Marcie Patton-Coffman | Cordell & Cordell Ohio Divorce Lawyer

Marcie Patton-Coffman

Litigation Partner

Patton-Coffman_Mary CMarcie Patton-Coffman said practicing family law appeals to her because “I’m built for it.”

“In addition to a thorough understanding of the law, I have the patience, sympathy, and ability to listen and communicate effectively that is necessary to be a successful family law attorney,” Ms. Patton-Coffman said.

She had a recent case where she secured temporary custody for a father via an emergency order that eventually turned into her client having full custody of the minor child.

“Why I am proud, though, concerns the part I played in making this particular little girl’s life better,” Ms. Patton-Coffman said. “She is now in a safe loving home with her father and stepmother. Her quality of life has improved so much I can’t help but smile. Not much can beat that at the end of the day.”

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Patton-Coffman is licensed to practice in Ohio and admitted to practice in the United States District Court Southern District of Ohio.

Ms. Patton-Coffman is a Family Law Certified Specialist in the state of Ohio.

Family Law Certified Specialist


Ms. Patton-Coffman graduated cum laude from Northern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and areas of concentration in Public Administration and Criminal Justice.

She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Dayton School of Law and was ranked in the top third of her class.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Patton-Coffman worked at a general practice firm, where in addition to family law, she practiced in the areas of bankruptcy, personal injury, criminal, general civil litigation, and general business law.


Ms. Patton-Coffman is a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association and Ohio Bar Association.


Ms. Patton-Coffman was recognized from 2016-2020 as an Ohio Rising Star in the family law practice area by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers.



“Marcie has been great! She definitely put me at ease the first time she spoke with me. She sits and listens and gives great advice. I know she is fighting for me! Marcie understands my wants and needs and has made me feel comfortable with my decision to proceed with this case.”


“I’ve thought about going back to school to work for your firm. I love the cause you fight for. I was really scared and insecure. After reading the packet and talking with Marcie, I feel more secure [with] my rights as a father and what might take place. I have a better piece of mind. Marcie is doing a fantastic job!”


“Marcie is amazing! She does a very wonderful job. … Keep up the great work!  I’m extremely pleased and have been since the beginning of the process. Marcie has handled everything well.”


“Marcie was extremely helpful and answered all my questions in a prompt manner. I think she always gave me the correct answers in the end.”



“Marcie always returned my phone calls, and I really appreciated this. She kept me up to date. Marcie was very polite, professional and personable. It’s nice to know you are talking to a normal personal in this situation.”



“Marcie is doing a great job! It has been pleasant working with Cordell & Cordell. … I’ve definitely made the right choice.”




“I definitely felt confident. Your reputation follows you very well. Everyone was wonderful to us. I couldn’t complain about the service I received. I’ve actually started a blog and mention the firm in it all time! You guys were wonderful.”



“Marcie has done a great job continually following up with me and telling me what to expect. Marcie has met my expectations in every way. …”



“… Marcie really took extra time and care with my case. All in all, I was very happy with the experience.”


“Marcie was upfront and gave me good advice. I was in a bad place and she really helped me out. She really explained things to me. I really appreciate everything [she] did.”


“Marcie kept me well informed. She always returned my calls and broke down my options. She always let me know how she was going to approach things …”


“I love having Marcie as my attorney. She has helped me a lot already and answers all my questions. She is really easy to talk to which makes this experience much  easier on me. She has really been great.”


“Marcie has done a very good job working with me. She is very compassionate, supportive and understanding. She has been very patient with me too. I know I get really stressed out and can be hard to deal with at times, so I appreciate all she does.”


“So far [I] have been very impressed with the detail and service I have been given, along with the care and consideration that has been taken through this tough process.”


“I can not say enough about how Marcie helped me through this process. [I am] very pleased! I think just overall the firm, and specifically Marcie, did an amazing job. This was a very tough time in my life and having the information I needed, thinking about things in a different way, and having someone like Marcie in my corner to back me up or push back when needed was awesome. Everyone on the staff was very nice [and] always responded to my questions or concerns within a day or two. I can’t say enough thank yous to Marcie for her professionalism, her attention to detail, and her willingness to help and listen. …”


“Marcie has been great, and she is very understanding. When I need to talk to someone about what is going on, she is always there to listen. I really appreciate what she is doing.”


“I feel that Marcie’s representation is nothing but professional. She is a very strategic thinker. She really worked with me and listened to what I had to say. I felt very comfortable expressing my feelings while going through this difficult situation. I really appreciate her knowledge and understanding throughout my case. …”


​”I would 100 percent refer Marcie to others. If you want the best, you go to the best. Marcie did a great job of keeping me informed and also at keeping me on track with what I needed to do. I really appreciated that, and I felt that it helped to keep the case moving forward. She was wonderful, and she got me everything that I asked for. I cannot say enough good things about Marcie and Cordell and Cordell as a whole.” ​

*Check out more Cordell & Cordell reviews of Marcie and the rest of our Ohio attorneys.