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Craig M. Sams

Craig M. Sams

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, Domestic Violence

About Me

Craig practices exclusively in the area of Family Law.  Some of the cases he has experience in involve child custody, spousal support, division of assets, grandparent rights, divorce, dissolution, post-decree modifications and division of retirement benefits.  He has appeared in court in Montgomery, Greene, Darke, Preble, Clark and Warren counties.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2012

  1. Divorce & Separation: 35%
  2. Child Support: 25%
  3. Child Custody: 25%
  4. Alimony: 10%
  5. Domestic Violence: 5%



Free Consultation (45 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

Craig Sams

130 W 2nd Street
Dayton, OH, 45402

Kirkland Sommers

130 West 2nd Street
Dayton, OH, 45402





Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
CALI Award - PropertyComputer Online Learning Institute2012
CALI Award - Trial PracticeComputer Online Learning Institute2011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyKirkland & Sommers, LPA2011 - Present
Legal InternMontgomery County Public Defender's Office2011 - 2012
Assistant Vice PresidentFifth Third Bank2005 - 2010


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Dayton Bar Association, Family Law CommitteeChair2015 - 2016
Dayton Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Ohio State Bar Association, Family Law CommitteeMember2012 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Qi v. Yang, Ohio 2nd District Court of AppealsAffirmed in part and reversed in part
Qi v. Yang, Supreme Court of OhioJurisdiction declined, 2 justices dissenting

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Publication NameTitleDate
Kirkland & Sommers BlogWhat to Ask Your Divorce Attorney (and what their answer should be)2015
Debt Relief BlogFinances and Divorce2015


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Dayton School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2012
Belmont UniversityN/AUnknownN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Annual Domestic Relations SeminarIntroducer/PresenterN/A