Maria Limbert Markakis Joins Day Ketterer

Day Ketterer is pleased to announce that Maria Limbert Markakis has recently joined the Firm as a Member and serves as Chair of Day Ketterer's Education Law Practice Group. Prior to joining Day Ketterer, Ms. Markakis was a Partner at Eastman & Smith Ltd.

Ms. Markakis has over twelve years of experience and focuses her practice in the areas of general education law, special education law and related litigation. Ms. Markakis assists clients with drafting and implementing school policies and codes of conduct; student discipline issues and conducting student discipline hearings; compliance with school transportation; student enrollment, including residency, admission, custody, transfers and tuition;  issues arising under the No Child Left Behind Act, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, Ohio Open Meetings Law and Ohio Public Records Act. Her experience includes liability defense, constitutional issues, school levies, labor and employment issues, and drafting contracts geared towards shared or more flexible uses of resources for Ohio schools.

Additionally, Ms. Markakis serves as the primary counsel to The Portage County Educational Service Center Legal Consortium.  The Consortium was developed to provide participating school districts direct, convenient and reduced cost access to legal counsel in all areas of education law. Ms. Markakis has an office at the Portage County ESC. The Portage County ESC Legal Consortium allows member districts to receive legal representation while controlling costs, eliminating duplication of legal advice, and increasing personal access to attorneys and shared services. 

Ms. Markakis is a member of the Portage County Bar Association, Ohio Counsel for School Board Attorneys, and the Ohio State Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association for the Northern District of Ohio.  She serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Toledo College of Law where she teaches an education law course. She was selected for inclusion in the 2007 "Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Stars" list.  Ms. Markakis received her law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2000 and her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, with honors, from The Ohio State University in 1997.