Derek uses his sharp intellect to cut through the most complicated legal issues to provide clients with practical legal advice. An excellent communicator, Derek is valued for his ability to distill complex legal concepts into achievable action plans. Derek’s practice focuses on representing public boards of education and their employees in all manner of disputes—from special education litigation, general litigation, employment counseling and defense, discrimination defense, and collective bargaining.
Derek has represented school districts in discipline and termination proceedings, before various administrative agencies and in state and federal court. Clients benefit from Derek’s expansive education and employment law knowledge and his litigation experience, which helps him to work with clients to identify real-world solutions to complex legal problems.
Derek frequently speaks and writes on the following topics:
Derek has presented for the following organizations:
Ohio Counsel of School Board Attorneys
Derek is an eagle scout. He, his wife, and daughter are the loving owners of two parrots.