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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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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
    38 years, 3.2 thousand cases
  2. Family: 30%
    38 years, 2.08 thousand cases
  3. Estate Planning: 15%
    38 years
  4. Personal Injury: 5%
    38 years



Hourly ($250-275/hour), contingent (30-40%), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Holzfaster, Cecil, McKnight & Mues Attorneys

1105 Wilmington Avenue
Dayton, OH, 45420


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2012
Top 100 Divorce BlogAttorney.Org2010
Marquis "Who's Who in American Law"N/A2007
Citizen of the YearDayton Police Department2006
Preeminent AV Highest RatingMartindale-Hubbell2002
Marquis "Who's Who in American Law"N/A1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ArbitratorNew York Stock Exchange2007 - Present
State Level Review Officer on Special Education MattersOhio Department of Education1997 - Present
Managing PartnerHolzfaster, Cecil, McKnight & Mues, LPA1991 - Present
Impartial Hearing Officer on Special Education MattersOhio Department of Education1984 - 1996
PartnerMeily & Mues, Attorneys1981 - 1991
AssociateBiegel, Kirkland & Berger1979 - 1981
AssociateGreen & Green Lawyers1978 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Academy of Attorneys for Divorce Over 50Founding Member2010 - Present
Hospice of DaytonBoard Member2007 - Present
Family Law ForumMember2005 - Present
Miami Valley Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
Ethic's Committee of Dayton Bar associationMember1998 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1996 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
Dayton Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
Volunteer Law Project of DaytonParticipantN/A
Dayton Children's HospitalFormer Treasurer of Foundation Board2005 - 2012
Montgomery County Children Services BoardBoard Member1990 - 1996
For Love of Children, IncBoard Member1980 - 1992
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Filburn v. FilburnObtained favorable decision which was upheld on appeal.
Castle v. CastleA Landmark Victory Changing Ohio Law
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Publication nameTitleDate
APHSA Policy & PracticeWhen Do Informal Parenting Agreements Need Approval from the State2016
White PaperHow to Find Hidden Income/Assets in a Divorce2012
Ohio Family Law BlogParenting with an Uncooperative Ex2012
Ohio Family Law BlogGrandparenting Styles: Taking the Quiz2012
Ohio Family Law blogShared parenting Misconceptions2012
Ohio Family Law BlogDivorce: Did Your parents Marriage End When You were 23 or older?2012
Ohio Family Law BlogSpousal Support: A Hidden Time Bomb2012
Ohio Family Law BlogDivorce Rates Double for Boomers2012
Ohio Family Law BlogDivorce and Household Chores: Does it Also Divide the Family?2012
Ohio Family Law BlogDivorce Linked to Stroke in Men2012
Ohio Family Law BlogShared Parenting Misconceptions in Ohio2012
Ohio Family Law BlogDid Your Parents Divorce When You Were 23 or Older?2012
Ohio Family Law blogThinking About Staying In Your Marriage For The Benefit Of The Kids?2011
Ohio Family Law BlogCan My Child Choose Which Parent to Live With?2011
Ohio Family Law BlogKeep an Emergency Information Card in Your Wallet!2011
International Academy of Attorneys for Divorce Over 50Divorce As a Medicaid Planning Tool?2011
The Bull's-Eye BlogI Have An Injury Claim And I'm Getting Divorced--How Much Is My Spouse Entitled To?2010
Donna Ferber's BlogGift Ideas for the Newly Divorced! Some Tasteful and Well…Others Not So Much!2010
Website on InternetOhio Family Law Blog2008
Divorce in OhioA Primer on the Divorce Process1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Dayton School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Wittenberg UniversityAmerican Studies/PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advisory PanelIssues Facing the Legal Profession2012
ADR PresentationDivorce and Mediation2012
ADR ClassAlternate Dispute Resolution and Family Law2012
Big George Radio Broadcast in LondonPre-Nuptial Agreements in the United States2009
Annual IHO/SLRO TrainingWriting Effective Impartial Hearing Officer DecisionsN/A