David represents Ohio school districts and municipalities on a wide variety of issues.
His education law practice includes counseling school administrators, boards of education, and governing bodies on personnel issues, including FMLA and ADA compliance; all aspects of employee discipline, including pre-disciplinary hearings, grievances, and arbitration; policy and regulation revision; and collective bargaining. David also advises school administrators on pupil issues, including student discipline, special education, and issues surrounding custody, enrollment, and tuition. He also assists administrators and boards to comply with public records and Sunshine law requirements. David provides in-service training to school personnel on a variety of issues.
David’s municipal law practice includes advising municipalities on many of the same issues that occur with representation of school boards, including a variety of labor and employment issues, responding to public records requests, Sunshine law compliance, and policy and regulation creation and revision. In addition, he counsels municipalities on planning and zoning issues, eminent domain, and enforcement of municipal codes.
David represents school boards and municipalities before administrative agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, and U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, against claims of discrimination. He represents public employers against unfair labor practice claims made to the Ohio State Employment Relations Board. David also represents school boards and municipalities in Ohio’s state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, and the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Articles in the National Law Review database by David S. Hirt