David G. Umbaugh

David G. Umbaugh has been engaged in the private practice of law in northeast Ohio for more than 40 years. He represents clients throughout Hudson, Ohio, and surrounding communities in legal matters including estate planning, probate, probate and trust settlement, family law, and probate and trust disputes. In addition to his experience as a probate and estate planning lawyer, David is a trained collaborative family lawyer and mediator. 

Through his estate planning practice, David provides advice, counseling and the required documents to carefully plan for not only death, but also the possibility of his client’s serious disability. 

David also offers guidance as to the most cost-effective way to administer a probate or trust settlement process so that the intended beneficiaries receive their inheritance as inexpensively and as quickly as possible. 

Estate disputes occasionally arise when a beneficiary believes there has been improper asset distribution after the death of a loved one. A probate or trust dispute resolution may involve mediation, the collaborative law process or litigation. David has advocated for his clients' rights in claims including will contests, challenging an executor’s actions, and other matters when the executor or trustee did not perform his or her duties properly. 

As a collaborative family lawyer, David represents clients who, when marriage counseling fails, must undertake a divorce, and who wish to engage in a non-adversary, child-friendly, no-court divorce.  He has assisted many northeast Ohio families in achieving an amicable divorce, while working to keep the best interests of the children in mind.


  • Wealth Counsel, Member
  • Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, President
  • Right to Life of Northeast Ohio, Member of Board of Directors, September 2014 - present 
  • Stark / Summit Collaborative Law Group, Co-Founder, past President
  • Hudson Chamber of Commerce, past Member of the Board of Directors
  • Hudson Library Board, past Member of the Board of Directors
  • Hudson Community Foundation, past Member of the Board of Directors


  • The U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Summit County Court of Common Pleas
  • Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas
  • Medina County Court of Common Pleas
  • Portage County Court of Common Pleas


  • Northwestern University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1974
               Criminal Law Review, Member
  • Miami University, Bachelor of Arts, with honors, Economics 1971

To reach David please e-mail him at dgumbaugh@dayketterer.com or call him directly at 330.650.6608