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Milko Cecez, Esq.

Milko Cecez Attorney Pepple Waggoner

Associate Attorney

address: 5005 Rockside Rd. Suite 260 Cleveland, Ohio 44131-6808
phone: 216.520.0088
fax: 216.520.0044
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Mr. Cecez is an Associate with Pepple & Waggoner, representing boards of education on a variety of matters, including workers compensation cases, general litigation, compliance with public records law, personnel matters, and general school law representation. He attended John Carroll University, where he graduated magna cum laude with a major in Political Science, and minors in Philosophy and English. At John Carroll, Mr. Cecez was a two-time all-conference and all-Ohio selection in soccer, and a captain of the team. Mr. Cecez received his Juris Doctorate from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he also graduated magna cum laude. While in law school, Mr. Cecez received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Legal Research and Writing, and was also a Managing Editor of the Journal of Law and Health. Prior to joining Pepple & Waggoner, Mr. Cecez spent five years working for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office as an Assistant County Prosecutor, where he litigated a number of criminal jury trials in the Court of Common Pleas and argued at the Eighth District Court of Appeals.

Selected Recent Presentations and Published Works

2019 What You Need to Know About Workers Compensation and School Safety“; BASA Safety Conference
The Legal Liabilities of Social Media“; OSBA Cyberlaw Workshop

What You Need to Know About Workers’ Compensation“; School Law Update Seminar
Can I Do That? Ethics for Board Members“; OSBA Capital Conference
Common Union Tactics and Threats“; School Negotiations Workshop
Levy Campaigns: Getting Out the Vote Without Getting in Trouble“; School Law Update Seminar
“Understanding the New Standards: An Update and Refresher on the Fair Labor Standards Act”; School Law Update Seminar
“Case Law Update”; School Law Update Seminar
“Management Toolbox: Outsourcing and Sharing Services”; School In-Service

Bar Admissions
• Ohio
Court Admissions
• United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
• Ohio local and state courts
Professional and Civic Organizations and Activities
• Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
• Ohio State Bar Association
• Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys
• J.D., magna cum laude, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
• B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science, John Carroll University

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