Our Practice

Lyons & Rogers, LLC, believes that it provides a different approach to legal representation. We created the firm with the intention of providing quality legal services and practical, cost-effective solutions.

School law has become a highly specialized practice. We not only know the comprehensive federal and state laws, but the exceptions, the nuances, the implications and the ramifications the applicable laws have on school districts. Our size lends itself to a personal approach, allowing us to provide clients with independent and objective advice.

Special Education

  • Team meetings
  • Bureau of Special Education Appeals (BSEA) hearings
  • Federal and state appeals
  • Section 504 and Office for Civil Rights (OCR) complaints
  • Program Quality Assurance Services (PQA) complaints
  • Technical assistance and compliance
  • Mediation and dispute resolution

Discipline

  • Suspensions and expulsions
  • Students with and without disabilities
  • Felony charges
  • Drug and alcohol offenses
  • Weapons' charges and incidents
  • Assaults
  • Harassment
  • School safety issues

Bullying

  • Prevention and intervention
  • Compliance
  • Investigation and reporting
  • Civil rights
  • Sexual harassment
  • Cyberbullying

General Education

  • Public records requests
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Policy analysis
  • Drafting handbooks, policies and manuals
  • Contract review
  • Residency
  • Tort/money damages claims
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Grades, credits and transcripts
  • Graduation and diplomas
  • FERPA
  • HIPAA
  • Child custody issues
  • Child abuse reporting
  • Homeless students
  • Student records
  • Stay away and restraining orders

Civil Rights

  • Investigation of discrimination and harassment claims based on disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, and national origin, including OCR investigations and local (LEA) grievances

Professional Development

  • Training programs for staff and administrators
  • Conferences for staff and administrators
  • Intensive Boot Camps
  • Annual Special Education Summit

How To Contact Our Lawyers

To make an appointment with our experienced Massachusetts education law attorneys, contact Lyons & Rogers, LLC, by calling 339-469-7501 or 800-797-9631 toll free. We provide legal services for public school districts throughout Massachusetts.