Education & Student Defense Overview
McCarthy Lebit’s Education & Student Defense lawyers advocate for students of all ages and their families facing various challenges at school. We represent students at the beginning of their education in preschool through the end of the education career. In fact, we handle matters for post graduate students including law students, dental, nursing and medical students, as well as residents and others in post-doctoral programs.
Our attorneys take a compassionate approach to helping our clients resolve their problems. We understand the complexity and sensitivity needed to help our clients who are suddenly faced with emotionally-charged and difficult situations. Because our attorneys are familiar with the intricacies in dealing with school systems and school administrations, they are able to successfully navigate the protocols and bureaucracy of education law cases.
McCarthy Lebit’s Education practice team works closely with Education Consultant Mary Jo O’Neill to add value and a new perspective to our services, as well as provide additional support to our clients.
We also rely on the depth of our firm and when necessary, pull in lawyers from other practice areas, such as Criminal Defense, to build a stronger team and better meet our clients’ needs.
Our practice is led by Susan C. Stone, who has served as a Judicial Law Clerk in the New Jersey Superior Court and as a Hearing Officer for the State of Ohio, Office for Exceptional Children, resolving the individualized education plans between parents and school districts.
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