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Craig Alan Newburger

Criminal defense Attorney at Cincinnati, OH

4.8   23 reviews

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About Craig

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I fight for my you as I protect my own family! I work to serve clients to set an example for our children to follow.

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. January 1, 2020, John spent his 100th birthday with his triplet granddaughters and taught them to play billiards. 

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.

Point is, I will take your case seriously and fight for your best outcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Licensed for 21 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 11/11/2022

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

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Craig A. Newburger, J.D., Ph.D.
9435 Waterstone Blvd
Suite 140
Cincinnati, OH, 45249
Craig Newburger
477 Forest Edge Dr
South Lebanon, OH, 45065
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Posted by Jill Storer | August 4, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Craig spoke with me on the phone for over 30 minutes, he gave me great advice, refused to take any money at this time, until my nephews indictment came back from the grand jury, to see what his charges would be. Other lawyers had quoted me up to 30,000 retainer, with out knowing what my nephew would be charged with. Craig is honest, compassionate, and truly cares about his clients. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Gleb | July 28, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Free Consultation
The best free consultation I've ever received! Didn't think I'd get as much information about my case when I decided to contact Mr.Newburger, but I was really surprised with the amount of help he provided. 10/10!
Posted by Larry | July 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb Defense
We had a tough case, one previously litigated with an outcome we did not agree with. Craig stepped in with a new defense and aggressively defended us. He is professional and cares for his clients. He spent the time necessary to prepare the best defense for our position and made no mistakes, as anything wrong can undo everything done prior. Highly recommend!
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Posted by Michelle | September 6, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
He spoke with me on the phone about 20 mins, gave me the best advice I could get. He even said if I had more questions, I could call him again, so I did. Thanks for giving me a peace of mind with proceeding with this divorce.
Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
My attorney was very good about answering phone calls, returning calls ect. He was also great with taking time to explain different things about the case I feel like he has the best interests at heart for his clients. Thanks Mr Newburger
Posted by Randy | November 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Craig was thought professional though out the difficult process of my case. He provided sage advice. Perared all necessary paperwork on time and as needed. He was always on time and ready.
Posted by Robert | August 11, 2015
The Best!!
Craig Newburger is the best attorney around. His professionalism and attention to detail are outstanding. He always made himself available to take calls from me and worked long hours to make sure my case was handled properly. His willingness to work for a flat rate fee made it possible for me to hire what in my opinion is the best attorney around. I do not believe my case would have ended any better had I used anyone else.... Simply the best!
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Posted by Genevieve | January 3, 2014
He's My Hero
If you are going through any Domestic troubles and would like to get some help - Craig Newburger is the Real Deal. For most of us who are not lawyers, the legal system is not what you think it is, and it has its own set of rules. It is a foreign country and we dont speak the language. Don't go by yourself. All of us have lot of emotion - fear, anxiety mostly - when it comes to how the law affects our personal lives, finance, children, homes. In the worst case, a domestic legal problem can destroy a life. I am a veteran of such a war, and I want to share in this review things I wish I had known. THE most important steps you can take: 1) stay calm 2) don't wait; retain an expert like Mr Newburger as soon as possible. How things are done at the start of a divorce usually maps how it will end. I have dealt with a lot of lawyers, and I can tell you that Craig stands out - he has compassion combined with expertise and toughness. Unlike many lawyers in this area, he puts his heart into his work, and he will tell you the truth. I found him to be very well versed in domestic law - believe it or not even some other lawyers with big reputations do not keep up on the actual guidelines they should follow. IF you are wondering who to talk to, give this lawyer a call and have a consultation. You will be glad that you did.
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Posted by Eugene | October 11, 2013
An Attorney who fought for me
Craig has handled my quite complicated divorce case in Ohio with an utmost professionalism and dedication. He navigated through sometimes unchartered territory and was able to present complex matters before the Court in a concise manner that produced results. He fought for my interests and was motivated by serving the justice, and not by the money. He actually put in more hours of work pro bono than he actually charged me for. He always kept his word. He always went an extra mile for me. I could not have chosen a better attorney.
