We take pride in developing relationships with our clients that allows us to work collaboratively to prevent problems before litigation. School districts face obstacles in providing services to students with disabilities and our firm is dedicated to finding satisfactory solutions to any problems that may arise. However, if the problem cannot be resolved informally, we have the skills and experience necessary to represent school districts in a multitude of dispute resolution forums such as due process hearings, OCR investigations and litigation.

Legal services that we provide include:

  • Advising Districts on how to Minimize Parental Abuse of Special Education Processes
    • Inappropriate requests for independent educational evaluations
    • Turning an IEPT meeting into a mini hearing
    • Making inappropriate requests for a due process hearing
    • Filing inappropriate ISD, MDE, or OCR complaints
    • Generally harassing professional and administrative staff
  • Assistance with Due Process Hearings and Litigation
    • Assessing cases for hearing
    • Assisting school administrators in the presentation of their case
    • Consulting with general school counsel
    • Getting records from the parent
    • Representing districts at pre-hearing conferences and hearings
    • Representing districts through all phases of litigation in state and federal courts