Education Law2024-06-27T12:28:31-04:00

Education Law

Connecticut and New York Education & Special Education Lawyers

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.

Maya Murphy P.C. has proudly been included in the 2024 Edition of Best Law Firms®, ranked among the top firms in the nation. In addition, Managing Partner Joseph C. Maya has been selected to The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for his work in Education Law in Connecticut. Recognition in Best Lawyers® is awarded to firms and attorneys who demonstrate excellence in the industry, and is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor. 

In addition to assisting clients in Fairfield County and all over Connecticut, our firm handles education law  matters in New York as well.

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.

View more on Special Education Law in Connecticut.

Our Education Law Areas of Practice

The following education law pages provide overviews and informative articles for parents regarding laws and regulations affecting the education of their child.

Our special education lawyers have a deep understanding of the laws that protect students with special needs and disabilities.

Our education attorneys know the laws, regulations and guidelines governing suspension, expulsion, and removal from class.

Our education attorneys resolve disputes that arise with school districts as it pertains to your child’s special education rights.

Our education attorneys participate in the advisory opinion process as an alternative dispute resolution.

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