Don A. Dal Ponte has been with the firm since 1972 and has been a partner since 1978. He is a graduate of Xavier University (B.S., 1969) and the University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D., 1972). He was admitted to the practice of law in Ohio in 1973 and is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Southern and Northern Districts of Ohio. He is a member of the Muskingum County Bar Association (of which he was President in 1985), the Ohio State Bar Association (where he was a member of the Family Law Committee, 1980-1986) and is currently a member of the Dispute Resolution Committee and the Ohio Association for Justice. His major practice areas include General Practice, Civil and Personal Injury Litigation, Business Law, Family Law and Estates. Don has also served as an acting Judge in the Zanesville Municipal Court since 2002.

Don was born in Chicago, Illinois, and is married to Christine Dal Ponte. They have three children, John, Elizabeth, and Joseph, and eight grandchildren.