Frederick M. Isaac

Frederick M. Isaac: Attorney with Isaac Wiles Burkholder & Teetor, LLC AV stamp icon


A true lawyer’s lawyer and a renowned community leader, Fred Isaac has mentored many clients and colleagues over a distinguished legal career that spans over half a century.

Focused on the specialties of Family Law and Estate Planning, Fred is always upbeat and positive, and brings rock-solid ethics, a strong sense of fairness and relentless preparation to the practice. Fred has also mastered the art of listening, which his family law and estate planning clients appreciate as he strives to preserve both relationships and assets.

articles & presentations


•Author, Enforcement of Orders from the Domestic Relations Court


The Best Lawyers in America, Family Law, 2001-2019
The Best Lawyers in America, “Lawyer of the Year,“ 2013
Ohio Super Lawyers, 2008-2018
•AV - Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
•Columbus Bar Association, Community Service Award, 1972, 1983
•Who's Who in American Law, 1983
•Junior Chamber of Commerce
•Who's Who in the Midwest, 1977
•President's Award, 1967
•Key Man, 1969

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Estate Planning
  • Trust & Probate
  • Family law
  • Real Estate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
614-826-6938  Phone
614-221-2121  Phone
University Attended:
Yale University, B.A., 1963
Law School Attended:
Vanderbilt University, LL.B., 1966
Year of First Admission:
1966, Ohio

Professional & Community Activities


•Ohio State Bar Association
•Columbus Bar Association
•Past Chairman, Ethics Committee of The Columbus Bar Association


Past Involvement

•Member, Supreme Court Advisory Committee, Child Support Guidelines, 1986-89
•Junior Chamber of Commerce
•Legal Counsel 1968-1969; 1970-1971
•Founder and Chairman Music-In-The-Air; 1968-71
•Columbus Symphony Orchestra
•Trustee 1968-71; 1971-74; 1974-76; 1976-78
•Secretary 1973-74; 1974-75; 1975-76; 1976-77
•Vice President 1978-1982
•President 1982-1984
•Past President 1985
•Community Health and Nursing Services Association, Trustee 1971-75; 1975-76
•The Columbus Junior Theater of the Arts, Trustee, 1973-76
•The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (Ohio Theater)
•Trustee 1972-1989
•Vice President 1974-75
•Secretary 1975-76; 1976-77; 1978-80; 1982
•Franklin County Welfare Advisory Board, Member, 1972-73
•The Columbus Academy Alumni Association
•Trustee 1969-72
•Secretary 1969-72
•The Police Athletic League of Columbus
•Founder and Trustee 1970-73
•Chairman of the Board 1970-71
•The Columbus Academy, Trustee, 1972-75; 1975-77
•CMACAO (Columbus Metropolitan Community Action Organization)
•Trustee 1971-73
•Treasurer of the Board 1971-73
•Central Community House
•Trustee 1970-73
•Vice President 1970-73
•President 1974-75
•Franklin County Children's Services, Citizens Committee, 1976-77
•Planned Parenthood of Columbus, Legal Committee, 1972-75; 1975-77
•The Columbus Bar Association
•Ethics Committee 1973-1977; 1982; Chairman 1975-77
•Board of Governors 1978-82
•Fee Arbitration Committee 1991-
•United Community Council
•Special Committee to Evaluate Salvation Army 1971
•Music in the Air Committee 1973
•Budget Planning Committee 1973
•Nominations Committee 1974-75
•United Way
•Member of Budget Panel - II-B 1972-75
•Members Admissions Committee 1977
•Yale Club of Central Ohio
•Director 1973-76
•Chairman, Alumni Schools Committee 1991-97
•National Conference of Social Welfare, Trustee and Treasurer, 1977-80
•The Columbus Urban League, Board of Trustees, 1979-83

Birth Information:
Columbus, Ohio, March 5, 1941
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • High ethical standing icon
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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