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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


  1. Divorce: 35%
  2. Child Custody: 30%
  3. Child Support: 20%
  4. Alimony: 10%
  5. Domestic Violence: 5%



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Craig Sams

130 W 2nd Street
Dayton, OH, 45402

Kirkland Sommers

130 West 2nd Street
Dayton, OH, 45402



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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 AssociationMember2012 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Ohio State Bar Association, Family Law CommitteeMember2012 - Present
Dayton Bar Association, Family Law CommitteeChair2015 - 2016
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
Urbanic v. UrbanicAffirmed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Bar Briefs (Dayton)Determining the Minor Children's Best Interest2016
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/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2016 Annual Domestic Relations SeminarChair/Presenter2016
Annual Domestic Relations SeminarIntroducer/PresenterN/A