Jason Stuckey is an education attorney with a diverse background that includes labor and employment law, civil rights and litigation experience. Prior to joining Bricker, Jason served as the Assistant General Counsel to the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority and as an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Section of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.
Jason Stuckey advises a multitude of public sector clients with a focus on school districts and higher education institutions. He advises clients on compliance with a wide array of issues including but not limited to federal and state labor and employment issues, employee disciplinary concerns, contract issues, licensure issues, FERPA issues, ethics issues, the Ohio Open Meetings Act, student-related disciplinary matters, residency and custody disputes, and the drafting and implementation of policies. Jason also has extensive experience leading collective bargaining negotiations, labor arbitrations, and employee grievances. Jason is a seasoned litigator representing clients in state and federal courts. He also routinely represents clients before the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Prior to joining Bricker, Jason served as the Assistant General Counsel to the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority, where he advised on labor and employment matters, counseled on housing and insurance matters, managed litigation and facilitated public records requests. He began his legal career at the Ohio Attorney General’s office as an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Section, where he led a team of investigators at the OCRC on charges of discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Title VII, conducted trainings, and handled litigation on various employment and fair housing issues.
Industries & Practices
Indiana University Maurer School of Law (J.D.), 2013; Vice-President, Black Law Students' Association (BLSA); Regional Director of Pre-Law Division, Midwest BLSA; Minority Pre-Law Advisor; Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition Board; Club Tennis Team Member
Johnson C. Smith University (B.A. summa cum laude, Political Science), 2010; Valedictorian; Captain, Tennis Team; Summer School on Black Europe in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2008
Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers in America (Education Law), 2021–2023
Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers (Schools & Education), 2021–2023
Mentor, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Beautillion
Board Member, Inner City Tennis Project
Board Member and Membership Committee Chair, Greater Cincinnati Minority Corporate Counsel Program
- Bricker Graydon Attorneys Recognized for 2024 “Best Lawyers” ExcellenceFirm News
- Jason Stuckey recognized by Pro Bono Partnership of OhioFirm News
- Bricker attorneys recognized for “Best Lawyers” excellenceFirm News
- Bricker attorneys listed by Super Lawyers for 2022Firm News
- Bricker & Eckler announces five new partnersFirm News
- Thank you from your partner in educationFirm News
- Best Lawyers 2022 recognizes 66 Bricker & Eckler attorneysFirm News
- Bricker attorneys listed by Super Lawyers for 2021Firm News
- Best Lawyers 2021 recognizes 74 Bricker & Eckler attorneysFirm News
Presentations & Publications
- 2024 Annual Corporate Counsel SummitSeminar
- Bricker Graydon's Southwest Ohio K-12 Lunch & LearnSeminar
- Employment Law Hot TopicsSeminar
- BASA and Bricker & Eckler present: Intensive Labor Negotiations Academy (K-12 Education)Seminar
- Webinar Series: Hot Topics in EmploymentWebinar
- OSBA Conference & Breakfast with BrickerOther
- Webinar: Countdown to 2020–2021 – Legal Aspects of Reset-Restart (Pre-K to 12)Webinar
- Webinar: Legal Update – Coronavirus and Schools (K-12)Webinar
- 2019 Corporate Counsel SummitSeminar
- 2019 Top Gun Construction Claims SeminarSeminar
- Wednesday Webinar: Dialogue on Discipline - Common Student Mistakes & How To Avoid Them (Pre-K to 12)Webinar
- OASBO Essentials of Human ResourcesSeminar
- BASA Legal Issues for SuperintendentsOther
- 2018 Top Gun Construction Claims SeminarSeminar
- Webinar: ADA and FMLA for K-12 and Higher EducationWebinar
- Bricker & Eckler's Education Law SeminarSeminar
- 2017 Top Gun - Construction Claims SeminarSeminar
- NIL deals may soon enter the halls of Ohio's K-12 SchoolsArticle
- Mask on, mask off: Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals determines mask requirement can be a reasonable accommodation for studentsArticle
- Senate Bill 229: Remote and blended learning for 2021-2022Article
- Updates to blended and online learningArticle
- OHSAA relaxes academic eligibility requirements for fall athleticsArticle
- A closer look at CARES Act funding requirements for K-12Article
- Student loans and wage garnishments under the CARES ActArticle
- Legal considerations related to Ohio’s school closureArticle
- Ohio public school (K-12) guidance for coronavirus with Q&AArticle
Outside The Office
Jason Stuckey has had a life of building force fields. Perhaps not in the traditional science-fiction “deflecting lasers” sense, but in the commitment to foster, protect, and improve his surrounding community, both professional and personal.
Jason recalls the earliest experience of a force field through his most beloved activity: tennis. “It felt like to me there was always some sort of force field around the court,” he described, “When I was there, nothing else really mattered. I always wanted that for others too, for them to feel like they were protected.”
Having grown up in Cincinnati and born to a duo of real estate entrepreneurs with giving hearts, Jason emphasizes that it was more than possible to call on the desire he felt to give back to his community when he could.
“My mom always pushed us to give back,” he said. “She always wanted us to follow through with things, never do them halfway.”
Jason took the example and advice his mother gave him and ran with it for the next decade. Everywhere he went Jason found a force field to occupy or to build. He dove harder into volunteering in his community and sank further into his love of tennis in high school where he was a stand-out all state performer. He found himself gravitating towards leadership roles where he became student body president.
Jason went on to attend Johnson C. Smith University where he erected more force fields of protection for students by getting involved in a variety of student leadership programs and taking their interests and consideration in stride.
However, before he was to graduate and move on to Indiana University’s School of Law for his second degree, the most life-changing force field yet was provided for Jason in Cincinnati's SWEL (Summer Work Experience in Law) program.
SWEL, founded by Jim Johnson, is a space for students of color to work and participate in law firms in a nine-week program. “If there’s one person that deserves to be shouted out more than my parents, it’s Jim Johnson. The guidance from him on law schools, and the networking, were all invaluable. I felt like I had everything I needed to be successful, I was secure, and I could make people’s lives better with the gifts I was given.”
After his law school graduation, Jason went on to practice in the public sector for several years. He spent a year with the Cincinnati Housing Authority but eventually found himself in an interview with Bricker-Graydon.
“I didn’t know what to expect from them,” he said. “I had never worked for a firm like that before.” However, Jason explained that he couldn’t have been more grateful for what he found. “They were honest and down to earth with me,” he described. “I’m big on honesty and keeping your word. I have clients and coworkers that I need to get back to regularly. People who need to know I have their back. To see Bricker Graydon preach the same thing as me, was a breath of fresh air.”
Today, Jason lives with his wife and their young daughter. In both his professional life where he practices education law on behalf of Bricker Graydon and his personal life where he volunteers at local organizations all across Cincinnati, he continues to build stronger and stronger force fields and teach others his ways.
“My daughter is a little too young for my wife and I to give advice or teaching to now,” said Jason, “But it’s important to us that someday she, and all the younger people out there, understand that there will always be communities that are not as fortunate as others. There are a lot of people out there that need some assistance and even if you think your impact is small, it could really change someone’s life.”
When asked for advice on how to gain his communal assistance mindset, Jason urged young people to “Be a sponge. Learn as much as you can, and help as many people as you can with your knowledge.”
- Member, Cincinnati Bar Association
- 2018 Pathfinder, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
- Admitted, State of Ohio, 2013
- Admitted, United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio