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Brinkman & Associates was formed in June 1998 by Karen Riestenberg Brinkman, an attorney who has been practicing solely in family law since 1986. Our lawyers are dedicated to helping our clients resolve their legal issues so that they can move on with their lives. It’s an optimistic approach that focuses on the future while understanding and addressing the issues and concerns that brought you to this point.

Our clients appreciate that we are upfront about the issues they are facing. We consider our clients partners in the resolution of their legal issues. That is why it is so important to us that we give them the facts they need to make informed decisions about their cases.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Divorce 
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Collaborative Law
  • Post Decree Matters
  • Adoption
  • Parents’ rights
  • Grandparents’ rights and visitation
  • Visitation rights
  • Spousal support
  • Modifications
  • Juvenile court/paternity
  • Property division
  • Prenuptial agreements

Call 513-632-5310 today to arrange your consultation.

Attorney Karen Riestenberg Brinkman

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1986


  • The Ohio State University College of Law, Columbus, Ohio
    • Juris Doctor - 06/1984
  • Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1981
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Economics and Theology

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Bar Association, District Representative, Young Lawyers Division Executive Council, 1991 to 1993
  • American Bar Association, Region 5 Coordinator, Disaster Legal Assistance Committee, 1989 to 1993
  • American Bar Association, Presenter, Leadership Workshop Panel, Affiliate Outreach Project, 1992 to 1992
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Committee on Public Understanding of the Law, 1993 to 1997
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 1984 to 1994
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Family Law, Legislative Drafting Subcommittee, 1998
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Board of Trustees, 1991 to 1993
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Chair, 1992 to 1993
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Executive Committee, 1988 to 1994
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Chair Elect
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Vice Chair
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Secretary
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Practical Law Institute Committee
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Chair, Domestic Relations Court Committee, 1986
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Member Committee Development Committee
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Aka Committee on Committee, 1993
  • Greater Cincinnati Women Lawyers Association, President, 1987 to 1988
  • Greater Cincinnati Women Lawyers Association, Executive Board, Membership Chair, 1986 to 1995
  • Greater Cincinnati Women Lawyers Association, Member, 1985
  • Seton High School, Alumnae Board, 1984 to 1984
  • Setan High School Alumnae Association, President, 1988 to 1991
  • Seton High School, Board of Trustees, 1998 to 1998
  • Seton High School, Mission Effectiveness Committee, 1992 to 1992
  • Mason Public Library, Former President
  • Mason Public Library, Member, 1998

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