Practice Area

Education Law

In today’s education environment, institutions and educators face a broad range of risks, from discrimination and harassment to failure to protect. Representing public and private schools at all levels, Brown & James attorneys help those in the field of education face these challenges.

Our education practice focuses on representing schools across the states of Missouri and Illinois. We handle issues such as civil rights, technology and software, employment, risk management and other governance matters.

In addition to counseling and training on policies, handbooks and discrimination matters, our experienced attorneys have achieved successful resolutions in areas such as:

  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Equal Educational Opportunities Act (EEOA)
  • Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
  • Title VI
  • Title VII
  • Title IX
  • Discrimination
  • Wrongful termination
  • Breach of contract
  • Intellectual property
  • Premises liability
  • Property damage and subrogation
  • Auto and general liability
  • Workers’ compensation

The group’s notable experience includes:

  • Representation and guidance at the collegiate level involving various Title IX matters, including Title IX complaints at the university level, before the Office of Civil Rights, and in federal court.
  • Preparation of Title IX policies.
  • Represented school district in a matter involving the dismissal of a tenured teacher for allegations of sexual harassment.
  • Represented preschool in case involving claims of negligence of failure to supervise a minor child who was injured, failure to employ adequate staff for supervision, and improper management of the property. Plaintiff also alleged that defendant was liable for the accident based on the theory of res ipsa loquitur. Our defendant client was granted summary judgment, which was affirmed on appeal.