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Robert M. Dumes

  • Of Counsel at Hurley Law, 12/15/2020


Middletown, OH






Robert Dumes practices primarily in the areas of Family Law (divorce and dissolution), Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, and Probate and Adoption matters. Currently, he is “of counsel” at Hurley Law, and is licensed throughout the State of Ohio. Mr. Dumes handles legal matters not only in Butler County, but also in the surrounding counties of Hamilton, Warren, Preble, and Montgomery.

With over 42 years of experience, including working as a magistrate in the Domestic Relations Court of Butler County and serving as a prosecutor in Middletown, Mr. Dumes is committed to working and serving his clients and to providing his clients with the highest quality legal service based on understanding their needs and objectives.

Clients benefit from his experience working for and practicing with learned practitioners and Judges over the years. During his time in law school, Mr. Dumes served as the law clerk for the Honorable Fred B. Cramer, who at the time of his passing, had served as a Common Pleas Judge in the State of Ohio for more than 40 years.

Additionally, Mr. Dumes was previously engaged in the practice of law with two distinguished jurists: The Honorable James E. Walsh who served as the Fairfield Municipal Court Judge and as a Judge on Ohio Twelfth District Court of Appeals before his retirement, and the late and Honorable David J. Niehaus who served as the Butler County Probate Judge before becoming the Butler County Juvenile Court Judge.

Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law (Divorce and Dissolution)
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense
  • Probate Law
  • Adoption Matters

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1977


  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 1977
  • University of Illinois
    • Masters - 1973
  • Indiana University
    • Bachelors - 1972


  • English