What can I solve for you?
Drawing on my years of legal experience and my commitment to public education, I assist our public school clients in matters related to the areas of disability laws, issues related to student concerns, such as discipline and first amendment issues, and school board governance. I have also conduct a variety of investigations under a school district uniform complaint procedures, complaints against school district employees, and Title IX. I regularly represent school districts before the California Office of Administrative Hearings, the California Department of Education, and before the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
What's it like to work with me?
My commitment to public education makes working with our school district clients professionally rewarding. Forming strong relationships with our clients, I assist them solving every day issues they may encounter, but also help them to identify potential legal issues they may encounter, and provide advice and solutions of how to avoid prospective legal claims. I am able to think and strategize with them beyond a current legal issue to help our clients identify and remedy system weaknesses and staff practices to prevent recurrence of the same or similar legal issues. Also, and importantly, each of our school district clients have unique strategic goals, and I keep those goals in mind when providing legal counsel to them.