Christian born, Jamie Campbell, in Cleveland, Ohio was first introduced to divorce by her parents when she was 7 years old. A divorce attorney by profession, earning her law degree from Case Western Reserve University, Christian became an expert on the subject when she participated in her own failed marriages.
In 1999, as a law clerk in the Family Law Division of the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, Christian began her career as a divorce lawyer and advocate for people facing the uncertainty of life after divorce. Christian expanded on this work as a volunteer with AmeriCorps (now Equal Justice Works) by establishing a supervised parental visitation center in southeast Ohio.
In 2005 Christian entered private practice and after an endorsed run for Domestic and Juvenile Court Judge in 2010 took a break from the practice of law to stay at home with her first child in 2012.
In 2014, Christian returned to the practice of law. Christian is a thought-leader in family law often teaching and mentoring other lawyers. Her presentation on co-parenting at the Seventh Annual Ohio State Bar Association Annual Family Law Institute was well-received and aimed to change the way lawyers approach the process.
In August 2018 legally changed her name to Christian Family to reflect her core values and beliefs. This change allowed her to change the name of my law firm to Christian Family Law. In 2020 Christian closed her law firm to focus 100% on public speaking and facilitation workshops. Known for her leaps of faith, vulnerability and transparency around divorce and abuse, Christian’s was selected to deliver her TEDxColumbus: Real Talk About Divorce in November 2019.
Christian is active as a student, coach, and mentor of emotional intelligence and transformational facilitation with Next Level Trainings Columbus. And credits her certificate in entrepreneurship from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program for allowing her to see and pursue the opportunities available outside of the practice of law.