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David Plumb


David Plumb


Attorney David Plumb of Weis Law Group has significant experience in a broad range of family law cases and has been widely regarded as a Columbus lawyer to watch. He has been recognized by his peers and selected as a Super Lawyers® Rising Star for 2021 and 2022. Attorney Plumb is a certified specialist in Family Relations Law by the Ohio State Bar Association. Capable of taking on a variety of family law cases, he has set his focus on complex and high-asset divorces as well as child custody & support cases. He is equally prepared to negotiate an amicable settlement or to advocate for his clients in litigation and at trial. 

Law School & Early Experience

Mr. Plumb served as a Court Appointed Mediator for the Small Claims Court and the Prosecutor’s Resources Unit from 2012 to 2013 while attending law school. In 2014, he expanded his legal knowledge as a certified legal intern and tried a case involving the right to privacy with respect to medical records before the Ohio Court of Claims. 

Also, during law school, he interned for an immigration practice and completed a legal externship at Ohio Consumers’ Counsel. He was also a clerk and legal assistant for a family law firm for several years while completing law school, where he helped manage litigation and appeals for family law cases with a focus on serving victims of domestic violence and children who were the subject of Children’s Service’s cases.

Since graduating from The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law in 2014, he worked as a Project Attorney at an eDiscovery firm but quickly moved on to working as an associate attorney in private practice, where he helped manage a caseload of more than 100 individual family law cases. He has been practicing law with a primary focus on family law since 2015.

Case Knowledge & Fresh Ideas

Attorney Plumb brings innovative ideas to every case. With his fresh perspective backed by a strong knowledge of case law, statutes, and procedure, he provides additional insight and input that other attorneys might have missed. He has a winning appellate record and extensive trial experience, and his writing has been published in legal journals about the field of domestic relations.  

Practice Areas:

  • Divorce – contested & uncontested.
  • Dissolution.
  • Paternity & establishing parental rights and responsibilities.
  • Child Custody.
  • Child Support.
  • Post-Decree modification of parental rights, custody, and child support.
  • Post-Decree spousal support modification and termination.
  • Enforcement of court orders (contempt actions).
  • Prenuptial agreements.
  • Domestic Violence Civil Protection Orders.
  • Family Law appeals and Objections.

In addition, David has experience and proficiency in handling complex issues that require special attention during a divorce or dissolution:

  • Business Ownership – the valuation and allocation of closely held business interests, ownership rights, and helping business owners protect their businesses during the process.
  • Custody Evaluations – the legal process involving a court-appointed mental health professional who makes recommendations related to child custody disputes after evaluating the family through psychological testing, interviews, and home visits.
  • Separate Property tracing.
  • Executive Compensation – executive compensation and benefit packages can be complex and the proper handling of these issues is important for purposes of determining payments of support as well as property division.
  • Pension valuation and division.
  • The impact of the I-864 Affidavit of Support on spousal support.
  • Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) litigation.


  • Franklin County
  • Delaware County
  • Fairfield County
  • Athens County
  • Ottawa County

Educational background:

  • Ohio University (Athens): Bachelors in Business Administration with a Major in Economics and a Minor in Mathematics (June 2010)
  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (Columbus): Juris Doctorate (May 2014)


  • Ohio Bar (May 2015)
  • Federal District Court, Southern District of Ohio Bar (June 2016)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit Bar (June 2016)

Professional & other relevant training:

  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy – Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute (July 2018)
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – Family Law Associate Institute (June 2017)
  • Court-Certified Mediator – Franklin County Municipal Court (2013-2014)
  • Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO), OhioHealth, 40-hour crisis intervention training (2012)

Appellate victories:

  • Haugh v. Zacher, 10th Dist. Franklin No. 22AP-755, 2023-Ohio-1761, 2023 WL 3645249 (10th Dist. 2023)
  • Caleshu v. Caleshu, 10th Dist. Franklin No. 19AP-742, 2020-Ohio-4075, 2020 WL 4718099 (10th Dist. 2020)
  • Dodaro v. Dodaro, 10th Dist. Franklin No. 18AP-714, 2019-Ohio-4864, 2019 WL 6334050 (10th Dist. 2019)
  • Slaughter v. Hoover-Grier, 10th Dist. No. 16AP-486, 2017-Ohio-2770, 90 N.E.3d 333, 2017 WL 1957113 (10th Dist. 2017)
  • Duff v. Duff, 5th Dist. Guernsey No. 13 CA 23, 2014-Ohio-1040, 2014 WL 1340025 (5th Dist. 2014) (contributed as a legal assistant)

Professional affiliations:

  • Columbus Bar Association – Family Law Committee (member)
  • Ohio State Bar Association – Family Law Committee (member)
  • American Bar Association – Family Law Division (member)

Publications & Presentations:

  • Co-Writer, CLE presentation, Hot Tips: Getting the Court to Order Life Insurance to Secure Support, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) Ohio Chapter Symposium (2017)
  • Co-Writer, Ted Talks Tax: Home is Where the Tax Is, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) National Fall Meeting, Family Law (2017)
  • Co-Writer, CLE presentation, Discovery in Domestic Relations Practice, Columbus Bar Association (2018)
  • Author, Castle v. Castle – Jurisdictional Split, 31 Domestic Relations Journal of Ohio 1, 1 (2019)
  • Author, Disposition of Frozen Embryos, 33 Domestic Relations Journal of Ohio 1, 1 (2021)