Craig Kvale

Craig Kvale

Craig Kvale
Cleveland, Ohio

Craig P. Kvale has been practicing law in the State of Ohio for more than twenty five years before both the State and Federal courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. As a partner with our firm, Craig’s practice areas focus on business litigation, civil litigation and family law, with an emphasis on Collaborative Law.

Craig has substantial Domestic Relations Court experience in matters involving complex financial and business matters. In his civil litigation practice, he has prevailed before juries in both State and Federal courts. With expertise in complex business and general litigation addressing a diverse array of personal and business disputes, Craig's practice focuses on resolution of matters primarily for individuals and small and middle-market companies, along with the non-litigation or out-of-state law firms which represent them. Craig has obtained verdicts in excess of $5 million in cases receiving national press.

In addition to his litigation practice, Craig is also a founding member and past President (2006) of the Center for Principled Family Advocacy, and one of the founding members of the Cleveland Academy of Collaborative Professionals, as well as a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Craig seeks to use a Collaborative approach to both family law and business disputes where possible and appropriate.

Craig was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1991, to the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio in 1992; U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit in 1995; the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio in 1996, and California in 1998 (non-active). Craig received his undergraduate degree from Wittenberg University and was graduated from Capital University Law School in 1991.

Areas of Practice

  • Domestic Relations
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Collaborative Law
  • Partnership and Shareholder Disputes and Dissolution

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1991
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1992
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1995
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1996
  • California 1996 (inactive)


  • Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio
    • J.D.
  • Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio
    • B.A., Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Judicial Conference of the Eighth Judicial District of Ohio, Cuyahoga County Ohio, Cleveland (Past Trial Counsel, Board of Commissioners Grievances and Discipline), Life Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
  • Center for Principled Family Advocacy, President, 2006 and Past Treasurer
  • Cleveland Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Founding Member
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member
  • Edgewater Yacht Club, Trustee, Past Chairman, Rear and Vice Commodore

Reported Cases

  • Hughes v. State of Ohio, 1992 WL 63304, 91AP-1167 (10th Dist. 1992)
  • International Insurance Co. v. Duryee, 96 F.3d 837, 65 USLW 2231, 1996 Fed. App. 0313P (6th Circuit 1996)
  • Bryant v. Bryant, 1999 WL 98110, 97CA1 (5th Dist. 1999)
  • Cleveland Bar Ass'n v. Mallin, 86 Ohio St. 3d 310, 715 N.E. 2d 122 (1999)
  • Luciani v. Schiavone, 210 F.3d 372 (6th Circuit 2000)
  • Pride of the Andes v. Soberay, 2001 WL 22484, Blue Sky L. Rep. P 74,220
  • Hoang v. E*TRADE Group, Inc., 151 Ohio App.3d 363, 784 N.E.2d 151 (Ohio App. 8 Dist. 2003)