Christopher J. Geer

Partner

Phone: 614.221.2121
Direct Line: 614.221.2121
Fax: 614.365.9516
Email: cgeer@isaacwiles.com

Assistant

Jenny Berk
614.221.2129
jberk@isaacwiles.com

about Christopher J. Geer

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.

services

education & admissions

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

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

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 Involvement

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

honors

The Best Lawyers in America®, Family Law, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020