Brian A. Kruse

“Your problems are my problems.  I offer real solutions in divorce and family law”.

Brian A. Kruse is originally from New Knoxville, Ohio.  After graduating from high school Brian went onto Athens, Ohio where he graduated from Ohio University in 2001.  While in college Brian was very active in Student Government and his fraternity, Phi Kappa Tau.  From there Brian moved onto to Chicago, Illinois where he graduated from the DePaul College of Law in 2004.  While in law school Brian completed a yearlong internship with the Chicago Housing Authority and worked as a law clerk for Pugh, Jones, Johnson and Quandt, P.C. (PJJQ).  Upon graduation from law school Brian was hired as attorney by PJJQ, where he remained until 2007.  While at PJJQ, Brian was a part of various trial teams who successfully defended the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation in medical malpractice cases as well as the City of Chicago in high profile malicious prosecution cases.  In 2007 Brian accepted a position at the law firm of Momkus McCluskey, LLC where he successfully defended various insurance companies as well as numerous other business entities.  In 2010, upon returning to his home state of Ohio, Brian worked as a staff attorney for the Greene County Common Pleas Court.  Then in 2011, Brian joined the Hammond Stier and Stadnicar where he successfully built a practice focused only on Domestic Relations/Juvenile/Family Law.  In 2016, Brian then joined the Kirkland & Sommers family.  Brian currently resides in Beavercreek with his wife Kristen and their three children.

Memberships and Awards

Super Lawyers – Ohio Rising Star (2014-2016, 2018-19)

Attorney & Practice Magazine – 2020 Ohio Top 10 Family Law Attorney

Cincinnati Magazine – 2019 Ohio’s Outstanding Young Lawyers

Cincinnati Magazine – Ohio Rising Star 2018

American Institute of Family Law Attorneys – 2017 Client Satisfaction – Ohio 10 Best

Greene Council on Aging (Board of Directors –Past President)

Greene County Bar Association (Past President)

Dayton Bar Association (Family Law Section – Past Chairman)

Ohio State Bar Association (Family Law Section)

Stanley Z. Greenberg Family Law Forum

Need A Consultation?

Divorce and Family Law can be confusing and complex without the right attorney.  All of us at Kirkland & Sommers understand that and we have built our practice on the founding principal that we will make sure that  you understand every step we take to deliver you to a just result.