Peter R. Certo, Jr.

Peter R. Certo, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Dayton, OH

Buckley King
 | Fifth Third Center, Suite 1590, One South Main Street
Dayton, OH 45402
Phone: 937-223-1201
Fax: 937-223-5100
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2009, 2016 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (70%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%),
  • Family Law (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    I have extensive complex litigation experience in criminal, probate and civil cases. I have also been an acting municipal judge for 13 years, a prosecutor and defense attorney. In my career I have tried dozens of jury trials including homicides, jail breaks, bank robbery, escapes, and personal injury. As probate litigation is on the rise my trial experience has proven a valuable asset in cases involving money stolen from trusts and estates, elder fraud and will contests. As a member of the Dayton Bar Association I am one of the designated prosecutors for grievance and ethics violations. My trial and appellate experience has carried me to most of the trial and appellate courts in South Western Ohio, including the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and the Ohio Supreme Court. I have also received an AV Preeminent rating (Peer Review Rated) from Martindale Hubble.

    About Peter Certo, Jr.

    Admitted: 1979, Ohio

    Professional Webpage:


    • I have an AV (Peer Review Rated) rating by Martindale Hubble

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Dayton Bar Association, Greene County Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association, Miami Valley Trial Lawyers  

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Board Member, Rebuilding Together Dayton, and Life Essentials, former Associate Board member of the Dayton Art Institute


    • In an elevator accident case the highest settlement offer by the elevator company going into the jury trial was $25,000. I obtained a judgment for my client in the amount of $425,000.
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    Office Location for Peter R. Certo, Jr.

    Fifth Third Center, Suite 1590
    One South Main Street
    Dayton, OH 45402

    Peter R. Certo, Jr.:

    Last Updated: 9/9/2020

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