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Current President of Torchbearers and a champion for service and leadership in Akron.  In his work life Craig has been practicing law for what is coming up on 11 years in Akron.  As a business & technology attorney at the Akron law firm of Witschey Witschey & Firestine Co., LPA Craig has steered many entrepreneurs, non-profits and technology companies through what can sometimes be challenging legal waters.


Craig has a broad legal knowledge base from working with various businesses from startups to long term brick and mortar operations as he has handled everything from risk management and audits to federal regulatory compliance for companies operating in spaces affected by COPPA, HITEC/HIPPA, UCC, SEC, FTC, and USPTO among others.


His passion for community and collaboration runs deep with volunteer time spent with Torchbearers, serving on the Board for Leadership Akron, serving on the Board for the Greater Akron Chamber, various committees and pro bono work with the Akron Bar Association and the annual Strides for Autism Campaign.



When not volunteering, this 2014 30 For the Future award winner and Super-Lawyer Rising Star Award winner for the last 4 consecutive years enjoys spending time with family and friends, the outdoors and running. 


Practice areas


  1. Internet: 50%
  2. Business: 25%
  3. Real Estate: 20%
  4. Litigation: 20%



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Contact info

Witschey Witschey & Firestine Co., LPA

405 Rothrock Road Suite 103
Akron, OH, 44321


FLMember in Good Standing200509/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Ohio Super Lawyer - Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine2016
Rising StarInside Business Magazine2016
Ohio Super Lawyer - Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine2015
30 for the FutureGreater Akron Chamber2014
Ohio Super Lawyer - Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine2014
Ohio Super Lawyer - Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine2013
Chair of the YearAkron Bar Association2010
FellowAkron Bar Foundation2009
Board of Trustee ServiceAkron Bar Association2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyWitschey Witschey & Firestine, Co., LPA2003 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Torchbearers AkronPresident2015 - Present
Greater Akron ChamberBoard Member2015 - Present
Leadership AkronBoard Member2015 - Present
Torchbearers AkronBoard Member2013 - Present
Akron Bar Association, Grievance CommitteeInvestigative2010 - 2014
Akron Bar AssociationBar Applicant Review2009 - Present
Akron Bar AssociationBoard of Trustees2007 - 2010
Akron Bar AssociationChairperson2006 - 2010
Florida BarOut of State Practitioner Section2005 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Akron Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Smart Business MagazineAn ounce of Prevention - How to Protect your Online Reputation2010
Smart Business Magazine3 Questions - Technology Law2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Baldwin-Wallace CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Leadership Akron Spring CLIDiversity in Leadership2015
iNSight AkronLeadership Converstaions2015
CLE PresentationProfessionalism and the Internet for Attorney's2012
CLE PresentationLost at Sea - Metadata in the Legal World2010
CLE PresentationTechnology Law & The Business World - Protecting your Clients in Cyberspace2010