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Getting to Know Kathleen Adams


Article by Laura Leavitt

Photography by Len Kaltman – West Chester Corporate Photography

Tell us what you do in your role.

I work in divorces, adoptions, grandparents’ rights, and more. I feel it’s a difficult time in people’s lives, but I can help transition them from “before” to “after”—that’s the way I think about it. I wanted to give the benefit of my experience and get them into a better place. I help people transition to their new normal.

What is most rewarding about your work?

Thinking that I’m helping people through one of the most difficult times in their lives. It’s also one of the most challenging parts of my work. 

Who is someone in your life who inspires you?

My mom. She taught for 40 years in underserved public schools. Because of her, I always keep children at the top of my mind in my work.

What are your hobbies and interests outside of law?

I play tennis. I like to travel. I’m working to learn my third language, Spanish. I like to cook and garden, as well.

What else can you share about your legal background?

I graduated Summa Cum Laude, and With Honors, from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, in 1990. I then attended Florida State University College of Law, graduating with Honors in spring 1993. While in law school, I interned with Justice Ben F. Overton at the Florida Supreme Court.

I was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1994, and was admitted to the practice of law in Ohio in 2015. After practicing law in Southwest Florida for 20 years, I relocated to the Cincinnati area in September 2017.  

I am licensed to practice law in both Ohio and Florida, and part of my practice involves advising clients who are transitioning into retirement that spans both of those states.

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