Kate Davis is a member of Bricker Graydon's Education group and practices in the 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 counsels 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 frequently partners with K-12 and higher education institutions on civil rights and Title IX issues. Kate has conducted independent investigations for public entities and assists clients with Title IX policy revision and training. She has trained dozens of educational institutions on the new Title IX regulations. Kate also served as an assistant general counsel at a large public university. In this role, she represented and provided direct legal advice to a variety of university departments, including the President, Provost, and the Office of Equal Opportunity. She provided guidance and training on public records and Open Meetings Act issues and student privacy issues, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). She also represented the university during investigations by the Office of Civil Rights, and participated in employment related litigation.


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

Professional Activities

Member, National School Boards Association – Council of School Attorneys

Member, Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys

Member, Education Law Association

Member, Ohio State Bar Association

Member, Cincinnati Bar Association



Presentations & Publications

Speaking Engagements

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Kate V. Davis

  • Offices at Liberty Center
    7570 Bales Street, Suite 220
    Liberty Township, OH 45069


  • State of Ohio
  • Federal District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Federal District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
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