Albin Bauer, II

Albin Bauer is a member in Day Ketterer’s Education and Environmental Law Groups. With more than 25 years of experience, he focuses his practice in the areas of environmental, constitutional, public, and education law. Albin serves as a trusted advisor to many of Ohio’s counties, governmental agencies, political subdivisions, water and sewer districts, economic development agencies, school districts, and community schools.

Albin advises many of Ohio’s solid waste management districts and has successfully defended them against Commerce Clause challenges and other constitutional and regulatory compliance issues. He advises and represents private companies and public agencies on issues related to air pollution permits and compliance, contaminant release response, and water and sewer matters. He regularly represents parties before the Ohio Environmental Review Appeals Commissions and the Ohio EPA with liability and enforcement issues.

In his education law practice, Albin assists schools with open meetings and public records law, fiscal compliance and audits, and disputes regarding local taxes and fees. He also advises schools and other public organizations with contract negotiation and drafting and construction-related issues.

With his extensive state and federal constitutional law experience, Albin is able to guide his clients through the unique issues faced in constitutional and public law matters, including litigation and interstate commerce clause disputes.  In addition, he has assisted governmental agencies, port authorities, and joint economic development districts with issues concerning regulatory fees and taxation, as well as the development of legislation and regulations.  Albin guides local government agencies and private parties through administrative and rulemaking proceedings governed by Chapter 119 and Chapter 2506.  Albin has been a registered legislative agent for several public agencies in Ohio for more than 15 years.

Prior to joining Day Ketterer, Albin was a member with a Toledo, Ohio, firm for more than 20 years. 

  • Legislative Update, 4th Annual Day Ketterer Community School Law Update, Independence and Toledo, Ohio, May 2016
  • Community School Law Update, Summit County Educational Service Center, May 2016
  • Education Law Legislative Update, Columbus, Ohio, May 2015
  • Public Project Construction Reform, Portage County, Ohio, July 2014


  • State of Ohio
  • State of Michigan
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Toledo Bar Association


  • The University of Toledo College of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1990
  • General Motors Institute (n.k.a. Kettering University), Bachelor of Science, 1985