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Taryn Weiss Derin, Esq.

Taryn Weiss

Associate Attorney

address: 5005 Rockside Rd. Suite 260 Cleveland, Ohio 44131-6808
phone: 216.520.0088
fax: 216.520.0044
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Taryn Weiss Derin advises school boards in general school law matters, concentrating in special education, including representation in due process hearings, IEP team meetings, and manifestation determination reviews.  Taryn has also represented school boards in litigation on various issues including employment discrimination, student discipline, and property disputes.

Prior to her time at Pepple & Waggoner, Taryn served as the Columbus Foundation Coyle Special Education Fellow where she assisted families throughout the special education process attending over 150 IEP meetings in a single school year.

Taryn graduated magna cum laude from the Scholars Program at The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in only three years and received her Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.  While in law school, Taryn earned a Certificate in Children Studies and worked as a Managing Editor for the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law. 

In her spare time, Taryn enjoys running and performing onstage in local musical theatre productions.

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

Selected Recent Presentations and Published Works

2020 “What Goes On: Understanding FBAs, BIPs, and BCBAs”; Special Education Seminar
“Yesterday: Year in Review”; Special Education Seminar
2019 The 1-2-3s of the 504“; Special Education Seminar
The 411 on 504’s: Best Practices for Your District“; School Law Update 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

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