Syracuse Education Lawyers

Syracuse, New York

When it comes to addressing the unique challenges that come with addressing what students, parents, educators, and administrators face, the Syracuse education law attorneys at Tully Rinckey stand out for their experience and commitment to upholding your rights and maintain your educational career.

Education Law Practice Areas

Experienced and Understanding Syracuse Education Law Attorneys

At Tully Rinckey, our team of Syracuse education law attorneys provides comprehensive legal representation to a variety of clients across New York and the greater Syracuse area. From elementary and secondary school to universities and graduate programs, our attorneys have seen cases like yours and can help you plan out the best path forward towards resolving your educational dispute.

Our attorneys know how frustrating it can be to deal with schools that fail to provide the necessary accommodations for your child in school or when your child is facing a superintendent’s hearing or disciplinary committee. These processes are oftentimes complex, and if you try to “go it alone” when addressing these issues, you risk not being able to successfully negotiate your interests and hurting your educational career.

If you are facing an educational disagreement or dispute, consider reaching out to Tully Rinckey today for an initial conversation about how we can help you reach your educational goals. Your needs will always receive our highest attention and care, and we will deliver a practical solution to meet your needs.

What We Do

Our attorneys have handled numerous matters for school officials, districts, and educators, including:

  • Advising and counseling on disciplinary matters
  • Handling parent issues with teachers/faculty
  • Reviewing and formatting superintendent meeting minutes
  • Drafting and revising employee handbooks
  • Representing academies in employment discrimination cases before federal and state courts, the EEOC, and NYS Human Rights Commission
  • Reviewing contracts and agreements involving academies/institutions
  • Communicating with law enforcement on investigations involving teachers

Additionally, our attorneys are familiar with many other aspects of education law, including areas around ADA/special education accommodations. Our attorneys serve as zealous advocates for children with special needs, assisting parents with:

  • Attending Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings with our parent-clients
  • Obtaining remedial education and educational placement
  • Structuring IEPsor plans under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (504 Plans)
  • Securing required and/or appropriate evaluations
  • Preparing and sending a letter demanding updated evaluations.
  • Obtaining speech, occupational, physical therapy, or other special education services
  • Filing Due Process Complaints and attending hearings
  • Appeals to State Review Officers

Our attorneys also have experience with discrimination and misconduct matters. We help provide representation in superintendent’s hearings as well as helping to negotiate the removal or modification of student suspension. Our attorneys have a clear understanding of how these processes work and the quick timeframes they operate in. We also have experience with Title IX investigations/hearings.

Why Should You Consult With an Education Law Attorney?

While similar to traditional court proceedings, schools and universities are not obligated to follow traditional court norms. What this means is that you or your student aren’t necessarily innocent until proven guilty. Coupled with the pressure to maintain a good reputation. Schools often dispense punishment quickly, before a student can even understand what’s going on.

Even students who aren’t facing disciplinary issues but have educational disputes are at a similar disadvantage when trying to negotiate for ADA or special education accommodations. Without the assistance of an education attorney, these students and their parents would either be unable to mount a successful dispute or, worse, may be forced to accept the student’s fate without even filing a disagreement.

How We Can Help

Tully Rinckey can offer professional guidance to parents, teachers, students, and staff navigating all types of disciplinary and school dispute matters. We have encountered situations like yours and can give you the assistance you need to attain the outcomes you want, from fighting for our client’s right to provide the kid with a free, appropriate public education as mandated by the IDEA to conducting violations and Title IX difficulties to ADA and other academic issues.

Our attorneys are well-versed in New York education law, and we often assist students in K–12, college, and other graduate programs around the state. We can act as an advisor to you regardless of where your school is located, whether it is in Syracuse or anywhere else across New York State.

What Our Clients Are Saying:

Our Experienced Syracuse Education Lawyers Are Available to Assist You Today

Tully Rinckey’s attorneys are here to assist you, no matter what problem you are facing. Our qualified and experienced attorneys will handle your case with the utmost regard and attention. We defend the rights of students and educators throughout New York State, and we will fight to keep you in school. Allow us to assist you today.

To schedule an initial consultation with a member of our experienced team, contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 8885294543 or You can also book your consultation online via the link below.
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