Empowering Ohio's Boards of Education with effective legal counsel to make quality choices for children

Taryn Weiss, Esq.


Associate Attorney

address: 5005 Rockside Rd. Suite 260 Cleveland, Ohio 44131-6808
phone: 216.520.0088
fax: 216.520.0044
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Ms. Weiss is an Associate with Pepple & Waggoner, advising public schools in special education and general school law representation matters.  Her work in education law began in high school when she worked with a group of students and the school’s attorney to obtain breathalyzers for the school.  Ms. Weiss graduated magna cum laude from the Scholars Program at The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in only three years.  She received her Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.  While in law school, Ms. Weiss earned a Certificate in Children Studies and worked as a Managing Editor for the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law.  Ms. Weiss attended and worked at YMCA Camp Fitch for over 15 years and continues to give back by participating in the annual Polar Bear Plunge and jumping into Lake Erie in the depths of winter.  Before joining Pepple & Waggoner, Ms. Weiss served as the Columbus Foundation Coyle Special Education Fellow where she assisted individuals throughout the special education process.

Selected Recent Presentations and Published Works

2019 The 1-2-3s of the 504“; Special Education Seminar
The Legal Liabilities of Social Media“; OSBA Cyberlaw Workshop
“Drafting an Appropriate IEP in Light of Endrew F.”; Special Education Seminar
How to Keep Your Response to Social Media from Going Viral“; School Law Update Seminar
Making Good Decisions About Bad Behavior“; OSBA Capital Conference

Discipline of Students with Disabilities“; School In-Service
Recent Guidance from the Office of Civil Rights and the Office of Special Education Programs“; School In-Service
Case Law and Legislative Update“; School Law Update Seminar

Bar Admissions
• Ohio

Court Admissions
• Ohio local and state courts

Professional and Civic Organizations and Activities
• Ohio State Bar Association
• Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys

• J.D., The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
• B.A., magna cum laude, Sociology, The Ohio State University
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