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Gerald R. Leshner

Gerald R. Leshner

I have been practicing law for over 30 years in a “limited” general practice focusing on Domestic Relations/Family law and Criminal/Traffic cases
Gerald R. Leshner Attorney at Law
(1-5 Attorneys)

D.U.I./Criminal and Traffic Defense
Family Law and Divorce

1244 Nilles Road
Suite 9
Fairfield, OH 45014
Butler County

38 years



Why did you become an attorney?

I became an attorney because I was impressed with the professionalism of my parents' family attorney and because I figured that all disputes are eventually resolved according to the law. Knowing the law and actively practicing it would allow me to be prepared for any such event . I also always wanted to help those less fortunate or less knowledgeable to understand their legal rights and how best to protect themselves in a legal situation.

What experiences (work and personal) help you to be a better attorney?

I believe my experience as an assistant prosecutor, magistrate, acting Judge and practicing attorney give me a unique ability to know how all sides of a case are viewed and can share that with clients who are in need.

Describe your ideal client.

My ideal client would be one who understands their legal situation and is willing to listen to professional advice and work with their attorney toward a fair resolution. Domestic cases usually have an emotional component which can make this difficult. That is precisely why good and experienced representation is vital.

Describe your personal interest and hobbies.

Personal interests are my children and their activities. I am interested in current events, politics, and most things involving sports. Anything humorous is interesting to me.
Hobbies: golf, bowling, and fitness. Spending time with friends and family.

Describe your charitable activities.

I was the president of the local chapter of Big Bothers/Big Sisters for 6 years in the 90’s and still remain in contact with them.

D.U.I./Criminal and Traffic Defense
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drugs
  • DUI / OVI
  • Expungements
  • Juvenile
  • Misdemeanor
  • Probation Violations
  • Sex offenses
  • Shoplifting
  • Theft and Fraud
  • Traffic and Moving Violations
Family Law and Divorce
  • Annulment
  • Child Support
  • Custody
  • Disability Rights
  • Divorce
  • Family Mediation
  • Grandparents’ Rights
  • Guardianships
  • Joint Custody
  • Legal Separation
  • Name changes
  • Paternity
  • Power of Attorney
  • Prenuptial/Postnuptial
  • Shared Parenting Plans
  • Spousal Support
  • Stepparent Adoption
  • Support

Salmon P. Chase College of Law
Juris Doctor (JD), 1977

Bar Association Membership

Cincinnati Bar Association
Butler County Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association

Court Admissions

Federal Court

Bar Admission Date


Supreme Court Number


Licensed In

Ohio (1977), #0015121

Summary of Firm

I have been practicing law for over 30 years in a “limited” general practice focusing on Domestic Relations/Family law and Criminal/Traffic cases

Summary of Previous Employment

I have served as an assistant Prosecutor for 12 years and have also served as a Magistrate and currently sit as acting Judge in the Fairfield Municipal Court on an as needed basis. I was born and raised in the area and am very familiar with all local Judges and prosecutors. Conveniently located in Fairfield, Ohio and serve Butler, Hamilton and Warren Counties.

Free Initial Consultation?

I usually do not have free consultations. I do offer a reduced rate of $50 for the initial consultation up to an hour.

Typical Retainer Fees

I typically require a retainer on contested divorces . A range would be $2500-3000 depending on the circumstances of the case.

Fixed-Price Services and Fees

I do offer flat rates on many criminal/traffic cases and on most dissolutions.

Fees by Hourly Rate

My hourly rate is $225.