Mary Ellen Malas is a Partner in the Family Law section of the Private Client Services Group. Her practice is concentrated in all areas of domestic relations, including divorce, dissolution, post-decree actions, pre-nuptial agreements, juvenile law, and grandparent rights. She is a frequent lecturer in all areas of family law. Mary Ellen is a member of the Cincinnati Academy of Collaborative Professionals. 

Mary Ellen serves as Co-Chair of the firm's Women's Initiative Committee.

Professional and Community Involvement

Cincinnati Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

Collaborative Family Lawyers of Cincinnati

Domestic Relations Committee

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Hamilton County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, Secretary

Awards & Recognition

Named Ohio Super Lawyer, 2007-2009, 2013-2019

Named one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Ohio, 2007

Named one of the Top 25 Women Lawyers in Cincinnati, Cincinnati Magazine, 2007, 2016

Named to Cincy Leading Lawyers, 2005-2018

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  • Peer Review (Don't Delete)

News & Resources


  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio


J.D., Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University, 1991

B.A., University of Cincinnati, 1984

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