Kimball H. Carey

Kimball Carey has a practice devoted exclusively to K-12 education law, with an emphasis on employment law, management procedures, and school associations. He serves as an advocate for boards of education and other education-related entities in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Kimball has made numerous appearances on behalf of school associations as a "friend of the court" in cases before the Ohio Supreme Court and other courts across Ohio.

"“Kimball [Carey] has the knowledge and expertise to assist with a variety of personnel issues. Our district employs over 2500 employees who belong to three labor groups. Many issues are complex in nature and Kimball has always assisted in seeking the appropriate resolution.”"

Bricker client quoted in Best Lawyers, 2010

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys; Chair, 1998; Executive Committee, 1992–1999
  • Member, National Council of School Board Attorneys

Presentations & Published Works

  • Author, LexisNexis Anderson's Ohio School Law Manual, the leading text on Ohio K-12 education law
  • Author, On Advice of Counsel, a legal newsletter of the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (1993-2015)

Awards & Recognition

  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Education Law), 2008–2023
  • Columbus Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America (Education Law), 2013, 2016, 2018


  • The Ohio State University (J.D.), 1979
  • Wittenberg University (B.A., magna cum laude), 1974