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Priya D. Tamilarasan

Priya D. Tamilarasan

I offer quality legal representation and personalized attention at affordable rates.
Priya D. Tamilarasan, Esq. LLC
(1-5 Attorneys)

D.U.I./Criminal and Traffic Defense
Family Law and Divorce

175 South Third Street
Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215

14 years



Why did you become an attorney?

I always wanted to help people, and felt that this occupation would give me the opportunity to make a real difference in people's lives.

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

When I was in undergrad, I worked as a volunteer for the Public Defender's office. This experience showed me the importance of quality legal representation for everyone, regardless of income.  Although I am no longer with the Public Defender's office, I try to keep my rates affordable.

What makes your law firm unique?

I offer a personalized approach to each client to address their needs and outcome.

Describe your ideal client.

An ideal client is someone who is clear about what their goals are and who is willing to work together to achieve those goals.  Communication is key and I always try to make myself available to meet with and update clients.

Describe your charitable activities.

I volunteer to assist with tax preparation for low income families, I also tutor high school kids in math and science, as well as volunteer with a local foster care agency.

D.U.I./Criminal and Traffic Defense
  • Appeals
  • Burglary
  • CDL Suspension
  • Child Abuse
  • Computer Crimes
  • Conspiracy
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drugs
  • DUI / OVI
  • Expungements
  • Felony Auto Accidents
  • Forfeiture
  • Grand Jury
  • Homicide and Assault
  • Juvenile
  • Misdemeanor
  • Post-Conviction Habeus Corpus
  • Probation Violations
  • Search & Seizure
  • Sex offenses
  • Shoplifting
  • Theft and Fraud
  • Traffic and Moving Violations
  • White Collar
Family Law and Divorce
  • Annulment
  • Appeals
  • Asset Protection
  • Child Support
  • Collaborative Law
  • Custody
  • Disability Rights
  • Dissolution/Uncontested Divorce
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Partnerships and GLBT rights
  • Family Mediation
  • Grandparents’ Rights
  • Guardianships
  • Joint Custody
  • Legal Separation
  • Name changes
  • Paternity
  • Power of Attorney
  • Prenuptial/Postnuptial
  • Restraining Orders
  • Shared Parenting Plans
  • Spousal Support
  • Stepparent Adoption
  • Support

OSU Moritz
Juris Doctor (JD), 2010

Bar Association Membership

Columbus Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Ohio Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers Association


National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Trial Lawers: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

SuperLawyers, Rising Star: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Board/Committee Membership

Journey Home Foster Care Agency, Board Member

Bar Admission Date


Supreme Court Number


Licensed In

Ohio (2010), #0086376

Significant Cases

Family Law:

Many of my clients are faced with trying to raise a child with an overly controlling or dominating co-parent. I have been able to fight for their parental rights and obtain equal time with their kids. 

I have represented many parents in being able to move out of state with their children when the other parent fails to meet the child’s needs and create a positive environment. 

Dividing and identifying assets can become highly contested. Especially if the spouse controlled all the finances in the marriage. Thorough investigation and analysis of financial documents has led to me to uncover huge sums of income or assets that were hidden or denied by the spouse. My client was able to obtain a just amount of spousal support and division of assets based on the correct numbers. 


Criminal Law:

I represented a client who was falsely accused of raping a minor.  The prosecutor claimed they had DNA proof of the crime  However, thorough investigation and research revealed that the DNA was not conclusive and did not have the scientific basis that they claimed.  After I explained the flaws in the DNA evidence, the jury acquitted him of all charges.

My most memorable case was respresenting a 19 year old client charged with Aggravated Robbery.  He always maintained that he was innocent.  We had a jury trial, and he was found not guilty of all charges.  His record was then sealed and he now has a fresh start. 

Summary of Firm

I offer quality legal representation and personalized attention at affordable rates.

Summary of Previous Employment

During the first two years of practicing law, I worked for the Franklin County Public Defender’s Office, where I served more than 2,500 clients who were faced with misdemeanor offenses in various areas. In order to expand my experience and practice areas, I transitioned into private practice representing clients faced with felony and misdemeanor charges as well as family law matters.  My practice has shifted over the years to focus on Family Law, including custody of children with unmarried parents, divorce, dissolution, and child support.  I often deal with complicated cases with high assets, litigious parents, or immigration issues.  

Free Initial Consultation?

I offer a free 30 minute phone consultation.

Typical Retainer Fees

For family law cases, I offer hourly fees of $300.

For criminal cases, I offer all flat fee retainers, the amount varies depending on the complexity of the matter and the level of charges.

Fixed-Price Services and Fees

Some matters including criminal matters and dissolutions may be handled on a flat fee basis

Fees by Hourly Rate

My hourly rate is $300.


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