A native of Akron, Ohio, Mr. Kotler obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 1992 from Bradley University and his law degree in 1998 from The University of Akron. He was admitted to practice in all courts of Ohio in 1999 and the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio in 2001.
Todd is a general practice attorney with focuses in family law, civil and criminal and litigation and education law. Todd is one of the few attorneys in Northeast Ohio practicing education law, representing clients and their families regarding Individualized Education Plans, expulsion hearings, Manifestation Determination Reviews, Department of Education Due Process hearings, and advocates for parents of special needs children.
Professional Activities: Todd is a member of the Stark County Bar Association, the Akron Bar Association (where he has held Chair and Vice Chair positions on several committees), and the Council of Parent Advocates and Attorneys. He has presented seminars to groups on education law and has taught continuing legal education to attorneys. Additionally, Todd has received mediation training, through the Ohio Supreme Court.
Community Involvement: Todd has had an abiding commitment to the communities of Northeast Ohio. His volunteer activities include participation in various community theaters including (Weathervane, Shakespeare at Stan, Hewett and Coach House); service on the Boards of Tree City and Kent Stage Players; and acting in local productions. He has also provided service as a Commissioner at Large for Boy Scouts of America, Old Portage District, Great Trail Council, and as a member of the YMCA Camp Y-Noah, Advisory Board. He is a member of the North Canton, Jackson-Belden and Green Chambers of Commerce.
He is an active member at Congregation Kol Chadash and serves as a Sunday School teacher, Alternate Cantorial Soloist, and member of the Temple worship band.
He currently resides in Jackson Township area with his wife, Lynn and children, Lucas and Lauren.
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