MERISA K. BOWERS
April 1, 2021, Merisa is excited to join this historic firm as Of Counsel.
This opportunity enables us to continue to work with clients in the areas of family law and criminal defense while also sharing the benefit of improved office systems.
Proactive and Holistic Legal Representation in Family Law and Criminal Defense
Empowering you to make the best decisions about your case.
ETHICAL & HOLISTIC PRACTICE
Upfront and on-going conversations about your needs, goals, and what it costs to get there.
DIVORCE & DISSOLUTION
Ethical advice and advocacy when terminating a marriage.
CIVIL PROTECTION ORDERS
Protecting the rights of either petitioner or respondent. For victims of crime, representation may be at no cost to you.
PARENTAL RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES
Establishing custody and parental rights or modifying prior orders.
Comprehensive and detail-oriented representation for defendants in misdemeanor and felony matters.
GRANDPARENTS and RELATIVE RIGHTS
Effective advocacy for grandparent and non-parent custody and companionship rights.
From speeding tickets to serious traffic offenses.
Merisa grew up in Canton, Ohio, always an advocate for justice and fairness and born problem-solver. A 2005 graduate of the University of Cincinnati (BA with Departmental Honors), and a 2009 graduate of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law (cum laude) in Cleveland, the practice of law was exactly the right fit.
Putting her natural advocacy to work, Merisa succeeded in launching her law practice in the midst of the Recession in Cincinnati in 2010, relocating to Central Ohio in 2012. April 2021, Merisa joined the law firm of Artz, Dewhirst & Wheeler, LLP as Attorney of Counsel.
Merisa has had the honor of being mentored by some of Ohio's top litigators, including Heather G. & Beatrice K. Sowald, Terry Gilbert & Gordon Friedman, Alphonse Gerhardstein, and Kenneth J. Hawley.
Merisa and her family are proud and active residents of Gahanna, where they enjoy lots of time at area parks.
Ohio State Bar Association 2012 Bar College Member
2013-2014 Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers
National LGBT Bar Association's Top 40 under 40, 2016
2019 Ohio Rising Star, SuperLawyers
AVVO 10.0 Rating
Gahanna Area Chamber of Commerce (2013-present)
National LGBT Bar Association, Family Law Institute Member (2013-present)
Ohio State Bar Association (2009-2019)
Columbus Bar Association (2012-present)
Central Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (2010-2019)
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (2010-2019)
560 E. Town Street
Columbus, OH 43215
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