Communication, Respect And Resolve

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David Anthony Chicarelli


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Practice Areas:

  • Criminal Defense
  • Divorce/Custody
  • Personal Injury


Since moving back to Ohio from Chicago to join my father's firm, my practice has been primarily focused in the areas of criminal defense, divorce/custody, and personal injury. I have worked on hundreds of felony and misdemeanor cases from OVI's and drag racing all the way to burglary and murder cases.

In addition to my extensive private practice work, I also assist in several municipal courts in the Dayton/Cincinnati area with prosecution. I have been serving as the Carlisle Mayor's Court prosecutor since 2015 as well as Interim Law Director for the Village of Carlisle. I have successfully prosecuted hundreds of cases in my roles as prosecutor; therefore, I feel I bring a unique insight and skill set in my criminal defense practice.

I'm passionate about helping people, so it was only natural that I would dive right into Family Law. I have been fortunate to be able to help wives, moms, husbands, dads, grandparents, and children through some of the hardest times in their lives and for that, I am truly grateful. I believe empathy, respect, and reasonableness are vital to any family law matter and I will always strive for that balance to bring the best and most cost-effective resolution to whatever problem you might be facing. If you hire me, we are a team, and you will not be alone.

I have successfully negotiated and litigated numerous personal injury matters from car and motorcycle accidents to dog bite cases and general negligence. If someone or something has caused you injury or suffering, I will work tirelessly to get you the best result.

Being a versatile general practice law firm, I've handled all sorts of matters including the typical serious cases as well as the strange and unorthodox cases. I'm experienced in a wide array of areas including business and municipal law, students' rights, federal civil rights, etc. That's what I love about being an attorney, I get a new experience and perspective with every case because no two are entirely alike.

When I'm not in the courtroom, I like to spend my time traveling and hiking with my lovely wife (who is way out of my league) and German Shepherd, Tico. Cars and motorcycles are my passion. You can always find me at the various car events all over Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus. Come say Hi!


  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2014
    • Honors: Deans Honor List, Chicago-Kent, 2013 & 2014
  • Miami University
    • 2011
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa Society
    • Honors: Distinguished Howard White Award in Political Science
    • Honors: Deans Honor List, Miami University 2007 - 2011
  • Springboro High School
    • 2007


  • CALI Award in Legal Writing II