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Posted by Eugene | August 20, 2012
Integrity and Professionalism
Craig’s expertise, knowledge and attention to detail were crucial to the outcome of my complicated divorce case. The case required multi-state and even international communications and coordination of effort. Craig always went an extra ten miles instead of just one. Holidays, weekends, evenings – he communicated with me across several time zones. I have not yet met an attorney with such dedication to the client, such personal and professional ethic and integrity. My case was not typical, and often went into unchartered territories. Craig was able to quickly grasp new concepts and apply new ideas to action. Divorce is a stressful process, and Craig helped me navigate through it by always doing more than I expected, by always upholding his end of the deal, by always being available to me, by being proactive, honest, extremely attentive to detail and professional. Working with Craig was an intellectual pleasure (to the degree that a divorce case could be), and he also delivered results. I would recommend Craig to anyone who needs a smart, reliable and tough attorney who would fight for you.
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2012
Comes through in a pinch
I had fired my previous divorce attorney and was desperately seeking an attorney that wasn't afraid to work for his fee and knew how to communicate with his client. Craig accepted the challenge with enthusiasm. I only wish I had found him at the beginning of my divorce. He didn't perform miracles or pull rabbits out of hats, but he sure gave me peace that everything that could be done was done. His communication skills are spot on. He has a great sense of humor and compassion for his client. He is fair but not cheap and GREAT is never cheap anyway.
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Posted by Darius | October 4, 2011
Effective and quick settlement
Craig Newburger was awesome to work with and I am well satisfied with the results in a matter in which he represented my interest.
Posted by a. d. | September 23, 2011
Excellent!
Attorney Newburger did an outstanding job from beginning to end. He was attentive, knowledgeable and available to address any and all concerns regarding my case. He believed in me and represented me well. I was found not guilty.
Posted by Ashten | August 24, 2011
Completely trustworthy!
Craig has been absolutely incredible. My daughter is facing felony charges. She has a mental illness. Upon her arrest in January, she was given $42,500 in bail with $25,000 being straight (meaning no 10%). I told my daughter she would either be bailed out or given an attorney...we chose Craig. Craig got my daughter out on an OR/EMU, got her car back from impoundment and has been absolutely informative with us. He has done an amazing job and continues to do so. He stays in contact with us. When you need an attorney and want to know that an attorney has YOUR best interest, call Craig. I have NEVER felt this assured with ANYONE. I used to work for attorneys. Craig is my LAST stop!!!
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2010
Best Attorney around
Honest, open, upfront. Would hire him again in an instant. Worked off of upfront fee, no hidden costs. Genuine concern for client. Always available. Well organized. Will fight 200%.
Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2010
Knowledge, skill, and compassion
I came to Craig Newburger during the middle of divorce proceedings begun with another attorney. I feared starting over and prolonging an already over-extended process. Craig’s initial meeting with me was direct, informative, and very focused. He extended trust to me as a partner in my case, but guided me through some tricky waters. After transferring my case to Craig, we had a speedy, positive resolution. I found him to be an excellent, responsive communicator. Craig is knowledgeable, able to make connections, and above all, puts you, his client, first. I have recommended Craig Newburger to several of my friends and will return to him for my future legal needs.
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Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2008
Outstanding!
Craig gets it done! At the time of this posting Craig will take on certain cases using a flat fee model. This was a refreshing change for me because it allows for a more personal relationship between client and lawyer. No more watching the clock! He has a cocky no nonsense attitude and he is willing to fight for you. It's obvious that he takes pride in his work and in his legal record. -Meaning, he wants to win.
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2008
M Crain
Craig helped me to regain custody of my children in 2006-2007. He was ALWAYS available for me and always made sure I knew what was going on in the case. He is very personable and does what he says. Actually my children were returned to me by my ex husband before the case ever made it to court. I will continue to thank Craig for all he did for me and my children. If you need an excellent attorney - Craig is the man.
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2008
On job, did job
seemed cocky, delivered
Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2008
He made the jury understand
Made wrong place, wrong time circumstantial evidence clear to jury.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Craig Newburger, Attorney
  • 2002 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Clinton County Public Defender
  • 2001 - 2002

