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Laurel G. Stein

Laurel Stein, an experienced domestic relations and adoption attorney for 20 years, practices law in Northeast, Ohio. Her focus is to help clients through challenging and sometimes extremely stressful situations by providing honest and compassionate counsel. 


Laurel has handled thousands of divorce, dissolution, and post-decree matters, and while the vast majority reach resolution prior to trial, she has experience trying divorce and post-decree cases. She has also prepared appellate briefs and argued before the Eighth and Ninth District Court of Appeals. 


Bringing families together by overseeing private, step-parent and agency adoptions is one of the great joys of Laurel's practice.  

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Practice Areas

Family Law

- Divorce

  Dissolution, Legal Separation

  and Post-Decree Issues

- Custody Disputes

- Child Support Issues


Adoption Law

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Supreme Court of Ohio

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University of Memphis School of Law, Juris Doctorate

•    Law Review Staff Member, 1997-1998

•    Moot Court Board, 1998-1999

      - Judged and Prepared Bench Brief for First Year Moot       Court Competition

•    Dean's Award for Academic Excellence in Trial                     Advocacy

•    American Jurisprudence Award in Trial Advocacy,               May 1999

•    American Jurisprudence Award in Legal History,

     May 1999

Washington University in St. Louis, B.A. in Political Science

•    Summa Cum Laude

•    Political Science Honors Program

•    Honor's Thesis: "Low Voter Turnout"

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Seminars and Publications

  • Thomas Reuters/West Publishing

     Laurel has been the Associate Editor of the Domestic Relations Journal of Ohio since November 2002.  The Journal provides attorneys, judges and magistrates with the latest updates on statutory and case law, as well as providing practical advice for practitioners in the field of domestic relations. Ms. Stein edits text, researches current appellate cases and prepares case summaries of Ohio appellate decision in the areas of child support, spousal support, division of property, parental rights and responsibilities, domestic violence, juvenile custody, and procedure.  Ms. Stein also served as Co-Editor of Baldwin’s Ohio Practice Elements of an Action from 2006 to 2011. In this capacity, she edited text and provided statutory and case law updates for this publication, which provided practical advice for the legal practitioner in a variety of areas from breach of contract to insurance actions to fiduciary duties.


   •  Domestic Relations Journal of Ohio, Co-editor


   •  Ohio State Bar Association

       Laurel updates articles based on family law for OSBA's

       website section called "Law You Can Use" 


   •  Sowald-Morganstern Domestic Relations Law Books

      Laurel annually edits Chapter 8 - "Legal Separation" and                Chapter 16 - "Modification of Parental Rights and                            Responsibilities." 

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      Before joining Nee Law Firm, Laurel led the family law group at a local law firm, handing all of the firm’s domestic relations and juvenile court cases from the initial meeting with the client to trial.  Laurel also co-chaired the firm’s adoption practice, for both individuals in private adoptions and step-parent adoptions. The adoption cases have brought her much joy as she is able to watch the judicial system make a positive imprint in the adoptive families’ lives.

     Laurel also had the good fortune to spend six years working for one of the most well-respected domestic relations law firms in Cleveland, Ohio. Under the tutelage of Certified Specialists in Family Law and members of the honored American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Ms. Stein learned the intricate process of handling domestic relations cases the proper, ethical way. This experience served as the foundation for her approach to handling divorce, custody and support cases. As an associate attorney, Ms. Stein handled domestic relations cases from the initial meeting with the client to trial, and she prepared appellate briefs and argued before the Eighth and Ninth District Courts of Appeals.

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