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Federal, American, Ohio and Dayton Bar Associations (Vice Chair Criminal Law Committee 1999-2000), National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Carl D. Kessler Inn of Court.
Chris Conard is a member of the Firm’s litigation department. He has represented clients in a variety of disputes in State and Federal Court as well as arbitrations arising from business operations, contracts and other transactions, including construction, real estate, employment, professional malpractice litigation and criminal defense.
Before joining Coolidge Wall, Chris was employed as an Assistant Montgomery County Defender, 1989-1997 and served as the Deputy Director of the Montgomery County Public Defender's Office from 1997-2000. During his tenure with the Public Defender's Office, Chris tried cases in every jurisdiction within Montgomery County, including a number of high profile homicide cases. He also attended the National Criminal Defense College in 1990.
Chris is a regular speaker and lecturer with the Dayton Bar Association on matters related to trial practice, a former Adjunct Professor at the University of Dayton (1990-2000) and current Adjunct Professor teaching Evidence and Civil Trial Practice at the University of Dayton School of Law (2004 to present). In conjunction with the University of Dayton School of Law and the Dayton Bar Association, Chris helped design and develop “Partners in the Profession,” a program designed to educate incoming law students on the duties and obligations of individuals entering the legal profession.
Community Leadership Activities
- Board of Trustees, Community Blood Center Executive Committee
- Legal Counsel, Dayton Visual Arts
- Volunteer Lawyers Program
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