Our Education Lawyers are Here to Help

Federal law requires that all school-age children be provided a free and appropriate public education at no cost to them or their families. The specific educational program provided is largely a creature of state and local government.  Broadly, education law refers to the rights and obligations of students and educators as they relate to each student’s interaction with his or her public or private school. Education law encompasses a diverse range of legal issues, from issues concerning the adequacy of special education services and the protection of student records to questions of constitutional law. In the context of post-secondary education, tuition disputes, student rights of association, disability accommodations, discrimination and the validity of affirmative action programs all come into play.

As parents, the lawyers at Maya Murphy have experienced first-hand the daunting task of advocating for children, particularly those with special needs, and the conflicts that sometimes result. As education attorneys, we have an in-depth understanding and appreciation of the respective rights and obligations of students and school administrators. Through training and experience, we are prepared to act as advisors and zealous advocates to protect student rights and thereby restore peace to the minds of students and their parents.

Serving Parents, Students, and Non-Institutional Clients in all Education Matters

  • Student Disciplinary Matters
  • Special Education Matters
  •  Bullying and Harassment
  • School Search and Seizures
  • Expulsion Hearings
  • Freedom of Speech and Religious Observance
  • Freedom of Information and Open Meeting Laws
  • Tuition Disputes
    • Denial of Accommodations
      • Some examples of accommodations:
        • Physical Therapy
        • Speech Therapy
        • Occupational Therapy
  • Attendance Issues
  • Residency Disputes
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Representing Teachers and Other School Personnel in their Public and Private School Disputes

  • Employment disputes
  • Free Speech Issues
  • Contract non-renewal and tenure denials

Education Law Attorneys in New York and Connecticut

Maya Murphy’s Education Law Attorneys are committed to providing its clients with high-quality representation, including thorough knowledge of the law, unsurpassed attention to detail, unwavering client support, and constant preparedness. We understand that our clients are often in the midst of perhaps the most emotional and unpleasant experience of their lives, and seek, at every turn, to alleviate their fears while vigorously protecting and advancing their interests.

To that end, our education lawyers handle each and every case professionally and diligently, providing clients with an unparalleled degree of availability and support. Though we aggressively litigate our more acrimonious cases when required, we always consider the individual and unique needs, position, and desires of each client, and recognize the importance of negotiating settlements when appropriate.

While our education lawyers are experienced litigators and trial attorneys, they are also well versed in the mediation process.  We offer solid legal guidance to our clients with common education law questions or complex education law issues.

Contact An Experienced Education Law Attorney

Our attorneys have years of experience representing education law clients in the states of New York and Connecticut. With offices located in New York City and Westport, we strive to provide large firm service while maintaining the small firm attention and accountability you deserve.  us today for assistance with your Individualized Education Program questions. Call 212-682-5700 for our New York offices or 203-221-3100 for our Connecticut office.