With ever-evolving and increasingly complex legislation, the education arena is facing unprecedented challenges. Having the right legal counsel to guide you through the myriad of laws and obstacles is absolutely essential to the success of a West Virginia school system.
At Dinsmore, our attorneys understand the challenges facing school systems, from complicated personnel decisions to government-mandated initiatives and special education issues. With combined experience of more than 30 years working with a variety of county boards of education in West Virginia in many different contexts, our attorneys have handled a wide range of these issues. We understand the financial impact of litigation and grievances, seeking to avoid it when possible, but, when necessary, drawing on our experience to guide you to an efficient resolution that accomplishes your objectives. Leveraging a thorough understanding of national, state and local educational concerns with professional, long-standing relationships within the educational community, our attorneys bring a practical, solutions-oriented approach to helping you mitigate risk.
Our team features attorneys who are uniquely qualified in the education field, having backgrounds and experience as an educator, a central office administrator, and a Grievance Board administrative law judge. Utilizing that insight, we offer a variety of proactive training and consultation programs, helping you to identify risks and avoid issues before they surface. We offer counseling and workshops in a variety of areas, including employee code of conduct, ethical issues, child abuse, sexual harassment, and board-employee relations, leaning on our experience to tailor an approach to fit your needs.
Our commitment to understanding our client’s culture is the foundation for building our partnership, and our counsel and legal acumen allows you to move forward confidently in the constantly evolving world of education.