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Anthony F. Comunale

Divorce and separation Attorney at Dayton, OH

4.6   9 reviews

also known as Tony Comunale

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  • State Years
    Ohio - OH 30 years
    Illinois - IL 30 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Voluntarily Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Anthony

Learn Anthony’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    All criminal matters from ovi to felonies, along with federal cases.

    30 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    40%
    Divorce, custody, support, all family law cases

    30 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Litigation
    10%
    General litigation from small business to employment, primarily trial work

    30 years, 100 cases

  4. Personal injury
    10%
    Wrongful death and serious injury cases only (permanent disability)

    30 years, 100 cases

Attorney Tony Comunale is an experienced trial attorney and advocate. He holds degrees from Boston University (B.A.) and the University of Dayton (J.D.). Mr. Comunale has an extremely successful trial record representing clients in areas from family law, criminal defense, small business litigation and personal injury. He and his staff are dedicated to personal and responsive service in resolving all legal problems quickly and effectively.

Attorney Comunale is a member of the Ohio Bar Association, the Dayton Bar Association and the American Bar Association, He belongs to the family law division and is a member of the Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Association as well as the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. He is licensed to practice in the states of Ohio and Illinois. He is a recognized skilled trial attorney and the recipient of the American College of Trial Lawyer's Medal for Excellence in Advocacy.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

