Industries

Education

Roetzel’s education attorneys work with institutions and organizations including public school districts, K–12 schools, charter schools, public and private colleges and universities, as well as trustees and governing boards, foundations, public and private organizations, and other entities. Our team responds to the full range of legal and regulatory issues facing the education sector today while preparing for future challenges. 

Our attorneys represent schools and institutions directly and work with an interdisciplinary team of lawyers to meet the needs of our clients.

We counsel clients on a broad range of matters such as student discipline, teacher evaluations, staff misconduct, technology use, employment agreements, collective bargaining and contract administration, public finance and bond law, policy development, special education, and public records. We ensure that institutions comply with state and federal regulatory requirements, open meetings obligations, and environmental rules concerning air and water quality. We also work with districts to manage their schools efficiently and cost-effectively, assist with responses to media inquiries and to develop and execute rapid responses when emergencies and unforeseen problems arise. 

Our education practice features attorneys who represent schools and institutions directly and work with an interdisciplinary team of lawyers focused on workers’ compensation, unemployment issues, public finance, local government advocacy, risk and crisis management, privacy and data security, media matters, construction, real estate, employment litigation, and occupational health and safety concerns. In addition to working with in-house legal departments, Roetzel also regularly serves as outside general legal counsel for public school districts and other educational institutions.