NachtLaw — By Your Side
At NachtLaw in Michigan and Ohio, we frequently provide top-notch legal counsel in the area of education law in the classroom or on campus. From ensuring equality in the classroom to handling faculty, staff or administrator employment claims, our law firm provides aggressive representation in administrative proceedings, during internal hearings and in court.
We regularly represent students from the University of Michigan, University of Toledo, Michigan State, Case Western Reserve University, Eastern Michigan and Ohio State University when they need tough education lawyers to stand up for their rights.
The firm has helped several families recover very significant sums after their child has been assaulted at public schools. Nicholas Roumel is the firm's most experienced lawyer in this area.
Additionally, they help students through matters of:
- Victims of discrimination and harassment
- Victims of sexual assault and other crimes
- Students accused of criminal offenses like DUI/DWAI, assault, drug possession and distribution, sexual misconduct and underage drinking
- Students involved in administrative hearings and student disciplinary panels for alleged misconduct
- Students involved in Title IX investigations involving exclusion of female students from extracurricular activities
- Students contending with university offices of institutional equity
To arrange a consultation with a knowledgeable Michigan and Ohio education lawyer, contact our law firm.
Advocacy On Behalf Of Educational Professionals
At NachtLaw, we take the rights of teachers, professors and students very seriously. Our Michigan and Ohio employment attorneys represent educational and academic employees in:
- Disciplinary proceedings involving code of conduct violations
- University academic integrity investigations
- Tenure/Teacher's Tenure Act and other academic disputes
- Plagiarism accusations
- Title VII discrimination actions
- Intellectual property claims
- Professional licensure restoration
- Individuals With Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) claims
- Bullying and harassment cases
Representing Students And Staff Falsely Accused Of Misconduct
David Nacht has extensive experience representing staff members, faculty and students caught up in cases of sexual misconduct, intellectual dishonesty or other wrongdoing.
These cases may involve coaches and players, professors and students or students and students. Allegations of misconduct can lead to serious ramifications, from termination/job loss to disciplinary proceedings. This is particularly tricky for public education and higher education teachers who may be accused of harassment after saying the wrong thing in class, etc.
Our Michigan and Ohio education lawyers have the advantage of working with our criminal defense attorneys to handle cases involving criminal conduct such as assault, sexual assault, harassment, and failure to report a disciplinary or criminal charge. If you and your attorney determine that you need to reach out to the schools directly, visit our resources for contact information to Michigan schools and Ohio schools.
Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
Many students have learning disabilities that prevent them from excelling and may even lead to misconduct. Under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a parent has the right to ask a school for an individualized education plan (IEP) or specific accommodations to help the child achieve at the same level as other children. We can help you request an IEP for your child and meet with the school to develop an effective plan.
Negotiation Of Labor Contracts
At NachtLaw, our attorneys negotiate contracts and provide educational unions and labor organizations with the kind of advice that gets results at the bargaining table. We counsel clients with regard to strategy in collective bargaining negotiations, strategic relationships with key stakeholders and obtaining a favorable environment for beneficial outcomes. In fact, our lawyers regularly handle hearings before the Teacher's Tenure Commission.
Contact Our Education And Employment Lawyers
For more information or to schedule an appointment regarding a contractual or disciplinary matter in the education law field, please contact a Michigan and Ohio education lawyer at NachtLaw. We represent clients throughout Michigan and Ohio, from offices located in Ann Arbor, Birmingham, Traverse City and Toledo.
At NachtLaw, our education law attorneys represent students, teachers and professors at all public and private Michigan and Ohio colleges and universities, including: University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Albion College, Washtenaw Community College, Concordia University, Michigan Technological University, The Art Institute of Michigan, Wayne County Community College, Wayne State University and Jackson Community College.