Practice Area:

School Law

Ohio’s school districts and boards of education frequently face a multitude of various legal issues and litigation, from the simple to the very complicated. CBJ has handled them all for over thirty years.

CBJ has been successfully defending and representing school boards and school districts, as well as their board members, administrators, teachers, and employees for over 35 years in state and federal courts throughout Ohio, including the U.S. Supreme Court and the Ohio Supreme Court.  Our lawyers have significant experience in numerous areas of school law and causes of action, including but not limited to claims involving all torts, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), contracts, 42 USC § 1983 actions, constitutional rights, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, negligence, administrative appeals, due process, equal protection, retaliation, intentional torts, race and gender discrimination, disability discrimination, civil rights and negligence.

School districts and boards of education are frequently the targets of lawsuits throughout Ohio. It is not unusual for individual board members, superintendents, teachers, and various other employees to also be named in the lawsuit, both individually and in their official capacity. These lawsuits can cover numerous issues and topics, such as student discipline; teacher contracts; student and teacher rights; racial, gender, and religious discrimination; bullying; student and teacher harassment; playground injuries; student fights; and various other conflicting situations.

Crabbe, Brown & James has been a supportive member of the Ohio Counsel of School Board Attorneys for over 25 years and its attorneys have a multitude of experience in representing Ohio’s School Districts and School Boards on all issues.



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Phone 614-228-5511

Fax 614-229-4559

Address 500 South Front Street Suite 1200 Columbus, Ohio 43215

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