School Law

Purcell's School Law practice group has years of experience representing local boards of education. With specialists from the firm's other practice groups at their disposal, our School Law attorneys have the resources to provide skilled representation on virtually any issue facing a school board. We also have been retained to conduct investigations and provide advice into a full panoply of sensitive matters.

Our experience in the field of school law includes specialization in the following areas:

  • Special education matters (IEP disputes, placement decisions)
  • Discrimination claims (age, sex, race, disability, national origin, sexual orientation)
  • Constitutional claims (free speech, religion, privacy)
  • Investigations
  • Negligence claims
  • Tenure and seniority claims
  • "Whistleblower" claims
  • Family leave claims
  • Reduction in force claims
  • Residency issues
  • Student discipline
  • Teacher discipline

The following attorneys are members of our School Law practice group: