Scarpelli, Michael J.
Michael J. Scarpelli

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Mike is an associate attorney in the firm's Litigation Department.  In this role, Mike assists individuals and businesses in navigating the civil litigation process, including disputes related to contracts, employment issues, construction, and personal injury.  In addition, Mike assists individuals charged with criminal offenses.

Prior to joining Dungan & LeFevre, Mike served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney at the Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office in Dayton. As a prosecutor, Mike gained valuable trial and appellate experience. Most notably, he briefed and argued one case before the Ohio Supreme Court and presented over forty appeals at the Ohio Second District Court of Appeals.  As an appellate attorney, Mike successfully responded to the appeals of some of the most serious offenders in Montgomery County, including cases of murder, sexual assault, child abuse, and major drug trafficking.

Mike has also previously served as a term law clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Newman of the Southern District of Ohio.

Mike is a graduate of the Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Mike graduated from law school magna cum laude and was admitted to Order of the Coif. During law school, he had the opportunity to work as a judicial intern at the High Court of the Republic of Botswana, extern for a U.S. District Judge, and work on the Sixth Circuit Appellate Clinic. Mike served as a citations editor for the University of Cincinnati Law Review and as a senior articles editor for Human Rights Quarterly.

Mike is a native of Vandalia and continues to reside in his hometown along with his wife and young son.

Bar Admission

  • Ohio, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio

Past Positions

  • Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
  • U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Newman, Clerk


  • English

Professional Associations

  • Dayton Bar Association, Member, 2015 to Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member, 2015 to Present

Current Employment Position

  • Associate Attorney

Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation 80%
  • Criminal Defense 15%
  • Appellate Practice 5%


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • J.D. - 2015
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
    • B.A. - 2011
    • Major: International Studies