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Mark J. Jackson, Esq.

Mark J. Jackson

Of Counsel

address: 5005 Rockside Rd. Suite 260 Cleveland, Ohio 44131-6808
phone: 216.520.0088
fax: 216.520.0044
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Mr. Jackson serves as Of Counsel with Pepple & Waggoner. At Pepple & Waggoner, Mr. Jackson represents public schools in a variety of areas, concentrating in labor contract negotiations, compliance with federal employment and health care laws, public records, student discipline, personnel matters, and general school law representation. While attending law school, Mr. Jackson received CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for highest academic performance in his Unfair Competition, Advanced Copyright Seminar, and Focused Problem Solving courses. He was also a member of his college golf team. Before joining Pepple & Waggoner, Mr. Jackson worked as a staff attorney at the Twelfth District Court of Appeals of Ohio, where he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Robert P. Ringland.

Selected Recent Presentations and Published Works
 “School Law Update for 2016 and Implementing Effective Student Discipline”; Northwestern Ohio Educational Research Council
Student and Staff LGBT Issues”; School Law Update Seminar
Making Sense of the Affordable Care Act Requirements and What it Means for Schools”; OASBO Annual Workshop
2014 “Understanding Ohio’s Open Meetings Act”; School Law Update Seminar
Pupil Services Items & Issues in Negotiations”; Ohio Association of Pupil Services Administrators
Managing Employee Leave”; OME-RESA Administrative In-Service
2013 “Insurance Bargaining for 2013”; School Negotiations Workshop
“Managing Employee Leave”; OASBO Essentials of HR Workshop
2012 “Waiting Time, Travel Time, Smart Phones, and Internships, Oh My!”; OHPELRA
“Retirement Systems and Independent Contractors”; School Law Update Seminar
2011 “Budget – SB 5 – Legislative Update”; School Law Update Seminar
Bar Admissions
• OhioCourt Admissions
• United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
• Ohio local and state courtsProfessional and Civic Organizations and Activities
• Ohio State Bar Association
• Ohio Council of School Board AttorneysEducation
• J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law
• B.A., Politics and Government, Ohio Wesleyan University

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