Jacqueline M. Handorf-Rugani

Jacqueline M. Handorf-Rugani

Jacqueline M. Handorf-Rugani knew from the time she was very young she wanted to be a lawyer. She began developing her skills at the family dinner table where everyone was encouraged to engage in discussion and debate. In school, she often found herself standing up for kids who were bullied or picked on.

After graduating with a degree in History from The Ohio State University, Jackie pursued her passion for the law and attended Salmon P. Chase College of Law. She began practicing in 1992 and has spent the majority of her career handling Family Law Matters. She is a former Assistant Prosecutor for the Warren County Child Support Enforcement Agency and a former Acting Judge for Warren County Court. Currently, Jackie serves as a Civil Magistrate in Lebanon Municipal Court. Jackie’s experience on the bench gives her unique insight in preparing her private practice matters for trial.

Jackie strives to provide representation tailored to fit the needs of each individual client. It is her goal to move your family forward.

Areas of practice


Family Law





Litigation Percentage


of Practice
Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

Certified Collaborative Attorney

Bar Admissions

Ohio, 1992

U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1992


Alpha Phi Rho


Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
J.D. – 1991

The Ohio State University , Columbus, Ohio
B.A., Bachelor of Arts
Major: History

Past Employment Positions

Jacqueline M. Handorf, LLC, 2008 – 2013
Kircher & Handorf, LLC, 2005 – 2008
Kircher Law Office, LLC., 2000 – 2003
Barrister Title Agency, LLC.
Xanders & Xanders Co., L.P.A
Dinsmore & Shohl
Warren County Prosecutor’s Office

Class Seminars

Adjunct Professor, University of Cincinnati – Law, 2016

Pro Bono Activities

Pro Bono Family Law Matters
Community Service – Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Loveland, OH

Professional Associations and Memberships

Ohio State Bar Association, Member

Warren County Bar Association, Member

Butler County Bar Association, Member

Cincinnati Bar Association, Member

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We take a very personal approach to each case. We focus on evaluating your case, carefully presenting your options and advocating for you and your family, frequently offering creative solutions.