Our Practice

Practice Areas

Legacy of Success

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Domestic Relations (Divorce, Dissolution of Marriage, Pre-Nuptial Agreements)
  • Wrongful Death
  • Personal Injury
  • Collaborative Law

Our Approach

Legacy of Success

Practice Areas

Our practice solves problems in family law, saving money and avoiding destructive emotionally-charged litigation. 

  • Amicable terminations of marriage
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Estate planning
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Personal injury with personal attention

Legacy of Success

Legacy of Success

Legacy of Success

Berti has been a successful attorney since she graduated law school in 1995.  Her practice expanded in 2013 when her daughter continued the family tradition graduating from law school and joining the practice. We use our combined experience and tenacity to help you down a path to the results you need. Check out our success stories, and reach out to us to start your journey toward resolution.

Our Team

Bertha G. Helmick, Managing Partner

EDUCATION

LAW SCHOOL  University of Cincinnati College of Law

 J.D.  May, 1995 

 Rank:  25 of 115

 Karam Book Award

 National Association of Women Lawyers Award

COLLEGE  UC College Conservatory of Music

 B.A. cum laude

 

EXPERIENCE

Magistrate, (March 2020 to Present)

 Serves as a Magistrate for the mental health docket in the probate division. Honored as the First Hispanic Magistrate in Hamilton County Probate Court history.

Attorney, (January 1995 to Present)

 Services in areas of Collaborative Family Law, Domestic Relations and Juvenile Law; Civil, Criminal. and Probate Litigation; Probate and Estate Planning; Extensive client contact; a great deal of brief writing.  Also served on the Arbitration Panel for Hamilton County Courts; Trained Mediator, Trained in Collaborative Family Law and am also trained as a Guardian ad Litem

Law Clerk,  (Summer, 1994).  

 Wrote memoranda and correspondence.  Drafted Motions.  Researched issues inthe following areas: contract; tax; domestic relations: jurisdictional issues, child support modifications, paternity determinations, ante-nuptials; intellectual property: unfair advertising; property: replevin; employee relations:  sexual

 discrimination; insurance.

 Performing Artist:  Extensive performing experience with Cincinnati Opera Association, giving hundreds of concerts of diverse audiences of all ages.


SKILLS  

Bilingual in Spanish.   Extremely creative.

  

COMMUNITY

Member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Cincinnati Bar Association, Domestic Relations Committee, Planning Member of the Domestic Relations Seminar Committee, Past Member of the Cincinnati Academy of Collaborative Professionals; Past Member of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals

Served on the Cincinnati Opera Association Board of Directors Advisory Panel; Served on the Planned Giving Committees of The Cincinnati Opera Association, The Wellness Center of Cincinnati, and of the Cincinnati Zoological and Botanical Gardens. Also formerly served on the Board of the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Red Cross.


Honored in September 1999 as a Distinguished Hispanic Ohioan by The Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs; Member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cincinnati, formerly sat on the Board of Governors for University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music Alumni Association and on the Arts and Humanities Resource Center; Participated in Cincinnati Bar Association’s Phantom Of The Office, Slander in the Night, and Trial by Jury; Two years as Second Vice-President of Cincinnati Bar Association Auxiliary (1990-92); participated in Jewish Hospital Community In-put Panel (1993); Volunteer singing in nursing homes; Church choir and school activities; prior United Methodist Women Circle Co-leader.


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Caroline Helmick McNally, Partner

EDUCATION  

Capital University Law School         

  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Class Rank: 4/185
  • Honors: Dean’s List All Semesters Eligible, Presidential Merit Scholarship, Law Review Staff Member of the Year (2011-2012), CALI Award in Payment Systems, CALI Award in Intellectual Property, Order of the Curia, Pro Bono Legal Honors, Dispute Resolution Concentration
  • Extracurricular Activities: Law Review Staff Member 2011-2012, Law Review Associate Content Editor 2012-2013, Torts Teaching Assistant 2012-2013

The Ohio State University College of Biological Sciences 

  • Major: Biology
  • Minors: Psychology and Spanish
  • Honors: Dean’s List, Prestige Scholarship through the Office of Minority Affairs, National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar

WORK EXPERIENCE

Helmick & McNally LLC   August 2013-Present

Attorney/Partner         Cincinnati, OH

·  Services in areas of Estate Planning

U.S. District Court S.D. Ohio – Hon. Gregory Frost    May 2012-July 2012

Extern      Columbus, OH

·  Researched legal issues for Judge Frost’s presentation at an automotive conference.

· Drafted opinions and orders under the direction of Judge Frost’s law clerks.

Ethicon Endo-Surgery      June 2008-August 2009

Clinical Training Resident 


UNDERGRADUATE EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

The Stress and Immunity Cancer Projects

Undergraduate Research Assistant 

Pi Beta Phi Sorority 

Member/Risk Manager 


PUBLICATIONS

The Future of Biotechnology Patents: How Judge Bryson’s Dissent in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. Raises Telling QuestionsThe Stress and Immunity Cancer Projects

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2142005