Many school boards and school systems today consider their school attorney an important part of the management structure, often involved in ‘preventive law’ activities in the decision-making process. Many others should and, in the future, probably will do the same, because they will learn that in law as in medicine, prevention is often less painful than cure.

—Benjamin J. Ferrara, from Chapter 1, Development of the School Attorney’s Role: How We Got Where We Are


We represent and consult with school districts in maintaining and defending their educational programming in all of the areas listed here. We conduct regular pro bono staff development trainings in partnership with district administration. In instances of legal dispute, we seek resolution outside the litigation context when such resolution is in the district’s best interest. However, when litigation is unavoidable, we are also highly successful in analyzing the facts and law in individual cases to develop strategies for prevailing in litigation.

  • Special Education
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Section 504
  • Civil Rights
  • Charter Schools
  • Student Discipline
  • Construction Law
  • Tort and Contract Law
  • Constitutional Law