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Jyllian R. Bradshaw

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Jyllian Bradshaw concentrates her practice on representing management in a broad range of employment issues, labor matters, litigation, and counseling. She represents employers in collective bargaining and union matters, as well as the defense of employment disputes, such as claims of discrimination, retaliation, whistleblowing, and wage and hour violations.

With her extensive knowledge and experience regarding safety and compliance issues in the workplace, Jyllian regularly counsels management on state and federal workplace laws, leave laws, FMLA, ADA, and affirmative action compliance. She also advises employers on strategies for reductions-in-staff, restructuring, and wage and hour issues.

As former general counsel to the Dayton City School District and a former high school teacher in Orange County, Florida, Jyllian is particularly well-positioned to assist education clients with resolving complex legal issues and providing guidance on day-to-day employee-related matters and policy decisions. Further, she has deep experience assisting educational institutions with student compliance issues such as special education, student records privacy, and student code of conduct matters. She is also a Level 2 Title IX certified investigator.

An Orlando native, Jyllian enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two children.

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Community Activities

  • University of Dayton, Adjunct Professor
  • The Dakota Center, Board of Directors
  • Dayton Society of Natural History, Member, Associate Board


  • Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch in America®
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition
  • Dayton Business Journal, Forty Under 40, Class of 2022
  • Public Interest Award Recipient, publication of a peer mediation curriculum utilized in the private school setting, 2010
  • Leadership Dayton, Class of 2020

Professional Certifications & Memberships

  • Dayton Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Chair; Community Service Committee, 2014-2015, Chair; Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2015-2016
  • The Education Law Association
  • Ohio School Boards Association
  • Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys


Speaking Engagements

  • "Mental Health in the Workplace: The Impact of COVID-19 and Remote Work on the Work Force," Employment Relations Seminar, Oct. 19, 2022
  • "The Legal Landscape of Social Networks," Southwestern Ohio Association of Corporate Counsel, Nov. 17, 2021
  • "Students, Social Media and Speech," Ohio School Boards Association Leadership for Learning Conference, Nov. 9, 2021
  • "Returning to Work: Non-Profit Organizations and the 'New Normal,'"Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio, April 23, 2021
  • "Is Ignorance Bliss? Drug Testing in 2020," Ohio School Boards Association Capital Conference, Nov. 9, 2020
  • "Supreme Court Update: Equity In Education Law," University of Dayton School of Law, Sept. 18, 2020
  • "S.O.S. – Academic Distress Updates," Ohio School Board Association Capital Conference, Nov. 10-12, 2019
  • "Cannabis Law: Impact on the Workplace," Dayton Bar Association, Oct. 24, 2019
  • "A New Tomorrow: Addressing Medical Marijuana & #MeToo Policies in the Workplace," Employment Relations Seminar, Sept. 20, 2019
  • "Point-Counterpoint: Did the Tinker Court Get It Right?" 50 Years of Tinker: Current Issues in First Amendment Law in K-12 and Higher Ed Conference, University of Dayton School of Law, July 19, 2019
  • "Current Issues in Campus Speech," 50 Years of Tinker: Current Issues in First Amendment Law in K-12 and Higher Ed Conference, University of Dayton School of Law, July 19, 2019
  • "Student and Staff Issues in Administering Medications," Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys 42nd Annual School Attorney Workshop, June 7, 2019
  • "A New Tomorrow: A Review of Recent Updates to Medical Marijuana Laws and the FLSA," Employment Relations Seminar, May 15, 2019

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