Alex M. Certo

Legal Fellow

Alex M. Certo is a legal fellow at The Buckeye Institute’s Legal Center. In this role, Certo assists Buckeye’s public interest litigation efforts that protect people’s rights and promote sound public policy through the courts.

Certo’s legal experience includes working as a judicial extern for the Supreme Court of Ohio and as a summer 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. During law school, Certo was on the Capital University Law Review associate board and the Child Welfare and Adoption Law Moot Court team. Certo was the president of Capital’s chapter of the Federalist Society and vice president of the Labor and Employment Law Association. Certo also served as 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.

Before law school, Certo worked as a staff accountant. His work focused on preparing individual and small business tax filings and assisting small business owners with daily accounting requirements.