About John Zoller

John Zoller’s practice of family law began in 1984 as an intern for an Ohio Legal Aid program. Although sometimes shared with representation of hospitals and health insurance companies, John’s time has included the practice of family law ever since. Teaching family law at the college level, delivering CLE presentations and serving as the Ohio representative for Family Law Software all contribute to John’s expertise in this challenging practice area. His focus on non-adversarial processes began in 1991 with training to become a Certified Family Mediator and continued in 2001 with the addition of training in the Collaborative Practice of family law. John’s practice has been limited to family law matters since 2012. Zoller|Biacsi celebrated its 25th Anniversary in October 2018 and continues to thrive with a concentration in non-adversarial family law matters.


  • Ohio Northern University J.D. - 1986
  • Ohio Wesleyan University BA. - 1983

Areas of Practice

  • Matrimonial Law
  • Mediation
  • Collaborative Law
  • Pre-nuptial agreements

Certified Legal Specialist

  • Certified Specialist – Family Relations Law- 2000 to present , Ohio State Bar Association
  • Certified Family Mediator, Academy of Family Mediation, 1992

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1987
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2001


  • Factors vs. Formulas– Cleveland Bar Journal – July/August 2016

Honors and Awards

  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Award of Merit, June 6, 2003
  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Award of Merit, January 3, 2005
  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Award of Merit, February 22, 2005
  • Ohio Super Lawyer, Law & Politics/Cincinnati Magazine, 2004 - 2012
  • Ohio State Bar Association Family Law Specialist, June 1, 2004 - January 24, 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • International Child Abduction Network (ICAAN), Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • The Center for Principled Family Advocacy, Member 2002-2012
  • United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland, Board of Directors, 2006 - 2012
  • AARP, Panel Member, 1999 - 2000
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member – past president
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Judicial Selection Committee, Member
  • Domestic Relations Guardian ad Litem Project Advisory Committee
  • Domestic Relations Guardian ad Litem for more than 300 children
  • Amicus Curiae in 1st appeal of judicial bypass of abortion notification law, Co-counsel, 2003.
  • "Baby MaryBeth": Nationally televised (Court TV) trial over permanent custody for adoption placement, Counsel

Military Service

  • United Stated Marine Corps., Honorable Discharge -1982
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