Craig P. Treneff is a graduate of the Ohio State University and Capital University Law School, where he was elected to Law Review. Prior to entering private practice in 1983, he was judicial law clerk to Justice William B. Brown of the Ohio Supreme Court and served as chief legislative assistant to the Chairman of the Finance-Appropriations Committee of the Ohio House of Representatives.
He was one of the first 50 lawyers in Ohio to be certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a family relations specialist. In addition, he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, past President of the AAML Ohio Chapter, and a member of the family law committees of the Columbus, Delaware County, Ohio State and American Bar Associations. Mr. Treneff is also a regular contributor to and Editorial Board member of the Domestic Relations Journal of Ohio and is a contributor to the Baldwin's Ohio Domestic Relations Law treatise ("Marital and Separate Property"). He was selected as an Ohio Super Lawyer 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 and was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2014 and in Who's Who in American Law. He was also selected as one of the Top 50 Columbus lawyers for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 and as one of the Top 5 Columbus lawyers for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 by Ohio Super Lawyers. He was also peer rated by Ohio Super Lawyers as one of the Top 100 lawyers in Ohio for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, and as one of the Top 10 lawyers in Ohio for 2016, 2017 & 2018.
Mr. Treneff is actively involved in the community and has been a member of the Westerville, Ohio, City Council since 2004 and is currently serving as Chairman. He is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) and Chairman of the Finance Committee. He has previously served as President of the Board of Trustees of Directions for Youth and Families, Chairman of the Capital Campaign Planning Committee of Directions for Youth and Families, Member and Chairman of the Westerville Planning Commission, and Member of the Westerville Board of Zoning Appeals. He also has been a member of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission and President of the Central Ohio Municipal Alliance. He has also been appointed by the Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court to the court's Advisory Committee on Children and Families.