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Amy M. Keating

Amy M. Keating

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Practice Areas

  • Family Law/Internation Family Law
  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Dividing Complex Marital Estates
  • Evaluating business and partnership interests for division in divorce
  • Researching and analyzing records to identify misappropriated or hidden marital assets
  • Drafting, interpreting, and evaluating the enforceability of prenuptial agreements
  • Drafting post-nuptial agreements
  • Crafting tailored temporary and permanent spousal and child support plans
  • Allocating parental rights and responsibilities
  • Issues concerning parental relocation
  • Custody matters involving psychological expert testimony
  • Domestic violence matters
  • Handling post-decree issues of enforcement and non-disclosed or omitted assets

Certified Legal Specialties

  • OSBA Certified Specialist in Family Relations Law


Amy Keating successfully navigates clients through all variety of family law matters, specializing in complex marital estates and international family law issues.

Amy was appointed as an adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University College of Law in 2016 and continues to teach Family Law. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and has been recognized as a speaker and author on family law topics, including inclusion in Chambers & Partners High Net Worth rankings in 2023. Amy and her colleagues have represented clients on international family law issues before the Supreme Court of the United States, participated in briefing with the Cox International Law Center, and been consulted on international family law issues, including The Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

Amy is experienced in Alternative Dispute Resolution methods and aims to resolve matters through negotiation when appropriate. If that’s not possible, she is prepared to litigate effectively. Amy is also a certified family law mediator.

“She is really the up-and-comer and is known across the state. She speaks at conventions and has a lot of high-level cases. She has learned her craft very quickly.” – Chambers & Partners Ranked, Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth client (2023)

Amy is a lifelong Clevelander and avid (long suffering) football fan. She’s always willing to try a new restaurant or recipe with a good glass of wine—or hike or run the Metroparks to burn off some of the calories. 


  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D. - 2006
    • Honors: summa cum laude
  • John Carroll University, University Heights, OH
    • B.A. - 2003
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: English

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2006
  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America

Published Works

  • Defining “Habitual Residence” in the Hague Convention, Family Lawyer Magazine, May 6, 2020
  • The United States as a Refuge State for Child Abductors: Why the United States’ Fails to Meet Its Own Expectations Relative to the Hague Convention, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MATRIMONIAL LAWYERS, Vol. 28, 2015 No. 1 (University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law)
  • Filling the Gaps with Public Policy: The Application of the Hague Convention Protocol in US Courts in the Absence of a Co-Signing State, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LAW, POLICY AND THE FAMILY 2014 (Oxford University)

Representative Cases

  • Golan v. Saada, 833 Fed. Appx. 829, (2022)
  • Arimitsu v. Cook, 141 S.Ct. 1514 (2021) Docket No 20-864: certiorari denied
  • Monasky v. Taglieri, 589 US_2020
  • Monasky v. Taglieri, U.S., No. 18-935, certiorari granted June 10, 2019.
  • Taglieri v. Monasky, 907 F.3d 404 (6th Cir. 2018) (en banc), cert. pending, No. 18-935 (U.S. Jan. 18, 2019).
  • Taglieri v. Monasky, No. 16-4128, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 5408 (6th Cir. Mar. 2, 2018) (en banc).
  • Taglieri v. Monasky, No. 16-4128, (6th Cir. argued May 3, 2017).
  • Taglieri v. Monasky, No. 16A557, (U.S. dismissed December 9, 2016). Motion to Stay Denied by Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan.
  • Taglieri v. Monasky, No. 1:15-CV-00947, 2016 WL 8135530, (N.D. Ohio Jan. 25, 2016).


  • 2018 Lawyer of the Year (Family Law – Cleveland)
  • Best Lawyers (2016 – 2024)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Chambers and Partners, Ranked in The Chambers HNW Guide, Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth (2023)

Classes & Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor of International Law, School of Law, Case Western Reserve University, 2017–2018
  • Co-Presenter, Navigating Tax Law Changes in Divorce, a collaboration with Luma Wealth, October 2019
  • Presenter and Event Organizer, The New Frontier of Spousal Support, “What Every Practitioner Needs To Know,” a collaboration between the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, February 18, 2019
  • Co-Presenter, Abducted Children Caught in the Ohio Judicial System: New Precedent and New Ways of Thinking about Child Custody Jurisdiction, Judicial Conference of the Eighth Judicial District of Ohio, May 8, 2015

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Lawyer for the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
  • Volunteer for Building Hope in the City

Professional Associations

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Family Law Section, Executive Committee Member (2012-present), Co-Chair (for 2014-2015)
  • Chambers and Partners, Chambers Global Practice Guide, Family Law 2024, Contributor