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Robert Leighton Mues

Divorce and separation Attorney at Dayton, OH

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Robert "Chip" Mues

  • Licensed for 45 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1978
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Divorce, Custody, Interstate issues as well as all areas of Family Law litigation in the Dayton, Ohio area including complex cases. Personally litigated the landmark case through the Ohio Supreme Court which extended a parent's support obligation beyond the age of majority for a disabled child. Regularly utilize other professionals such as accountants, psychologists and vocational experts to help provide a multi-disciplanary perspective to my cases.

    45 years, 3,200 cases

  2. Family
    All aspects of Family Law representation.

    45 years, 2,075 cases

  3. Estate planning
    I work with a partner who is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Administration to provide comprehensive elder law services.

    45 years

  4. Personal injury
    Selective representation of clients in wrongful death matters, as well as those injured in car accidents, or due to medical malpractice.

    45 years

Robert Mues is the Managing Partner of Holzfaster, Cecil, McKnight & Mues, LPA. The firm has provided the Dayton, Ohio, region with exemplary legal services in estate administration, probate, elder law, divorce, custody and personal injury for over 65 years. Mr. Mues has received the highest rating possible for legal ability and ethics from Martindale-Hubble. In addition to it's four attorneys, HCM&M has a professional staff of 11. We look forward to assisting you with your legal issues!

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Dayton ohio Divorce Family Law Attorney Robert Mues discusses how he blends professionalism with grit and experience. Publisher of the Ohio Family Law Blog.

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Holzfaster, Cecil, McKnight & Mues, LPA
1105 Wilmington Avenue
Dayton, OH, 45420


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Posted by Jackie | July 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Single and Happy
Chip was my divorce atty. Phone calls were answered that day or the next. E-mails were replied that day or the next. Chip knows when to fight, and when to hold back. Very professional and respectable firm.
Posted by J | November 21, 2013
Awesome Job! Very Quick To Act! Father Awarded Custody!
As a divorcing father, I interviewed with multiple attorneys to assist with my divorce. In the end, I chose Mr. Mues. He was very well-informed about the law, the local courts and judges, my rights, expectations, and time critical activities. He successfully drafted my divorce decree, supported my wishes for full custody (...where others pushed shared parenting as easiest route), and answered all my questions promptly and accurately. Every action that happened was expected and prepared for. Nothing was missed and we were ahead of the curve during the entire process. At the completion of my case, I was successfully awarded custody of my children, maintained my property, and given acceptable alimony payments. Very reasonable costs for the excellent result. Highly recommended for clear cut, truthful answers and prompt action!
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Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2013
An Awesome International Attorney
I cannot express my gratitude for Mr. Chip in words. He is the best lawyer one can hire. I got referred to him through a friend. I met him for an hour in his office for consultation and I knew he could get me the expected results in my case involving two countries. He got personally involved with my case and kept me updated on all the activities and helped me be ready for all court proceedings well in advance. His office staff is very courteous and always knew about my case and gave me most recent information whenever I called them. I am very impressed with Mr. Chip's subject matter expertise and his passion to protect the interest of his clients.
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Posted by Patricia | March 26, 2012
"Most difficult divorce case"
Over the past year and six months, our family has been involved in what the judge described as "the worst divorce case to ever come through his court." Mr. Mues (Chip) represented our daughter. Since this was the first time any of us had been involved with the legal system or divorce, we had a lot of questions. Both Chip and his assistant, Cornelia, were very accessible by phone calls or email. Their responses were timely and they always had helpful suggestions for us. These methods of communications also helped to control the costs. Chip took an extremely proactive approach to be prepared for the many different scenarios that could arise. We found him to be very knowledgeable in the fields of divorce, abuse, child custody and visitation rights. He had experts in other fields who consulted with him to secure the best possible outcome for the safety of the children. Both Chip and Cornelia sincerely cared about the welfare of our daughter, our grandchildren, and even us the parents and grandparents.
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Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2010
So Very Thankful!
Chip represented me in my divorce within the last few months. The separation was long and arduous. The animosity between my ex and I increased over the passage of time. I originally "found" Chip by reading a review about him. I had no connections for a referral for a divorce attorney and searched the web myself. What a blessing for me! I have found a fantastic representative in Chip and his entire team, a source of support for the long journey ahead and an attorney for life. Being in a referral business myself, it would be remiss of me not to write a review for some other soul in the same position to stumble upon should he/she find themselves in the same position. Thank you to Cip and his entire team or the support and the "above and beyond" they have extended during this very stressful time in my life. I would recommend you all in a heartbeat!
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Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2010
I am blessed to have such a competent and professional attorney!
This is the most important legal battle of my life - a child support and custody case regarding my only son. Chip and his legal team have kept me informed every step of the way, listened to me and been responsive, giving me guidance and advice along the way. I trust them completely and know they have my (and my son's) best interests at heart. They are GREAT communicators, VERY caring, VERY capable, dedicated, honest and sincere. There is no doubt in my mind that I made the right choice for a legal team to handle my case. I am confident in their abilities and having them as my advocates makes me hopeful that I will have the most positive outcome in my case. Thanks from the bottom of my heart to Chip and his team. Bravo and thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2009
Mr. Mues, "Chip", helped me through the roughest time of my life. I was unexpectedly served with divorce papers and Chip, along with his staff, helped me through it. They all made me feel like I was #1 and that everything was going to be okay. Chip emailed me constantly and he was always available on his cell phone.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 275-300 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-40%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • State Level Review Officer on Special Education Matters
  • Ohio Department of Education
  • 1997 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Holzfaster, Cecil, McKnight & Mues, LPA
  • 1991 - Present
  • Impartial Hearing Officer on Special Education Matters
  • Ohio Department of Education
  • 1984 - 1996
  • Partner
  • Meily & Mues, Attorneys
  • 1981 - 1991
  • Associate
  • Biegel, Kirkland & Berger
  • 1979 - 1981
  • Associate
  • Green & Green Lawyers
  • 1978 - 1979
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  • University of Dayton School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • Wittenberg University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1975

