Altick & Corwin Co., L.P.A., is proud to announce that Peter Certo Jr. has been selected as a 2020 Ohio Super Lawyer, and will be honored in an upcoming issue of Ohio Super Lawyers magazine. This distinction is enjoyed by only the top 5% of attorneys practicing in Ohio.
Mr. Certo is a shareholder with Altick & Corwin Co., L.P.A., and heads the firm’s Probate and Estate Planning group. He is a member of the Dayton Bar Association Probate Law Committee and is recognized among his peers for his skill and knowledge about estate and probate law. Dayton Business Journal named him in its “Best of the Bar” rankings in 2004, and he has been listed by Super Lawyers nine times since 2006.
Although he primarily practices in estate planning and probate law, Mr. Certo has also helped clients with family law and criminal defense matters. He has represented clients in more than 2,000 cases in domestic relations law, including cases of complex divorce litigation, and has worked with military divorce, child custody disputes and other difficult issues. In criminal defense, he has served as the primary attorney in more than 40 jury trials, including state and federal felony cases including homicide and other violent crimes. He also served as a judge in the Dayton Municipal Court for 13 years.
A 1978 graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law, Mr. Certo is admitted to practice in Ohio state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. In addition to being an active member of professional organizations, Mr. Certo has served on the boards of the Dayton Art Instituted and the charitable group Rebuilding Together-Dayton.