Education Law

Providing Experience & Expertise to Educational Entities

In an increasingly complex world, the advent of technology, funding constraints and societal changes create a plethora of new legal challenges for educators that require solutions developed through expertise, experience and specialization. The mission of the Education Practice Group of Mickes O’Toole, LLC is to assist and counsel schools in meeting those challenges. Mickes O’Toole, LLC provides clients with the depth and experience of one of the largest and most successful school law groups in the United States.

The Education Law Practice Group represents public schools, private schools, higher education and education-related clients in a wide variety of areas. This includes employment, open meetings and records, purchasing and contracting, policy development, student rights, FERPA, employee benefits, including HIPPA, vocational education, school finance, election law, tort claims, insurance law, personnel matters, real estate, including eminent domain and special education.

Leading the Way in
Education Law

Mickes O’Toole, LLC also provides legal services to universities, colleges and community colleges in a host of areas.

One of the keys to avoiding litigation and controlling expenditures for legal services is awareness of the law and the practical pitfalls that can embroil a district in litigation. Mickes O’Toole, LLC supports school districts through training and education. Firm attorneys have provided annual, full-day school law seminars for more than 30 years.

Specified Areas of Service

Public & Private General Education Law

Higher Education Law Practice

Special Education Law Practice

Civil Rights Practice Group

Education Law Attorneys

Geri Lynn Arrindell

Geri Lynn Arrindell

Gregory D. DeBeer

Gregory D. DeBeer

Joshua E. Douglass

Joshua E. Douglass

Kathryn B. Forster

Kathryn B. Forster

Jennifer C. Hansen

Jennifer C. Hansen

Natalie A. Hoernschemeyer

Natalie A. Hoernschemeyer

Heather R. Igoe

Heather R. Igoe

Rebecca L. James

Rebecca L. James

James G. Thomeczek

James G. Thomeczek

Anne R. Kerns

Anne R. Kerns

Bethany M. Kirk

Bethany M. Kirk

Brianna N. Lockridge-Williams

Brianna N. Lockridge-Williams

Jasmine Y. McCormick

Jasmine Y. McCormick

David W. Morin

David W. Morin

Penney R. Rector

Penney R. Rector

Vincent D. Reese

Vincent D. Reese

Robert J. “Bo” Thomeczek

Robert J. “Bo” Thomeczek

Julie A. Simaytis

Julie A. Simaytis

Amanda A. Walker

Amanda A. Walker

Abbey S. Widick

Abbey S. Widick

Grant Wiens

Grant Wiens

Serena S. Wilson-Griffin

Serena S. Wilson-Griffin

Our team of professionals welcomes
the opportunity to serve your needs.

Education Law Group

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