Education Law / Students
Since 1992, the law firm has also provided expert legal representation and legal counseling for students/parents in disputes with public and private educational institutions. The law firm has considerable experience and expertise in representing students and, as indicated, parents in disputes with school districts (including those with elementary schools, middle schools and high schools), community colleges, public and private universities (including UCSD and SDSU), county offices of education and private colleges. Our Managing Attorney has practiced law for over 30- years. At the beginning of his legal career he was for five years legal counsel to dozens of California school districts and community college districts ranging all the way from Chula Vista Elementary School District in the south to the State Center Community College District in the center of the state, to Eureka City Schools District in the north. He represented districts including their governing boards in employment law and in student law matters. Beginning in 1992, when he founded the law firm , he (and the other attorneys of the firm) began to represent students as part of their law practice, and have done so many times since to include:
- Student suspension and expulsion
- Discrimination on the basis of disability, gender, race, national origin, etc.
- Disability accommodation matters
- IEP’s, special education hearings and other special education matters
- Enforcing student/parental rights
- Athletic team participation disputes
- School yard bullying/cyber bullying
- False advertising by private technical colleges/educational institutions
- Tuition disputes
- Grade Disputes
- Court proceedings
- Counseling regarding legal matters
- Settlements of education law matters
With the unique perspective of having represented both educational institutions and, later, their students, the attorneys of the San Diego Employment Law Group are well positioned to provide expert legal advice and guidance for students and/or their parents. Additionally, with multiple attorneys plus ample support staff, the firm not only has the expertise to properly handle student rights matters, but the resources as well. The law firm has represented students and, if applicable, parents in complex legal matters against the vast majority of San Diego County school districts, community college districts, the County Office of Education, universities and private colleges.
THE FIRM PROVIDES A FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION
If you would like to discuss your matter with a highly experienced education law attorney at no charge, you may call our offices at either 619-626-2084 to set up an appointment.