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Beatrice K. Sowald

Practice Areas:

  • Domestic Relations
  • Probate

Biography

Beatrice K. Sowald is a founding member of the domestic relations law firm Sowald, Sowald, Anderson & Hawley.

Mrs. Sowald received her Juris Doctor degree from The Ohio State University Law School in 1966. She began her law career as an attorney with the Franklin County Legal Aid and Public Defender Society before joining her daughter to form the current law firm.

She is a board certified family law specialist and a recognized authority on Ohio domestic relations law. She has been the co-editor of the "Ohio Domestic Relations" resource book annually since 1987, and has taught family law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Mrs. Sowald served as a Judge in the Franklin County Domestic Relations Court and the Franklin County Municipal Court (1984-1986).

Mrs. Sowald has served as Chair of both the Columbus Bar Association's and the Ohio State Bar Association's Family Law Committees and their respective Professional Ethics Committees.

Mrs. Sowald's practice focuses primarily on handling domestic relations and probate matters.

Education

  • The Ohio State University College of Law, Columbus, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1966
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
    • B.A. - 1948

Bar Admission

  • Ohio, 1966
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1967
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987

Honors

  • Co-editor of "Ohio Domestic Relations" resource book annually since 1987

Classes & Seminars

  • Taught Family Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Taught Family Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Past Positions

  • Franklin County Domestic Relations Court, Judge, 1984 to 1985
  • Franklin County Municipal Court, Judge, 1985 to 1986

Professional Associations

  • Columbus Bar Association, Family Law Committee (former Chair)
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Family Law Committee (former Chair)
  • Columbus Bar Association, Professional Ethics Committee (former Chair)
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Professional Ethics Committee (former Chair)

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Law, Ohio State Bar Association, 2007

Current Employment Position

  • Founding Member