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Location

Anthony F. Comunale
130 W. 2nd St. Suite 1444
Dayton, OH, 45402

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Richard | February 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody of my son
He helped me out in my situation when I was down and still needed custody of my son as the mother was acting crazy. He took the case got me temporary custody first and still working on the case. I would recommend Tony to someone in need.
Posted by Tony Comunale | July 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Comunale worked a miracle in my child custody case
Mr. Comunale is an excellent attorney and I highly recommend him to anyone facing a child custody/divorce case. He worked a miracle for my children and I. He was my third attorney in my 4 year divorce/child custody case battle. I came to him desperate with what appeared to be a hopeless situation. Unfortunately, I had two professional custody report recommendations against me at the time and it appeared that the writing was on the wall and I was going to lose custody of my children. The best I thought Mr. Comunale could do was to minimize the damage of what had already been done. Just the exact happened. It is hard to believe, but with two professional custody report recommendations against me he went into trial professional, prepared, and determined to win the case and he did! He went the extra mile and produced not only a positive outcome but the ultimate conclusion of gaining child custody for me. In my opinion, and after hiring other attorneys, Mr. Comunale stands apart and above other Dayton attorneys. I am very grateful to him because I know if it weren't for his experience, professionalism, and dedication I wouldn't have custody of my children. If you have just begun a child custody/divorce case or whether you are further into a case which seems hopeless, you owe it to yourself and your children to seek Mr. Comunale's representation.
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Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Not an average Attorney
Mr. Comunale is my trusted agent. In every conversation regarding a legal question I had, he was first and foremost concerned with my wellbeing. This was the case when I sought his opinion on a family law issue and most recently as a consultation relating to a personal injury case. Mr. Comunale thoroughly informed me on aspects of law I never knew were relevant and through his guidance I have protected my interests without making myself vulnerable to another party. This is a professional that will slave away to protect his client. I consider him to be completely trustworthy and a true professional.
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2014
You will not find a better attorney -- tough, honest, tireless, smart as they come and kind.
After thirty-five years of marriage, my husband decided he wanted a divorce, a situation that has brought me much sadness. This divorce case involved initially actions in two states and, after my out-of-state attorney spoke with Tony at my request, he recommended moving the venue entirely to Dayton, saying to me, "This is the guy you want. He knows the law, is well-connected locally, and I can tell he will fight for you." His words have proven true many times. One case became two, and complicated, so I thank God that I found an attorney who is both exceptionally intelligent and tenacious. A decent-sized estate was involved, and attempts were made to avoid disclosing some of it, but Tony persisted in his investigations and found the money. I have no doubt he will continue to track assets to which I am entitled as time goes on. There are other plusses. Tony is a patient, strong communicator, always accessible, and supportive emotionally. He is so attentive when answering questions and keeping you informed that you will think you are the only client he has. He is also a great cheerleader, able to keep you focused on a big picture when, at times, you may feel like the system at large is out to get you. Of particular importance to me was his adherence to my wishes that he not do anything to exacerbate an already sad situation. I happened to have loved my husband, so I wanted someone fearless and tough but not destructive, and Tony struck the perfect balance. Tony has fought passionately for that to which I am entitled by law, never letting up, but he has done so by building arguments based in law and by conducting himself honestly. Tony knows domestic relations law maybe better than anyone locally; he does not need to resort to some of the "fluff" or smoke-and-mirrors tactics one can face in litigation and which serve only to waste the court's time, alienate the parties senselessly and result in unnecessary expense. Tony can also read people like books, even the chapters that are not written. This is important because it results in your protection, at times from your own blind spots, and at times from unkind or even deceitful motives of others. He will help you situate a lot of shifting feelings as well as practical concerns within a larger context than you will be able to envision as a layperson who is likely to be in shock and/or depressed initially. I would recommend that you trust his experience, let yourself be guided by his advice and be assured by his assessments of your particular bigger picture. I also wanted an attorney whose standing amongst his peers was high. Tony's skills are respected and even sought after by other attorneys, and he is liked by his super nice staff and the courthouse personnel. He speaks well of the judges and magistrates so that you know he has no axes to grind. His affability and sincerity inspire cooperation; people want to get things done for Tony, and this could make a lot of difference at times in the pace and face of your proceedings. One of Tony's traits I most like is that he never devalues me. He has made vigorous efforts to assert my worth and prevent others from discounting me. Tony respects the contributions we make as dedicated wives to our marriages. He has always taken my worth as a team player within my marriage as seriously as I did. From the outset, he has sympathized with all I stand to lose, materially and emotionally, and he has worked to minimize my losses on all fronts. In short, Tony Comunale is a very strong litigator and a great guy. You will not find a better attorney.
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Posted by jackie | June 3, 2013
The Best Lawyer in town
Tony has been my lawyer for over 15 years and he has done a great deal for me in all aspects in my child custody and child support case criminal and as a personal injury lawyer hes very informant and has always had my best interest in mind he is very good at what he does and i would strongly recommend him to anyone needing any one of the services he provides you will defiantly be very satisfied with his work.
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Posted by Rich | August 30, 2012
Highly Recommend
Tony handled a child support and custody action for me. Despite Tony not being involved in the initial order, he jumped in and took charge of this case. Tony fought for me AND my children. While working with me, Tony was courteous and professional at all times. He handles his cases with personal attention and sincere concern. His knowledge of the law was impressive. When we made it into court, Tony was tough, relentless and a real go-getter! I'm doubtful I’d have had such favorable results if Tony wasn’t involved. I will most certainly recommend his services and have referred him often.
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Posted by Jade | August 30, 2012
Epitome of Professionalism
Mr. Comunale handled a very complex child custody case for me. From the onset, Mr. Comunale was thorough, caring and direct. He truly advocated for what was best for my child. The case took many unexpected turns and at every one I was kept informed in a timely fashion. Any time I phoned Tony's office, my calls were promptly returned which was very comforting. Tony went the extra mile and fought for what was right; not for what was easy. I would highly recommend his services. I have many associations in the legal industry and feel that Mr. Comunale is the best of the best.
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Posted by Jennifer | August 21, 2012
Highly recommend!
Tony Comunale came very highly recommended to me and he did not disappoint. His reputation exceeds him in every way, I used Tony for a Child Custody case and he is factual and provides you a realistic outline of what to expect. This is a very emotional time for us, his clients, and yet he provides support day or night he is very available to respond quickly and that was the key to my total respect of him. He was my rock that I needed and his knowledge of the law is dead on and he takes no prisoners YET he is fair and sticks to the right side of the law. I cannot say enough amazing things about Tony or his office staff, they were my angels in my time of need and he does not just drop you once the case is closed he is still there for support which goes above and beyond what I could have ever expected.
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Posted by Sam | December 30, 2013
please take time to vet your attorney, he is going to represent you.
He never asked about my case details. I called many times, he simply brush me off. He never bothered to discuss about the case. On the day of the court he made agreement with the other attorney and didn't even bother to discuss with me before doing it. Bottom line, he didn't know anything about my case nor did he care to. He pulls stuff from the wazoo every time ask him about my case. Often time they were not true.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Comunale Law Office LLC
  • 1993 - Present

Education

  • University of Dayton
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Boston University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Sullivan
  • For our client

Associations

  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Dayton Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Medal for Excellence in Advocacy
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
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Publications

  • Bar Briefs (Dayton)
  • Barrister of the Month
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Ohio Criminal Defense Seminar
  • Criminal litigation negotiations
  • 2000

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (15)
Endorse Anthony
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent attorney conversant in all areas of the law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Anthony. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Does excellent work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tony is a tremendous advocate for his clients in and out of the courtroom. Having been co-counsel with Tony on a number of cases, I can attest to his tremendous legal ability."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Dayton Divorce and separation Lawyer Anthony F. Comunale
Anthony F. Comunale
Divorce and separation Attorney
Dayton, OH
Licensed for 30 years
Free Consultation