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Randall W. Knutti

Principal Assistant Attorney General
Court of Claims Defense Section

Office: 614-466-7447

Randall W. Knutti joined the Ohio Attorney General’s Office in 1998, and he is a Principal Attorney in the Court of Claims Defense section.  Randy defends universities, Constitutional offices and state agencies in civil actions filed in the Ohio Court of Claims and in appeals in the Tenth District Court of Appeals and the Ohio Supreme Court.  His civil defense litigation practice includes complex and high-profile litigation for the State of Ohio and focuses primarily on employment discrimination, defamation, contract disputes and appellate advocacy.  He also assists other sections in the Office on a variety of litigation projects; and he regularly serves as a mentor for less experienced attorneys.  During his career with the Office, he has tried more than 150 cases and argued more than 100 appeals.  Before joining the Office, he concentrated his practice in business and securities litigation as a partner in the Columbus office of Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur LLP and as counsel in the Columbus office of Ulmer & Berne LLP.


  • University of Pittsburgh, B.S.
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.