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Marcie Patton-Coffman
Senior Litigation Partner

About Marcie Patton-Coffman, Senior Litigation Partner

Marcie 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.”

Ms. Patton-Coffman believes it is not enough to a have a thorough understanding of the law to be a successful family law attorney, but one also needs to be able to be compassionate and caring when representing parties during difficult times of their lives. It is important to her to implement this belief in her practice.

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Ms. Patton-Coffman is licensed to practice in both Kentucky and 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.


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

Ms. Patton-Coffman graduated from the University of Dayton School of Law and has been practicing in the area of family law since 2007. In the early course of her practice she was named as an “Ohio Rising Star” by the Super Lawyers publication for multiple years and then later became a Certified Family Law Specialist in the state of Ohio.

In addition to a regular litigation practice, Ms. Patton-Coffman runs Cordell’s Law Clerk program, where she enjoys educating the firm’s various law clerks on the ins and outs of family 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.


Ms. Patton-Coffman appeared on WOSU-FM’s All Sides with Ann Fisher to discuss shared parenting legislation circulating in Ohio.

Ms. Patton-Coffman in 2023 appeared on The Aftermath podcast discussing the legal process of divorce, alongside fellow Cordell and Cordell attorney Richard Julius, based in Pennsylvania. Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 are available online.

Ms. Patton-Coffman has presented at multiple CLEs on various topics concerning family law.

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    – Mason B.
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    – Mark L.
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