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David Matthew McNamee

Family Attorney at Beavercreek, OH

4.4   20 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1997
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Mcnamee Law Office, LLC
2625 Commons Blvd Ste A
Beavercreek, OH, 45431-3704


4.4 / 5.0
  20 customer reviews
Posted by Mindy | September 6, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Wish I would have stayed with this attorney
I didn't have David as a attorney for long as his father had recently passed away but I wished I would have been able to keep him because he was very patient, kind, responsive and thorough. I would highly recommend him. He even responded to a couple calls of mine even after he was no longer my attorney.
Posted by Jon | August 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
I first met Dave when I hired him for my divorce. I knew right away that he was going to be the right attorney for me. Dave informed me of all the possible hurdles that I would experience during the process in the beginning. This helped me out when things did not always go as planned in the system. Dave always maintained honesty and transparency during one of the most difficult times in my life. I have since used Dave in additional proceedings and he was always been dependable, reliable, and consistent. I strongly recommend Dave for your legal needs.
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Posted by Kyle | August 25, 2019
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Got me through the worst experience of my life.
Mr. McNamee took on my case for divorce. Obviously this was the worst thing I've ever experienced. After our first meeting and consultation I knew I had the right attorney for me. We have a minor child and he really cared about her and wanted to help me figure out how to not only get this divorce over with but to help me fight for my child and he wanted to make sure that my ex and I both knew and understood that our child is the number one priority. That was all I cared about the moment I knew this was happening, and that was important to him. We had a few conversations and he laid out to me what I would be obligated for, which I appreciated. He then asked me what I wanted out of this and that was huge in my eyes. So after our meeting my ex wife and I had a meeting with Mr. McNamee and we came up with a deal for dissolution. It worked well for us both. The office staff is wonderful, very responsive, caring and there for you. You get much more than an attorney, at times it was like having a coach and other times it was like having a teammate. I was never left wondering, my questions were never unanswered, I felt like I was very important from start to finish. Thank you so much, this chapter of my life is now closed and I couldn't have done it without Mr. McNamee and his staff.
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Posted by Asher | January 3, 2017
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Can't say enough.
My mother went through a nasty divorce that nearly broke her but with the help of David she was able to save what little she had and recoupe what she had lost. David made sure despite the lengthy case time that my family was taken care of. I cannot say enough about this person. He is compassionate and genuinely cares about the people he works for. I have recently sent him a friend and he has agreed to take her on and I cannot be happier about it if you are looking for results and to be represented quite simply David is the person to talk to.
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Posted by David | June 25, 2016
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Professional, Knowledgeable and approachable
Dave has been my attorney for nearly 10 years. He came highly recommended from other professionals at the Municipal Court Level. He has always been prompt to return calls and address issues, even after business hours. Most significantly, Dave helped me endure and concur a 4 1/2 year divorce battle. Dave has become more just my attorney, he is a friend. I have recommended him to many friends and family. they all later thank me for referring them to Dave McNamee!
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Posted by Christa Kennedy | June 3, 2016
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I retained David for my messy divorce and custody case. David is incredibly intelligent and methodical. He doesn't forget a detail and is always responsive to questions and phone calls. When emotional issues came up and I was a hot mess he calmly put me back in perspective all the while keeping my best interests protected. He is fair and objective. David would present me with options and worked hard to settle my case quickly. I wholeheartedly recommend David to anyone who needs a smart, tough attorney that thinks outside the box.
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Posted by B. | June 1, 2016
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Always available, great resource, etc
I have been represented by Mr. McNamee, mainly for family law and have found him to be very knowledgable and aggressive. As with most legal issues, "hurry up and wait" are two contants, but David always has a well prepared strategy that takes in the whole picture.
Posted by Todd | May 31, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very Thankful
I went into a divorce without a lawyer. When things started to crumble after I signed everything I reached out to Dave, on a Sunday, and he immediately started helping me. I can't say enough positive things about him.. Everything he's said from that Sunday on, over a year ago, has happened, and it's all been good. I've recommended him to my friends and family if they ever need any type of legal advice. He will tell you like it is but do the right thing for you to help you get to where you need to be.
