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Gerald Jay Babbitt

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Babbitt & Dahlberg LLC

Contact Information

Ste. 200
503 S. Front St.
Columbus OH 43215
Work (614) 228-4200
Fax (614) 228-4224

Practice State



Gerald “Jay” Babbitt, a partner at Babbitt & Dahlberg, has spent more than 30 years as a Columbus divorce lawyer,  earning the respect and trust of his clients along with the central Ohio legal community. Known for his no-nonsense negotiating skills, anyone across the table from Jay knows he has zero tolerance for dishonesty.

As a certified OSBA Family Relations Law Specialist, he has a notable track record for securing favorable judgments for his clients, inside and outside the courtroom, primarily for cases involving high income, complex property division, prenuptial agreements, spousal support, child support and child custody.

While a divorce lawyer by trade, Jay loves marriage and has been married to his wife, Jamie, for more than 30 years. Together they have four children and four very active grandchildren, all of whom live close to their home in Upper Arlington. Avid dog lovers, Jay and Jamie have two West Highland Terriers and are usually hosting at least two grand-dogs.


Practice emphasizes Traditional Client Representation and Litigation


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  • Franklin, Ohio


Legal Organizations

Columbus Bar Association, member, Family Law Committee

Ohio State Bar Association, member, Family Law Committee

American Bar Association, Family Law Section


  • Included in the 20th Edition of the Best Lawyers in America for the practice of family law.
  • Certified specialist in family relations law by the Ohio State Bar Association
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers 2010-2014, 2016
  • 2015 Ohio Super Lawyers List
  • Top 50 Columbus Area Super Lawyers 2010-2016

CLE Presentations

Domestic Relations Litigation Institute, 2009; Franklin County Trial Lawyers Assn. Family Law Update 1996 and 1997.


Contributing Author: ``The Joy of Settlement, The Family Lawyer's Guide to Effective Negotiations and Settlement Strategies.

AAML National

  • Certified arbitrator

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