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Margaret L. Blackmore

Margaret L. Blackmore

My 34 years of experience in all areas of adoption and family law enable me to provide you with high quality representation during these life changing times.
Tyack, Blackmore, Liston & Nigh Co., LPA
(9 Attorneys)

Adoption and Surrogacy
Family Law and Divorce
Injury and Accidents

536 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

36 years

(614) 221-1341

(614) 228-0253

Why did you become an attorney?

I became an attorney because I wanted to help people. I also was attracted to the practice of law because of the challenge it presented, not only in learning the book law, but applying it to real life situations.

What experiences (work and personal) help you to be a better attorney?

As an adoptive parent and having personally been through the divorce process, I am better able to personally empathize with my clients who are going through similar experiences.  However, because every case and every client is different, the experience that I learn from representing each individual client gives me additional experience and better helps me represent my next client.

What made you choose your primary specialty focus of law?

I chose family relations law, including my adoption practice, because I enjoyed working with people.  This are of the law allows me the opportunity to help my clients navigate a myriad of life crises.  It allows me to do what I wanted to do when I became an attorney, which was to help people.

What makes your law firm unique?

Tyack, Blackmore, Liston & Nigh is unique in that we practice in multiple areas, including adoption, family law, personal injury, criminal defense – all areas where we are representing individuals.  Additionally, our law firm has been recognized in the U.S. News and World Report as one of the best law firms in the country in 2014.  The partners have won multiple awards, including 25 Top Columbus Women Lawyers, Super Lawyer, Rising Star, Top 40 Family Lawyer Under 40, Best Lawyers in America, to name a few. 

Describe your personal interest and hobbies.

I enjoy being with my family, traveling, including motorcycling, reading, golf and going to the theater (mostly Broadway musicals).

Adoption and Surrogacy
  • Agency Finalization
  • Assisted Reproduction Technology
  • Birth Parent Representation
  • Closed Adoption
  • Foster Parent Adoption
  • Gestational Surrogacy
  • Grandparent Adoption
  • Inter-State Adoption
  • International Adoption
  • Open Adoption
  • Private Adoption
  • Single Parent Adoption
  • Stepparent Adoption
  • Surrogate Mothers
  • Traditional Surrogacy
Family Law and Divorce
  • Annulment
  • Appeals
  • Child Support
  • Collaborative Law
  • Custody
  • Dissolution/Uncontested Divorce
  • Divorce
  • Family Mediation
  • Grandparents’ Rights
  • Joint Custody
  • Legal Separation
  • Name changes
  • Paternity
  • Power of Attorney
  • Prenuptial/Postnuptial
  • Restraining Orders
  • Shared Parenting Plans
  • Spousal Support
  • Stepparent Adoption
  • Support
Injury and Accidents
  • Accidents
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Negligence
  • Personal Injury
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Work-related Accidents

Capital University Law School
J.D., 1981

The Ohio State University
B.S., 1973

Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri
A.A., 1971

Bar Association Membership

Columbus Bar Association

Board/Committee Membership

American Bar Association,Member, Family Law Section
Ohio State Bar Associatio, Member, Family Law Section
Columbus Bar Association, Member
Member, Family Law Committee
American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, Fellow
Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Member
Member, Judiciary Committee
Member, Ethics Committee
Central Ohio Association for Justice, Member (Formerly known as
Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association) President 1999-2000; Board Member 1993-1999
Chair, Family Law Committee, 1992-1993
Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member

Bar Admission Date


Summary of Firm

Tyack, Blackmore, Liston & Nigh has earned a reputation for outstanding client advocacy. We stand with our clients when they face daunting legal issues. Dedicated to resolving legal issues quickly and efficiently, we maintain a comprehensive approach to legal matters along with experienced attention to detail. Our broad perspective allows us to effectively serve our clients in multiple areas simultaneously which is especially beneficial when legal issues overlap.

Summary of Previous Employment

1977-Present   Tyack, Blackmore, Liston & Nigh Co., LPA

Typical Retainer Fees

Varies case to case

Fixed-Price Services and Fees

Step-parent, Grandparent, Uncontested: Flat Fee $750.00 plus costs

Agency finalizations, Uncontested: Flat Fee $600.00 plus costs



Fees by Hourly Rate

All other matters:  $300.00 per hour


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