Alex M. Certo

Alex M. Certo

Legal Fellow, The Buckeye Institute

Alex M. Certo is an attorney whose practice focuses on public interest litigation that protects people’s rights and promotes sound public policy through the courts.

Certo’s legal experience includes working as a judicial extern for the Supreme Court of Ohio and as an extern for the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office in its investigations division. Certo also served as a law clerk for Agee, Clymer, Mitchell & Portman in Columbus, Ohio, where he focused on workers’ compensation litigation. 

Certo received his bachelor’s degree from Slippery Rock University and his Juris Doctor (magna cum laude) from Capital University Law School. Certo was on the Capital University Law Review associate board and the Child Welfare and Adoption Law Moot Court team during law school. Certo was the president of Capital’s chapter of the Federalist Society and currently serves as the law school liaison for the Columbus Lawyers Chapter. He also served as the vice president of Capital’s Labor and Employment Law Association. Certo was a teaching assistant for Capital’s Second Amendment course and a research assistant for a pair of faculty-written articles on criminal justice reform. He was awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Patent Law, the Ronald I. Friedman Memorial Service Award, and inducted into The Order of Barristers.


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