Christopher J. Geer

Christopher J. Geer: Attorney with Isaac Wiles Burkholder & Teetor, LLC
  • Partner at Isaac Wiles Burkholder & Teetor, LLC (55 Attorneys)
  • The Miranova Building, Two Miranova Place, Suite 700, Columbus, OH 43215-5098
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A highly experienced lawyer with a long list of admissions and judicial experience at a variety of levels, Chris Geer brings a lot of strengths to the table as a litigator.

He has extensive litigation experience involving large marital estates and small property cases.

Known for his calm demeanor and disarming sense of humor, he worked as an attorney for nearly twenty-nine years in central Ohio before becoming a Judge in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Division of Domestic Relations/ Juvenile Branch from 2007 to 2012.

Chris Geer has lectured extensively over the years to lawyers and non-professionals alike on divorce, juvenile, and other litigation issues. As a former foster parent, he is extremely interested in litigating the best interests of children of divorce.

articles & presentations


•Contributing Editor, “Divorce Docs” Family Law Software
•Co-Author, “Family Law Practice In Ohio”


• Parental Rights and Responsibilities Litigation, Academy of Continuing Legal Education, November 2, 2007
• Making Your Case Through The Opposing Party/Witness, Chester Professionalism Institute, Sponsored by the Columbus Bar Association, November 2, 2007
• How To Try The Perfect Divorce, Academy of Continued Legal Education, November 18, 2008
•“2005 Family Law Seminar,” Ohio Association of Trial Lawyers Education Foundation, March 31, 2005
•“Complex Issues In Divorce For The Ohio Practitioner,” National Business Institute, November 19, 2003
•“Law Office Basics - Domestic Law,” Columbus Bar Association Class, April 4, 2002
•“Child Custody and Visitation In Ohio,” National Business Institute, April 2, 2002
•“Domestic Law In Ohio,” National Business Institute, January 7, 2000
•“Equitable Distributions In Divorce Settlements In Ohio,” National Business Institute, February 17, 1998
•“Family Law Litigation,” Ohio CLE Institute, March 14, 1997
•“Effective Family Law Practice In Ohio,” National Business Institute, February 29, 1996
•“President’s Seminar,” Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association, December 2, 1994
•“Tax Aspects of Divorce In Ohio,” National Business Institute, February 22, 1994
•“Family Law In Ohio,” National Business Institute, February 12, 1993


•The Best Lawyers in America, Family Law, 2016, 2018, 2019

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Family law
  • Estate Planning
  • Trust & Probate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
614-826-6938  Phone
614.221.2121  Phone
University Attended:
The Ohio State University, B.S., Education
Law School Attended:
Capital University Law School, J.D., 1978
Year of First Admission:
United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio; Ohio Supreme Court; 1978, Ohio

Professional & Community Activities


•Delaware County Bar Association
•Columbus Bar Association
•Ohio State Bar Association
•American Bar Association
•American Judges Association
•Ohio Association of Domestic Judges (Treasurer)
•Ohio Judicial Conference
•Ohio Judicial Conference Domestic Relations Law & Procedure Committee
•Ohio Association of Juvenile Court Judges
•National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges


•Buckeye Ranch Common Ground Program (formerly Buckeye Ranch Visitation and Exchange Center) Safe Haven Committee, 2011-present
•Capital University Alumni Board, 2015-present
•Columbus Bar Association - Bench/Bar Retreat Committee, 2010-present
•Alvis, Inc, (Alvis House) 2008-2015
•First Vice Chairman, 2010 to 2012
•Franklin County Criminal Justice Planning Board, 2008-2014
•Chairman, 2010 to 2012
•Franklin County Community Corrections Planning Board, 2008-2014
•Chairman, 2010 to 2012
•City of Columbus Development Commission, 1989 to 1995
•Chairman, 1993 to 1994

Past Positions

•Administrative Judge, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Division of Domestic Relations and Juvenile Branch, 2012
•Judge, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Division of Domestic Relations and Juvenile Branch, 2007-2012
•Partner, Matan, Geer & Wright, concentrating in family law and estate administration, 1978-2007

Birth Information:
Topeka, Kansas, 1948
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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