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Posted by Rod | January 17, 2016
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A Pit Bull With a Briefcase
I consulted David McNamee when my wife said that she wanted a divorce, and wanted to force me out of my house and my marriage with no money, and told me she was hiring a lawyer, because I would not agree to her crazy demands. After Talking to Dave for 10 minutes, I knew I had the right attorney. He dissected her finances on a piece of paper in minutes, and told me point blank, that not only would I NOT have to leave broke, but I was entitled to WAY more than the pitiful amount she offered me. He kept his word every step of the way, returned every single phone call, and was a very clear head at times when I was in a panic. His staff is amazing, and together they are a wonderful team. When the day came for our final divorce hearing, he gave my wife's lawyer an absolute shellacking, that I wish could be video taped and played every year on my anniversary. He absolutely obliterated and embarrassed her counsel, won me hundreds of thousands of dollars, and then walked out like he was late for lunch. My wife and her counsel just sat there stunned like a deer in the headlights as he consistently made his formidable presence felt in the courtroom as he shot down argument after argument, and won point after point. It was all I could do to not let out a victory yell. I paid him $3,000 and its the best money I ever spent. Now my wife pays ME every month, and not the other way around. And she will be for years to come :) How many guys can say THAT? If you dont hire him, your ex might, and then you're gong to be in trouble....Trust me.
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Posted by Larry | September 9, 2015
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Common Sense, Intelligence and Client Respectful
David McNamee is one of the most successful attorneys practicing in the Greene, Montgomery and Warren County courts. He is especially good at domestic relations matters, traffic matters and criminal defense. David is intelligent, has common sense and respectful of clients. He listened very carefully to me and it was quite obvious he knows and is well liked by those who operate the courts. Probably his greatest strength is his ability to carefully select a legal strategy and then execute it with professionalism. Simply put, he is not afraid to fight for his clients! All of these depictions have made David very successful. Besides, he is a great guy and he projects a zest and enjoyment for what he does for a living!
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Posted by Monica | August 12, 2015
Most satisfied client
David counseled me through my divorce recently an though it was lengthy he was always very helpful and understanding with all the questions I've had. I also hired him in 2007 for a child custody issue and he was just as good then. I would and will highly recommend him to anyone needing a good honest attorney!
Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2014
I highly recommend David McNamee ! He is very Trustworthy, Honest, and Experienced in giving his expectations of your outcome!
David took my case after I fired my original attorney. He was very prompt to answering my questions and took care of me every step of the way. I called with numerous questions and he always returned my calls that day or within hours of my calls. He was always correct in the expectations of numerous scenarios throughout my case. David has the Experience and the Professionalism to give you the best outcome without false hope.
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Posted by Daniel | March 16, 2014
One of the best divorce attorneys ...I have recommended David to my friends and family
I have had the benefit of having David McNamee on my side with two family law situations. After trying to finalize my divorce for over 14 months I released my previous attorney and sought out the help of Family Law Attorney, David McNamee. It was quite clear to me in my first divorce conference with David that he was ethical and meant business, within a few hours he made a few phone calls, sifted through a bunch a non-issues and got to the bottom of what was holding things up for 14 months and started to address the real issues. His experience in family law was very obvious. In my opinion David was always up front with me communicating the details of what needed to be accomplished in a timely and qualified manner. He was always considering my budget and keeping my situation affordable. The second time I hired David was directly related to the custody of my child and shared parenting. Most importantly, David placed my child first and fought for me as a parent. For any parent out there who has children and wants to have a fair chance at being involved in their children’s lives should consider hiring David McNamee.
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Posted by Chris | March 15, 2014
MY Experience is quit different from others on here!
This will be long but worthy. I went through a horrible money hungry x-wife with a divorce 7 years ago. I original hired Chuck Lowe which at the time was suppose to be the best attorney. Chuck was the worst. He took my $20k retainer and burned it up with BS! He was the worst attorney you could find. After, firing him and hiring another attorney that didn't want to untangle Chuck's mess I fired that guy as well. Not for a bad job but he didn't want to spend the time to fight the things that Chuck got me to agree too. As far as Dave McNamee he was also referred to me by the Greene County Prosecutor at the time. Which was about 5 years ago when I first hired him. I have used him since for all the ongoing drama that never seems to go away. If, you can imagine the worst accusations from an X that is my case. Dave, has been an OUTSTANDING GUY! What others have said on here can only seem to be the opposing x that he represents??? My experience has been completely different from any reviews on here. I have used Dave for 6 different issues with the ongoing battle. From completing my divorce after the first experience, to winning shared custody ( I AM THE FATHER), reduced child support, domestic violence, to assault on my child, You name it. He has helped me. He has gotten me through all with treating me right. He keeps his word. He tells you how it is. Tells you when you have the chance and when you don't. Most attorney's in my eyes are liars, cheats and thieves! This is NOT Mr. McNamee. In fact, he has treated me very fair on fees. If, you want the cheapest fees find someone else. If, you want the highest fees higher Chuck Lowe. If, you want the best in town Hire Dave. This is my opinion and I have had lots of experience with attorneys over the last 10 years. Don't get me wrong Dave can be an ass at times but that's his job. And there were times I needed to be checked up. But, this is why you hire a smart, tough attorney that has what it takes. My x has hired 6 attorney's so far and all have been different battles and outcomes. I personally could not be more pleased with Dave. I just wished my X would go away and I could move on with raising my children. Hope this helps with your decision to hire the right person for your needs. I know I did with Mr. McNamee.