Education

  • University of Dayton School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Purdue University
  • PhD - Doctorate
  • N/A
  • University of Cincinnati
  • MA - Masters
  • N/A
  • University of Cincinnati
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A
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Legal Cases

  • State v. H.S., Mason Municipal Court, 23CRA00015
  • Felony reduced to misdemeanor.
  • State v. C.G., Mason Municipal Court, 22CRB00316
  • Theft charge dismissed.
  • State v. E.B., Mason Municipal Court, 22CRA00253
  • Felony reduced to misdemeanor.
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Associations

  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (OACDL)
  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (OACDL)
  • Assoc BD, Membrshp cmte. Co-Chair, 2021 NOM cmte.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Warren County Bar Association
  • Scholarship Committee Member, Association Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • United States District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Clinton County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2003
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2012
  • Hamilton County Law Library Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Clients' Choice Criminal Defense
  • AVVO.com
  • 2012
  • Ohio Top Blog
  • Ohio Top Blog Aggregator
  • 2011
  • Walter H. Rice Moot Court Champion
  • University of Dayton School of Law
  • 1998
  • Leadership; Academic Performance; Cooperative Principles Award
  • Academic Excellence Program at the University of Dayton School of Law
  • 1998
  • Partial Scholarship
  • University of Dayton School of Law
  • 1996
  • Bronze Life Master, O324843
  • American Contract Bridge League
  • 1983
  • Summer Fellowship
  • Purdue University
  • 1978
  • McMicken Scholars Research Grant
  • University of Cincinnati
  • 1974
  • Phi Beta Kappa; Summa Cum Laude; Highest Honors
  • University of Cincinnati
  • 1974
  • Leadership
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • 1974
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Publications

  • Journal of the Association for Communication Administration
  • Lobbying as a Means for Expanding the Communication Instructional Base: A View from the Outside Looking In
  • 2015
  • Infidelity and Divorce "Waste Not, Want Not"; Cohabitation and Spousal Support; Spousal Support Modification Issues
  • Infidelity and Divorce
  • 2014
  • Ohio Divorce Guide
  • Divorce Contempt Actions: Pre and Post Decree
  • 2013
  • Ohio Divorce Guide
  • Property Division and Spousal Support (“Alimony”)
  • 2011
  • Ohio Divorce Guide
  • Ohio Spousal Support Calculations; Ohio Child Support Calculations
  • 2011
  • The Speech Communication Teacher
  • Testing students' ability to distinguish facts from inferences.
  • 1994
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Speaking Engagements

  • CLE
  • Competency and NGRI Defenses (Including Battered Woman Syndrome)
  • 2022
  • CLE
  • Motions for Courts to Order Release of Witness Juvenile Records
  • 2021
  • CLE
  • Competency to Stand Trial vs. Competency to Waive Miranda Rights: Distinct Tests,
  • 2016
  • Ohio Divorce CLE
  • Infidelity and Divorce
  • 2014
  • Ohio Divorce CLE
  • Using Experts For Property Division And Spousal Support
  • 2013
  • Ohio Divorce CLE
  • Restraining Orders, Contempt Actions, and Frivolous Conduct
  • 2013
  • Central States Communication Association Annual Meeting
  • Public Speaking
  • 2001
  • National Communication Association Annual Conference
  • Competitive Paper Presentation
  • 1996
  • National Communication Association Annual Convention
  • Chair Competitive Papers Program "Top Three"
  • 1996
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (28)
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Unknown Attorney | Jan 08
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 25
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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Newburger. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He really knows his stuff."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Knowledgable and aggressive criminal defense. I would highly recommend Mr. Newburger to anyone in the area seeking quality criminal defense. Well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 28
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Responsible and respected member of the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Craig. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney, he is highly regarded in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A skilled and well respected member of the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
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