Tony Comunale is nationally recognized as a skilled trial attorney and the recipient of the "American College of Trial Lawyer's Medal for Excellence in Advocacy." He has been practicing law since 1993. He currently holds an AV preeminent rating among lawyers, Martin Dale Hubble's highest level of professional excellence.
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Tony is a graduate of the University Of Dayton School Of Law. He did his undergraduate work at Boston University where he received two degrees, one in philosophy and one in political science. While in law school he was awarded a clerkship with the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas. Before finishing school he was offered a position as a trial court's clerk, charged with the drafting judicial opinion's for the court's approval and assisting in court room procedure. While working with the courts Tony got his first exposure to the trial litigation process. After that he participated as a member in Dayton's trial team where he won first place advocate for the Sixth Judicial Circuit of the United States, placing as one of the top eleven student advocates in the entire country. It was that experience that positioned him to become an outstanding trial attorney.
Tony continued to work for the courts for a short time after receiving his law degree then entered the private sector working with a local law firm. Three years later Tony became a founding member and managing partner of C.M. & S, where he continued to win cases and excel in the practice of litigation helping hundreds of clients win their cases. In 2003 he established Comunale Law Offices. Since then Tony has maintained an extremely successful trial record representing clients in areas ranging from personal injury, family law, to criminal defense and small business litigation.
Tony has handled complex litigation cases including wrongful death, achieving millions in settlement and judgments. He also represents multiple local small businesses and maintains a criminal litigation practice to aid the wrongfully accused. He has won cases as small as a simple car accident injury all the way to felony one murder, applying the same dedication to each case no matter how large or small. Tony has appeared multiple times before the Ohio Supreme Court notably having the law changed related to mental health issues because it treated the weakest in our society unfairly (State v. Sullivan). An example of his work before the Supreme Court can be found here in State v. Williams at the 20:16 minute marker.
Tony is a member of the Ohio Bar Association, the Dayton Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He has belonged to the family law division of the American Bar Association 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 and has approval in the state of Connecticut.
Tony lives in Centerville with his wife of seventeen years and his two sons. Outside of work he is active with the Boy Scouts of America, sports, model airplanes, and carpentry. Tony runs Comunale Law Office with a focus on providing experienced aggressive representation while maintaining a personal one on one client based approach.