Janet Cooper represents school districts, municipalities and nonprofit entities on all facets of school law and labor and employment law. Her practice focuses on issues such as student misconduct, special education/disability disputes and employment matters, policies and contracts.

Janet has made presentations at local, state and regional level seminars and conferences on school and employment law issues. She provides regular in-service training to school administrators in both general and specialized areas of school law with a particular emphasis on student issues, primarily those arising under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA).

Industries & Practices


University of Tulsa Law School (J.D., 1978)

Wichita State University (B.A. in English, 1969)


Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Education Law), 2007–2023

Professional Activities

Member, Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys

Board member, Dayton Legal Heritage Foundation

Past President of the Board, Volunteer Lawyers Project, Dayton Bar Association

Past Trustee, Volunteer Lawyers Project, Dayton Bar Association


Presentations & Publications

Janet Cooper, Bricker Graydon LLP Photo

Janet K. Cooper

Of Counsel
  • 312 North Patterson Blvd.
    Suite 200
    Dayton, OH 45402 -1800


  • Admitted, State of Ohio, 1978
  • Member, Dayton Bar Association
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