Christopher J. Geer

Christopher J. Geer

Partner
P: 614.221.2121 | F: 614.365.9516
EMAIL cgeer@isaacwiles.com

Assistant Kellie Kesselring 614.220.5181 kkesselring@isaacwiles.com
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A highly experienced lawyer with a long list of admissions and judicial experience at a variety of levels, Chris Geer brings a lot of strengths to the table as a litigator.

He has extensive litigation experience involving large marital estates and small property cases.

Known for his calm demeanor and disarming sense of humor, he worked as an attorney for nearly twenty-nine years in central Ohio before becoming a Judge in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Division of Domestic Relations/ Juvenile Branch from 2007 to 2012.

Chris Geer has lectured extensively over the years to lawyers and non-professionals alike on divorce, juvenile, and other litigation issues. As a former foster parent, he is extremely interested in litigating the best interests of children of divorce.

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Education

  • Capital University Law School, J.D., 1978
  • The Ohio State University, B.S., Education

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Ohio, 1978
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Supreme Court
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articles & presentations

Articles

  • Contributing Editor, “Divorce Docs” Family Law Software
  • Co-Author , “Family Law Practice In Ohio”

Presentations

  • "Parental Rights and Responsibilities Litigation," Academy of Continuing Legal Education, November 2, 2007
  • "Making Your Case Through The Opposing Party/Witness," Chester Professionalism Institute, Sponsored by the Columbus Bar Association, November 2, 2007
  • "How To Try The Perfect Divorce," Academy of Continued Legal Education, November 18, 2008
  • “2005 Family Law Seminar,” Ohio Association of Trial Lawyers Education Foundation, March 31, 2005
  • “Complex Issues In Divorce For The Ohio Practitioner,” National Business Institute, November 19, 2003
  • “Law Office Basics – Domestic Law,” Columbus Bar Association Class, April 4, 2002
  • “Child Custody and Visitation In Ohio,” National Business Institute, April 2, 2002
  • “Domestic Law In Ohio,” National Business Institute, January 7, 2000
  • “Equitable Distributions In Divorce Settlements In Ohio,” National Business Institute, February 17, 1998
  • “Family Law Litigation,” Ohio CLE Institute, March 14, 1997
  • “Effective Family Law Practice In Ohio,” National Business Institute, February 29, 1996
  • “President’s Seminar,” Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association, December 2, 1994
  • “Tax Aspects of Divorce In Ohio,” National Business Institute, February 22, 1994
  • “Family Law In Ohio,” National Business Institute, February 12, 1993
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professional & community activities

Professional

  • Delaware County Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Former
  • American Judges Association
  • Ohio Association of Domestic Judges (Treasurer)
  • Ohio Judicial Conference
  • Ohio Judicial Conference Domestic Relations Law & Procedure Committee
  • Ohio Association of Juvenile Court Judges
  • National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Community

  • Buckeye Ranch Common Ground Program (formerly Buckeye Ranch Visitation and Exchange Center) Safe Haven Committee, 2011-present
  • Capital University Alumni Board, 2015-present
  • Columbus Bar Association – Bench/Bar Retreat Committee, 2010-present
  • Former
  • Alvis, Inc, (Alvis House) 2008-2015
    • First Vice Chairman, 2010 to 2012
  • Franklin County Criminal Justice Planning Board, 2008-2014
    •    Chairman, 2010 to 2012
  • Franklin County Community Corrections Planning Board, 2008-2014
    • Chairman, 2010 to 2012
  • City of Columbus Development Commission, 1989 to 1995
    • Chairman, 1993 to 1994

Past Positions

  • Administrative Judge, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Division of Domestic Relations and Juvenile Branch, 2012
  • Judge, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Division of Domestic Relations and Juvenile Branch, 2007-2012
  • Partner, Matan, Geer & Wright, concentrating in family law and estate administration, 1978-2007
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Honors

  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America¬© (2016)