Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Craig T. Matthews & Associates, LPA

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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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Mentor Program of Tokyo Mothers Group

Our TMG volunteer mentors aim to make the settling-in and adjusting process a bit easier for newcomers to motherhood or Tokyo (or both!) by sharing their local knowledge and experience of everyday life in Tokyo as a mother. Our mentor program provides you with a helpful contact to help answer all those questions, or at least point you in the right direction.

Through the mentor program, existing TMG members meet, support and encourage new members in a more personalized way. Support can be provided face-to-face, over the phone and by email.

We also have Japanese-speaking mentors who can provide language support such as accompanying new mothers to the local supermarket or baby store to help decipher those labels.

If you are interested in participating in our mentor program, please contact the Mentor Program Coordinators.


We are looking for more of our members to become mentors: to meet, support and encourage new mothers as they embark upon their "Tokyo new mother" journey. We know you all have a lot to offer and invaluable experience to share, so please email us if you would like to get involved!