Ohio School Law Lawyer

Petersen & Ibold has provided legal advice and representation to parents, students, and school districts throughout northern Ohio for more than thirty years. Our firm has served as counsel or co-counsel for several Ohio school districts handling some of the most complex educational legal matters facing parents, educators, and school administrators.

Skilled Education Law Lawyers

Education law is complex and ever-changing. Our Ohio school law attorneys stay on top of current changes in the law that affect students' rights and the actions of school districts. We recognize that all educational legal disputes have two perspectives and our attorneys have the ability to recognize and evaluate each situation and provide a quality legal advice and representation to our clients.

Many educational law disputes involve juvenile crime issues. Either a student has committed a crime at school or the school is involved with a child accused of a crime off school grounds. Our lawyers understand how to develop and interpret school policies regarding disciplinary actions and expulsions. In addition, we have experience handling educational issues related to special education, sexual abuse and harassment, student discipline, and first amendment speech issues.

Ohio School District Representation

In addition to student issues, Petersen & Ibold has significant experience working with school districts, school boards, and administrators on matters involving staff due process,
real estate acquisition, school construction, and staff relations and negotiations. In addition, we have significant experience handling matters related to labor negotiations and union grievances.

We recognize that schools are in the business of educating children and approach all educational legal disputes with an eye toward improving the education of children. We believe that we can do that best by leveraging our experience representing student and parents and our experience representing school district, to produce outcomes that enhance the educational opportunities of all students.

Contact our Educational Law Attorneys

Please contact the school law lawyers at Petersen & Ibold regarding any student, educator, or school policy or management issues. Our lawyers can be reached by phone at our Geauga County office (440-607-5228) or our Ashtabula County office (440-437-5295).