The Law Firm of Roth, Blair, Roberts, Strasfeld & Lodge

Daniel B. Roth inactive

Dan’s father, Benjamin F. Roth, practiced law in Youngstown from 1919 until 1977, and Dan joined his father in practice in 1956. Dan formerly served as Chairman of our firm.

A graduate of Miami University (Ohio), Dan received his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Accounting, and subsequently received his Juris Doctorate degree at Case Western Reserve University. In 1951, his national fraternity, Zeta Beta Tau, named him the most outstanding undergraduate student in the United States, and among numerous other activities, he served as president of his graduating class at Miami. In law school, he served as Associate Editor of the Law Review and was a national finalist in Moot Court competition.

Dan has served as the President of Congregation Rodef Sholom; Commander of the Youngstown Power Squadron; and as a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committees of the Youngstown Playhouse, Youngstown Symphony and Stambaugh Auditorium.

Dan co-founded a venture capital company which assisted in the formation of a number of businesses, including McDonald Steel Corp. in which he served as Chairman/CEO for a number of years. He also served as a director of the Mahoning National Bank (Executive Committee member) and numerous other local businesses. He has been selected for membership in The Society of Benchers (distinguished alumni) of Case Western Reserve University Law School; Man of the Year by the Youngstown YWCA; and Manager of the Year by the Mahoning Valley Management Association.

In 2009, Dan co-edited and published “The Great Depression: A Diary” which is based upon financial observations written by his father during the 1930s. The book has received international acclaim and was nominated as one of the five best financial histories in the world in 2009. As a result, Dan has appeared at numerous media events throughout the country.

Dan retired from the U.S. Air Force (Reserves) as a Lt. Colonel, is a former pilot, and for many years was an avid long-distance boater.