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Jill Friedman Helfman
Practice Group Chair / Partner

Ranked by Super Lawyers

JILL FRIEDMAN HELFMAN is a partner in the Cleveland office of Taft and serves as the chair of the firm’s Domestic Relations Practice Group. Jill concentrates her practice in the area of family law. Her experience includes analysis and litigation of complex business valuation, property division and tax issues, and tax considerations involved in the payment and receipt of spousal support. Jill also handles difficult custody and parenting time matters. She regularly represents high profile clients, business owners, and individuals with significant family wealth in a confidential manner to support their interests. Jill also provides legal counsel to professional athletes, physicians, lawyers and prominent professionals.

Jill is certified by The Ohio State Bar Association Family Law Specialty Board as a specialist in the field of Family Law in Ohio. She is a Fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and served as the President of the Ohio Chapter. Jill is certified as an arbitrator through the AAML Matrimonial Arbitration Training Institute. 

Jill received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Jill has been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers In America since 2013.  She was named by Best Lawyers as “Lawyer of the Year” for Family Law in Cleveland in 2014 and 2017. She has also been selected as a Leading Lawyer by Inside Business and as an Ohio Super Lawyer every year since 2004. Jill was honored to be named as one of Ohio’s Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in 2005 – 2009 and in 2017. She was also named one of the Top 25 Women Lawyers in Cleveland in 2007, 2015 and 2017 by Super Lawyers.  Jill is a member of the firm’s Professional Women’s Resource Group (PWRG), a group that strengthens relationships with women clients and executives across our community.