Juliette Gaffney Dame

Juliette Gaffney Dame

Lebanon, Ohio

Juliette Gaffney Dame is an experienced family law attorney dedicated to working with parties as they navigate through the foreign process of divorce and dissolution or custody. In this highly personal process, Juliette works to educate her clients on a multitude of options from mediation to settlement conferences to Guardian Ad Litems, with the absolute last option being litigation. Juliette is a trained mediator and former Guardian ad Litem herself so she knows the benefits of keeping a case out of the court and children, especially, as far away from the contentious process. It puts the parties more in control of the ultimate outcome. However, as a former prosecutor, Juliette is not one to shy away from taking a case to trial if that is the best option in an individual situation. As she will tell you in the initial consultation, "Each case is unique." While most cases will resolve by agreement, a very few will go to trial and you always have to have someone that is ready a zealous advocate for you and your children when that day comes. Juliette is also trained in collaborative law and has a strong history of successfully complex separation cases.

Areas of Practice

  • 75% Domestic Relations
  • 25% Juvenile Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2007
  • Ohio, 2006


  • University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio
    • J.D. - 2006
  • Drew University, Madison, New Jersey
    • B.A. - 1996
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science


  • Andrea Hicks
  • Jessi Beauchamp
  • Kim Bui
  • Ellen Rittgers

Honors and Awards

  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys - Client Satisfaction Award, 2015 - 2019

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Cincinnati Bar Association, 2006
  • Warren County Bar, 2006
  • Butler County Bar, 2006
  • Ohio Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Dearie, Fischer & Dame, Partner, 2014 - 2016
  • Kircher, Arnold & Dame, Partner, 2010 - 2014

Pro Bono Activities

  • Boy Scouts of America - Dan Beard Council, 2018 - Present
  • Springboro Basketball, 2017 - Present


  • English