Education Law

Our goal is to ensure your child's success in school and in life.  Your family is our priority.

Our goal is to ensure your child's success in school and in life. Your family is our priority.

Fight for their rights with a special education attorney in Carmel, IN. Serving clients over all of Indiana, Texas and Michigan.

Our education law team at Connell Michael Kerr, LLP will help you navigate the education and legal system for your child. Your child spends the majority of their time at school. Educators should provide a caring, safe environment for every child. When they fail to live up to that standard or your child is facing other issues at school it's important you reach out and learn your child's rights in School. Connell Michael Kerr, LLP in Carmel, Indiana will ensure you understand your child's rights and your own. Education law is a complex set of federal and state laws that can be overwhelming, especially with that system is not providing what your child needs. Whether you are the parent of a special needs child whose program is not appropriate, your child is being bullied, or facing a disciplinary issue, we are here to help advocate on your child's behalf.

When should you consider contacting a special education attorney?


We want your child to feel safe every day at school. Your child has a right to a safe, secure educational environment. If your child has special needs, they have a right to an Individualized Education Program (IEP) under special education law. You should contact a special education attorney if:

Your child is mistreated based on their disability.
Your child is being denied an IEP.
Your child was suspended for behavioral problems.
You want to file a Due Process or State Complaint.
The IEP for your child is not appropriate.
Your child is not receiving the services they need.
Your child needs additional accommodations and services.

Our attorneys have experience with education due process within the federal court system. We'll navigate through the system with you and work to get your child the IEP they need.

Make an appointment in Carmel, Indiana today by calling 317-696-4159. We provide special education law services in Michigan, Indiana and Texas.

Special Education Due Process

The schools are required, by law, to devise an Individualized education program for a child, based on that child's individual needs (not on the school's staffing or budget problems) that is reasonably calculated to confer meaningful educational benefit. Anything less than that doesn't comply with the law. Our attorneys have decades of experience in Educational Due Process cases and Appeals in the federal court system. We are here to help you navigate these laws to ensure your child has the programming they need and deserve.

Discipline Matters

We assist parents with a variety of discipline matters for both special education and general education students. This includes:

Expulsion of a special needs student
Manifestation Determinations
Suspensions
Behavior contracts
Involuntary transfers
Other discipline problems

We can help with many other education law needs.


Sexual harassment issues at school
Section 504 Issues and Hearings
ADA Matters
Section 1983 Claims
Discrimination based on age, race, national origin, sexual orientation, and other improper bases
Protection of students from bullying or targeting
School transfer issues
Issues with personnel, such as teachers, coaches, campus police and others
Student records access and correction of records
Attendance and truancy issues
Personal Injury at School
Graduation concerns
Other problems in the school setting

Your Child Has the Right to an Education

Your Child Has the Right to an Education

ADVOCATE FOR THEM WITH HELP FROM A GENERAL EDUCATION LAW ATTORNEY IN CARMEL, IN

Your child spends the majority of their time at school. Educators should provide a caring, safe environment for every child. When they fail to live up to that standard, it's important you reach out to a general education law firm. Connell Michael Kerr, LLP in Carmel, Indiana will ensure you understand your rights as a parent.

General education law is a complex set of federal and state laws. These laws are designed to create an educational program that fits your child's needs. You can rely on us to guide you through the process if you decide to pursue legal action.

We also offer representation for personal injuries in an educational environment. Since public schools are government entities, these cases must be filed within 180 days of the incident.

Schedule an appointment with an education attorney today by calling 317-696-4159.

YOUR CHILD DESERVES A SAFE AND HEALTHY EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT


Under general education law, schools are required to provide a safe environment for your children. If your child is experiencing traumatic incidents at school, you may need to contact an education attorney. Reach out to Connell Michael Kerr if your child is encountering any of the following:

Sexual harassment
Discrimination
Bullying and targeting
School transfer problems
Attendance and truancy issues
Personnel disputes
Graduation concerns

We also provide representation for disciplinary matters, including expulsion, suspension, behavioral issues and involuntary transfers.

Do you need to speak to an education attorney? Call our firm in Carmel, Indiana today to schedule an appointment.