Jenifere R. Singleton

Administrative Partner
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Experience

• Represents clients in both high and low conflict domestic relations and family law matters with varying levels of complexity, including divorce, dissolution, child custody, child support and related juvenile matters

• Extensive experience with business valuations and division of retirement benefits

• Fervent advocate in domestic relations and family law matters while always striving to resolve issues in a practical and amicable way; encouraging clients to work towards a “win-win” outcome

• Strongly believes in Collaborative Law, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution tactics as effective mechanisms to achieve solutions beneficial to all parties

• 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017  “Rising Star,”  Ohio Super Lawyer

 

Background

• Jenifere has always focused on family law, including a two-year clerkship with a small, boutique Cleveland law firm during law school

• Trained in Collaborative and advanced Collaborative techniques

• Trained in mediation

• Guardian ad Litem

 

Memberships & Associations

• Founding member of the Cleveland Academy of Collaborative Professionals

• Former Trustee and current member of the Center for Principled Family Advocacy

• International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)

• Family Law sections of the American, Ohio State and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations

• Board member of the Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center

• Co-Chairwoman of the Break the Silence….Break the Cycle Luncheon  (Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center)

• Board of Directors at Ruffing Montessori School (West)

 

Publications

• Speaker on various domestic relations and family law topics most often centering on the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

• Worked extensively on a case of first impression and ground-breaking decision: Simcox v. Simcox, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 56754 (N.D. Ohio 2008); as it relates to the Grave Risk Defense & Undertakings pursuant to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

 

Education

• Villanova University, B.A., 2000

• Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., 2003