Office / 614.745.2001
Email / Mark@awlawohio.com
MARK WEIKER, ESQ.
Mark is a partner at Albeit Weiker, LLP where he focuses his practice on all aspects of school law, representing students, parents, educators and school employees. Mark formerly served as day-to-day and defense counsel to traditional public schools, but started representing students/parents/educators in 2014 when he co-founded Albeit Weiker, LLP.
Mark represents students “K through college” in disciplinary and special education issues, and represents school employees in school discipline, contract and separation issues, and for education licensure investigations conducted by the Ohio Department of Education.
Mark has written and spoken on a variety of education-related topics including FERPA, Student Codes of Conduct, Ohio student privacy laws, access to student educational records, statutory and qualified immunity for schools, dress codes, student constitutional rights and liability waivers.
Mark most enjoys building couch forts and magna-tile structures with his son, watching his daughter dance and do gymnastics, and learning and laughing about parenting with his wife.
The Ohio State University (B.S., 2002); Capital University (J.D., 2010, Student Bar Association President; Order of the Curia; Dean’s Award for Public Service)
Ohio, 2010; U.S. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of Ohio, 2011; U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 2012
Rated as a "Rising Star" in Employment and School Law by Super Lawyers in 2015; Rated "Superb" in Employment and Education Law by Avvo.com, Lawyer Rating Service
Ohio State Bar Association, Education Law Committee; Columbus Bar Association, Barrister Leadership Program (2011-2012); Bexley Chamber of Commerce, Board Member; Franklinton Gardens, Board of Directors and Vice President; Web Wise Seniors, Inc., Board of Director; BMAW Underground Coffee Club, Honorary Member.
School Dress Codes Must Balance Student Control with Constitutional Rights, OSBA Law You Can Use (2015)
Community Schools Operate Under Non-Profit Sponsorship, OSBA Law You Can Use (2015)
The Basics on Public Schools in Ohio, OSBA Law You Can Use (2015)
Public Schools Must Have Reasonable Suspicion to Test Students for Drugs and Alcohol, OSBA Law You Can Use (2014)
Private School Is Option for Ohio Students, OSBA Law You Can Use (2014)
Online Schools Operate Independently of School Districts in Ohio, OSBA Law You Can Use (2013)
Homeschooling Provides Alternative to Traditional Public Schools, OSBA Law You Can Use (2014)
What You Should Know Before Making a Public School Donation, OSBA Law You Can Use (2013)
Student Education Records are Protected Under FERPA and Ohio Law
Joint Vocational Schools are Public in Ohio, OSBA Law You Can Use (2013)
Weiker, M., Law Balances Student Record Access and Privacy, OSBA Law You Can Use (2014)
Seminars/Clinics for Middle School and High School Students
The Importance of Making Mistakes (2013)