Education Law

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.

Helping Kids

We regularly represent students from the University of Michigan, The University of Toledo, Michigan State University, Case Western Reserve University, Eastern Michigan University and The 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:

Representing Students And Staff Falsely Accused Of Misconduct

"David Nacht represented my son in a university proceeding involving very serious false allegations. He defended him vigorously which resulted in a positive outcome. He was always there for both my son and me and fought his hardest with a very caring and supportive attitude. He took phone calls at all hours and was very compassionate throughout a very grueling process. My son has since graduated from the university. I cannot thank David enough." ~ Sandy B.

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 Teachers' 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.

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