Anne M. Sherlock

Anne M. Sherlock is a partner in the firm's Sacramento office and co-chair of the firm’s Student Services and Special Education Practice Group.  In practice since 2000, Ms. Sherlock possesses an extensive background in special education law and litigation.  She assists school districts, county offices of education and special education local planning areas in a wide range of special education matters including compliance matters relating to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Her services to clients include representation in IEP meetings, due process hearings, and federal court appeals.  She effectively represents clients with complaints filed with the Office of Civil Rights and the California Department of Education.  She is a frequent speaker on a variety of special education topics including autism, assessment, eligibility, discipline, transition, IEP development, and private school student issues.  In addition to her special education expertise, Ms. Sherlock advises districts on general education student services ranging from student discipline to charter school law.

A popular speaker, Ms. Sherlock has delivered presentations before the California School Boards Association, the Association of California School Administrators, and the California Association of School Psychologists.  She is a member of the National School Board Association Council of School Attorneys, California Council of School Attorneys, Sacramento Women Lawyers and the Sacramento County Bar Association.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Sherlock practiced education law and litigation in Sacramento.  She received her Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where she served as an editor and writer for the McGeorge Law Review, before graduating with distinction. Ms. Sherlock received her bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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