Jennifer Himmelein joined Cavitch in 2004 as a litigation paralegal, in 2009 as an associate attorney and became partner in 2018.
Jennifer focuses her practice in family law, including domestic relations, juvenile, probate and mediation. In Domestic Relations Court, Jennifer has handled cases involving divorce, dissolution, legal separation, child custody and visitation, parental alienation, domestic violence, spousal support, child support, post-decree modifications and disputes, registration of foreign orders, property division disputes, contempt proceedings, parental relocation and other enforcement actions.
Jennifer regularly serves as a Court-appointed Guardian ad Litem. In Juvenile Court, Jennifer has handled paternity, child support proceedings, custody and visitation disputes, and other private custody and support disputes between unmarried parents. Jennifer has worked with couples, including same-sex couples, to draft prenuptial agreements. Jennifer has handled guardianships of minors and minor name change application proceedings in Probate Court. Jennifer practices regularly in Cuyahoga, Lorain, Lake, and Medina Counties and also has experience in Summit, Portage, Erie, Ashtabula, Geauga and other surrounding counties. Jennifer has received extensive mediation training and specialized divorce and domestic abuse mediation training and is certified as a Parent Coordinator.
Jennifer received her Juris Doctor degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University in 2009, Cum Laude. In 2004, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies and Criminal Justice from Kent State University, Summa Cum Laude. During law school, she worked full time as a general litigation paralegal with Cavitch, was an associate and managing editor of the Cleveland-Marshall Journal of Law and Health, and received numerous academic awards.
Jennifer is a native of San Diego, California, but grew up in Willoughby, Ohio, where she currently resides with her husband and two children.