David J. Lampe

David Lampe represents educational institutions and other public bodies on matters involving education law; public sector labor law; collective bargaining; grievance arbitration; unfair labor practice charges; employment law; harassment, discrimination and misconduct investigations; Title IX investigations and compliance review; policy development; student matters; litigation; and workers' compensation.

David has trained administrators/managers and presented at legal forums across Ohio on a wide assortment of matters affecting public bodies and educational institutions, such as employee evaluation, discipline and nonrenewal; collective bargaining; harassment, discrimination and misconduct investigations; Public Records Act; Open Meetings Act; First Amendment and cyber law issues; special education; student residency, tuition, attendance and custody; student homelessness; hazing and bullying; student privacy laws; transportation; media relations; ethics law; workers' compensation; and general compliance.

David has also served as counsel for educational institutions and other public agencies before the State Employment Relations Board, Office of Civil Rights, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Ohio Civil Rights Commission, Industrial Commission of Ohio, Board of Revisions, both federal and state courts, and numerous arbitrators. He has also represented private sector clients before the National Labor Relations Board.

"We are very pleased with services provided by Bricker & Eckler. Specifically, David Lampe has been diligent in his efforts to serve our district. "

Bricker client as quoted in Best Law Firms, 2018

Professional & Community Activities

  • Guest Lecturer, Masters in Education Program, Xavier University
  • Member, Cincinnati Public Schools Adopt-A-Class Program
  • Member, Ohio Counsel of School Board Attorneys; National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys

Presentations & Published Works

  • Speaker, "Bus Camera Data: How Long to Save it & Who Should See it?", Ohio Association for Pupil Transportation, 2018
  • Speaker, "Transgender Student Issues for Construction," Top Gun Construction Claims Seminar, 2017
  • Speaker, "Searches in Schools," Education Law Seminar, 2017
  • Speaker, "Hot Topics in Collective Bargaining," BASA New Superintendents Workshop, 2017
  • Speaker, "What Medical Marijuana Will Mean for Employers," OSCPA Annual Conference, 2016
  • Speaker, "Collective Bargaining Panel Discussion," BASA Employment Law Seminar, 2015
  • Speaker, "Bargaining from Management's Perspective," Mohican Institute/OSLF Workshop, 2015
  • Author, "Is Worker Misclassification on Your Radar? If It's Not, Maybe It Should Be," Cities & Villages, 2014
  • Speaker, "Student Discipline, Civil Rights Protections & Bullying Prevention," Xavier University Masters in Education Program, 2014
  • Speaker, "Affordable Care Act - Evolving Requirements & Compliance Implications," Ohio Municipal League Mayors Conference, 2014

Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association; Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Admitted, State of Ohio, 2000; State of Kentucky, 2001; U.S. District Court, S.D. Ohio, 2001

Awards & Recognition

  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Education Law), 2017–2019
  • Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers, (Schools & Education), 2009, 2012–2013


  • The Ohio State University (J.D., 2000)
  • University of Oxford, United Kingdom (Comparative Law Program, 1998)
  • University of Cincinnati (B.B.A., Finance, 1997)