Certified Specialist In Family Relations Law
Tel: 440-653-9397
Fax: 440-815-2105
doug@douglasbrillattorney.com

About Douglas Brill


Divorce Law Experience: Douglas Brill has been a divorce attorney in northeast Ohio for over 30 years. He has practiced exclusively as a divorce attorney for over 20 years.

Philosophy of Practice: After 30 years of practicing divorce law, Mr. Brill is acutely aware that courts seldom solve client’s problems. The tragic consequences of divorce should be minimized and not exploited. Children should be a first priority in divorce, and should be protected and nurtured throughout the process. In almost all cases, there are better ways to resolve a dispute than by litigation.

Douglas Brill recognizes that when the parties directly participate in dispute resolution, they are more likely to be satisfied with the results, there is a greater likelihood of avoiding future litigation, and the future is much better for their children. For these reasons, Mr. Brill is trained in and practices collaborative law for willing couples.

As a certified mediator, Attorney Brill is available to mediate disputes between couples, or – when the parties desire – will use outside mediators to assist in resolving disputes. At all times, he uses mediation techniques to minimize conflict.

Litigation should be a last alternative, but it is sometimes necessary. Mr. Brill is an experienced and respected litigator with a focus on aggressively protecting his client’s rights and interests. His philosophy is dramatically different from others who aggressively create an environment of contentious litigation, which is guaranteed to prolong the case, inflame hard feelings, and inflate cost.

Divorce Law Honors: Mr. Brill has been recognized by his peers as one of the best divorce attorneys in Ohio. He has achieved the following honors:

  • Certified specialist in family relations law (divorce).
  • Named one of Ohio’s "Super Divorce Lawyers," every year since 2004, as voted on by his peers, and as published in Cincinnati Magazine.
  • Frequent lecturer to other lawyers for continuing legal education for the Ohio State Bar Association, for the Ohio Judges Association, and local bar associations. Guest lecturer at the Ohio State University School of Law.
  • Certified mediator in family law and trained in collaborative law.

Education: Mr. Brill received his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and his law degree from the University of Toledo.