Brandi D. Pikes

Brandi Pikes’ practice focuses on counseling and representing employers in both the public and private sectors. Her labor experience includes preparing and representing clients during arbitration. Brandi advises clients on compliance with a wide array of issues including but not limited to federal and state labor and employment issues, discrimination, harassment, employee disciplinary concerns, contract issues, FERPA issues, ACA issues, ethics issues, the Ohio Open Meetings Act, and the drafting and implementation of policies. Brandi has also represented clients in federal and state court including the Court of Appeals. She is a frequent speaker and writer on labor and employment issues.

Prior to joining Bricker, Brandi worked as an eighth-grade English Language Arts teacher and a Leadership for Educational Equity Fellowship with the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. Her previous legal experience includes clerking for the Special School District of St. Louis County and serving as a judicial extern at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Writer, Ohio Municipal Service Newsletter (Thomson Reuters), 2019
  • Member, Ohio Women in Government
  • Alumni Advisory Board Member, Mid-Region of the National Black Law Students Association

Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Admitted, State of Ohio, 2019
  • Vice Chair, Young Lawyers Division-Labor and Employment Law Committee, 2019-present
  • Member, Ohio Bar Association
  • Member, Columbus Bar Association
  • Member, John M. Langston Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

  • Recipient, Leaders of Tomorrow Award, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2018
  • Young Lawyers Division Fellow, American Bar Association - Labor and Employment Law Section, 2020-2021


  • Washington University School of Law (J.D.), 2018; Harold E. Goldberg Scholar in Law Scholarship; Wanguri Maathai Graduate Service Award
  • University of Mississippi (M.A., political science), 2012
  • Alcorn State University (B.A., mass communication, magna cum laude), 2010
Dedicated Volunteer
Dedicated Volunteer

A former eight-grade English language arts teacher, Brandi continues to make an impact in kids' lives by volunteering to read to and with elementary students. 

Active Poet
Active Poet

A former English Language Arts teacher, Brandi continues to write and recite poetry. She recently performed an original poem on Washington University's campus.