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Jacqueline Walsh Brickman, Esq.

Jacqueline T. Walsh

Associate Attorney

address: 5005 Rockside Rd. Suite 260 Cleveland, Ohio 44131-6808
phone: 216.520.0088
fax: 216.520.0044
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Jackie Brickman advises school boards on a variety of special education and general school law matters, including identifying students with disabilities, providing appropriate IEPs and 504 plans, conducting manifestation determination reviews, carrying out school district investigations, addressing disciplinary issues for employees and students, and responding to employee requests for medical leave and accommodations due to a disability.  Jackie also defends school boards in special education due process cases; administrative hearings regarding employee discipline; discrimination claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Ohio Civil Rights Commission, and the Office for Civil Rights; and other litigation before Ohio courts at both the trial and appellate levels.

Prior to joining Pepple & Waggoner, Jackie was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Vernon L. Preston at the Third District Court of Appeals of Ohio.  Jackie graduated cum laude from The University of Akron School of Law where she served as the Executive Editor of the Akron Law Review, earned the CALI Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy, and received the American Law Institute-American Bar Association Scholarship & Leadership Award.  Jackie graduated magna cum laude from The Ohio State University, with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy.  On a personal note, Jackie is an avid reader, a loyal Buckeyes fan, and enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.

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
• Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
• Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys

• J.D., cum laude, The University of Akron School of Law
• B.A., magna cum laude, English/Philosophy, The Ohio State University

Selected Recent Presentations and Published Works

2020 “Here, There, and Everywhere: FAPE Obligations for Students Parentally Placed Outside of the District”; Special Education Seminar
“Here Comes the Sun: Legal Challenges for 2020”; Special Education Seminar
2019Mastering the MDR: How to Properly Discipline Students with Disabilities“; Special Education Seminar
There’s No Place Like Home: Student Residency and Tuition Issues“; School Law Update Seminar
“The Right Prescription: Providing FAPE to Chronically Ill Students”; Special Education Seminar
Breaking Bad Habits: Special Education Mistakes Your Staff Don’t Know They’re Making“; School Law Update Seminar

2017 “Current Issues in Special Education”; Northwestern Ohio Educational Research Council
Discipline of Students with Disabilities“; OSBA Capital Conference
Recent Guidance from the Office of Civil Rights and the Office of Special Education Programs“; School In-Service
On the Move: Guidelines for Transporting Students with Disabilities“; Special Education Seminar
Transgender Student Issues: A Legal Update and Practical Guidance“; Administrative In-service
Sticks and Stones and Lawsuits: Investigating and Responding to Student Bullying, Hazing, and Harassment“; School Law Update Seminar
2016 “FMLA and Pregnancy Discrimination Act”; School Law Update Seminar
“FERPA: an Overview of a District’s Responsibilities”; School In-Service
“A School District’s Legal Obligations and Responsibilities for Special Education Students”; School In-Service
Student LGBT Issues”;  Administrative In-Service
Special Education Update 2016”; Northwestern Ohio Educational Research Council
“Dealing With Discrimination Claims”; OSBA Capital Conference
2015Do I Need to Accommodate That Request? Issues Under the ADA”; School Law Update Seminar
Special Education Update”; Northwestern Ohio Educational Research Council
Student Bullying and Hazing”; Administrative In-Service
2014Special Education Students and the Problem of Placement“; School Law Update Seminar
2013Case Law Update/Budget Bill”; School Law Update Seminar

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