Daniel L. Lautar



Dan Lautar is a Partner at Pepple & Waggoner and head of the firm’s Cincinnati office. Dan advises school boards on a variety of subjects, including collective bargaining negotiations, grievance arbitrations, sexual harassment grievance training, and student discipline matters. He also serves as the firm’s primary Board policy author, providing clients with complete Board policy manuals, and continuous updates, to ensure compliance with an ever-changing array of education laws and regulations.

Dan grew up in Dayton, Ohio, and attended Miami University, where he double majored in Political Science and Journalism and graduated magna cum laude. He received his J.D. from The Ohio State University. When not practicing law, Dan is involved with several charitable non-profit organizations in southwest Ohio, and would bat clean-up on a law firm softball team, if Pepple & Waggoner had one.

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Ohio local and state courts

Professional & Civic Organizations/Activities

Ohio State Bar Association
Cincinnati Bar Association
Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys


J.D., The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science/Journalism, Miami University

Selected Presentations & Published Works

“Student Discipline: Legal Update and Best Practices” – OSBA Capital Conference

“Competitive Bidding: Dos and Don’ts” – OASBO Annual Conference

“Management Rights and Responsibilities: A Refresher” – OME-RESA Spring Administrator Conference

“LGBTQIA+ and Title IX: New Regulations from a New Administration” – School Law Update Seminar


“Trending School Law Topics” – Ohio University

“Legal Update: Spring 2021” – Ohio Mid-Eastern Regional Education Service Agency

“Work From Home: Legal Lessons Learned” – OSBA Capital Conference

“Effective Media Relations During Negotiations” – School Negotiations Workshop


“Board Policy Updates: Changing Policies in Changing Times”; School Law Update Seminar

“Title IX – New Sexual Harassment Regulations”; Ohio Association of School Personnel Administrators

“Trending School Law Topics 2020”; Ohio University

“The Union Playbook: Pressure Tactics and Threats”; School Negotiations Workshop


“Negotiating After Impasse”; School Negotiations Workshop

“Avoiding Board Policy Pitfalls”; School Law Update Seminar

“The Legal Basis for Board Policy”; School Board School, Cincinnati


“Anticipating and Responding to Common Union Tactics”; School Negotiations Workshop

“How to Keep Your Students Safe and Your Buildings Secure”; School Law Update Seminar

“Legal Options for School Safety and Security”; OSBA Capital Conference


“How to Properly Prepare for Negotiations”; School Negotiations Workshop

“Imposing Student Discipline That Survives Legal Challenge”; School Law Update Seminar