Retired Judge Nadine Allen was a Judge on the Hamilton County Municipal and Court of Common Pleas, and served for 30 years. Allen serves on the Executive Committee of the Ohio Black Judges Association, and Chairs the continuing Legal Education Committee. Allen is the First Woman appointed to the Ohio Supreme Court Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline of the Bar. She was a Special Instructor for the Ohio Supreme Court Judicial College and founded the Just Solutions Commission. She also served on the Ohio Supreme Court’s Mentoring Program and is a former Trustee of the Cincinnati Bar Association.
Her Honor’s initiatives to eradicate disparities include: Reduction of the Marijuana law to a Minor Misdemeanor; Dismissal of 34,ooo old criminal Warrants; Development of the License Intervention Program; Institution of the Free Expungement of certain criminal charges, and the Expansion of drug/alcohol programs.
She has been honored with many awards, including the : Talbert House “Seasongood” Award; “Who’s Who” in American Law; YWCA “Career Woman of Achievement”; Capital University Law School “Outstanding Alumni of the Year”; The Dr. Martin Luther King “Keep the Dream Alive”; and The Cincinnati Herald “Nefertiti” Award.