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Our Education Law Group provides experienced legal representation to parents, students, teachers, administrators, staff members, and educational institutions at both the k-12 and college levels. Educational relationships are governed by a wide array of federal and state laws, which frequently present overlapping issues. Our multi-disciplined attorneys, whose practice areas include education law, administrative law, regulatory law, employment law, contract law and negotiation, and civil and criminal litigation, offer clients comprehensive advice and assistance.

The head of our Education Law Group, Orion Callison (Columbia Law School, ’88), grew up in a scholastic environment. His parents were high school teachers, his grandmother was an elementary school teacher, and his aunt was a high school guidance counselor in one of the nation’s largest high schools. Mr. Callison himself taught a class in advanced legal writing at Saint Thomas University School of Law. He is the father of two college aged children. This immersive background provides a unique perspective on the educational system and its many intricacies, relationships and issues. In addition, while at a previous firm, Mr. Callison served as outside legal counsel to Nova Southeastern University and to the Miami-Dade County School Board.


Our attorneys are available to assist clients in areas which include:

ADMISSION

  • Lack of school accreditation
  • Discrimination in denial of application
  • Credit for previous course of study
  • Denial of entry into degree program
  • Student standing
  • Affirmative action considerations
  • School transfers

ACADEMIC GRADES AND STANDARDS

  • Unfair or erroneous grading
  • Withholding of advancement, diplomas, or degrees
  • Grade year retention or hold backs
  • Reasonable accommodation tor test taking
  • Appeal of grade or academic expulsion or suspension

BULLYING AND HARASSMENT

  • Student bullying
  • Student psychological trauma
  • Failure to supervise students
  • Unsafe school environment
  • Inadequate security
  • Unresponsive administration

EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT EDUCATION

  • Children with disabilities
  • Gifted Students
  • Magnet schools
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Reasonable accommodation
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
  • Individualized Education Plans (IEP)
  • Due Process
  • Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • 504 plans

STUDENT DISCIPLINE

  • Allegations of cheating
  • Allegations of plagiarism
  • Honor code violations
  • Violence
  • Expulsion
  • Suspension
  • Other punitive measures
  • Appeals

ADMISSION

  • Lack of school accreditation
  • Discrimination in denial of application
  • Credit for previous course of study
  • Denial of entry into degree program
  • Student standing
  • Affirmative action considerations
  • School transfers

ACADEMIC GRADES AND STANDARDS

  • Unfair or erroneous grading
  • Withholding of advancement, diplomas, or degrees
  • Grade year retention or hold backs
  • Reasonable accommodation tor test taking
  • Appeal of grade or academic expulsion or suspension

BULLYING AND HARASSMENT

  • Student bullying
  • Student psychological trauma
  • Failure to supervise students
  • Unsafe school environment
  • Inadequate security
  • Unresponsive administration

EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT EDUCATION

  • Children with disabilities
  • Gifted Students

EDUCATOR MISCONDUCT

  • Harm to students
  • Alleged violation of educator related laws or School Board policies
  • Failure to supervise
  • Violations of privacy rights

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

  • Creation of a private school
  • Issues unique to private schools
  • Contractual disputes
  • Unpaid tuition
  • Expulsion or suspension from private school

CHARTER SCHOOLS

  • Establishment of charter schools
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Issues unique to charter schools
  • Expulsion or suspension from charter school

PRIVACY LAWS

  • Student privacy
  • Student records and files
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
  • Florida privacy laws

STUDENT INJURIES

  • Student injuries at school, on campus property or while traveling
  • Sexual assaults

PROFESSIONAL LICENSING, REGULATION AND EMPLOYMENT

  • Professional license issues
  • Accusations of misconduct
  • Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Investigations
  • Conferences for the Record
  • Disciplinary appeals
  • Tenure
  • Contract violations
  • Academic employment issues
  • Wrongful termination
  • Discrimination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Employment litigation

SCHOOL CLOSINGS

  • Issues arising from for-profit school closure

CRIMES AT SCHOOL OR ON CAMPUS PROPERTY

  • Students, teachers or administrators accused of crimes
  • Magnet schools
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Reasonable accommodation
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
  • Individualized Education Plans (IEP)
  • Due Process
  • Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • 504 plans

STUDENT DISCIPLINE

  • Allegations of cheating
  • Allegations of plagiarism
  • Honor code violations
  • Violence
  • Expulsion
  • Suspension
  • Other punitive measures
  • Appeals

Be it a child or a career, education law is at the epicenter of issues most important to any family. Our firm is sensitive and attentive to our client’s needs and interests, and offers experienced guidance in navigating through the numerous laws governing educational institutions and their participants.

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