Ryan M. LaFlamme



Phone: (513) 421-2540
Fax: (513) 562-4986
Email: rlaflamme@ennisbritton.com


J.D., Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law (2008)
B.A., Criminal Justice and Legal Studies, University of Cincinnati (2004)

Bar Admissions

Ohio (2008)
United States Virgin Islands (2015)

Court Admissions

United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio


Ohio State Bar Association
Cincinnati Bar Association
U.S. Virgin Islands Disaster Relief Legal Assistance Volunteer
Ohio Center for Law-Related Education (OCLRE) Mock Trial Legal Advisor (2014–Present)
Cincinnati Bar Association Volunteer Mock Trial Competition Judge
Treasurer, Public Safety Services Committee (2014–2015)
Trustee, Citizens for the North College Hill Community Center (2012–2016)
Volunteer Judge for Freshmen Oral Arguments, Salmon P. Chase College of Law

Mr. LaFlamme is a shareholder with the firm. During law school, Mr. LaFlamme served as a law clerk for the firm before joining as an attorney in 2008. Mr. LaFlamme is a member of the firm’s Construction and Real Estate, School Finance, and Workers’ Compensation Practice Teams. Mr. LaFlamme practices in several areas of the law concerning school districts, including employment issues, construction, student discipline, workers’ compensation, labor arbitrations, staff discipline, and policy review and drafting, in addition to general school law and local government practice. Mr. LaFlamme also serves as an assistant prosecutor for two municipalities in Ohio. He has successfully litigated for school districts in courts around the state of Ohio including arguing before appellate courts and in federal civil rights litigation. Mr. LaFlamme has defended school boards before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the state and federal Offices for Civil Rights, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Review Commission, and the Unemployment Review Commission. Mr. LaFlamme frequently speaks throughout Ohio on education-related topics.

Recent Presentations and Published Works

  • June 18, 2019: Mercer County Legal Update – Education Law Update
  • March 15: OSBA Cyberlaw Workshop 2019Top Ten Cyberlaw Concerns Facing Schools
  • March 13, 2019 : Hamilton Clermont Cooperative – Hot Topics in Cyberlaw
  • February 22, 2019: Southwest Ohio Personnel Administrators
  • December 6, 2018: ADA, FMLA, Workplace Discrimination and Leaves of Absence (live video webinar for Ohio State Bar Association)
  • December 4, 2018: Social Media and Public Records, Educational Technology and Student Privacy Laws
  • November 12, 2018: Threat Assessment and Safety Plans for School Districts (Ohio School Boards Association Capital Conference)
  • November 9, 2018: ACCESS Council: Social Media, Educational Technology, Records Retention and Student Privacy
  • October 8, 2018: Great Oaks Career Campus ADA Training for Administrative Staff
  • August 2, 2018: Clermont-Brown Regional Network Legal Update for Principals
  • June 22, 2018: Mercer County Educational Service Center Legal Update
  • March 16, 2018: Ohio State Bar Association Cyberlaw Workshop
  • March 2, 2018: Live Webinar: What You Should Know About Guns in Schools
  • December 8, 2017: Family & Medical Leave Act, Southwest Ohio Personnel Administrators
  • September 9, 2017: Legal Update for Curriculum Directors, Brown County ESC
  • August 3, 2017: Legal Update, Southern Ohio ESC
  • July 13, 2017: Education Law Year in Review, Ennis Britton Administrator’s Academy Seminar
  • June 16, 2017: School Attorney Workshop: Understanding Digital Forensics, Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys (OCSBA)
  • April 4, 2017: CyberMorning, Hamilton Clermont Cooperative Association