Aaron D. Rothey

A former high school English teacher, Aaron Rothey is an education attorney with firsthand experience in Ohio's public school system. He assists school districts with a variety of issues including employee and student discipline, public records requests, union relations, and related litigation. He also helps school districts, hospitals, and other stakeholders with property tax valuation and tax exemption matters.

Prior to finishing law school at The Ohio State University, he earned a Master’s of Education degree from Ohio State’s College of Education and Human Ecology, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in English with honors from Ohio State. In law school, Aaron was a Moritz Merit Scholar, the executive note editor for the Ohio State Law Journal, and an active participant in the Moot Court Program.

Aaron previously worked as a law clerk with the Columbus City Attorney’s Office Zone Initiative Team. During his four-year teaching career, he taught 9th-11th graders in standard, honors and Advance Placement classes and advised several clubs and organizations, including drama club and the chess and game club. He also served as the director of the high school’s spring plays.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Local Chapter Co-President, National Education Association, 2013–2015

Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Admitted, State of Ohio, 2019

Awards & Recognition

  • Influential Staff Member of the Year, Logan Elm High School, 2014–2015


  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D.), 2019; Moritz Merit Scholar; Executive Note Editor, Ohio State Law Journal; Order of Barristers
  • The Ohio State University (Master of Education), 2012
  • The Ohio State University (B.A. in English), 2009