Jacqueline Walsh Brickman

Associate Attorney

Jackie Brickman advises school boards on a variety of special education and general school law matters, including identifying students with disabilities, providing appropriate IEPs and 504 plans, conducting manifestation determination reviews, carrying out school district investigations, addressing disciplinary issues for employees and students, and responding to employee requests for medical leave and accommodations due to a disability. Jackie also defends school boards in special education due process cases; administrative hearings regarding employee discipline; discrimination claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Ohio Civil Rights Commission, and the Office for Civil Rights; and other litigation before Ohio courts at both the trial and appellate levels.

Prior to joining Pepple & Waggoner, Jackie was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Vernon L. Preston at the Third District Court of Appeals of Ohio. Jackie graduated cum laude from The University of Akron School of Law where she served as the Executive Editor of the Akron Law Review, earned the CALI Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy, and received the American Law Institute-American Bar Association Scholarship & Leadership Award. Jackie graduated magna cum laude from The Ohio State University, with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy. On a personal note, Jackie is an avid reader, a loyal Buckeyes fan, and enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.

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
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys


J.D., cum laude, The University of Akron School of Law
B.A., magna cum laude, English/Philosophy, The Ohio State University

Selected Presentations & Published Works

“Special Education in the Time of COVID-19”; School Law Update Seminar

“Practical Advice for Avoiding IEP Issues”; OSBA Capital Conference

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

“Here, There, and Everywhere: FAPE Obligations for Students Parentally Placed Outside of the District”; Special Education Seminar

“Here Comes the Sun: Legal Challenges for 2020”; Special Education Seminar


“Mastering the MDR: How to Properly Discipline Students with Disabilities“; Special Education Seminar

“There’s No Place Like Home: Student Residency and Tuition Issues“; School Law Update Seminar


“The Right Prescription: Providing FAPE to Chronically Ill Students”; Special Education Seminar

“Breaking Bad Habits: Special Education Mistakes Your Staff Don’t Know They’re Making“; School Law Update Seminar


“Current Issues in Special Education”; Northwestern Ohio Educational Research Council

“Discipline of Students with Disabilities“; OSBA Capital Conference

“Recent Guidance from the Office of Civil Rights and the Office of Special Education Programs“; School In-Service

“On the Move: Guidelines for Transporting Students with Disabilities“; Special Education Seminar

“Transgender Student Issues: A Legal Update and Practical Guidance“; Administrative In-service

“Sticks and Stones and Lawsuits: Investigating and Responding to Student Bullying, Hazing, and Harassment“; School Law Update Seminar


“FMLA and Pregnancy Discrimination Act”; School Law Update Seminar

“FERPA: an Overview of a District’s Responsibilities”; School In-Service

“A School District’s Legal Obligations and Responsibilities for Special Education Students”; School In-Service

“Student LGBT Issues”; Administrative In-Service

“Special Education Update 2016”; Northwestern Ohio Educational Research Council

“Dealing With Discrimination Claims”; OSBA Capital Conference


“Do I Need to Accommodate That Request? Issues Under the ADA”; School Law Update Seminar

“Special Education Update”; Northwestern Ohio Educational Research Council

“Student Bullying and Hazing”; Administrative In-Service