Republican National Lawyers Association | (RNLA)
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Mr. D. Michael Crites

Rich Crites & Dittmer
Former United States Attorney, Southern District of Ohio
Sustaining Member
300 East Broad Street
Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 614-228-5822
Fax: 614-540-7468
Web Site:

Law School: Ohio Northern University (1978)
Foreign Languages: German

Practice Areas:


Civil Litigation
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Qui Tam False Claims Act
Product Liability Defense
Probate Litigation
Business Litigation
White Collar Crime Defense
Federal Grand Jury Investigations
Public Law

Mr. Crites serves as the managing member of Rich, Crites & Dittmer, LLC and practices in the areas of litigation, white collar criminal defense and public law. His statewide litigation practice focuses on complex civil litigation, foreign corrupt practices act criminal and civil litigation, qui tam false claims act litigation, product liability defense of manufacturers and suppliers, fiduciary litigation, and business litigation involving contract disputes, copyright, trademark, trade secret and covenant-not-to-compete matters. As the former United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Mr. Crites regularly represents clients in the federal courts of Ohio on various criminal and civil litigation matters. Mr. Crites also represents municipalities, school districts and other political subdivisions on public meeting and public records issues, governance issues, charter, zoning, annexation and development issues.


United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States Tax Court
United States Supreme Court


American Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Columbus Bar Association
Delaware County Bar Association
Ohio Municipal Attorneys Association
National Association of Former United States Attorneys
Defense Research Institute
Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys


B.S., The United States Naval Academy
J.D., The Ohio Northern University School of Law

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