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Eric Jonathan Allen

Criminal defense Attorney at Columbus, OH

4.8   4 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Ohio - OH 23 years
    Illinois - IL 16 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2008
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Eric

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Practice areas

My office represents individuals charged with crimes, from misdemeanor to felony.  I represent people at the trial stage, appeallate stage, and in post conviction.   I have been a lawyer for fifteen years and in that time done only  criminal defense.

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The Law Office of Eric J. Allen, Ltd.
4200 Regent, Suite 200
Suite 200
Columbus, OH, 43219


4.8 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He was a p ubluc defender for my son. My son was facing life for a rape he didnt commit. Erics defence...he was found NOT GUILTY! I have friends who have paid up to $60000 for an attorney and not got the kind od defense and profeasionalism my son g o t. Great attoeney...
Posted by Jeremy | November 30, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Put my life in his hands.
Eric and his staff helped throughout my entire process. With my charges, i put my life in this mans hands. And would recommend him to anyone in need of his expertise.
Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great communication
Eric called me within an hour of reaching out to him on a to the point and told me what he could try to do and that he will work to get the best outcome he possibly can due to the charges my husband was facing. Eric went and seen my husband the very next day and started working on his case that afternoon.
Posted by Joe | October 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Just an “Average Joe”
Appointed to handle an appeal in a smaller town I was shocked when this man responded to my correspondence. I had one court use another courts decision as justification to ”kidnap” my child & I couldn’t be more grateful for the blatant disregard to justice than I am now.... I wish he had his feet wet with more than criminal defense though, I could use his help in more than one area.
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Chief trial counsel
  • The Law Office of Eric J Allen, LTD
  • 2003 - Present
  • Associate
  • Poppe Law Office
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Externship
  • Southern District of Ohio Federal Defender
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Intern
  • Illinois Appellate Defender -Capital Unit
  • 1999 - 1999
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  • Ohio Northern University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Albion College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v JB
  • dismissed
  • State v C.M,
  • acquitted
  • State v RT
  • reversed and remanded
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  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board member
  • 2001 - Present
  • ACLU
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Albion College
  • 2022


  • Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)
  • Toiling in the barren soil for the fruits of justice: Representing those Accused of Sex Crimes
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Death Penelty
  • 2015
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Death Penelty
  • 2014
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Procedural Default
  • 2008
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Preserving the Record for Appeal
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (6)
Endorse Eric
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric's work speaks for itself. His name is found in the little black book of hundreds of lawyers across the nation. When you need someone to deeply probe the criminal justice system and uncover fresh paths, Eric is your guy. His network is more than substantial, he routinely tag-teams with some of the best professionals in the business, and he never runs out of tricks. He is Tops in my book, and when I am not getting any headway with my folks, he is who I can call in for extra attention and a new angle on the action. His maneuvering is first rate. Do yourself a favor and call Eric first. Everyone is satisfied with him, as he excels at his job."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. A lawyer can accomplish things. A truly compassionate lawyer can accomplish better things. Mr. Allen is of the later variety."
Appeals Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
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Columbus Criminal defense Lawyer Eric Jonathan Allen
Eric Jonathan Allen
Criminal defense Attorney
Columbus, OH
Licensed for 23 years
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