Chris L. Trolinger

Chris L. Trolinger

Senior Associate

"We represent clients through some of the most difficult times of their lives while securing both their and their family’s future through aggressive and sophisticated representation."

About Chris

Chris L. Trolinger was born in Springdale, Arkansas. He attended and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated magna cum laude, having been awarded the Harold Hantz scholarship given to the most outstanding philosophy student in the Philosophy Department. He received his Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2008 and awarded the Arthur James Seelye Small Business Law Award for excellence in business law. During law school, he served as Chief Symposium Editor on the Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal and was a member of the Jessup International Law Moot Court team. Mr. Trolinger earned a CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Business Associations and Appellate Advocacy for perfect scores in those classes.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Trolinger practiced in a general practice law firm for eight years. During those eight years, Mr. Trolinger practiced in the areas of family law, criminal defense, employment law, real estate, and general civil litigation. Mr. Trolinger has successfully represented clients in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Ohio Court of Claims, several state appellate courts, and numerous county courts across the State of Ohio. Mr. Trolinger has been rated by Super Lawyers as a rising star each year since 2014.

Mr. Trolinger is admitted to practice in front of all state courts and agencies in the State of Ohio, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Mr. Trolinger focuses his practice in the area of family law.

Mr. Trolinger resides in Hilliard and in his free time enjoys music, golf, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. Mr. Trolinger has served as the Family Law Section Chair on the board of trustees of the Ohio Association for Justice. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association, Central Ohio Association for Justice, and the Union County Bar Association.

Speaking Engagements

In May 2015 and May 2016, Mr. Trolinger served as a moderator and presented at The Ohio Association for Justice Annual Convention.

In December 2017, Mr. Trolinger spoke with WSYX ABC 6 about Ohio's opioid epidemic and the devastating impact on grandparents in the local community who bear the financial and emotional burden of caring for children affected by the drug crisis.


The Ohio Association for Justice Quarterly April 2015: Cohabitation in Domestic Relations Cases Post- McGlothan (Download PDF)

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