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Hannah L. Botkin-Doty

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Hannah Botkin-Doty entered the practice of law in 2013 as a founding partner of Doty & Obenour, LLC. She joined the law firm of Arz, Dewhirst, & Wheeler, LLP on February 1, 2018. Hannah is a frequent lecturer and presenter on the topics of; estate planning, adoption, divorces, custody, LBGT issues, and transgender rights.


  • Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio
    • Juris Doctor - 2013
    • Major: Child and Family Law
    • Major: Dispute Resolution
  • Capital University, Columbus, Ohio
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 2010
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Criminology
    • Major: Sociology
    • Minor: Military Science

Published Works

  • First Comes Marriage, Then Comes A Whole Lot of Legal Questions, Outlook Magazine, August, 2015

Professional Associations

  • Ohio Bar Association, Member, 2013 to Present
  • Columbus Bar Association, Member and Committee Chair, 2013 to Present
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 11/2013 to 08/2015
  • Women Lawyers of Franklin County, Diversity Chair and Board Member, 2015 to Present
  • Ohio State Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2018 to Present

Practice Areas

  • Same-Sex Family Law


  • Graduate of the Last Decade, 2018- Present
  • Super Lawyer's Rising Star, 2017- Present

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2013

Classes & Seminars

  • Same Sex Marriage and Child Support, Franklin County Child Support Enforcement Agency, December 2014
  • LGBT Family Law Practice, Columbus Bar Association LGBT Committee, November 2014
  • Civil Rights Policy Matters Panel, Franklin County Young Democrats, the Stonewall Democrats Of Central Ohio and the Young Black Democrats of Central Ohio, June 2015

Pro-Bono Activities

  • The Justice League of Ohio, 08/2014 to 06/2015
  • The Family Pride Network, 06/2015 to Present
  • Ohio Domestic Violence Network Attorney, 2013 to Present
  • Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence Attorney, 2015 to Present

Past Positions

  • ARMY Reserve Officer Training Corps
  • The Law Firm of Doty and Obenour LLC, Founding Partner, 2013 to 2018


  • English
  • Spanish

Ancillary Businesses

  • Adjunct Professor at Capital University Law School

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney