Craig T. Matthews & Associates, LPA

Craig Thomas Matthews Esq.

Managing Partner

Location: Dayton, Ohio

Phone: 513-512-4074


Fax:        937-434-9398

Email:   Email Me

We provide exceptional legal litigation services for disputes in and around Dayton and Cincinnati. We litigate disputes involving sexual harassment, elder fraud, employment termination, toxic mold and mildew, and construction defects. We negotiate business and employment contracts and create estate plans to smooth the way for successful transitions.

Areas of Practice


Elder Fraud

Sexual Harassment



Construction Litigation

Elder Fraud Litigation

Employment Litigation

Probate & Trust Litigation


Litigation Percentage

80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

Ohio, 1978

U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1979

U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1994

U.S. Supreme Court, 2007


University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio

J.D. - May, 1978

Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

B.A. - 1975

Major: Chemistry

Published Works

Elder Financial Abuse: Power of Attorney Scams, Nolo Publishing, 2012

Elder Fraud and Financial Abuse , Dayton Bar Association, April, 2010

Piercing the Corporate Veil , Nolo Publishing, 2011

Representative Cases

Cline v. Niehaus, 2011 CV 05176 (Montgomery C.P. 2011)

Austin v. Lamb, 2010 CV 05546 (Montgomery C.P. 2010)

Hughes v. Goodrich Corporation, 3:08CV263 (S.D. Ohio 2008)

Davis v. International Trade Bridge, Inc., 3:11cv00462 (S.D. Ohio 2011)

Executor of Estate of Violet Schumann v. Knoop, 2006 CV 5601 (Montgomery C.P. 2006)

Scott v. Hall, 61 Ohio App.3d 616, 573 N.E.2d 718, 1998-Ohio App. LEXIS 4985 (2nd Dist. 1988)

Moran v. Everdry, 2010 CV 03696 (Montgomery C.P. 2010)

Horanyi v. Shooter Constr. Co., 23876, 2011-Ohio 4164, 2011 Ohio App. LEXIS 3488 (2nd Dist. Montgomery 2011)

Bremer v. Angler Construction Company, 2010 CV 09962 (Montgomery C.P. 2010)

Harmon v. GZK, Inc., 18762, 2002-Ohio-545, 2002 Ohio App. LEXIS 480 (2nd Dist. Montgomery 2002)


Elder Fraud and Senior Citizen Financial Abuse, DATV, 2011 - 2012

Stopping Elder Fraud at the Bank, National Bank & Trust, 2012

Collection Law, Dayton Bar Association

Balancing Your Professional and Personal Life, University of Dayton School of Law

Family Wealth Preservation, Ameriprise

Creditors Committee role in Chapter II Bankruptcy, American Bankruptcy Law Form, 1990 – 1991

Honors and Awards

AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale Hubble

Superb Rating 9.7 out of 10 by Avvo

Professional Associations and Memberships

Ohio State Bar Association, Member, November 11, 1978 - 2013

Dayton Bar Association, Sustaining Member, November 11, 1978 – 2013

Past Employment Positions

Bogin & Patterson, Partner, 1978 – 1995

Pro Bono Activities

Volunteer Lawyers Project, 1995 - 2013

Tecumseh Land Trust (charter trustee and vice chair), 1991 - 1992

Yellow Springs Community Resources (founder)


Phi Alpha Delta

Phi Kappa Tau

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