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Megan D. Maurer, Esq.

Megan D. Maurer


address: 5005 Rockside Rd. Suite 260 Cleveland, Ohio 44131-6808
phone: 216.520.0088
fax: 216.520.0044
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Ms. Maurer serves as Associate Attorney with Pepple & Waggoner. Her practice focuses on litigation, employment matters, special education law, including representation in due process hearings, and general school law representation. In her litigation practice, Ms. Maurer has successfully represented Ohio school boards in trial and appellate court litigation, real property tax valuation disputes, workers’ compensation claims, employment discrimination charges, and a variety of other school-related disputes. After earning her B.A. and graduating magna cum laude from the Scholars Program of The Ohio State University, Ms. Maurer received a Dean’s Full-Tuition Scholarship to Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctor and graduated magna cum laude. While attending law school, she served as a legal extern to the Honorable Ann Aldrich of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, and received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in her Torts, Evidence, First Amendment, Comparative Constitutional Law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution classes. She was also awarded the Pro Bono and Community Service Award for three consecutive years, as well as the Frank L. Bartak Memorial Fund Award: Outstanding Student in Torts, and the Charles Auerbach Memorial Award: Outstanding Student in Evidence.

Bar Admissions
• Ohio

Court Admissions
• Ohio local and state courts
• Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
• United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
• United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Professional and Civic Organizations and Activities
• Ohio State Bar Association
• Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys
• OCSBA Special Education Roundtable

• J.D., magna cum laude, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
• B.A., magna cum laude, Psychology (minor in Business Administration), The Ohio State University

Selected Recent Presentations and Published Works
2018 “Procedural Violations: When Do They Amount to a Substantive Violation?”; Special Education Seminar
2017 “Be Prepared: The New Due Process Trend”; OSBA Capital Conference
504 Plans v. IEPs v. IHP: How to Identify Which Plan is Right for Which Student“; Special Education Seminar
Student Discipline Basics“; Administrative In-Service
Current Issues in Special Education“; School Law Update Seminar
Addressing Discipline Issues for Students with Disabilities“; Administrative In-Service

“Special Education Updates for 2016″; School Law Update Seminar
Student Discipline Basics”; School In-Service
Special Education Update 2016”; Northwestern Ohio Educational Research Council
“Who’s Right When Student Rights Conflict?”; OSBA Capital Conference
2015Evaluating and Serving Students with Emotional and/or Behavioral Disorders”; School Law Update Seminar
Employees and Social Media:  Can They Really Say That?”; OSBA Intensive Legal Workshop
“Special Education Update: Restraint and Seclusion”; School In-Service
2014 “Managing Employee Leave”; OASBO Essentials of HR Workshop
“Student-Related Search and Seizure”; School Law Update Seminar
“Social Media Mysteries”; OSBA/OASBO School Law for Treasurers Workshop
“Custodial Issues in School Settings”; School In-Service
“Ten Common Special Education Mistakes”; School In-Service
“How to Prepare for a Due Process Hearing”; School In-Service
“Student Suspension/Expulsion”; School In-Service
“The Effective Use of Paraprofessionals in Special Education”; School In-Service
2013 “Current Issues in Special Education Law”; School Law Update Seminar
2012 “BYOT [Bring Your Own Technology]”; School Law Update Seminar
“SERB Decisions Everyone Should Know in 2012”; School In-Service

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