Education Law

Murphy, Lamere & Murphy, P.C. represents numerous regional, city and town school committees in labor relations, education, special education and related law. We have long advised clients on the many requirements under Massachusetts General Laws, including Chapter 71, and are well versed in the extensive revisions wrought by the Education Reform Act and the federal “No Child Left Behind” law.

Other areas covered by the firm in its representation of educational institutions include student discipline, public bidding and procurement, public construction, fiscal mandates and budget issues. Murphy, Lamere & Murphy, P.C. has successfully represented school clients in numerous significant appellate. The firm has also represented school committee clients in all aspects of school construction projects, from initial review of contracts to mediation and litigation of contract disputes.

Murphy, Lamere & Murphy, P.C. has also provided special education representation to its school clients since the Massachusetts special education law “Chapter 766” was enacted. Our clients have been successfully represented in numerous complex and challenging special education appeals from the administrative level through the federal and state courts. Equally important in this costly and complex area is the counsel and consultation provided to the firm’ special education clients to avoid or manage a special education dispute. Firm attorneys are experienced in other areas pertaining to student services such as student discipline matters, non-discrimination issues under Section 504 and the Americans With Disabilities Act and other concerns which arise involving the legal rights and responsibilities of students.

Clients are served by the firm through a primary contact attorney who is supported by other attorneys who specialize in various areas of municipal, labor or education law. The firm consists of attorneys with memberships in both Massachusetts and federal courts, including the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Firm attorneys provide on-going training and workshops on a broad range of legal and related topics for firm clients. Contact us anytime to discuss how we can help you: (781) 848-1850