Nadia Khan-Ajam | Grossman Law Offices
Nadia grew up in Dublin, Ohio. In 2009, she began her legal career focusing on domestic relations law. During her time at Capital University Law School, she served her extern duties for the Honorable Judge Julia Dorrian. She also helped in the Capital University Legal Clinic before graduating in 2007. Now, she works as a Columbus family law lawyer at Grossman Law Offices with a focus on all things family law such as divorce, child custody, child support, domestic violence, paternity, dissolution, qualified domestic relations orders, spousal support, and marital property distribution. She is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a Specialist in Family Relations Law.
During her time practicing law, she has been successful in both negotiations and litigation, helping her to win rulings on behalf of her clients. She has extensive experience regarding orders of protection. In the past, she has represented both petitioners and respondents in court. She has also helped her clients obtain favorable support orders. Nadia’s reputation definitely follows her. She has been labeled as an aggressive, yet compassionate attorney and also very personable. She enjoys meeting and getting to know people. In her free time, Nadia spends time with her husband and their two children. She also enjoys traveling.
Jodi R. Smilack | Grossman Law Offices
Jodi has extensive experience in a wide area of family law matters including divorce, child custody, child support, visitation, spousal support, dissolution, and paternity. Jodi approaches every matter pragmatically while still taking into account the sensitivities and complexities of each matter. She stresses communication and organization throughout every phase of the process. Jodi was voted to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for 2015-2018 and again in 2021, as well as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for 2021. Jodi received her Juris Doctor degree from The John Marshall Law School, located in Chicago, where she earned the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Constitutional Law II and was an Octo-Finalist in the Dean F. Herzog Moot Court Competition. She also participated in the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, where she assisted in the representation of domestic violence survivors.
While attending law school, Jodi clerked for a family law firm in Chicago, researching questions of law related to property division, child support, and other family law issues; drafting pleadings, agreements, and subpoenas related to various family law matters; and working with clients to answer discovery requests. This experience, coupled with her law school education, heavily contributed to Jodi’s passion for family law and helping people move forward during difficult parts of their lives. Jodi was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. Although she lived in multiple states across the country, from California to New York, she always felt that Columbus, Ohio is her one true home. In her free time, Jodi enjoys spending time with her family, distance running, hiking, attending concerts, and exploring the food culture around Columbus.
Courtney Hanna | Joseph & Joseph Co., LPA
Elevated to President/Principal Attorney of the law firm, Courtney Hanna brings extensive experience in complex domestic/family law cases involving child support, spousal support, custody and division of assets and liabilities as well as intricate real estate transactional and litigation matters. Ms. Hanna is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and Columbus Bar Association as well as the Chairperson for the 2019-2020 year and the 2020-2021 year of the Real Property Committee for the Columbus Bar Association. In 2019, She was selected for inclusion into the Trademark Women of Distinction. She has spoken at numerous events including providing Continuing Legal Education in the areas of real estate, as well as providing presentations on divorce, including events held by Columbus Divorce Solutions and The Mother Ship, Inc.
Ms. Hanna has also served as a mentor to new lawyers in the Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program through the Ohio Supreme Court since 2012. Courtney was recently accepted into the Ohio Women’s Bar Foundation Leadership Institute Class of 2019-2020. Additionally, Ms. Hanna is very active in her community, serving as membership chair for the Bexley Women’s Club House as well as a Girl Scout Troop Leader and previously served on the Women’s Board for the March of Dimes, was a founding member of Strike Out Thyroid Cancer, and was a member of ArtNetwork through the Columbus Museum of Art.
Ronald R. Petroff | Petroff Law Offices LLC
Ronald was born in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated high school from the University School in Hunting Valley, Ohio. He attended Vanderbilt University as an undergraduate where he earned a bachelor’s degree and double majored in Political Science and American History. He graduated cum laude and was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. Mr. Petroff then attended The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law where he earned a certificate in Alternate Dispute Resolution and was a member of the National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Team. Mr. Petroff also was a member of the National Trial Competition Team. Mr. Petroff earned a CALI Excellence for the Future Award for his perfect score in the class, Criminal Law in the Boardroom.
In 2017, Mr. Petroff was named as a Columbus Business First 40 Under 40 Honoree, an honor bestowed upon members of the business community who have achieved great professional and personal milestones. Mr. Petroff has been voted by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as one of the 10 best family law lawyers under the age of 40 in the state of Ohio for 2014 and 2015. He won a similar award from the American Society of Legal Advocates in 2014. In 2015, Mr. Petroff was voted as being one of the nation’s top 1% of attorneys by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. Finally, in 2015, Mr. Petroff was rated by Super Lawyers as a rising star in the field of Family Law. Mr. Petroff has consistently held the highest 10/10 rating on the attorney directory site AVVO and recently won, for the second time, AVVO’s “Client’s Choice” award.