Marisa Moore Apel


I joined Beth Silverman & Associates in 2020 as a law clerk and have since devoted my legal career to exclusively family law, including matters heard in domestic relations and juvenile court. I practice in Hamilton, Butler, Clermont, and Warren counties in Ohio.


I obtained my Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2022. During law school, I served as an Associate Editor and Notes and Comments Editor for the University of Cincinnati Law Review. I also led structured study sessions for first-year law students and participated in the University of Cincinnati Juvenile and Family Law Club.


I am committed to assisting my clients achieve positive outcomes for their families, even despite the difficult circumstances they may find themselves in. I understand that most family law matters are mentally and emotionally draining. I strive to be a source of support and reason for my clients by providing honest and thoughtful counsel. I believe that reaching an out-of-court settlement is generally preferred because it allows for more creativity when it comes to problem solving and often allows my clients to have more control over their situation. However, when settlement is not possible or litigation is otherwise appropriate, I am prepared to fiercely advocate for my clients’ interests.

Recognition & Professional Affiliations

  • Cincinnati Bar Association Young Layers Section, Community Service Committee
  • Volunteer at Hamilton County Domestic Relations Family Law Clinic
  • Beth Silverman & Associates LLC has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® ranking of the “Best Law Firms” in the country. The firm also received a Best Lawyers regional Tier 1 ranking in Family Law for the Cincinnati metropolitan area.


  • 2022, University of Cincinnati College of Law, Juris Doctor, magna cum laude
    • Order of the Coif (Awarded to students who graduate in the top 10% of their law class)
    • Notes and Comments Editor for the University of Cincinnati Law Review
    • Multiple CALI Awards (Awarded to the student who achieves the highest grade in a particular course)
  • 2018, Centre College, Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and French and Minor in Politics
    • Varsity Captain of Centre College Women’s Cross Country Team


  • Ohio, 2022