees, Member, 1986 – present; President, 1991-1994
  • ABA Journal Board of Editors, Member, 2005-2011
  • Anthenaeum, Cincinnati Union Bethel and the Corporate Guild of Dress for Success Cincinnati (former Boards of Trustees Member)
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law National Moot Court Competition Finalist, 1979
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law Order of the Barristers

Past Positions

  • Beckman Weil Shepardson, 1979-1995, Associate, 1979-1984; Partner, 1984-1995


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1979
    Juris Doctor
  • Xavier University
    Bachelor of Arts
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Major: Political Science


Accepts Credit Cards


Published Works

  • Ohio Domestic Relations Practice Manual, Author, LexisNexis Matthew Bender (originally published in 1993)

Office Information


1610 Scripps Center312 Walnut Street Cincinnati, OH 45202


  • 513-562-3532


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Past Lists

  • 2022 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers list
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  • 2005 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2004 Ohio Super Lawyers list

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  • Xavier University 2019 Paul L. O’Connor Leadership Award
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award
  • Ohio State Bar Association 2013 Ohio Bar Medal
  • Xavier University 2010 Distinguished Alumna Award
  • Cincinnati Bar Association 2010 Trustees’ Award
  • St. Ursula Academy, Toledo, Ohio 2010 Alumna Achievement Award
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law 1999 Nicholas Longworth Alumni Achievement Award
  • Best Lawyers in America Region’s 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” in Family Law
  • Super Lawyer in Family Law since 2004

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