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Education Law

Chicago Education Law Attorney

Defending children’s and teachers’ rights

Joel F. Handler believes that no one has the right to abuse the education system or mistreat students and faculty members. I am a staunch advocate for the rights of all who attend and work for public and private school systems in Illinois. I defend clients’ rights in education conflicts. I have handled claims involving:

  • Special education
  • Discrimination and harassment
  • Student rights and First Amendment issues
  • Access to student records
  • Liability for injury
  • Curriculum
  • Classroom materials
  • School athletics
  • Disciplinary issues
  • Searches of students
  • Bus accidents
  • Employment discrimination
  • Confidentiality violations
  • Contract disputes
  • Funding and licensure
  • Rate disputes
  • Labor disputes
  • Tenure and seniority

I hold school systems responsible for violating state or federal regulations concerning education, and I am a vigorous advocate for victims who have suffered unfair treatment by faculty, students or parents. Whether you are at a board of education meeting or a disciplinary hearing, I am well-equipped to defend you against the charges.

Special education needs

Children with special education needs deserve to have teachers and classroom assistants who understand the limitations a learning disability can place on a child and who are willing to work with your child to overcome obstacles they face. I help parents ensure Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) are properly implemented and, if necessary, additional services are secured and maintained so your children receive the help they need.

Work with a committed Illinois education lawyer

Joel F. Handler is dedicated to aggressive representation in all education law matters. I have represented clients in a wide range of cases and am prepared to do the same for you. For assistance with an education law issue, contact my Chicago law office online or at 312-588-6839.