Charles E. Febus

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Charles E. Febus

Principal Assistant Attorney General
Charitable Law Section

Office: 614-466-4513
Fax: 866-478-7362

Charles joined the Attorney General's Office in 2003. He leads the Administrative Law Unit and his clients include the Ohio Liquor Control Commission, the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Liquor Control, the Ohio Investigative Unit, the Ohio State Racing Commission, the Ohio Casino Control Commission, and the Ohio Lottery Commission. In addition to defending his clients in lawsuits and other original actions, he has represented various clients in numerous administrative hearings and has defended over one hundred appeals to state and federal court. Charles manages the lawyers and administrative professionals involved in providing services to his unit's diverse set of clients and oversees procedural changes aimed at ensuring effectiveness in providing services in a high-volume practice.

Prior to joining the Ohio Attorney General's Office, Charles was in private practice and served as a Judge Advocate in the United States Army. After more than 36 years of service, he recently retired from the Army Reserve at the rank of Colonel. His last assignment was as the General Counsel to a large Command with units located in 26 states and one overseas location. His military service includes deployments to Iraq in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm (1990-91) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (2007-2008), and to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (2011-2012).

Charles has been involved in various initiatives aimed at providing services to veterans through the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and the general community.

  • State of Ohio (1994)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • Ohio Attorney General PRIDE Award (2011)
  • U.S. Army-awarded Legion of Merit Medal and twice awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Service in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Capital University Law School, J.D. (1994)
  • The Ohio State University, B.A., Criminology (1987)
    • Distinguished Military Graduate
    • George C. Marshall Award Recipient