Melissa M. Gast, Owner

Melissa Moriarty Gast completed her undergraduate studies at Ohio University, where she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Communication degree in 2000. She then earned her Juris Doctor degree in 2003 from Capital University Law School, where she also graduated Cum Laude.  Prior to forming her law practice, Melissa served as staff attorney for The Honorable Kim A. Browne in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Division of Domestic Relations and Juvenile Branch for four years. As staff attorney for Judge Browne, Melissa gained a wealth of courtroom experience and developed invaluable, ongoing relationships with many of the judges and attorneys throughout the community. She was also responsible for researching complex domestic and juvenile litigation issues and drafting court decisions after receiving direction from and collaborating closely with Judge Browne.  After her employment with Judge Browne, Melissa continued to gain litigation experience while representing clients as an associate attorney at a Central Ohio law firm for four additional years. 

The focus of Melissa’s practice is in the area of Family Law, which includes practicing in domestic and juvenile courts throughout the State of Ohio, and includes providing legal representation for divorce, dissolution, child custody, parentage, child support and post-decree matters.

 Melissa M. Gast

Ohio University, B.S., cum laude, 2000
  Capital University Law School, J.D.,
       cum laude
, 2003

  Bar Admissions
  U.S. District Court, Southern District of  

  Professional Memberships
  Columbus Bar Association
  Women Lawyers of Franklin County

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