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Posted by Jeff | March 14, 2014
Dave McNamee, very professional and an excellent lawyer
Dave knows the law and will tell you what to expect given the situation. He doesn't make false promises about how the case is going to work out. What he told me was going to happen in my case happened.
Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2014
David McNamee has been my only Attorney for the last 10 years. He isn't afraid to tell me what I do not want to hear if he knows the end result will be the right move. He's won every single case for me. He has always looked out for what is best for myself and my child and never sugar-coated anything or made false promises to me. He's also been very fair in the amount he charges me given my income. I highly recommend David to anyone seeking a very knowledgeable and fair Attorney! He's helped me with child custody matters, child support matters, and domestic violent matters. Don't believe the words of disgruntled people who might have walked into his office with a losing case or on the other side. I am sure he did his best with what they provided. I highly recommend David, 100%!
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Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2014
Best in the Area
I hired David Mcnamee for my divorce after a few people highly recommended him. I have a good friend that her ex husband used David and she has now hired her 5th attorney to stick up against him. David is extremely responsive. Anytime I have a question and call him, he will call me back shortly and help keep me up to date and informed. He has also helped me by keeping me calm and helping me keep my emotions out of it. He also tells me how it is and he makes no false promises. I went thru my divorce in less than 6 months and he helped me knock it out quickly.
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Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2013
Will not make effort, it is all about the money
- We made deal for pay 5K up front to take care of the case 'for ever', it was not complicated. Due to delays and lack of will/effort on his part, this dragged out for a couple of years. His profit ratio was not there, so would not file paper work or help me and my family past the initial year. Kept blowing off my emails, phone calls, said would take care of it but never would. Numerous contempt actions should have been filed, working with other lawyer or even following magistrate's direction to resolve the matter outside of court. - Tried to make me agree/sign deals that put me in financial ruin when we had no reason too. Again, his goal was for my case to go away. I lost 1000's in missed child support because he would not file contempt of court. Why not? I could not get an answer, I tried really hard. - He made crazy deal without my approval and actually stopped child support I received 2 months before he could find time to file agreement paperwork that offset the loss of child support. He tried to force me to agree to the said deal. I said NO multiple times. After consulting with multiple other lawyers, the proper deal was finally done. (thanks to those lawyers for their input) - Money issues have gone unresolved no matter how much I beg for his help, case is closed, I have no money for another lawyer. I have no choice to but get a new lawyer to help with the current unresolved issues, going to 'lose' that much more money. Most definitely avoid this lawyer, although seems like most will take advantage of you if you let them. This one will, even if you don't let him. It is about the path to least resistance for him, profit margin, will say what you want to hear to start then assume you lack will/understanding.
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Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2019
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Disgruntled client
Do not hire him for a criminal case. David tell people you don't have the experience to represent a criminal case. You rarely showed up in court, sent your assistance. Shame on you for not accomplishing what you said you would.
Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2016
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Expect the least.
Mr. Macnamee took on my dissolution which turned into a divorce over time. I had a particularly violent divorce with many police reports filed. David regularly failed to infom me of his dealings with the counsel and did absolutely opposite as I asked. He failed to file paperwork as needed and had a weird habit of blaming others for his laziness. I sought change of counsel midway through the divorce but couldn't afford it. However, during the consults with the other attorneys, it was apparent they were appalled at the sloppy case work he performed. I was asked over and over why I declined to this and that and why I wasn't filing a CPO and the sort. I couldn't answer. When they asked who my attorney was and I told them...both shook their heads and were within only a few words apart to describe David Macnamee, "You'll get represented but you won't get an attorney." Avoid this guy at all costs. He is just simply lazy.
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  • University of Dayton School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Notre Dame
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018

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Family Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David and I practice in the same areas of family law - divorce, dissolution, custody, support, visitation and related matters. I encounter him often and always find him to be a worthy opponent who is knowledgeable, well-prepared and works hard for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. McNamee over twenty years. I have had the pleasure to work with him on cases, and found him to be polite, knowledgeable, professional and beneficial to his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Driven, competent & well-respected."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Dave McNamee is an excellent attorney. I endorse this lawyer."