Craig J. Spadafore

Craig Spadafore is a title compliance attorney at the firm's Columbus office representing individuals and entities in the areas of real estate litigation, real estate title law and compliance. He is a contributor to the MDK Regional Quarterly, a publication that highlights insights and opinions into legal issues. Prior to tenure at MDK, Craig spent ten years practicing commercial and business litigation, construction litigation, real estate litigation, debtor- creditor rights, consumer litigation, appellate advocacy and administrative law. Craig has significant experience at both the trial and appellate level and has represented clients at hundreds of hearings and mediations. He is admitted to practice in the State of Ohio, the United States District Court - Southern District of Ohio, the United States District Court - Northern District of Ohio, the United States Court of Appeals - Sixth Circuit, and the United States Bankruptcy Court - Southern District of Ohio.

Education
  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2006
  • The Ohio State University, B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude with honors, 2000
EDUCATIONAL HONORS AND AWARDS
  • CALI Excellence Award- Contracts I and II, Legal Writing I and II, First Amendment, Family Law
  • Graduated with honor's distinction
CAREER HONORS
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star Award for 2014, 2015 and 2016
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Ohio State Bar Association - Representative of the Young Lawyers Section Council
  • Columbus Bar Association
INVOLVEMENT IN NOTABLE CASES
  • Secretary of Veterans Affairs v. Leonhardt, 2015- Ohio-931, 2015 Ohio App. LEXIS 908 (3rd Dist. 2015)
  • Cantwell Mach. Co. v. Chi. Mach. Co., 184 Ohio App.3d 287 (10th Dist. 2009)