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Attorney and Partner

David L. Dingwell

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, and Probate Administration
  • Estate, Trust, and Probate Litigation
  • Employment Law and Employment Litigation
  • Attorney / Law Firm Professional Conduct Advisory and Risk Management
  • Business Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation

Attorney Bio

Born in Boulder, Colorado, David L. Dingwell is a partner with our firm. Mr. Dingwell has been in practice since 1992.

Mr. Dingwell’s practice is focused on litigation, probate and estate planning and litigation, and employment litigation. Mr. Dingwell’s experience and background with attorney ethics and disciplinary matters allows him to help attorneys and law firms with advisory opinions and planning. Providing counsel during critical moments remains his goal in order to provide novel solutions for the client to achieve success. Whether the client must overcome adversity through litigation, plan for the future success of his or her business, or preserve and protect wealth for future generations, he strives to provide counsel during these critical moments that ultimately define the outcome for the client.

Professional Certifications

Recognitions & Associations

  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2007 – 2022: The Best Lawyers in America® (Insurance Law)
  • 2012 – 2022: The Best Lawyers in America® (Litigation – Labor & Employment)
  • 2013 – 2022: The Best Lawyers in America® (Commercial Litigation, Employment Law – Individuals/Management)
  • 2014: “Lawyer of the Year” for The Best Lawyers in America® (Employment Law – Management)
  • 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2020: “Lawyer of the Year” for The Best Lawyers in America® (Employment Law – Individuals)
  • 2016, 2018 and 2021: “Lawyer of the Year” for The Best Lawyers in America® (Labor and Employment)
  • 2009 – 2022: Avvo Top Lawyer, rated by – highest rating “superb” 10 on scale of 1-10
  • Named Among Ohio’s “Top 100” Attorneys from 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2021 by Super Lawyers Magazine®
  • Named Among Cleveland’s “Top 50” Attorneys in 2018 and 2021 by Super Lawyers Magazine®
  • 2009 – 2022: “Ohio Super Lawyer” by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine®.
  • 2005, 2006, and 2007: Cincinnati Magazine® and Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine® Rising Star. These publications have recognized him three consecutive years for his accomplishments as an attorney under the age of forty or practicing less than ten years. This recognition is based strictly upon merit, and it was bestowed upon only 2.5% of Ohio attorneys.

Admissions & Education

Mr. Dingwell is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, and all Ohio Courts.

Mr. Dingwell received his law degree from the University of Akron School of Law summa cum laude, where he was a staff member of the Akron Law Review.  He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Arts.

Professional Associations

  • Commissioner for the Supreme Court of Ohio’s Board of Professional Conduct: 2012-2020
    • Chairman 2017 – 2018
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Stark County Bar Association
    • President 2012-2013
    • Chairman of Certified Grievance Committee 2006 – 2008
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Stark County Association for Justice

As a member of the grievance committee, Mr. Dingwell has served as counsel for the Stark County Bar Association in disciplinary proceedings before the Ohio Supreme Court’s Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline.

Mr. Dingwell has authored and presented lectures to the State and Regional Seminars of the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Stark County Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Stark County Bar Association, the Area Agency on Aging, and other organizations.

Recent seminar presentations include Ethical Dilemmas in Estate Planning & Elder Law on behalf of the Area Agency on Aging, and Settling Uninsured & Underinsured Motorists Claims on behalf of National Business Institute.

Community Involvement

  • President of the Board of Directors of Patina Arts Centre, Inc. 2022 – 2023
  • Arts in Stark, Member, Board of Directors 2011 – 2015
  • Habitat for Humanity of Tuscarawas Valley, President 2005-2006
  • Friends of the Homeless of Tuscarawas County, Treasurer 2006-2008

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