Press & Publicity

Petroff Law Offices takes pride in the quality of representation we provide to our clients. As a result, our attorneys are consistently honored with prestigious local and national awards showcasing our commitment to our clients and the community.

Columbus Monthly Magazine

Super Lawyers-Special Edition

January 2017

Columbus Ohio Divorce Attorney


Columbus Business First

“20 People to Know In Law”

October 2016

Columbus Ohio Divorce Attorney

Managing Partner Ronald Petroff is featured in Columbus Business First’s “People to Know in Law.” Regarding the growth of Petroff Law Offices and the firm’s diverse practice areas, he states that “as same-sex marriages rise, so do divorce battles.”


New Albany White Fence Living Magazine

Business Beat-September 2016

Columbus Ohio Divorce Attorney

“Ron Petroff knew from a very young age that he loved to guide people through difficult times. More specifically, he was the friend others came to for relationship guidance and support during trying times. Empathetic by nature, Ron is personable, hyper-communicative, and extremely accessible. These qualities, all imperative for a family law attorney and businessman, helped Ron found one of the top domestic relations firms in the state.  

The American Cancer Society “Real Men Wear Pink” Campaign

Ronald R. Petroff-Community Champion

Columbus Ohio Divorce Attorney

Managing Partner Ron Petroff is partnering with the American Cancer Society as a 2016 “Real Men Wear Pink” Champion. He joins a distinguished group of community leaders who are dedicated to eliminating unnecessary deaths and suffering from cancer. “Within our Petroff Law Offices family, this disease has touched each of us, either personally or professionally. As a result, I am proud to partner with the American Cancer Society to raise awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer. The American Cancer Society is at the forefront of funding important research to both prevent and treat breast cancer. The importance of early detection of this devastating disease cannot be underplayed-it will save the lives of our mothers, daughters, friends, and many women in our community.”

Petroff Law Offices truly enjoys giving back to the community we serve. Please join us in our efforts to better our community and make a truly meaningful impact on the lives of many.

The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys

10 Best Attorney

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Congratulations to Partner Erika Smitherman on her recognition by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as a 2016 10 Best Attorney! Petroff Law Offices prides itself in having an award-winning legal team that strives to provide each client with the best possible result.

Columbus CEO Magazine

“Legal Latest: Know the Rules”

Columbus Ohio Divorce Attorney

In June 2016, Managing Partner Ronald Petroff spoke with Columbus CEO magazine about legal trends business owners need to know.  Regarding business valuation in divorce, Petroff states that “the first thing is to agree on an expert, stipulate that there will be no battle over the value of the business, agree on an evaluation method and then agree that no double-dipping is to occur. The asset will be redistributed in the property settlement, not the support piece.”



May 11th, 2016

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Ronald R. Petroff Receives Premier 100 Designation from National Academy of Jurisprudence

 The National Academy of Jurisprudence (NAJ) has recently recognized Ronald R. Petroff as one of 100 premier trial attorneys in the state of Ohio.  This is a distinction reserved for attorneys who have established themselves through their professionalism and excellence in service.

Membership into NAJ’s Premier 100 requires the satisfaction of    stringent criteria and standards as established by the NAJ’s Board of Directors. Less than 1% of the 1.2 million attorneys currently practicing in the U.S. will be selected to receive this important and prestigious designation. Criteria for membership may include, but is not limited to, the following:

An individual attorney’s commitment to ethics and professionalism

  • Notable verdicts, achievements or settlements
  • Board Certified Specialization as designated by the State Bar or other leading organization
  • Nominations from the Board of Directors, industry leading trial attorneys, and existing Premier 100 Trial Attorney membership
  • Membership and executive positions held within state trial attorney organizations or other leading organizations
  • Any Current ratings or ranking profiles as identified by reputable and credible online or local evaluations

Ronald Petroff has been in practice since 2006 and specializes in family law. He has been recognized for his commitment to providing excellent representation for clients both inside and outside of the courtroom.

As Seen In Columbus Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Decal

Petroff Law Offices was featured in the Columbus Chamber of Commerce Member & CEO Spotlight in April of 2016. Please read about our vision and accomplishments by clicking here. We look forward to many more years of providing outstanding legal representation to our community.

As Seen In Columbus CEO Magazine


As a leader in the Ohio legal community, Petroff Law Offices appeared in the April 2016 edition of Columbus CEO Magazine. The firm was also featured in Columbus CEO’s Leaderboard as one of the top Ohio domestic relations practices.


Ronald Roman Petroff, of Petroff Law Offices, LLC, has been selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.  NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence.  Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate.
Members are thoroughly vetted by a research team, selected by a blue ribbon panel of attorneys with podium status from independently neutral organizations, and approved by a judicial review board as exhibiting virtue in the practice of law.  Due to the incredible selectivity of the appointment process, only the top one percent of attorneys in the United States are awarded membership in NADC.  This elite class of advocates consists of the finest leaders of the legal profession from across the nation.


10 Best 2015 FLA


Ronald Petroff Has Been Nominated and Accepted as 2015 AIOFLA’S 10 Best in Ohio For Client Satisfaction 
The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of Ohio’s Family Law Attorney Ronald Petroff as 2015 10 Best Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction.
The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in each state. Attorneys who are selected to the “10 Best” list must pass AIOFLA’s rigorous selection process, which is based on client and/or peer nominations, thorough research, and AIOFLA’s independent evaluation.  AIOFLA’s annual list was created to be used as a resource for clients during the attorney selection process.
One of the most significant aspects of the selection process involves attorneys’ relationships and reputation among his or her clients. As clients should be an attorney’s top priority, AIOFLA places the utmost emphasis on selecting lawyers who have achieved significant success in the field of Family Law without sacrificing the service and support they provide. Selection criteria therefore focus on attorneys who demonstrate the highest standards of Client Satisfaction.
We congratulate Ronald Petroff on this achievement and we are honored to have him as a 2015 AIOFLA Member.
You can contact Ronald Petroff directly at: 614-222-4288 or

 Columbus Business First

“People on the Move”


In 2013, Partner Erika Smitherman was featured in a spotlight by Columbus Business First. “People on the Move” highlights the achievements of members of the community who continue to grow in their professional endeavors and exemplify the desired characteristics of their chosen profession.

Ms. Smitherman is quoted as saying that the best part of her position is “shepherding people through some of the most difficult times of their lives and knowing that they will be OK.”

She was extremely honored to be recognized for her achievement on becoming a Partner with the firm and admires “women who have been practicing for 30-plus years and who raised their children while running successful law practices.”