Joseph Aaron Nigh

Joseph Aaron Nigh

Partner
Phone: 614-221-1341 / Fax: 614-228-0253

The National Advocates

The National Advocates

Areas of Practice

Juvenile Delinquency; Criminal Defense; Civil Litigation; Divorce/Dissolution; Family Law, Custody, Child Support, Children Services Matters; Personal Injury Law, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

Ohio, 2005
U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2005
U.S. Supreme Court, 2009

Education

J.D. – 2004, The Ohio State University, Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Columbus, Ohio

  • Honors: Certificate in Children’s Studies

B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) – 2001, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

  • Honors: The Ohio State Superior Academic Achievement Award
  • Honors: Alpha Lambda Delta/Phi Eta Sigma
  • Honors: Psi Chi
  • Major: Psychology

A.A. – 1999, The Ohio State University, Marion, Ohio

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Under 40, 2 Years Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys™, 2014-2015
  • Top Attorneys – Outstanding Young Lawyers In Cleveland & Columbus
  • AIOFLA’s “10 Best Under 40″ 2014
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2013-2014
  • The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40, 2014
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates, Top 40 Family Lawyer Under 40 Ohio, 2014-2015
  • Appointed to a 5 year term as a Board Member of the Ohio Board of Dietetics by Governor Kasich
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals “Top 5%,” 2014-2015
  • Who’s Who in American Law, 2005-2014
  • Listed in U.S. News and World Report Edition of Best Law Firms, 2010-2014
  • Ohio Super Lawyers – Rising Stars, 2009-2014
  • National Trial Lawyers –  Top 40 under 40 in Ohio, 2012- 2014
  • AVVO – Client’s Choice, Divorce, 2012
  • AVVO – Top Divorce Attorney, “10”, 2012
  • Franklin County Private Attorney Representative to the Ohio Summit on Children, 2009
  • Selected by Columbus C.E.O. as one of the best divorce and family relations law firms

 Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Ohio Appellate Case Law Update, COAJL, 2014
  • Children as Witnesses in Family Law Litigation, OSBA, 2014
  • Juveniles and the Media: Key Terms and Concepts in Juvenile Justice Reporting, OSBA, 2013
  • Collateral Consequences in Juvenile Adjudications, COAJL, 2013
  • The Role of the Guardian ad Litem, Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers, 2013
  • Bindovers/Transfer Proceedings in Ohio, Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers, 2013
  • Key Terms and Concepts in Juvenile Justice Reporting, Ohio State Bar Association, 2013
  • Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Adjudications, Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers, 2013
  • Juvenile Delinquency/Criminal Case Law Update, Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers & Central Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2012
  • Juvenile Abuse-Neglect-Dependency, Civil, & GAL Case Law Update, Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers & Central Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2012
  • The Guardian Ad Litem:  Case Law and Legislative Update in Permanent Custody Cases, Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers, 2011
  • Delinquency and Criminal Law: Case Law and Legislative Update in Permanent Custody Cases, Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers, 2011
  • Detention Advocacy Training, Presenter/Panel Member: Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers, 2011
  • PCC Trial and Tribulations: Case Law and Legislative Update in Permanent Custody Cases, Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers, 2011
  • Sexting: Electronic Sex Among Teens, National Juvenile Defender Leadership Summit, 2010
  • Sexting: Electronic Sex Among Teens, Ohio Juvenile Defender Leadership Summit, 2010
  • Juvenile Delinquency/Criminal Case Law Update, Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers & Central Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2010
  • Abuse/Neglect/Dependency Case Law Update, Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers & Central Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2010
  • Juvenile Case Law Update, Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers, 2009
  • Client Interviews, The Supreme Court of Ohio New Lawyer Training, Columbus Bar Association, 2009
  • Transfer Hearings for Juveniles Being Transferred to Adult Court: Case Law and Procedures for Handling Bindover, Central Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2009
  • Juvenile Delinquency/Criminal Case Law update, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers & Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers, 2008
  • Abuse/Neglect/Dependency Case Law Update, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers & Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers, 2008
  • Objections & Appeals: Practices and Procedures, Columbus Bar Association, 2007

 Classes/Seminars Organized

  • Justice for Children Practicum, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law; 2014, 2013, 2012
  • Capital Paralegal Program, 2011
  • Human Trafficking, Columbus Bar Association, 2010
  • Representing the Juvenile Sex Offender, Columbus Bar Association, 2009

 Publications

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Columbus Bar Association, MemberOhio
    • Juvenile Law Committee, Chair, 2008-2010
    • Domestic Relations/Juvenile Court Task Force, 2009
  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers, Member
    • President, 2013-2015
    • Board Member, 2010-2015
    • Preliminary Review Committee Chair, 2013-2014