School Law

Barton Gilman represents educational institutions, professionals and students in all aspects of school law. Our lawyers’ deep knowledge of the many state and federal regulations that govern schools, coupled with our extensive experience in education law, allows us to quickly identify the issues involved and create favorable solutions for our clients.

Our negotiation skills help resolve school law disputes by finding alternative solutions outside of traditional litigation, and, when litigation is necessary, our attorneys are strong advocates. In government agencies and courts in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, we seek and secure judicial relief on behalf our clients.

Barton Gilman school law attorneys counsel clients in a variety of matters that are common in the educational field. These include:

  • Employment
  • Union-management labor issues
  • Collective bargaining
  • Special education disputes
  • Charter schools
  • Contracts litigation
  • Tort-based liability claims
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) issues
  • Section 504 and Americans with Disability Act (ADA) claims
  • Civil rights
  • Administrative hearings relating to discipline issues
  • School governance
  • Compliance with state and federal statutes
  • No Child Left Behind Act
  • First Amendment claims
  • Legislative and regulatory drafting