Led by a Florida Bar Board Certified Attorney in Education Law, our Education Law Practice Group counsels K-12 school districts, charter schools, and universities in navigating legal issues without losing sight of their mandate to help students achieve their highest potential. Our attorneys often serve as general counsel and special counsel to school districts. We have a clear understanding of the ethos and mission of public educational institutions, having litigated countless cases through trial and appeal on claims involving contract disputes, employment or labor disputes, premises and general tort liability, and having successfully argued a case before the Florida Supreme Court on behalf of the School Board of Alachua County involving a district’s responsibility for students off campus.
Our experience also extends across a wide range of non-litigation subject matters, from drafting a Title IX investigation checklist used by some of the largest districts in the state, to handling competitive bid protests and rule challenges before the State Department of Administrative Hearings, to compliance investigations.
Because of our extensive government practice, our attorneys are uniquely positioned to understand the legal complexities public educational institutions must confront on a day-to-day basis. Our attorneys are prepared to take on the many challenges school districts face today, including safety and security concerns and compliance with constantly evolving state and federal mandates.
Among the educational institutions we have represented are:
- The District School Board of Collier County
- Palm Beach County School Board
- The School Board of Lee County
- The School Board of Walton County
- The School Board of Miami-Dade County
- The School Board of Broward County
- The School Board of Charlotte County
- The Alachua County School Board
- The School Board of Levy County
- The Duval County School Board
- Florida Memorial University
- University of Florida
- Gulliver Schools