Chelsea L. Long

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Outstanding Education

Chelsea Long graduated summa cum laude and third in her class from Capital University Law School. While attending Capital, Chelsea was a research assistant to Professor Susan M. Gilles, clerked for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, and externed for Judge Jeffrey Sutton in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. She was a member of the Capital University Law Review as a staff member in her second year and as a Research Editor in her third year. Prior to law school, she attended Ohio University, where she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Music History & Literature with an Honors Certificate in Flute Performance. She graduated magna cum laude and was awarded the Undergraduate Achievement in Music History Award.

Chelsea was born in Copley, Ohio and raised in Akron, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Marietta, Ohio. She is the daughter of a single mother who worked hard to raise three children, while advancing her own career in teaching. Chelsea stays active in her community by supporting a variety of causes that focus on the arts and education. She lives in Bexley, Ohio with her husband and two sons. When she is not working, Chelsea enjoys reading historical fiction and painting.

Experienced Attorney

Chelsea has been focusing on cases in domestic relations and family law as an attorney since 2010, with experience in 10 Ohio counties, including Franklin, Fairfield, Delaware, Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Union counties. She has handled dissolutions, adoptions, uncontested divorces, cases involving high net worth, high conflict child custody disputes (winning custody for both mothers and fathers), cases involving personality disorders and other mental health issues, domestic violence and stalking, abuse, relocation cases, cases involving addiction, unmarried parents, as well as a variety of other scenarios. She also works as a Guardian ad Litem in Franklin and Fairfield Counties.


  • Associate Attorney, Edward F. Whipps & Associates
  • Associate Attorney, Mowery Youell & Galeano
  • Principal, Chelsea Long Research Associates
  • Law Clerk, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
  • Research assistant for Professor Susan M. Giles
  • Extern for Judge Jeffrey Sutton in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Capital University Law School Juris Doctor
  • Ohio University Bachelors of Music

Professional Associations:

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Central Ohio Association for Justice
  • National Association of Professional Women

Honors and Awards:

  • Capital University Summa Cum Laude, 3rd in class
  • Order of Curiae (National Honorary Legal Fraternity)
  • Capital University Law Review
    • Staff Member 1L
    • Research Editor 2L
  • Recipient of Presidential Merit Scholarship and Dean’s Excellence Award
  • Capital University Law School, Dean’s List
  • CALI Excellence for the Future
    • Property I, Legal Research and Writing, Computer Law, Professional Responsibility, Legal Drafting, and Employment Law
  • Ohio University Magna Cum Laude
  • Honors Certificate in Flute Performance
  • College of Fine Arts Talent Award
  • Undergraduate Achievement in Music History Award
  • Warren Francis Memorial Scholarship
  • Ohio University, Dean’s List
  • Pi Kappa Lambda Honorary

Additional Accomplishments:

  • Licensed to practice before the Sixth Circuit
  • Certified Guardian ad Litem
  • Senior Thesis: The Technology Crisis in the Music Publishing Industry
  • Presenter: CIP Delegation, Basics of Family Law


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