Rikesha S. Lane

Rikesha Lane serves F3 in an Of Counsel position in the firm’s Inland Empire office, representing clients in a variety of matters. She primarily represents and advises school districts, county offices of education and special education local plan areas regarding issues relating to special education law and litigation.

Ms. Lane has broad experience in special education, including providing advice regarding services to students with disabilities, Individualized Educational Program (IEP) meetings, and representing clients in resolution sessions, mediations, and administrative due process hearings. She has developed and delivered training for teachers, service providers and administrators, with a focus on appropriate services to be provided to students with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA), Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). She has also assisted clients with responses to compliance complaints from the California Department of Education and investigations with the Office for Civil Rights.

Ms. Lane has also advised on a variety of issues including student discipline, expulsions, charter school matters, and Board governance.  She has also conducted internal investigations and prepared investigative reports.

As an experienced litigator, Ms. Lane has handled a wide variety of matters involving breach of contract, employment disputes, environmental law, and legal malpractice.

 

Prior to joining F3, Ms. Lane's legal career included serving with the Office of General Counsel for the California State University, as well as working with both boutique and national law firms in the Southern California region.

In addition to practicing law, Ms. Lane also teaches legal writing and advocacy at USC Gould School of Law.

Ms. Lane received her Juris Doctor from the Columbia Law School and B.A. in English and Sociology from University of California, Los Angeles. While attending law school Ms. Lane was active with the Black Law Students Association and was Senior Editor of the Columbia Law Review.

Outside of her professional activities, Ms. Lane enjoys spending time with her daughter, baking, and CrossFit.

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Inland Empire office
4160 Temescal Canyon Road
Suite 610
Corona, CA 92883
Phone: 951.215.4900
Fax: 951.215.4911
rlane@f3law.com

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