Attorneys practicing school law assist public and private schools in understanding their obligations to employees, students, and the public under state and federal law.

This practice area represents and advises individual school officials and educators, as well as public and private schools, in a general counsel, consultative, and litigation capacity. Our school law attorneys are not only familiar with the requirements for local governments — including state educational standards, open meetings, and open records requirements — but also the federal civil rights statutes that affect schools, districts, employees, and students, including FERPA, the IDEA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the ADA, and more. 

Experience

  • Acted as general counsel (Board Attorney) for small and large, urban and rural school districts
  • Served as consulting counsel to help school districts comply with the requirements of the education of students with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the IDEA
  • Handled outside investigations and prosecutions for student and personnel matters
  • Litigated school law matters in state, federal court, and administrative agencies

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