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Chad Hanke

Chad P. Hanke

It is the goal of the attorneys and staff at Thomas Law Group to provide competent, compassionate, and ethical representation of our clients.
Thomas Law Group
(1-5 Attorneys)

Bankruptcy, Debt and Consumer Law
Family Law and Divorce

5148 Blazer Parkway
Dublin, OH 43017

20 years



What made you choose your primary specialty focus of law?

In the practice of family law our clients are going through what is often the most difficult experience in their life. It is rewarding to guide them through this challenging time to a positive result.

What makes your law firm unique?

While there are many great law firms in the Columbus area, we feel that Thomas Law Group provides service on a personal level that other firms may not be able to offer. The experience starts when you contact our office by telephone and are greeted by a live person instead of the voice mail maze we have become accustomed to. Our staff member greets you with "Hello, how may we help you?" The goal of Thomas Law Group is truly to help our clients resolve the legal problem that brought them to our office and to do it in a kind, compassionate, and professional matter, understanding that in many cases the matter that has brought our client to us is very stressful. We are a personal service oriented company. We strive to accommodate your schedule, both before and after normal business hours, to allow clients access to our attorneys and them to feel more involved in the legal process. At least one attorney is always on call, should you assistance after hours.

Describe your personal interest and hobbies.

I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling. My favorite hobby is watching Buckeye football!

Describe your charitable activities.

Thomas Law Group supports several charities including Operation Buckeye (which sends care packages to troops over seas), Capital Area Humane Society, and American Cancer Society. We provide support directly with monetary contributions and, in addition, host an annual event to solicit funds from others. We are also involved in a recycling program that benefits the Capital Area Humane Society, as well as the environment.

Bankruptcy, Debt and Consumer Law
  • Chapter 13
  • Chapter 7
  • Debt Settlement
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Garnishments
  • Personal Bankruptcy
Family Law and Divorce
  • Annulment
  • Appeals
  • Child Support
  • Custody
  • Disability Rights
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Partnerships and GLBT rights
  • 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

The Ohio State University, Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Juris Doctor (JD), 2003

Bar Association Membership

Ohio State Bar Association
Columbus Bar Association


I graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wittenberg University. I obtained my Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University. I am also admitted to practice in the State of Ohio and in both the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio in the U.S. District Court.

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, Southern and Northern Districts of Ohio

Continuing Education

My continuing education requirements are all current. I use continuing eduction requirements as an opportunity to stay current on legal issues and ideas in the legal community.

Bar Admission Date


Supreme Court Number


Licensed In

Ohio (2003), #0076296

Significant Cases

I appear before the Court on a regular basis. I have prepared for and tried cases in Domestic Relations, Juvenile, Bankruptcy, Municipal, Common Pleas, and Federal Courts. I have also successfully argued cases before the Court of Appeals.

Summary of Firm

It is the goal of the attorneys and staff at Thomas Law Group to provide competent, compassionate, and ethical representation of our clients.

Summary of Previous Employment

Upon graduation from the law school at Ohio State, I worked in Mansfield as an associate attorney. I have been a member of Thomas Law Group since 2008. I work closely with Terry Thomas, Cheryl DeVore, Tamara Zwick, and Nicholas Vesha on various cases including Family Law, Estate Planning & Probate, Bankruptcy, and Business Litigation.

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes. Our staff provides limited telephone consultations to discuss your matter. This allows us to introduce you to our office and for Thomas Law Group to determine whether the matter you have asked us to review is one in which we can provide legal assis

Typical Retainer Fees

A retainer is required and a retention agreement must be executed before we can begin to represent you or your business. The retainer amount will vary depending on the matter in which we have been retained to represent you.

Fixed-Price Services and Fees

Thomas Law Group provides some estate planning services and business formation services at a flat rate. Fees are typically discussed during your initial consultation with our office.

Fees by Hourly Rate

This varies by legal issue. We always try to use the lowest ranked, yet properly qualified individual to perform specific tasks on your behalf in order to keep fees as low as possible.


These attorneys are debt relief agencies. They help people file for relief under the 2005 Bankruptcy Code.

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