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Eric Jonathan Allen

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About Me

I went to law school to handle death penalty cases.  Many of those cases i have handled on a pro bono.  I currently represent individuals at all stages of the criminal process from trial to appellate to post conviction.  


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Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    14 years
  2. Appeals: 15%
    14 years
  3. Violent Crime: 10%
    14 years



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Robert G. Wells

    I endorse this lawyer. A lawyer can accomplish things. A truly compassionate lawyer can accomplish better things. Mr. Allen is of the later variety.


    Robert Wells Federal Crime Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Donald Michael Gallick

    I have worked with Eric Allen on criminal appeals. I also spent substantial time discussing criminal law and appellate matters with him when we both attended a Death Penalty Seminar at Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's College. Eric is a thoughtful, hard-working attorney who gives 100% to his clients.


    Donald Gallick Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

713 South Front
Columbus, OH, 43206


ILActive And Authorized To Represent Corporate Employer Only200808/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Chief trial counselThe Law Office of Eric J Allen, LTD2003 - Present
AssociatePoppe Law Office2001 - 2003
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysN/A2002 - Present
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard member2001 - Present
ACLUN/A1997 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State of Ohio v Joseph Smithaquitted following a jury trial
State v Chad Morrisonacquitted
State v CBreversed and remanded
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio Northern UniversityLawlaw2000
Albion CollegeSociologyBS - Bachelor of Science1995
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Death Penalty SeminarProcedural Default2008
Death Penalty SeminarPreserving the Record for Appeal2007