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Donald K. Moser

Magistrate 1990 to 2020

  • Fairfield Municipal Court, served for over 30 years, part time duties included hearing evictions and small claims cases, approving private criminal warrants, arraignments, and hearing criminal and traffic docket matters on occasions.

Honors, Boards, Licenses

  • Professionalism Award, in 2013 by Butler County Bar Association, first attorney in a private law practice honored with this annual award, “In recognition of your dedicated service to the legal profession, to the Bar Association, and to our community as an attorney and community leader”
  • President & Immediate Past President, of Butler County Bar Association, 2011-13
  • Speaker, for continuing legal education seminars for attorneys, most recently in 2011 on family law, 2019 and 2012 on landlord-tenant law; on-air speaker and off-air advisor for Howard Ain CBS Channel 12 TV News and WLW 700 radio program, 1996-97
  • Panelist, Butler County Common Pleas Court past arbitration panelist, Ohio Mock trials past panelist
  • Board of Trustees, Butler County Bar Association 2005-14, Past Chair Lawyer Referral Service Committee, Clerk of Courts Committee, Court Security Committee
  • Board of Trustees, Butler County Special Advocate for Children, 1988-92
  • Member, Butler County Bar Association and Ohio State Bar Association
  • Licensed to practice law in Ohio, Washington D.C. (currently inactive), Virginia (currently inactive), and United States Southern Ohio District Court
  • Ohio Supreme Court good standing, no past or current disciplinary action for any type of ethical or other grievance, never any malpractice or ineffective counsel claims, and covered by professional liability insurance


  • College of William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia
    • J.D. 1985 – Dean’s Award
    • Student Chair of Admissions Committee
  • Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee
    • B.A. 1981, Economics, cum laude, minor Computer Science
    • Intern, senior year, District Attorney’s Office in Nashville
    • Vice President of AIESEC, an international student business organization
  • University of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
    • Vanderbilt junior year, International & Comparative Economics Honors Program Abroad

Experience Related To Law (prior to opening law office in 1994)

  • Miami University, Oxford Campus
    • Adjunct Professor, 1988-89, teaching Mass Media Law in Communications Department
  • Baden, Jones, Scheper & Crehan Co., L.P.A., now Baden & Jones in Hamilton
    • Associate Attorney, 5/88 to 2/94, included family and marital law, criminal defense, civil litigation, and general practice matters in mostly Butler and neighboring counties
  • Lindhorst & Dreidame Co. L.P.A. in Cincinnati
    • Associate Attorney, 5/87 to 4/88, general practice and business law in Hamilton County
  • First National Bank of Cincinnati, now US Bank, in Cincinnati
    • Corporate Trust Administrator, 5/86 to 5/87, banking issues, administered terms of bond indentures and loans
  • Maloney, Yeatts & Barr in Virginia
    • Law Clerk, winter-spring 1985 (during 3rd year law school), civil practice
  • Moody, Strople & Lawrence, Ltd. in Virginia
    • Law Clerk, summer 1984 (after 2nd year law school), civil litigation and general practice
  • Young & Alexander Co., L.P.A. in Dayton
    • Law Clerk, summer 1983 (after 1st year law school), civil litigation and general practice
  • Public Defender’s Office in Washington D.C.
    • Criminal Investigator Intern, 1/82 to 4/82 (during year between college and law school), investigated crimes, interviewed witnesses and victims, testified in court
  • Juvenile Probation Department in Butler County
    • Juvenile Probation Officer, 5/81 to 1/82 and summer 1982 (during year between college and law school), acted as court enforcer and advisor for juveniles