Addison Dewey - Capital University Law School

Addison Dewey

Professor Emeritus

Addison Dewey


  • J.D., Order of the Coif, The Ohio State University
  • B.A., Capital University


Addison E. Dewey worked as an attorney in private sector practice, culminating in a legal career serving as a faculty member for 22 years at the Capital University Law School. He was elected "Professor of the Year" for teaching excellence four times by CapLaw students. He received the "Alumni Achievement Award" from the Capital University Alumni Association for "Exceptional, lifelong contributions to society, to the legal profession and to the church."

Volume 19 of the Capital University Law Review was dedicated to Professor Dewey and contained his Law Review article, “Civil Murder Trials: Macabre Reflections of our Violent Society.”

Professor Dewey earned his bachelor’s degree from Capital University and a juris doctor from The Ohio State University College of Law, Order of The Coif. He served at The Ohio Department of Taxation as staff attorney, chief attorney and ultimately as deputy assistant to the Ohio Tax Commissioner. In January 2002, he was named the honoree of the Ohio Tax Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Ohio Chamber of Commerce and The Department of Taxation.

He was a member of the Columbus Bar Association, The Ohio State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Professor Dewey authored numerous law review and legal articles. The Supreme Court of Ohio cited a law review article by Professor Dewey in the vital Municipal Corporation Tax decision in Cincinnati Bell Tel.v.Cincinnati, 81 Ohio St. 3rd 599.

Professor Dewey passed away February 29, 2012, at the age of 90.

Contributions in his memory still may be made to the Professor Addison and Ruth E. Dewey Scholarship/Capital University Law School or the Professor Addison and Ruth E. Dewey Scholarship/Capital University.