Legal Cases

  • Filburn v. Filburn
  • Obtained favorable decision which was upheld on appeal.
  • Castle v. Castle
  • A Landmark Victory Changing Ohio Law


  • International Academy of Attorneys for Divorce Over 50
  • Founding Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Hospice of Dayton
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Family Law Forum
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Dayton Bar Association, Ethics Committee
  • Board Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • Dayton Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • Volunteer Law Project of Dayton
  • Participant
  • N/A
  • Dayton Children's Hospital
  • Former Treasurer of Foundation Board
  • 2005 - 2012
  • Montgomery County Children Services Board
  • Board Member
  • 1990 - 1996
  • For Love of Children, Inc
  • Board Member
  • 1980 - 1992
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Divorce Blog
  • Attorney.Org
  • 2010
  • Marquis "Who's Who in American Law"
  • 2007
  • Citizen of the Year
  • Dayton Police Department
  • 2006
  • Preeminent AV Highest Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • Marquis "Who's Who in American Law"
  • 1998
  • Gold Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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  • White Paper
  • How to Find Hidden Income/Assets in a Divorce
  • 2012
  • Website on Internet
  • Ohio Family Law Blog
  • 2008
  • Divorce in Ohio
  • A Primer on the Divorce Process
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • Advisory Panel
  • Issues Facing the Legal Profession
  • 2012
  • ADR Presentation
  • Divorce and Mediation
  • 2012
  • ADR Class
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution and Family Law
  • 2012
  • Annual IHO/SLRO Training
  • Writing Effective Impartial Hearing Officer Decisions
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (29)
Given (31)
Endorse Robert
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Robert "Chip" Mues is an excellent Family Lawyer. He is well respected by both fellow lawyers and his clients for knowledge, skill, and integrity."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Diligent, intelligent advocate held in the highest regard."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Mues is an excellent lawyer, and he is dedicated and determined to provide his clients with the best possible outcome through his advice, counsel, and legal services."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney. Chip garners well deserved respect from his colleagues in the legal community. If you need a domestic relationships or estate planning attorney, Chips is top notch."
Family Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chip is a dedicated attorney, who aggressively advocates for his clients. He is detailed-oriented, and has a wide breadth of knowledge and experience in various family law, estate planning, and personal injury matters. I highly recommend him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Chip. He is a renowned lawyer and advocate."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Robert does a fantastic job for his clients!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Mr. Mues in the Dayton, Ohio legal community for many years and there is no finer lawyer. Mr. Mues has an amazing command of the law and truly cares about the best interest of his clients. Mr. Mues is someone I would trust handling legal matters for my own family and is highly respected by judges and attorneys. If you have to battle through a difficult divorce or domestic relations issue, Mr. Mues is someone you want on your side and not the other side of the of the table or Courtroom."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked on numerous cases in which Robert "Chip" Mues represented the opposing party. He is an very effective advocate and a worthy opponent, whose demeanor is always courteous, professional and ethical and who is well respected by his colleagues."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Mues very competently and efficiently represents his clients. He is not only a real asset to the clients that he chooses to represent, but he is also a true credit to the profession as a whole."
Family Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would highly recommend Chip Mues! He is knowledgable, professional and well known and respected as an excellent lawyer in our community, especially in the field of domestic relations law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Robert "Chip" Mues as opposing counsel on more than one case and have found him to be not only extremely competent, but professional as well. I strongly endorse Chip Mues."
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