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Daniel L. Lautar, Esq.

Dan Lautar

Associate Attorney

address: 250 East 5th St., Suite 1565, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
phone: 216.520.0088
fax: 216.520.0044
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Dan Lautar is an Associate at Pepple & Waggoner and head of the firm’s Cincinnati office. Dan advises school boards on a variety of subjects, including collective bargaining negotiations, grievance arbitrations, and student discipline matters. He also serves as the firm’s primary Board policy author, providing clients with complete Board policy manuals, and continuous updates, to ensure compliance with an ever-changing array of education laws and regulations.

Dan grew up in Dayton, Ohio, and attended Miami University, where he double majored in Political Science and Journalism and graduated magna cum laude. He received his J.D. from The Ohio State University. When not practicing law, Dan is involved with several charitable non-profit organizations in southwest Ohio, and would bat clean-up on a law firm softball team, if Pepple & Waggoner had one.

Bar Admissions
• Ohio
Court Admissions
• United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
• Ohio local and state courts
Professional and Civic Organizations and Activities
• Ohio State Bar Association
• Cincinnati Bar Association
• Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
• Board Member – Birdies 4 Beckett Foundation
• Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys
• J.D., The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
• B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science/Journalism, Miami University

Selected Recent Presentations and Published Works

2020 “The Union Playbook: Pressure Tactics and Threats”; School Negotiations Workshop
2019 Negotiating After Impasse“; School Negotiations Workshop
Avoiding Board Policy Pitfalls“; School Law Update Seminar
The Legal Basis for Board Policy“; School Board School, Cincinnati
2018 “Anticipating and Responding to Common Union Tactics”; School Negotiations Workshop
How to Keep Your Students Safe and Your Buildings Secure“; School Law Update Seminar
Legal Options for School Safety and Security“; OSBA Capital Conference

2017How to Properly Prepare for Negotiations“; School Negotiations Workshop
Imposing Student Discipline That Survives Legal Challenge“; School Law Update Seminar

2016 “Do I Have to Give Them a Copy? Responding to Requests for Public Records“; School Law Update Seminar
“Play It Again, Sam: Tried and True Union Tactics”; School Negotiations Workshop
“Student Discipline Basics”; School In-Service
2015Board Policies for 2016/Budget Bill“; School Law Update Seminar
Collective Bargaining Case Law and Statutory Update“; School Negotiations Workshop
How Unions Use Grievances and ULPs to Get Language Concessions“; School Negotiations Workshop
2014 “Case Law Update”; School Law Update Seminar
“Collective Bargaining Trends”; Ashland Treasurer Leadership Academy Seminar
Administering Medication to Students“; Administrative In-Service
2013 “Board Policies for 2014”; School Law Update Seminar

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