Education and School Law

Education and School Law

Education and School Law

We Represent Clients in All Education Settings

Mr. Asselta’s education law and school law practice focuses on representing students in a wide variety of education and school related legal issues. Whether that be academic issues, disciplinary issues, or financial issues, Asselta Law can help. Richard Asselta handles a variety of education and school law issues with K-12, college, graduate, online students and classes, technical and vocational schools.

Some of the areas we offer assistance in:

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We believe that the rights of students is an important area of the law. Whether you have a child in elementary or high school or you are a college or graduate student, we can help you. Many lawyers are unfamiliar with education and school law. This is a specialized area of law which requires an attorney who understands the concepts, laws and procedures surrounding education and school related issues. For nearly ten years Richard Asselta represented a public school district, giving him great insight into the process and procedures a school utilizes in dealing with student disciplinary issues, special education compliance, and the legal side of the education process as a whole. This opportunity has given Mr. Asselta a unique understanding of the challenges that students and parents face and how the school approaches and handles these challenges.

An expulsion, suspension or academic or professional discipline charge can be harmful to a student or teacher, destroying their chances at a good education, a job, and a promising future. Asselta Law works with school districts, private schools, colleges and universities throughout the state of Florida. By getting Richard Asselta involved in your matter early on in the process, he can often stop or mitigate the damage and expedite a solution to your problem. This can save you stress, time, and money. Read our testimonial page to see what people are saying about Asselta Law here.

Free Consultation with a Top-Rated Education and School Law Attorney

Mr. Asselta can assist you through either negotiation or litigation in any education and school law issue. His litigation experience makes him an effective advocate at academic and disciplinary hearings, IEP meetings, manifestation determination meetings, and matters before school boards and academic, professionalism or administrative panels and committees. His experience as a trial and appellate attorney also makes him skilled to intervene on your behalf concerning academic and disciplinary matters.

Contact Asselta Law today to schedule a free consultation and speak with a knowledgeable Florida and New Jersey education lawyer who can represent you in your education and school law issues. With offices in both Florida and New Jersey, we represents clients throughout both states. Credit cards accepted. Affordable payment plans available. (855) 338-5299

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