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Todd Bruce Kotler

About me

 I am among a handful of Ohio Attorneys who practice special education law. My focus in this area is on the parents of special needs children. I aid them in ensuring that these children receive the free and appropriate public education (FAPE) that each child is guaranteed under state and federal law.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Education: 40%
    8 years
  2. Divorce: 20%
    17 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 15%
    16 years
  4. Child Support: 10%
    17 years
  5. Other: 15%
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Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($150-400/hour), contingent (33-45%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Zollinger, Gruber, Thomas & Co., LPA

6370 Mt. Pleasant St. NW
North Canton, OH, 44720

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
OHActive199901/13/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
First Place Speech ContestToastmasters Intl. - Area 142002
Abramson ScholarshipUniversity of Akron1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyZollinger, Gruber & Thomas, Co. LPA.2014 - Present
Senior LecturerUniversity of Akron2007 - Present
Guardian Ad LitemCounties of Summit and Stark Ohio2000 - Present
Adjunct InstructorBrown Mackie College - Stark2005 - 2007
Staff AttorneyMedina County Public Defender Office2004 - 2005
PartnerAmourgis & Kotler2001 - 2003
OwnerAttorney, Todd B. Kotler1999 - 2014
Law ClerkTeodosio, Manos and Ward1998 - 1999
Law ClerkWhitaker and Rowlands1998 - 1999
Law Clerk - InternCity of Akron1994 - 1998
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Green Chamber of CommerceMember2014 - Present
Stark County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Akron Area YMCAAdvocacy Committee2011 - Present
Council of Parent Attorneys and AdvocatesMember2011 - Present
Boy Scouts of AmericaUnit Comissioner2010 - Present
YMCA Camp Y-NoahProgram Committee Chair2008 - 2013
YMCA Camp Y-NoahAdvisory Board2007 - 2014
Akron Bar Association, Fee Arbitration CommitteeVice Chair2000 - 2001
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Akron Bar AssociationLaw and Technology Comittee Chair2000 - 2001
Akron Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1999 - 2003
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. DossieNot Guitly on all assault and murder charges
Nrothcutt v. Smart Solutions, Inc, et al.Settlement with Defendant Smart Solutions and its owner, Judgments for Client against all other defendants
C.G. v. Midview Local School DistrictSettlement - details confidential per agreement with Defendant - School District
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Basics of Special Education Law - HandoutBasics of Special Education Law2015
National Business Institute Seminar Course Book - School Safety LawSafety Disclosures and State and Federal Record Keeping Laws2014
National Business Institute Seminar Course BookEstablishing the Framework of Special Education Law2013
National Business Institute Seminar Course Book - Special Education LawUNRAVELING THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION ACT (IDEA)2013
Akron Bar Association, ExaminerE-Commerce; The Tidal Wave of Change2000
Akron Bar Association, WebsiteAuthored Disclaimer2000
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Akron School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Bradley UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
IEP and 504 Plan Legal WorkshopDeveloping and Implementing 504 Plans: Ensuring a Level Playing Field2015
IEP and 504 Plan Legal WorkshopIDEA or Section 504? Determining Eligibility Under Both Laws2015
Basics of Special Education LawBasics of Special Education Law2015
Am Spirit - membership meeting.10 Things to Know About Special Education and Your Child2015
School Safety LawSafety Disclosures and State and Federal Record Keeping Laws2014
Ohio Special Education LawUNRAVELING THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION ACT (IDEA)2013
Ohio Special Education LawEstablishing the Framework of Special Education Law2013
Autism Summit and WorkshopNotes from the Special Education Battlefield2010
Law and Technology SeminarPersonal Jurisdictional and R.C. Chapter 1306, the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act.2000