Keri E. Farley

Senior Attorney

 Dayton divorce attorney Keri E. FarleyThere are all kinds of unique challenges inherent in family law. That variety, coupled with the opportunity to help clients through one of the most challenging times of their lives, is what draws Dayton divorce attorney Keri E. Farley to this area of law.

“Family law is incredibly diverse, so it never becomes boring,” Ms. Farley said. “It is also incredibly rewarding to be able to help people through a major life change, hopefully making the process more understandable and less difficult along the way.”

The divorce process can be long and grueling, but that grind doesn’t intimidate Ms. Farley. She’s not an attorney who is ever willing to cut corners, no matter how difficult the work may be.

“I don’t like to do things half-way,” she said. “I take pride in attention to detail and find great satisfaction in taking a project all the way to completion.”

Ms. Farley is an attorney who can always be counted on to keep the best interests of her client in mind at all times. There might be bumps in the road, but she is going to do whatever she can, to the very end, to help them achieve their goals.

“Always be honest and forthcoming,” she said. “Remember that I am on your side and even though it may be difficult, we will get through this together.”

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Farley is licensed to practice in Ohio.


Ms. Farley received her bachelor of arts from the University of Dayton. She earned her juris doctor from the University of Dayton School of Law.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Farley worked at a private law firm handling criminal defense, domestic relations, juvenile and appellate law. She also previously worked as a staff attorney at a county Child Support Enforcement Agency handling civil child support and paternity issues, and prosecuting criminal nonsupport cases.

Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

Ms. Farley presented as part of a panel at the 2014 Ohio Child Support Directors’ Association fall training on “The Deceased Obligee Conundrum,” and repeated the presentation solo at a subsequent regional attorney networking meeting.



“Even if I call Keri after 5, she always gets back to me that same day. She is more than expedient with her timely responses. Keri has been right there with me every step of the way. She is dong an excellent job! She answers all of the questions I have and always gets in contact with opposing counsel as well to get answers rather quickly. “


“… Keri has been fantastic! She really makes me feel like she cares. I don’t feel like I’m just a number. She has gone above and beyond my expectations! Keri has the uncanny ability of getting back to me in a timely manner no matter what time I reach out.  Also, the communication side of this with Cordell has been phenomenal! … She has been amazing!”


“I have just been blown away by Keri. I’ve never worked with an attorney before, and she is everything you’d imagine you’d want an attorney to be! The firm in general has been very helpful [in] getting me through this process.”


“I am very pleased with both Keri and the overall performance by Cordell & Cordell as a whole. She keeps me in the loop and never makes any decisions without making sure I am well informed. I can’t say enough good things about my experience. She’s done a fabulous job! I am thoroughly impressed with the performance level she’s shown. Keri was fantastic in court! I truly feel the money I’ve put in has been very well spent!


“Keri always gets back to me very quickly and always the same day! She is fantastic! … Keri is just excellent. If she feels I’m being wronged, she makes it right immediately. She does not let the opposing side intimidate her! I always know she will take care of me.”


“Keri gave me a sense she would really fight for my rights as a father. I received a very strong support system throughout — a team effort. Keri kept me posted weekly and was available on nights and weekends if needed. When you feel like there is nothing else you can do as a father, it’s nice to have someone you can trust in the legal system (and there’s not many) who will have your back.”


“Keri helped me out in every aspect of my case! … She was very professional. She definitely got back to me the same day every time I called her! There were times I didn’t even leave a message and she still got back to me! Everything we planned turned out exactly as we’d discussed. I was completely satisfied with Keri and Cordell & Cordell!”


“Keri Farley is an awesome attorney, and I feel very fortunate to have had her on my side. I don’t believe anyone could have produced a better outcome for me than she did. Thank you so much for all the hard work.”


“Communication is key, and Keri has been very accessible! I have no complaints at all about Keri. The process itself is pretty tough, but Keri’s been great! She’s very knowledgeable. I know I’m getting a fair shake and think you all have a great asset with Keri.”


“Keri is so on top of things it almost is unexpected. You just don’t expect that level of service these days anymore! She definitely got the job done! The communication was great! I can’t say enough good things about Keri! She is excellent …”


“Keri is a wonderful lawyer! … She is very responsive and very thorough! I never walk away with an unanswered question or not understanding what’s going on. I have already referred Keri … She has been an absolute blessing to me! I can’t say enough good things about her! She’s everything I could have expected from an attorney. Keri is phenomenal! The level of caring Keri has and the personal touch she adds always makes me feel completely comfortable and confident with her. I can tell she really does care about what she’s doing!”


“Keri has been really good! She has taken care of everything I’ve asked and more. Anytime I reach out, she gets back to me within the hour. I really appreciate how fast and efficient she is with her work.”