Craig P. Treneff

Craig P. Treneff

Owner
Location:
Westerville, Ohio
Phone:
614-891-4230
866-829-0717
Fax:
614-891-4301
Email:

Craig P. Treneff is a graduate of the Ohio State University and Capital University Law School, where he was elected to Law Review. Prior to entering private practice in 1983, he was judicial law clerk to Justice William B. Brown of the Ohio Supreme Court and served as chief legislative assistant to the Chairman of the Finance-Appropriations Committee of the Ohio House of Representatives.

He was one of the first 50 lawyers in Ohio to be certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a family relations specialist. In addition, he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, past President of the AAML Ohio Chapter, and a member of the family law committees of the Columbus, Delaware County, Ohio State and American Bar Associations. Mr. Treneff is also a regular contributor to and Editorial Board member of the Domestic Relations Journal of Ohio and is a contributor to the Baldwin's Ohio Domestic Relations Law treatise ("Marital and Separate Property"). He was selected as an Ohio Super Lawyer 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013,  2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017, and was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2014,  2015, 2016 & 2017, and, in Who's Who in American Law. He was also selected as one of the top 50 Columbus lawyers for 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013,  and as one of the top 5 Columbus lawyers for 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 by Ohio Super Lawyers. He was also peer rated by Ohio Super Lawyers as one of the top 100 lawyers in Ohio for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 and has been selected as one of the Top Ten lawyers in Ohio for 2016 & 2017. Mr. Treneff is certified as an Arbitrator by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and has completed basic (16 hours) and domestic relations mediation training (40 hours).

Mr. Treneff is actively involved in the community and has been a member of the Westerville, Ohio, City Council since 2004 and is currently serving as Chairman. He is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) and Chairman of the COTA Finance Committee. He has previously served as President of the Board of Trustees of Directions for Youth and Families, Chairman of the Capital Campaign Planning Committee of Directions for Youth and Families, Member and Chairman of the Westerville Planning Commission, and Member of the Westerville Board of Zoning Appeals. He also has been a member of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission and President of the Central Ohio Municipal Alliance.

Mr. Treneff is a recipient of Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating, AV* for outstanding legal ability and ethical standards. He also has a 10.0 "Superb" rating on AVVO.
*CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

Areas of Practice

  • Alimony & Spousal Support
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Dissolution
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Prenuptial Agreements

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Relations Specialist, Ohio State Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1982

Education

  • Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1981
    • Law Review: Capital Law Review
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
    • B.A. - 1974
    • Major: English

Published Works

  • Morganstern/Sowald Ohio Domestic Relations Law, Marital Property Chapter, Thomson West
  • Member, Board of Advisors, Domestic Relations Journal of Ohio, Thomson West

Classes/Seminars

  • Remedies in High Conflict Custody Cases, American Bar Association, Family Law Section, May 15, 2014 - May 19, 2014
  • Program Chair, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Symposium on Family Law, 2007 - 2008
  • Changes to Ohio Pension Law, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Valuation of Real Property and Business Assets, Ohio Bar Association
  • UCCJEA Registration and Enforcement, Columbus Bar Association
  • Moderator, Social Security Benefits and Family Law, American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Moderator, Cross-examining the Mental Health Expert, American Bar Association, Family Law Section

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - President Ohio Chapter
  • Listed in Who's Who in the Midwest
  • Listed in Who's Who in American Law
  • Listed in Who's Who in America
  • Selected for Ohio Super Lawyers 2004
  • Selected for Ohio Super Lawyers 2005
  • Selected for Ohio Super Lawyers 2006
  • Selected for Ohio Super Lawyers 2007
  • Selected for Ohio Super Lawyers 2008
  • Selected for Ohio Super Lawyers 2009
  • Selected for Ohio Super Lawyers 2010--Top 50 Lawyer in Columbus
  • Selected for Ohio Super Lawyers 2011--Top 100 Lawyer in Ohio
  • Selected for Ohio Super Lawyers 2011--Top 50 Lawyer in Columbus
  • Selected for Ohio Super Lawyers 2012--Top 100 Lawyer in Ohio
  • Selected for Ohio Super Lawyers 2012--Top 50 Lawyer in Ohio
  • Selected for Ohio Super Lawyers 2013--Top 100 Lawyer in Ohio
  • Selected for Ohio Super Lawyers 2013--Top 50 Lawyer in Columbus
  • Selected for Ohio Super Lawyers 2014--Top 100 Lawyer in Ohio
  • Selected for Ohio Super Lawyers 2014--Top 5 Lawyer in Columbus
  • Selected for Best Lawyers in America 2014
  • Selected for Ohio Super Lawyers 2015--Top 100 Lawyer in Ohio
  • Selected for Ohio Super Lawyers 2015--Top 5 Lawyer in Columbus
  • Selected for Best Lawyers in America 2015
  • Selected for Best Lawyers in America 2016
  • Selected for Ohio Super Lawyers 2016--Top 5 Lawyer in Columbus
  • Selected for Ohio Super Lawyers 2016--Top 10 Lawyer in Ohio
  • Selected for Best Lawyers in America 2017
  • Selected for Ohio Super Lawyers 2017-Top 10 Lawyer in Ohio
  • Selected for Ohio Super Lawyers 2017--Top 5 Lawyer in Columbus

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Member
  • Columbus Bar Association, Family Law Committee, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Family Law Committee, Member
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Committee, Member
  • Delaware County Bar Association, Family Law Committee, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Justice William B. Brown of the Ohio Supreme Court, Law Clerk
  • Finance-Appropriations Committee of the Ohio House of Representatives, Chief Legislative Assistant to the Chairman