Adam Mathews

Adam Mathews

Lebanon, Ohio

 I focus my practice on small business and intellectual property law and work to provide high quality service with utmost integrity.

After graduating from St. Xavier High School, I attended the University of Notre Dame to study mechanical engineering and political science. I graduated from Notre Dame’s Engineering Honors Program, which included a thesis on my research modeling brain material for use by the United States Army to protect our soldiers from shrapnel and concussions caused by IEDs. My engineering work included time at Procter & Gamble’s diaper division, as well as research and development as a civilian for the Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program.

​I returned to Notre Dame for my law degree and have since practiced as a small business and patent attorney, helping inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs remove the legal red tape standing between them and realizing their business success. I am now a partner at Dearie, Fischer & Mathews here in Lebanon, with my office located downtown on Warren Street. As a small business attorney and a small firm partner, I have seen firsthand how regulations can hinder growth and success.

Areas of Practice

  • Patent
  • Copyright
  • Trademark
  • Trade Secret
  • Right of Publicity
  • Business Law
  • Contracts and Agreements
  • Estate Planning

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Ohio, 2013
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2012


  • Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana
    • J.D. - May, 2013
  • University of Notre Dame, notre dame, Indiana
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - May, 2010
    • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - May, 2010
    • Major: Political Science


  • Steps to Starting Your Own Business, Warren County Small Business Development Center
  • Copyright and Trademark, African-American Chamber of Commerce Cincinnati
  • Business Start-up and Operating Agreements, African-American Chamber of Commerce Cincinnati
  • Business Mergers and Acquisitions, African American Chamber of Commerce - Cincinnati
  • Trademark and Unfair Business Practices, African-American Chamber of Commerce Cincinnati

Pro Bono Activities

  • Vice Chair for Elizabeth's New Life Center, November 15, 2013 - Present
  • Board Member, Main Street Lebanon, July 1, 2015 - Present
  • Board Member, City of Lebanon Parks & Recreation, January 1, 2015 - Present
  • Parish Council, St. Francis de Sales in Lebanon, May 1, 2016 - Present
  • Grand Knight, Knights of Columbus, St. Francis de Sales, July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2018
  • Volunteer Attorney, Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio, January 1, 2016 - Present
  • Varsity Football Coach, St. Susanna in Mason
  • District Chair, Boy Scouts of America