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School Law

Our attorneys have extensive experience guiding school districts through the complex web of ever-changing laws and regulations applicable to educational institutions. Our primary goal is always efficient, cost-effective resolution to any dispute. However, should a claim arise, our experienced attorneys stand ready to defend school districts, teachers, coaches, board members, and administrators in any litigation.

Sound Legal Advice for Complex, Evolving School Law Issues

We work closely with school districts to develop policy manuals, student handbooks, and disciplinary approaches. We also work with and closely advise school boards on a variety of legal issues, including financing, employee matters, and student discipline. The firm also advises school personnel about day-to-day issues that may have legal consequences, including:

  • Personnel and labor matters involving contract negotiation and administration
  • Student discipline
  • Student and employee handbooks
  • Policy manuals
  • Contracts and bidding
  • Finance
  • Charter schools
  • Tax Incentive Financing Districts
  • Constitutional issues

Experienced Trial Lawyers

If litigation is required or appropriate, we aggressively represent our clients’ interests, frequently resolving the matter at the pre-trial stage with dispositive motions.

Our School Law and Education Group represents school districts, teachers, and administrators in a variety of litigation matters in federal and state courts, including but not limited to:

  • Premises Liability claims involving injuries that may occur on school property
  • Sexual Misconduct claims involving school personnel who are accused of sexual misconduct
  • Employment and Labor claims, including grievance proceedings, arbitrations, and litigation of employee claims. 



HeplerBroom LLC COVID-19 Response

HeplerBroom has been diligently working on its response and continuity plan to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to keep the health and safety of our employees, their families, and our clients as our top priority.

To help ensure everyone's continued health and well-being, effective March 17, 2020, all attorneys and staff began working remotely. We continue to assess the situation and will return to our physical offices when appropriate.

To ensure this, the firm has identified essential personnel in each office who will make certain that critical firm functions that cannot be done remotely continue to be handled. We have put in place protocol for those essential personnel to make sure they are keeping healthy per the CDC cleaning and sanitizing recommendations. All teams have back-up personnel and procedures that we will follow to make sure all deadlines are met and clients receive the same great service and work product that we have always been proud to provide.

HeplerBroom's IT department has been working hard to make sure all remote employees are set up with equipment and access from home to limit disruption to our clients. Maintaining security and confidentiality has remained, and will continue to remain, at the forefront of all processes and procedures, at all levels throughout the firm.

The firm has created emergency communication measures to communicate any changes to this plan to employees and are communicating on a regular basis with any and all new resources and helpful information during this uncertain time.

During these fluid and unpredictable times, HeplerBroom will continue its commitment to great service and results for our clients, all while keeping safe and healthy.

Wishing you and your families good health.

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