David J. Lampe

Bricker & Eckler LLP

Recognized since 2017

Cincinnati, Ohio

Practice Areas

Education Law

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David Lampe is a partner in Bricker & Eckler's Education group who practices education, and labor and employment law. His practice emphasizes the representation of public school districts and educational service centers on matters involving education law; public sector labor law; collective bargaining; grievance arbitration; unfair labor practice charges; employment law; harassment, discrimination and misconduct investigations; policy development; student matters; litigation; and workers' compensation.

David has both trained administrators and presented at education law forums across Ohio on a wide assortment of matters affecting public schools, 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; board ethics; and workers compensation.

David has also served as counsel for school boards and 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, federal and state court, and numerous arbitrators. He has also represented private sector clients before the National Labor Relations Board.

Contact & Links


  • 201 East Fifth Street, Suite 1110
    Cincinnati, OH 45202-4152


  • The Ohio State University , J.D., graduated 2000
  • University of Cincinnati , BBA, graduated 1997

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2000
  • Kentucky, 2001


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

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Education Law

Special Focus

  • COVID-19


  • •Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition in Schools & Education, 2009 and 2012-2013

"David Lampe is an extremely knowledgeable and respected litigator who puts the needs of his clients first. He recognizes the clients that he serves are in positions that they need support and the ability to mitigate situations at the lowest levels possible. He has been critical in managing a number of difficult situations for our school district. His expertise and ability to follow through make him an asset to Bricker & Eckler."

- Chad Lewis (Sycamore Community Schools)

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