Kate V. Davis

Kate Davis is a member of Bricker & Eckler's Education group and practices in the firm's Dayton office. She counsels public sector clients on a variety of issues with a particular emphasis on labor and employment matters, including collective bargaining, grievance arbitration and representing employers before the State Employment Relations Board. She also partners with school districts and higher education institutions on a variety of issues, including administration of policies, public records issues, student affairs, constitutional issues and compliance with federal laws.

Kate regularly participates in employment and labor-related litigation involving Title VII, FMLA, ADEA, ADA, FLSA and R.C. Section 4112 issues, and frequently assists clients with policy revision and training.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, National School Boards Association – Council of School Attorneys
  • Member, Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys
  • Member, Education Law Association

Presentations & Published Works

  • Speaker, Student Discipline Issues, Teacher In-Service, August 2016
  • Speaker, “Stop Sexual Harassment,” Supervisor Training, July 2016
  • Speaker, “OASBO Employment Update: FMLA, Garnishment and Severance Issues,” February 2016
  • Speaker, “Assessment and Curriculum Changes, “OSBA presentation, September 2015
  • Speaker, “Student Discipline and Special Education," Administrator’s In-Service, August 2015
  • Speaker, “Teacher Evaluation and OTES,” August 2015
  • Speaker, “Teacher Evaluation and Discipline,” Administrators’ In-Service, August 2015
  • Speaker, “Impact of Obergefell v. Hodges on Public Schools, ESC In-Service, July 2015
  • Speaker, “Transgender Student Issues,” Midwest Ohio ESC In-Service July 2015
  • Speaker, “Managing Employee Leave Requests,” ESC Administrators’ Retreat, July 2015

Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Admitted, State of Ohio
  • Admitted, Federal District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Admitted, Federal District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • Admitted, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Admitted, United States Supreme Court
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Cincinnati Bar Association


  • The Ohio State University (J.D.), 2003, Order of the Coif; Staff member, Ohio State Law Journal
  • Miami University (B.A., magna cum laude, political science), 2000, Phi Beta Kappa