Education law

Steele Schneider has substantial expertise in various spheres of education law including special education advocacy for disabled children, defense of school employees who are seeking advice and representation in connection with being terminated or disciplined, and civil rights actions and personal injury lawsuits against school entities.

As special education advocates, we have secured payment for private placements, compensatory education as well as for attorney's fees in instances when students need legal counsel as result of a school districts wrongfully orchestrating their placement in the juvenile justice system. We also has expertise in IEP and positive behavioral plan development that ensures that disabled children are not disciplined for behaviors that stem from their disabilities.

We have successfully represented citizens, employees, including free speech retaliation, due process claims and unreasonable search claims. These are typically fee shifting cases where the client looks to the school district to pay our fees.

School district employees seek us out to assist them in filing discrimination claims against on their behalf as well as to seek our advice on how to cope with being targeted for discharge. We also have successfully defended educator certificates.

We have substantial solicitor experience and know how defend school districts as well as sue them. Our plaintiff's point of view enhances our capabilities as school district negotiators, labor counsel and defense counsel. Seeing a conflict from a plaintiff's and defendant's point of view sharpens our insights and enhances our abilities to "see a complaint" from the other side's point of view.

Steele Schneider represents clients throughout Western Pennsylvania, including Pittsburgh and surrounding communities. Contact us at 412-235-7682 to arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced Pittsburgh employment law attorney.