Jessica A. Mager

Summary

Jessica's practice is focused in the family law area. She routinely represents clients in all aspects of domestic relations litigation, including complex divorce with an emphasis in child custody matters, establishment and enforcement of child and spousal support, establishment of paternity and general civil litigation. Jessica has been recognized by her peers for excellence as a Rising Star in the family law practice by Ohio Super Lawyers. In addition to Ohio, she is also licensed to practice in Federal Court in the Southern District of California. Jessica was also appointed to Taft's Gender Advancement Committee in 2017.

Other Professional Experience

  • Attorney, Nazimova & Davis, San Diego, California, 2002 – 2005
  • Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio
    • Host Committee Member, National Center for Adoption Law & Policy, Autumn Wine Celebration, 2007 –  2012
    • Staff Attorney, Child and Family Advocacy Program, funded by the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence, 2001 – 2002
  • Child Welfare Caseworker, Intake and Investigations, Franklin County Children Services, Columbus, Ohio, 1996-2001

Awards

All Service Areas

Education

  • Capital University School of Law (2001)
  • Bowling Green State University, B.S. in Criminal Justice (1996)

Admissions

  • Federal - U.S. Supreme Court
  • Federal - Southern District of Ohio
  • State - Ohio
  • State - California
  • Federal - Southern District of California

Notable Matters

  • Represented national business owner in divorce with significant separate property assets as well as joint marital assets.
  • Represented parent in regaining custody of a child from an Emergency Ex Parte Custody Order.
  • Represented a client’s former spouse in child support modification through trial, objections through final judgment.
  • Represented small business owner in contested divorce and in contingency litigation initiated by lending institution for recovery of deficiency judgment against parties of divorce.
  • Represented never married parents in establishment of shared parenting plan for child of the parties.

Speeches and Publications

  • Presenter and Coordinator: Columbus Bar Association CLE seminar, “It’s All About the Relocation: Attorney, GAL, and Judicial Roles," Nov. 4, 2016
  • Presenter: Columbus Bar Association CLE seminar, "Family Law and the Military Child: Divorce, Custody and Visitation Issues," Nov. 11, 2015
  • Actor in Training Materials: Chester Professionalism Institute, “Dealing with Problem Clients, Counsel & Judges: A Practical and Ethical Approach to Litigation,” Oct. 30, 2015
  • Presenter and Coordinator: Columbus Bar Association CLE Seminar, "What Makes a Guardian Ad Litem Tick?" May 13, 2015
  • Author: “Fear of Financial Hardship: How the Economy Impacts Divorce,” CWS Newsletter, Vol. 2, 2009. Also published in Columbus CEO, July 2009
  • “Social Security Benefits Clarified by the Supreme Court,” co-authored with Eugene B. Lewis, Columbus Bar Briefs, Spring 2005

Professional Affiliations

  • AV Peer Review Rating (LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell) (Honoree)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Columbus Bar Association (Judicial Screening Committee; Family Law Committee; Barrister Leadership Program; Pro Bono Task Force)
  • Delaware County Bar Association (Member)
  • Women Lawyers of Franklin County (Member)

Community Involvement

  • Alcott Elementary PTA (Committee Chair )
  • American Red Cross (Volunteer)
  • Delaware County Humane Society (Volunteer)
  • Pro Bono Attorney - Franklin County (Volunteer)
  • St. Paul Catholic Church (Parishioner and Building Fund Member)
  • The Goddard School (Class Room Volunteer)
  • Westerville Amateur Soccer Association (Head Girls Soccer Coach)
  • CHOICES for Domestic Violence (Peacemaker Awards Luncheon sponsor)
  • Delaware County Humane Society (Volunteer)