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Education Law

The team of education attorneys at McDaniel, Wolff and Benca PLLC have significant experience in representing the boards of numerous independent school districts, charter schools, universities, education foundations, and private charter schools in Arkansas. When faced with legal or policy issues, our attorneys can guide you every step of the way so you can focus your efforts on serving your students. 

Scott Richardson leads our team of education attorneys. If we can be of assistance to your school, call us today at 501-954-8000, or submit an inquiry via our contact form available here.

Education Law Attorneys

Full-Service Education Law Practice

We have worked with numerous school districts and educational institutions across the State of Arkansas, helping administrators properly manage and comply with a variety of education law issues. Our education attorneys assist clients with regulatory compliance, student issues, faculty matters, and business transactions. We regularly represent educational entities in both state and federal courts, as well as before government agencies at the federal and state levels.

We represent public school districts, private schools and post-secondary institutions across the state in all areas of education law:

  • Staffing investigations and discipline
  • Student investigations and discipline
  • Employment litigation
  • Civil rights litigation
  • Arkansas Department of Education administrative hearings
  • Arkansas Freedom of Information Act compliance
  • Procurement and contract disputes
  • School governance matters
  • Desegregation
  • School redistricting

Our attorneys handle claims involving student issues such as discipline, school violence, special education, testing/promotion, and student records. We also handle employment issues involving teacher evaluation, remediation and discipline, teacher dismissals, at-will employees, sexual harassment, Title IX and Title VII. Our firm also represents professional educators in internal disciplinary proceedings and other matters relative to their employment.

In addition to handling litigation needs, our education attorneys focus on the prevention of legal problems through comprehensive board policy development and review. We also provide staff development on a variety of topics.

In addition to providing legal advice and handling litigation needs, our firm believes in the need to focus on litigation prevention through regular consultations with decision makers, resulting in early identification of concerns and issues. Our firm provides a wide range of resources in this regard. We emphasize risk management in the prevention of legal disputes through ongoing consultation and training. We provide legal seminars for administrators and staff members in personnel law, student discipline, and other issues affecting schools.

If we can be of assistance, call our education attorneys today at 501-954-8000, or submit an inquiry via our contact form available here.

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