Gregory L. Adams

Croswell & Adams Co., L.P.A. - Partner

Attorney at Law - practice concentrated in all aspects of family relations law, including litigation, mediation, and collaboration.

Professional Licenses

Admitted to Bar: Ohio, 1977; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1977; U.S. Court of Appeals - Sixth Circuit, 1988.

Board Certification

Family Relations Law in Ohio by The Family Relations Law Specialty Board of the Ohio State Bar Association, January 2000 (re-certified through 2019).


Best Lawyers’ 2015 Cincinnati Family Law “Lawyer of the Year”
Best Lawyers in America, 2007-Present
Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers 2017
Top 50 Cincinnati Super Lawyers 2015-present
Ohio Super Lawyer, 2004-Present
Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rated
Cincy Leading Lawyer, 2008-Present
Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
Ohio Bar College, 2008-2009, 2015, 2016
Beyond Civility Community Workshop, Spring 2015 Class
U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms”, Tier 1 - Family Law, 2011 - present

Professional Associations

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
American Bar Foundation
American Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association (Family Law Committee)
Ohio State Bar Association Family Relations Law Specialty Board
Cincinnati Bar Association (Domestic Relations Court Committee - Chair, 1992-1994; Domestic Relations Institute Comm., 1988 to present, Chair 1992-1994)
Cincinnati Academy of Collaborative Professionals
International Academy Collaborative Professionals


Wabash College, B.A. 1973;
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, J.D. 1977 (Law Review, Articles Co-Editor; Phi Alpha Delta).

Recent Lectures

Separate Propety (AAML) 2017
Ethics and Technology (AAML) 2017
Separate Propety in Collaborative Cases (CACP) 2016
Case Law Update (OSBA) 2016
Ethics & Technology II (CBA Dom. Rel. Inst.) 2016
Tracing Separate Assets (CBA) 2015
Ethics & Technology (CBA Dom. Rel. Inst.) 2015
Negotiation (OSBA and NBI) 2015
Child Support and Disabled Adults (OSBA) 2014
Child Support and Adult Disabled Children (OSBA) 2014
Mandelbaum Abrogated: The New Statute (CBA D.R. Inst) 2013
Spousal Support Issues (CBA D.R. Inst.) 2012
Life Insurance Issues (OSBA - DR Specialists) 2011
Consideration of Tax Consequences (OSBA/CBA) 2010 and 2011
Case Law Update (OSBA- DR Specialists) 2007
Helping Your Clients Through a Difficult Divorce (OSBA) 2007

Notable Decisions

Holden v. Holden, 2016-Ohio-5557
Foppe v. Foppe, 2009-0hio-6926
Robert v. Tesson, 507 F.3d 981 (2007)
Thomas v. Thomas, 171 Ohio App.3d 272, 2007-0hio-2016
Reik v. Bowden, 172 Ohio App. 3d 12, 2007-0hio-2533
Pol v. Miller, 2007-0hio-2954
Zerbe v. Zerbe, 2005-0hio-1180
Sutphin v. Sutphin, 2004-0hio-6844
Hamilton v. Hamilton, 2002-0hio-2417
In re Adoption Koszycki (1999), 133 Ohio App.3d 434

Mediation Training

Harvard Law School – Mediation Workshop (five day program-2007)

Community Involvement

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Board of Trustees (Vice-President,
Walloon Lake Association Board of Trustees (President, 1994)
Walloon Lake Trust Board of Trustees (President, 1995)
Summit Country Day School (various committees)
Beyond Civility Board of Trustees