Jodi R. Smilack, Esq.


Jodi R.  Smilack, Esq.

Attorney Jodi Smilack was raised in Bexley, Ohio before going on to work with large law firms in Columbus and New York as a paralegal and legal assistant. She attended The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. This is where her interest in practicing family law started. During her time in law school, Jodi took on various other challenges such as interning with the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic and serving as a clerk for a Chicago domestic relations firm.

Jodi has been a Columbus family law lawyers since 2010 and she has extensive experience in a wide area of family law practices including divorce, child custody, child support, visitation, spousal support, dissolution, and paternity. In her free time, Jodi is an avid distance runner. She also enjoys attending concerts, yoga, and exploring the food culture around Columbus.



  • University of Michigan, BA, 2004
  • The John Marshall Law School, JD, 2009
Awards & Recognitions

Awards & Honors

  • Ohio Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2015
  • Barrister Leadership Program, Columbus Bar Association — Member, 2013
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Constitutional Law II
Professional Membership

Admitted to Practice

  • Illinois State Bar, 2009
  • Ohio State Bar, 2010


  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
Outside The Courtroom

Publications & Public Speaking

  • Contributor to Columbus Bar Association publication Better Lawyer, working with emotionally-charged clients
  • Currently involved in written material preparation for assisting clients