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Renata Y. Staff

Senior Assistant Attorney General
Constitutional Offices Section

Office: 614-466-2872
Fax: 614-728-7592

Renata joined the Attorney General's Office in September 2010 and represents state agencies and statewide officeholders in both state and federal court.  Renata has orally argued in front of state and federal courts of appeals.  Renata's current clients include the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board, the Ohio Controlling Board, the Ohio General Assembly, the Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee, the Ohio Judicial Conference, the Ohio Legislative Services Commission, the Supreme Court of Ohio, and the Treasurer of State of Ohio.

As a member of the office's Public Records Unit, Renata counsels state agencies and state employees on compliance with Ohio's Public Records Act and travels throughout the State presenting CLEs on Ohio's Public Records and Open Meetings Acts.

Renata also volunteers with the office's Pro Bono Seniors Program.

  • State of Ohio (2010)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

  • Presenter, Ohio Sunshine Laws Certification Training for elected officials, 2012 to present
  • Presenter, "Sunshine Laws Update," Ohio Attorney General's Annual Conference for Public College and University Attorneys, 2012, 2015
  • Author and Editor, Ohio Sunshine Laws: An Open Government Resource Manual, 2012 to present

  • Selected to the Ohio Women's Bar Foundation Leadership Institute Class of 2018-2019
  • Ohio Attorney General Teamwork Award
    • 2016, Author and editor of the Ohio Economic Development Manual
    • 2012, Creation of the Ohio Attorney General's Public Records Mediation Program
  • Ohio Attorney General PRIDE Award, 2015
  • Public Service Fellow Distinction, 2010
  • Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2010
  • George Beneman Memorial Award for Outstanding Performance in the Moot Court Program, 2010
  • Peggy Browning Fellow, 2009

  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., 2010
    • Managing Editor, Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., Political Science, summa cum laude with Honors, 2007
    • Ingram Scholar