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Prior to entering law school, I coached college  students for competitive public speaking tournaments. One of those students, Armond Dunn, was disabled in a car crash. Armond was left with physical disabilities and his speech was impaired.


When Armond Dunn qualified for the national collegiate public speaking championships, the Associated Press covered this “Miracle Kid” and his story became the subject of a national radio broadcast by Paul Harvey.


The experience of coaching Armond Dunn, and all of the student public speaking competitors, ultimately motivated me to enter law school to strive to apply my communication background to the practice of law.,%201981&author=&pub=Los%20Angeles%20Times&edition=&startpage=&desc=Newsmakers,5334595&hl=en,2542302,2947732&hl=en


April 2014, our triplet daughters were born. Words cannot describe how fulfilling they are... On April 1, 2015, their 96 year-old grandfather, John Newburger, flew in to meet his one year-old granddaughters.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 30%
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
  4. Personal Injury: 10%
  5. Workers Compensation: 10%



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Craig A. Newburger, J.D., Ph.D.

9435 Waterstone Blvd
Suite 140
Cincinnati, OH, 45040

Craig A. Newburger, J.D., Ph.D.

30 Garfield Place Suite 900
Cincinnati, OH, 45202



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Clients' Choice Criminal DefenseAVVO.com2012
Walter H. Rice Moot Court ChampionUniversity of Dayton School of Law1998
Leadership; Academic Performance; Cooperative Principles AwardAcademic Excellence Program at the University of Dayton School of Law1998
Partial ScholarshipUniversity of DaytonN/A
Summer FellowshipPurdue UniversityN/A
McMicken Scholars Research GrantUniversity of CincinnatiN/A
Phi Beta Kappa; Summa Cum Laude; Highest HonorsUniversity of CincinnatiN/A
LeadershipOmicron Delta KappaN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Law Office of Craig Newburger, Attorney2002 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Warren County Bar AssociationN/A2002 - Present
United States District Court Southern District of OhioAdmitted2002 - Present
Clinton County Bar AssociationN/A2002 - 2003
Ohio State Bar AssociationN/A2002 - 2003
American Bar AssociationN/A2002 - 2003
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaN/A2002 - 2003
Cincinnati Bar AssociationN/A2002 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. L. A., 03CRB00166-A, Mason Municipal CourtNot Guilty
State vs. P. C., 03CRB00891-A, Mason Municipal CourtNot Guilty
State vs. C. R., 03CRB00546-A, Mason Municipal CourtNot Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
Journal of the Association for Communication AdmistrationEditorial Board Member 2016-2015; 2002-1995 Terms2016
"Race and Racism in American Law": "Race, Health Care and the Law"Reproductive Health Care: Workplace Toxins and the African American Worker2016
LegalTechnicalityInfidelity and Divorce2014
Continuing Legal Education Seminar publicationRestraining Orders, Contempt Actions, and Frivolous Conduct2013
Ohio Divorce GuideOhio Divorce Guide: Content and Links2013
Ohio Divorce GuideProperty Division and Spousal Support (“Alimony”)2011
Ohio Divorce GuideOhio Spousal Support Calculations; Ohio Child Support Calculations2011
The Ethics and Mores of RaceVoting Rights and African Americans2011
Ohio Divorce GuideInfidelity And Divorce2010
Ohio Divorce GuideDoes spouse’s threat of filing bankruptcy hold water during divorce settlement negotiations?2010
Innovative Higher Education JournalOral Communication Skills (Lead citations of nationally published work)2006
Communication EducationEditorial Board - Associate Editor, 2002-2000; 1996-1994 Terms2002
JACA (Journal of the Association for Communication Administration) (30), pp. 24-28. ERIC #: EJ632268Hostile work environment: What communication administrators and educators can learn from communication-based law.2001
JACA (Journal of the Association for Communication Administration). http://ERIC ED 387 835--expanded version. ERIC #: EJ535541SCANS and the "Goals 2,000: Educate America Act"--External validation for expanding communication instruction requirements across the undergraduate core curriculum1996
American Press (Boston) ISBN #0-89641-286-5Complex problem-solving in groups1996
JACA (Journal of the Association for Communication Administration). ERIC #: EJ492678Determining reasonable accommodations for the learning impaired: New issues for ablebodied communication administrators1994
The Speech Communication Teacher, 8 (2)Testing students' ability to distinguish facts from inferences1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Dayton School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Purdue UniversityN/APhD - DoctorateN/A
University of CincinnatiN/AMA - MastersN/A
University of CincinnatiN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ohio Divorce CLEInfidelity and Divorce "Waste Not, Want Not"; Cohabitation and Spousal Support; Spousal Support Modification Issues2014
Ohio Divorce CLERestraining Orders, Contempt Actions, and Frivolous Conduct2013
Ohio Divorce CLEUsing Experts For Property Division And Spousal Support2013
Central States Communication Association Annual ConventionPersuasive Speaking2001
National Communication Association Competitive Paper Presentation, ERIC ED 371 419/Resources in EducationSelf-confrontation and public speaking apprehension: To videotape or not to videotape student speakers?1994
National Communication Association Competitive Paper Presentation, ERIC ED 328 933/ Resources in EducationVideo-modeling and pre-performance apprehension: Is ignorance bliss?N/A
International Communication Association Competitive Paper Presentation, ERIC ED 253 896/ Resources in EducationSelf-concept, communication apprehension, and self-confrontation: A relational studyN/A