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 postgraduate 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 of dealing with school systems and school administrations, they are able to successfully navigate the protocols and bureaucracy of education law cases.
Protecting students is an important concern of educational institutions, and we can expect continuing scrutiny and regulations in matters of Title IX and student safety. We have worked with educational institutions in multiple capacities when they are faced with claims of sexual misconduct or assault. Our attorneys have the experience, dedication and sensitivity to assist colleges and universities in achieving each institution’s particular safety and legal compliance goals.
We rely on the depth of our firm and when necessary, pulling in lawyers from other practice areas, such as Criminal Defense, to build a stronger team and better meet our clients’ needs.