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Allen Vender

Senior Assistant Attorney General
Environmental Enforcement Section


Office: (614) 466-2766
Fax: (866) 594-1594

Allen joined the Attorney General’s office in 2019. He primarily represents the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Division of Materials and Waste Management and the State Fire Marshal’s Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulations. In this role, Allen primarily enforces solid waste, construction and demolition debris, and underground storage tank laws.
Prior to joining the office, Allen worked as an assistant state public defender with the Office of the Ohio Public Defender between 2011 and 2019. In that role Allen represented indigent defendants in the Ohio Supreme Court, Ohio courts of appeals, Ohio trial courts, and federal courts. Allen has also worked as a contract attorney with Jones Day in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 2010
  • Ohio State University, B.A., 2006